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04
Aug
2014

God in Our Wilderness

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Sonia Cleverly, Boy Scouts of America, Gay, Family matters, Grace Based Parenting, Dr. Tim Kimmel

  I literally sent my son into the wilderness the day before yesterday.  The wilderness.  Where the bears live.  In a foreign country.  He’s spending a week canoeing the Canadian Boundary Waters (yes, Canada still counts as a foreign country). He’ll paddle for several miles, get out and haul the canoe to another lake, and […]

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01
Aug
2014

Quantum Time

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Father's Day, Family Matters Blog, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Grace Based Parenting, DIY

  As far as I can tell, quantum physics means that matter obeys different sets of contradictory laws all at the same time. Or, it means that the more accurately you measure one property of matter, the less accurately you will measure another.   Or something. I think.   In my defense, physicists can’t even […]

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30
Jul
2014

Yell to Protect :: Teach to Correct

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Yell to Protect, Jason Wood, Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting

  I scared my child white and I did not regret it, then or now.  I’ve never yelled so loudly, so forcefully, with so much passion, sincerity, seriousness, and fear at anyone before, let alone a six-year old.   While vacationing at the beach, my son found a toy, a small piece of driftwood he […]

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five minutes for coffee

After ten years of being a working mom,  God opened the door for me to fulfill my dream of staying home with my babies. My head was filled with visions of morning cups of coffee while children sat contently watching Sesame Street.  My home was going to be tidy and welcoming and we would have […]

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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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24
Jul
2014
younggirl

  As the new school year draws near or (as in Arizona, where we live) has already begun, there is a lot that we can do to improve the overall climate of our home. Here are just a few things we can do as parents to prepare our kids physically, mentally and spiritually to have […]

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23
Jul
2014

Peanut Butter and Parenting

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Peanut Butter, back to school, Family Matters, Dr. Tim Kimmel

  Ugh.  School is starting again soon.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big fan of being educated, I just miss my boys and our unstructured time together when the daily grind takes them away for nine months each year.  I do love – I mean really love – school supplies, though, so I am […]

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18
Jul
2014

As the World Goes to Pot

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pot, marijuana, Family Matters, Dr. Tim Kimmel

  If things at street level keep proceeding on their present course, we’ll soon be raising our kids in a world that sees smoking pot on par with having a glass of wine with dinner.   When you add to this the fact that …   some of the most popular music videos now leave […]

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protecting our daughters

  {an archive from 2012}   I read a news story today concerning a recent arrest made in the Phoenix Valley.  2 girls, ages 14 and 18, were taken into custody after propositioning 2 men to exchange sexual favors for fast food.  As I read through the story, some familiar statistics repeated themselves.  The average […]

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