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

        You sense it already. Your kids need courage, or frankly, they may not make it. Without a plan, neither will you. Home Grown Heroes provides practical principles for raising courageous kids. Pick up your copy of “Home Grown Heroes” today and start preparing your children for the future.    

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06
Dec
2013

Spiritual Twerking

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twerking, sexuality, Dr. Tim Kimmel, dancing, Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting, teens, school dances

  Each new generation likes to push the envelope. Mine sure did. Then, every once in a while, something comes along that makes even the new generation pushing the envelope nervous. Usually that means it won’t make it to mainstream acceptability. In this case, level heads certainly hope not.   Thanks to a music awards […]

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Family Matters, Angie Ryg, Family

They’re probably not some of the most popular emails that I compose all year, but they are necessary and they are expected by the recipients. What am I talking about? The dreaded “family photo” emails. In the interest of full disclosure, these emails are sent to everyone involved so that no one can feign ignorance […]

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18
Nov
2013
Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Sonia Cleverly

My sense of justice is finely honed – you might even say razor sharp.  Especially if you’ve been on the receiving end of one of my barbed diatribes.  I can make you hurt with my words. I am not proud of this.   There was a time in my life when I too regularly exhibited […]

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04
Nov
2013
Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Cindi Ferrini

Seldom, as a parent of an adult child with special needs, do I get to “see” my son at a distance. He is always up-close and right by my side as I’m helping meet his needs in many areas, including:   Showering Shaving Cutting food Getting clothing on/off Maneuvering a curb Walking through a crowd […]

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