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16
Apr
2015

All Grace Abounding

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Take a walk through most any bookstore, be it a Christian based store or a secular one, and you will see that parenting books are like opinions – everyone has one.  Some are full of great wisdom, and some are full of practical application, but seldom do the 2 mix in 1 work.  Grace Based […]

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15
Apr
2015

Change Your Stars

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Change Your Stars, Family matters, Jason Wood, Grace Based parenting, Dr Tim Kimmel

  You know those movies that you can watch over and over again? When you’re surfing the channels and it comes up you tend to linger and stay and watch the rest of it.  One such movie for me is A Knight’s Tale. A peasant thatcher sends his son away to be a servant to […]

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09
Apr
2015

Blossoms of Hope

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Edy Sutherland, Family Matters Blog, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Easter, Hope

We sat still waiting. I whisper to my two daughters, “Can you hear the songs of the many other types of birds?” Suddenly one arrives. The humming sound rouses our attention. The tiny bird with long pointy beak hovers in front of the brilliant pink flower drawing the nectar from the trumpet shaped well. Last […]

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08
Apr
2015
School uniforms, Grace Based parenting, Family matters, Joey Espinosa

  You probably have opinions about school uniforms. I know I did when I was in school (I detested the idea!). This issue recently came up in our family, as our we looked into school options for our daughter. One of the schools required a uniform, and as free-spirited, art-loving,  teenage girl, you can probably […]

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07
Apr
2015

He Caught My Eye

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Family Matters, single parenting, Grace Based parenting, Sue Birdseye

  I have spent the last several years learning to walk on the water in the midst of life’s storms.  Like Peter, I have had steps on the water and some where I’m most definitely sinking. I’ve been hanging on for dear life in the hurricane, rocking on the waves but getting my sea legs, working […]

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06
Apr
2015
Parenthood, Special Needs, Grace based parenting, Family matters, Cindi Ferrini

  Wouldn’t you love to know how many times you and I have been asked, “HOW do you do it?” I love the proverbial, “If I had a dime for every time I was asked that question, I’d be rich!” as one possible answer to that.   When asked “How do you do it?” I […]

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02
Apr
2015

A Favorite Easter Hymn

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Easter Sunday, Easter Hymn, Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting

Our oldest daughter came out of the womb singing and fortunately, she could carry a tune. When she was a little girl, she would quickly pick up on the songs of the season and wear them out by the time the next holiday rolled around. One of her favorite Easter songs was called “Low in […]

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31DOP_Day31

DAY 31 : GRACE  “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” – John 1:14  {ESV} Charles Wesley, on the one year anniversary of his conversion penned the great hymn “Oh For a Thousand […]

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31DOP_Day30

DAY 30 : UNITY “And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.” – Col. 3:14 {ESV} One by one, the musicians in the orchestra seat themselves on stage – each warming up by playing scales, notes and parts of the music they’ve prepared. None of it sounds very good because […]

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31DOP_Day29

DAY 29 : MATE  ”Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” – Matthew 19:5  {ESV} When my cousin was a young’en he knelt down by his bed, bowed his head and prayed this simple, heartfelt, life changing prayer… “Now I […]

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