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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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30
May
2014

Here’s Your Sign

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Here's Your Sign, Family matters, Grace based parenting, parent of a teen

  If you can’t keep enough food in your cupboards…   If you can’t tell the husband’s from the son’s shoes and socks…   If you feel like a taxi driver more than a parent…   If you say “this too shall pass” more than once a week…   If you have learned to ask […]

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25
Apr
2014
no war chores, Michelle Hutchison, Family Matters, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Grace based parenting, teaching kids responsibility, earning allowance

  It’s spring cleaning time again and this year, I decided it was time to enlist the help of my children in getting it done.  I know what you’re thinking-   “You asked your pre-school and toddler aged children to help you clean?”   Yep, I know it sounds crazy but I have good news- […]

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Lost child, prodigal son, Darcy Kimmel, Grace Based Parenting, Why Christian kids rebel, family Matters

I recognized my friend’s number on caller ID and had mixed feelings about answering my phone.  A call from her usually meant at least a half hour of listening to a heartbroken Mom whose wayward son had done another unspeakable act of rebellion.  Drugs, car wrecks, theft, dishonoring rage, getting a girl pregnant… If there […]

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01
Apr
2014

Always Rejoicing…Sorta

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Tulips

  I’m very blessed to be part of a Titus 2 Bible study once a month.  I wish it were weekly.  This past week we met over dinner and discussed Philippians 4:1-9. I’m totally enjoying studying Philippians.  Great book. We were talking about rejoicing in the Lord. One of the questions was, “What are the […]

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Postmodern-Parent-Logo

I stopped playing soccer when I was six because I didn’t like getting kicked in the shins. This is a fact I am not necessarily proud of, but I unfortunately cannot change my past. I really enjoyed the sport, but the thought of playing hurt week in and week out was too much for me […]

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12
Feb
2014

Days of our Lives

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Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting

  As of this moment sitting at my computer, my husband and I have 839 days left with our oldest child.  It sounds a bit fatalistic I know, but an 18 year old is an adult, right?  So, my “child” will be no more in that span of time.  The daily details might look similar, […]

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Resource of the Month, Home Grown Heroes, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Grace Based Parenting, Family Matters

  “The good news is that God is with us. It’s more than a cliché. It’s a reality, it’s true, and it’s going to remain true whether we acknowledge it or not. If we want to appropriate His power, we must be willing to exercise faith. And that takes courage. To be honest with you, I’ve come to a conclusion […]

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19
Dec
2013

Pain with a Purpose

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Learning How to Love, Stepfamily, Stepmom, Stepson, Family Matters, Grace based parenting, Laura Petherbridge

Today we are reasonably certain our son will discover he did not make the school soccer team.  Today he will have to stand in front of his classmates and look at a list for his name that will most likely not be there.  Today will be the first time he will truly experience rejection – […]

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Resource of the Month, Home Grown Heroes, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Grace Based Parenting, Family Matters

    Courage isn’t something we’re born with. It’s something we acquire through a careful plan and process. It’s easier to pass down from our practice than it is from our pulpit. If we want it in ourselves and want to give it to our children, we must understand what it requires. Courage is faith in action. It’s conviction covered […]

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