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05
Aug
2014
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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28
Jul
2014
Men Must Pursue, Grace Based Parenting, Joey Espinosa, Family Matters

In my last post, I talked about how men are called to pursue and add energy to the world. In living out God’s call for our lives, we must reject passivity. Likewise, as a dad to two sons, I am in the process of training my sons to reject passivity in their own lives.   […]

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25
Jul
2014

Ball of Clay

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Carrie Wainwright designs, ball of clay, ivy weezner, family Matters

  We are imperfect, scarred, sometimes broken vessels but we don’t always understand why. We get angry with our children when they grow up and make mistakes that change their future or hurt their chances. We wanted to believe when they were little that they were pure…faultless. If anyone is blameless it has to be […]

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16
Jul
2014

Don’t Forget to Remember

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don't forget to remember, stacy edwards, family matters, grace based parenting

  As I’m writing this, it’s Thursday afternoon.   I don’t know what that means in your world but, in mine, it means that it is time to clean the toilets. Please hold the applause. On second thought, applaud your hearts out. I deserve it because those babies are sparkling.   I would love to […]

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14
Jul
2014

Men Must Pursue

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Men Must Pursue, Grace Based Parenting, Joey Espinosa, Family Matters

  When I was a young, immature, and foolish new Christian, I remember arguing with a female friend about who was to blame for the first sin in the Garden of Eden. To me, it was obvious that since Eve took the first bite of the forbidden fruit, that we should blame her. It wasn’t […]

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03
Jul
2014

Let’s Get Crafty :: Red, White & Blue!

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Lets Get Crafty, Pinterest, Family matters, Fourth of July

  We just couldn’t resist sharing these cute and fun family crafts and ideas with you all in celebration of this great holiday! All of our 4th of July pins can be found on our “Let’s Get Crafty” Pinterest board;                           We all […]

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02
Jul
2014

It’s Not Contagious

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Grace Based Parenting, Single Mom, Family Matters, Sue Birdseye

  Things changed when my husband left…many things.  One thing I didn’t anticipate is the change in friendships.   For 18 years I was part of a couple, and although we didn’t do everything as a couple, we did do most things.  Being part of a couple meant more than just double dates.  It meant […]

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High Cost of High Control, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Family matters, Grace Based parenting, Resource of the month

  “There’s no doubt that controlling others by “mugging” works. It also stinks!  The capacity to emotionally mug others seems to be innate within the human heart. It only comes to the surface if we let it out, and it gains effectiveness the more we use it. Obviously, those who use this method need to […]

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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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