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25
Dec
2014

Merry Christmas!!

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Merry Christmas, Family Matters, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Jesus Christ

  For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful  Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.   Isaiah 9:6     From all of us at Family Matters – Have a very Merry Christmas!

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22
Dec
2014
Family Meals, Grace Based Parenting, Susan yates

  Few of us remember the days when a family sat down to dinner together. It was even a leisurely affair, marked by laughter, sharing of the day’s events, and mostly void of interruptions. Kids and parents stayed at the table until everyone was dismissed. It was a time of re-connecting.   Today this sounds […]

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18
Dec
2014

Going it Alone

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Going it alone, Christmas, alone, burden, Family matters

  Ever have that friend that you hear from a lot and then all of a sudden just kinda falls off the map?   You might begin to speculate:   Maybe she’s just gotten “busy.” She has had a lot going on with her kids. Maybe I should see if she wants to have lunch. […]

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28
Nov
2014

Anti-Black Friday To Do List

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black friday, family matters, grace based parenting

  1. Sleep in. 2. Enjoy a full breakfast with family and friends {didn’t we just eat?!} 3. Watch a parade and maybe a football game. 4. Take a nap. 5. Cherish the things in my life that can’t be bought in a store. 6. Think about taking out the Christmas tree to decorate. 7. […]

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27
Nov
2014

From All of Us…

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HappyThanksgiving
26
Nov
2014
Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting, Happy Thanksgiving

{originally published in 2013}   The jig is up. I’ve avoiding talking to my kids about it in hopes we wouldn’t have to deal with the issue for a few years but somehow, my daughter has figured it out.   We’re vegetarians.   Well, I suppose we’re not vegetarians in the way most people would […]

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06
Nov
2014
the art of anticipating discouragement

{originally published in 2012}   When our heart’s temperature drops (metaphorically), often it doesn’t matter what the facts are of our current circumstances. All we know is that life has taken a turn for the worse. People on the outside looking in understandably wonder what the heck we’re whining about. And because there doesn’t seem […]

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High Control Quiz

The following is a list of questions meant to help you evaluate your potential for control.  Answer them as honesty as you can, and after you do, have someone close to you answer them on your behalf.  See how well his viewpoints and yours match.  You are about to learn something important about yourself.  printable […]

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30
Oct
2014

Lessons Learned While Waiting

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lessons learned while waiting

{originally published in 2012}   It has been said that some people were born with a silver spoon in their mouth, and while that may or may not be true, it could be argued that I was born holding a microphone. At the very least it should be no surprise that in my heart God […]

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20
Oct
2014
family matters, grace based parenting, pinterest, fall crafts, leaves, pumpkins, pumpkin spice

  Can you feel it? Can you see it? Can you taste it?   For some of you, Fall is definitely in the air! {Based out of Arizona has its advantages, but our “Fall” is 80 degrees…and somehow we still pull out the tall boots and scarves!}   We thought it would be fun to […]

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