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   “The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is upon me, for the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to comfort the brokenhearted and to proclaim that captives will be released and prisoners will be freed.” Isaiah 61:1a (NLT) Thirty years ago I got divorced. It was […]

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25
Jan
2016
Grace based parenting, Motherhood

  I saw your stilettos as soon as they entered the room. I was hunched over trying to retrieve my two year old from under someone else’s chair. I could not help but notice the mulch from the playground stuck to the bottom of my dirty tennis shoes.   I sat up and took notice […]

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25
Nov
2015
Thanksgiving, family Matters, Grace Based Parenting

The fall season seems to be a mashup of Halloween and Christmas with Thanksgiving only a transition between the two. I want to get t-shirts made that say, “Happy Hallothankmas!” Thanksgiving is the least commercialized holiday. That’s why I think it’s an important holiday for families to put emphasis on. Its simplicity, introspection and grateful […]

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Body Image, How to talk to your kids about fitness, Karis Murray, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Grace Based Parenting, Healthy

  I’ve written before about body image and the important role that both fathers and mothers play in helping to form a healthy body image in their children. We have an important responsibility as parents to keep a healthy body image and therefore transfer that healthy body image to our kids. Mostly, how we feel […]

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14
Aug
2015

Dancing on Facebook

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BusyMay

  I lost my first Facebook friend. His name was Max. I’ve had plenty of people I know die over the years, but this is the first time I’ve processed a death through a social networking outlet. When I heard he had died, I wondered what happens to your presence on Facebook? Do you simply […]

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13
Aug
2015

Cheap Championships

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Slowing

Every once in a while a leader has an opportunity to enforce the letter of a law when the spirit for which that law was created is not in jeopardy. In sports, this is often where gamesmanship and sportsmanship collide. The leader can always justify their actions because the letter of the law was violated, […]

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06
Aug
2015

Are You A Good Neighbor?

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Community

How long has it been since you have looked around your everyday stomping grounds to see who God has for you to love? Neighbors, vendors, service people, peers, kids’ parents, your own family members, …?   Here are a few suggestions: Put their trash cans out by the curb and bring them in on trash […]

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03
Aug
2015

A Way with Words

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Sonia Cleverly, Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting, Grace Filled Marriage, Bible Verses, Quotes, Advice, Teaching, Guiding, Words

  I love, love, love words.  I love to read them, speak them, think about them, analyze them, and put them together.  I love the precision of some of them.  Discovering a word that has the most perfect meaning for a feeling, a sound, a situation – utter felicity!   When I was teaching I know […]

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10
Jul
2015

How to Lose a Pet

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How to lose a pet, family matters, grace based parenting

  Early this year, our family had to make one of the toughest choices we’ve faced in a while. We had to choose to lose our dog. I know what you’re thinking…no, we didn’t leave him on someone’s doorstep or drive him out to the country. He was always more than capable of getting lost […]

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02
Jul
2015

My Kind of Freedom

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My Kind of Freedom, Fourth of July, Religion, Family Matters, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Grace Based Parenting, Genung

  Fourth of July has several meanings to different people.  Some people think it is just another day off of work; a government holiday.  Some people think it is a time to celebrate family and come together for BBQ dinners and lemonade refreshments.  Others celebrate the America that we know today with all the freedoms […]

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