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10
Jul
2014

Something New

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marriage vows, grace, family matters, michelle hutchison, something new

  When I got married ten years ago, I really thought I was taking my vows seriously.   My (then) new husband and I thought we had all the ingredients for a strong marriage, like you’d find them on a checklist or something. A budding romance. Check. Common goals. Check. Shared interests. Check. A (sort […]

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20
Jun
2014
mom and daughter

We all love our kids.  We all want them to grow up to be upstanding members of society that make a difference in the world.  I hope we spend more days than not feeling like we are doing things well, but we would be wise to admit that sometimes we get  into parenting habits that […]

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18
Jun
2014

Walk the Walk {of Salvation}

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Dr. Tim Kimmel, Grace based parenting, Family Matters

I’m not a culture warrior. I’m sure there’s a place for them, but it’s not my gig. I’m a freedom fighter.   The storyline has been recycled ever since the first wild animal was supposedly tamed:   A Vegas act comes to an abrupt halt when a tiger suddenly mauls the guy who trained him […]

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27
May
2014

How do you do it all?

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How do you do it all

I am woman…hear me roar. Okay, really, it’s more like - I am woman…hear me snore. Because, seriously, I am taking it upon myself to speak for all womankind…We are stinkin’ tired. I have been asked many times, How do you do it all? It’s true – I am a homeschooling mom of four, a pastor’s wife, until recently […]

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European Leadership Forum, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Darcy Kimmel, family matters, grace based parenting, grace filled marriage

  Dr. Tim Kimmel and Darcy Kimmel along side with Kory Schuknecht will be speaking at the European Leadership Forum this weekend in the Marriage and Family network.  A message from our leaders: We are so excited here at Family Matters to be participating in the European Leadership Forum being held in Wisla, Poland this year. […]

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21
May
2014
Outnumbered, Overwhelmed, Grace based parenting, Dr .Tim Kimmel, Family Matters

  I have to be honest…last year I swore off parenting books.   I’m a single parent with five children – ages 19 down to 6.  I’m outnumbered and overwhelmed.  And usually when I read parenting books, I just end up feeling like a failure.  I can’t see the hope…I just see all the missed […]

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20
May
2014

A Less Rules Summer

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a less rules summer

  Yes, I know every home needs rules to run smoothly, but come on…don’t you remember the thrill of summer when you were a kid?   I sure do.   I remember that giddy feeling of not having to study for three whole months and the promise of no schedules. (Yeah remember when summer break […]

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13
May
2014
grace based parenting

Sometimes there is confusion around this whole wonderful big idea of grace-based parenting.  Some read articles like this and think it’s saying that good Christian parents should offer their kids as tribute or throw them to the wolves. Or you might read something like this and think actually what grace-based means is clamping down and […]

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07
May
2014

The Miracle of His Reach

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The Miracle of His Reach, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Sonia Cleverly, Scottsdale Bible Church, Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting, Forgiveness

  I did something really ugly this week.   Fortunately, I didn’t get away with it.   Thanks to the wonders of cyberspace, I got caught talking behind someone’s back to her face.  Well, to her inbox on Facebook.   To all of you amateurs who have experienced a “reply all” misstep, your faux pas was […]

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05
May
2014
Engineering Grace, Edy Sutherland, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Grace Based Parenting, Family Matters

  I once engineered bridges. On a day-to-day basis I administered the supervision of construction. Long before a concrete pile was hammered deep, I scrutinized the designer’s plan for assembly. As work ensued, I inspected, documented and measured the progress. When an error occurred I arranged for the resolution and restitution. As the manager, my […]

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