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10
Jun
2015

Gospel-Positive Correction

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Grace Based Parenting

  When your child sins, can you correct him in a positive manner? Can you rebuke his actions in a way that  affirms him in Christ?   Of course, there is nothing fun about disciplining and correcting our children. But we can use it as a tool to communicate God’s truth, and even to encourage […]

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son, parenting, grace based parenting, family matters

  “WHAT SOCIAL LIFE!??!” …is what you might be asking if you’re the caregiver of one with special needs. We’ve asked it! The truth is…a social life is really difficult – for us and for our loved one.   We haven’t done research on this, but for our own life, personally, there have been few […]

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05
Jun
2015
Grace Based Parenting

Most teenagers can hardly wait for their summer break to begin, only to find that they run out of “cool” things to do way too soon and then they are get bored. “Bored” was a four letter word in our home. Our kids knew that if they couldn’t find something to keep them occupied, I […]

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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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02
Jun
2015
voice of God

I am the proud father of three kiddos.  I have a 13 year old son, 12 year old daughter and then there is my 10 year old.  His name is Tifton Jack Spradlin, AKA The Jack Hammer, and let me just say that he is one of the most unique, different, march to the beat […]

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01
Jun
2015

Summer Family Traditions

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summer family traditions

Traditions are one of the ways to build a secure love into your child’s heart. Summertime is a great opportunity to establish some family favorites when it comes to traditions. Here are some of our suggestions. Establish a movie night and take turns picking your favorites. Try a new recipe once a week with the […]

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29
May
2015
Grace Based Parenting, Family Matters, Darcy Kimmel

Friday is movie day with our grand daughters this summer. One of the local theater chains has a “Summer Movie” program and, for less than a dollar a movie, you can see ten fun, kid friendly movies throughout the summer. Whether the girls have seen the movie or not, it is still a great time […]

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28
May
2015

Drastically Simple

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Grace Based Parenting, Family matters

Last year we welcomed our forth child and my lifestyle took a drastic shift.   No, not the “life-is-crazy-I-can’t-keep-up” shift. My life became more peaceful, more purposeful, more full and more focused. So what happened?   Having four children in four years forced me to take inventory of my commitments and look at how my […]

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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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26
May
2015

Trust

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Grace Based Parenting, Family Matters, Sue Birdseye

  Trust in the Lord with all of your heart. Proverbs 3:5   It is interesting to me that that verse isn’t “Trust in the Lord with all of your mind.”  Why is that? Why does God say heart? I looked up the meaning of heart in my concordance and it says that God uses […]

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