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04
Jun
2015

Going Somewhere??

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grace based parenting, family matters

Planning a road trip this summer? We’ve got you covered! Before you go, cruise on over to the Family Matters Store for a major library selection of audible books for the road! From “Grace Based Parenting” to “Little House on the Freeway” – you can learn about grace on the go!   Tell us, where […]

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03
Jun
2015
Grace Based Parenting

I live on a seminary campus. There. I said it. I couldn’t decide if I should throw that out there right away or slide it in at the end of this guest post. It’s like the bad news that has to be said, so you might as well just blurt it out. My journey to […]

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meltdown

Do you take work with you to bed? On weekends? On vacation? Do you work more than 40 hours a week? Do you believe that it is okay to work long hours if you love what you are doing? Have your long hours hurt your family or other relationships? Do you prioritize cleaning, laundry and […]

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11
May
2015

Identity in Christ

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Family Matters, Grace based parenting

  Confrontation is hard, especially when it is unexpected. Some time ago I met with a friend. She had asked for some time together where she could share some things on her heart. I said “absolutely,” and I was happy to change my plans and carve out the requested time.  What I didn’t expect was […]

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08
May
2015
Grace based parenting, family matters, little pitchers have big ears

  “Little pitchers have big ears…” It’s a quote from a movie I once saw. It was regarding how an outsider noticed that a mother would say outlandish opinions of things right in front of her child and wonder why her child was so fearful of life.  Although the quote was meant for hushing certain […]

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01
May
2015

Starry, Starry Night

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aiming

When my husband was a Boy Scout he had to prove the mettle of his outdoor survival skills by being left in the middle of nowhere with a limited pack of supplies, a compass, and the ability to hike his way out to civilization.  Today, the test isn’t quite that extreme.  Lawyers. But Scouts still […]

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30
Apr
2015
I am a Pile Queen, Jenny Gillespie, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Family Matters, Grace based parenting, Little House on the Freeway, Resources, Hurried Lifestyle, Rest

If you could see my house right now, you would see piles.  Neat piles, but none the less, still mountains of piles.  Rest assured I know exactly what each pile represents.  What I don’t know is how to attack each pile and when.  It seems as though time escapes me and I pass off my […]

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22
Apr
2015
Grace Based Parenting, Family matters, Edy Sutherland

  When your brain has been trained through repetitive practice to carry out a process like playing a song on the piano, you have developed what is known as muscle memory.   Your fingers play the song from procedural memory.   My family recently traveled to Mexico to build a home with 1Mission. We’re seeking […]

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14
Apr
2015
Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting, Spring, Pinterest

Who is ready for some fun spring-time family activities?! Yes, you? We thought so.   If you haven’t visited our Pinterest page yet, check it out here with all our boards.  More specifically for Family Activites is our Family Fun-ness Board!  You’ll find some new additions, like:   Spring Time Treats Spring Cleaning Ideas Outdoor […]

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Laura Petherbridge, Family Matters, Divorce

  “My father is seventy and it’s as though he is reliving adolescence,” the daughter shared. “Last month he purchased a new red convertible sports car, and this week he told my mom he doesn’t want to be married anymore. My siblings and I are in shock. We threw them a big party last year […]

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