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23
Jun
2014

Hope in Real Life

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Hope in Real Life, Family matters blog, Grace Based Parenting

  Emily Dickinson called hope “the thing with feathers that perches in the soul,” which implies something important about hope. It has to land somewhere.   We know what it’s like to hear messages of hope that don’t have a branch to perch upon. From “There, there, it will all turn out okay” to “Trust […]

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16
Jun
2014

Self{ie} Help

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Selfie Help, Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting, Michelle Hutchison, Dr. Tim Kimmel

  I think selfies are funny- mostly because we often show the side of ourselves we want others to see…   …but that might not actually exist in real life.   Take my Facebook profile photo for example. I talked to someone recently who saw this selfie before actually meeting me in person. Their take? […]

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30
May
2014

Here’s Your Sign

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Here's Your Sign, Family matters, Grace based parenting, parent of a teen

  If you can’t keep enough food in your cupboards…   If you can’t tell the husband’s from the son’s shoes and socks…   If you feel like a taxi driver more than a parent…   If you say “this too shall pass” more than once a week…   If you have learned to ask […]

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08
May
2014
Mother's Day, gift ideas, Pinterest, Family matters

  Whether you have a mom, a step-mom, or a mother in law – these are some cute ideas we found and pinned to our “Family Fun-ness” Pinterest Board.   Enjoy!   Make a cute bookmark out of a picture film strip – mom can enjoy those cute and silly faces during her devotional or […]

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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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01
May
2014
Plan B, My Idea vs. His Plan, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Family Matters Blog, Christian Resources

“Are you sure you want to do this?  We are still pretty young…” I asked my husband the night before his “Let’s-make-sure-we-don’t-get-pregnant-again” surgery. He waited a while and then responded with “I never thought I would have 3 kids by 30.” And that was that. But that got me thinking – I never thought I […]

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29
Apr
2014

God Knows Our Name

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God Knows Our Name, Angie Ryg, Family matters, Grace Based Parenting, Dr. Tim Kimmel, family matters blog

  “I said, ‘Can you put two Splendas into the tea please?” knowing full well that I am not going to understand what she says back to me. Somehow the drive thru window takes whatever I say and whatever the person answers and turns it into jibberish that I usually cannot hear.   It was […]

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28
Apr
2014

Grieving the Lasts

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Grieving the Lasts, Chris and Teri Bledsoe, Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting, Grieving

  Years ago we read a sappy article by a mom who talked about how we document our kid’s firsts, but we never document their lasts.   One day this young mother realized she could not remember the last time she’d picked up her child and held him. There was a day somewhere in her […]

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24
Apr
2014
Family Life Today, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Grace Filled Marriage, Grace Based Parenting, Marriage, Radio Interviews

  Please hop on over to Family Life Today and listen to a set of shows between Family Life Today hosts, Dennis Rainey and Bob Lepine, Dr. Tim Kimmel and his wife Darcy. They’re talking love, needs, sex, intimacy and grace … all ingredients in a Grace Filled Marriage.   You’ll get to enjoy all […]

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23
Apr
2014

Selfies with Jesus

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If you could slip through a time warp to when Jesus was here on earth—and take your iPhone or Droid along for the ride—I think it would be hard to resist the temptation to snap a few selfies with the Saviour.   Selfies are a new phenomenon only because the technology that makes them possible […]

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