Blog  /   Archive: Grandparenting

27
Aug
2013
gracelist

My observation is that us “evangelicals” talk out of both sides of our mouth when it comes to grace. Our track record is that we have a fairly limited view of the grace of God. We’re quick to offer grace to someone looking for salvation and then have grief waiting for them once they’ve handed […]

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Baby Boomerangers, Love Darcy, Darcy Kimmel, Extreme Grandparenting, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Grace Based Parenting, Family Matters

  He’s probably the last one of our kids that we expected to move back home again. He’s the one who had a full ride to any Arizona University, but decided he wanted to explore his inner Texan and headed off to Texas A&M to kickoff a 10 year adventure in the Lone Star State. […]

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Grace in a Week From Hell, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Grace based parenting, Family Matters Blog, Boston Marathon, Chicago Flooding, Texas Explosion

Bombs, Dirty Mail, Fertilizer Explosions, and Floods: The third week of April 2013 failed to live up to its springtime reputation. The fresh sounds and smells of a winter coming out of hibernation were overwhelmed by apocalyptic headlines and apoplectic reactions to seemingly unending destruction and death. First there was Boston. Having crossed a few […]

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12
Apr
2013
Family Matters Blog, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Darcy Kimmel, Disneyland, Minnie Mouse

One of the many cool things about being a grandparent is that you get to relive some of the more exciting parts of parenting. Tim and I recently took our two granddaughters to Disneyland for a few days. This was their Christmas gift from us and we decided to take them during their spring break. […]

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lovedarcy

It was one of those rare times when I got to pick Lydia, our grand daughter, up from school. You talk about a boost to the ego! She squealed my name, gave me a huge hug and handed me her lunch box stuffed full of papers and projects. As I strapped her into her booster […]

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step grandchildren

Grandparenting…. Don’t get me started. If you’ve already entered the holy of holies of grandparenthood, then you know what I mean. If you haven’t, there are no words to describe how wonderful this new role is. Suffice it to say that grandparenting is our reward for not selling our own children on e-bay! (I know […]

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resourceofthemonth - extreme grandparenting

Marriage is challenging. Raising children is challenging. But I’ve found (with but one grandchild and one soon to join us) that grandparenting is a whole set of different challenges. Not bad. Just different. I’ve heard a lot of folks say something like, “Well, they’re not my kids. Been there. Done that.” They load up their […]

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04
Sep
2012
resourceofthemonth - extreme grandparenting

This year is the 30th anniversary of Family Matters. That’s right folks! We’ve been at this thing for three decades now! We have met so many wonderful people, partnered with some great ministries like Focus on the Family and Family Life, and God has used our efforts to touch the lives of countless families with the […]

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Hayes Announcement

We all know that every child is a gift from God. In fact, the scripture says this very thought. Behold, children are a gift of the Lord; …. Psalms 127: 3 But some of these little gifts become even more special when they’re added to one’s own family. We’ve just been blessed with another grandchild […]

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februaryresource

This year is the 30th anniversary of Family Matters. That’s right folks! We’ve been at this thing for three decades now! We have met so many wonderful people, partnered with some great ministries like Focus on the Family and Family Life, and God has used our efforts to touch the lives of countless families with […]

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