13
Aug
2015

Cheap Championships

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Slowing

Every once in a while a leader has an opportunity to enforce the letter of a law when the spirit for which that law was created is not in jeopardy. In sports, this is often where gamesmanship and sportsmanship collide. The leader can always justify their actions because the letter of the law was violated, […]

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12
Aug
2015

Praying Moms

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Console

For the past twelve years I have spent every Monday morning from 9-10am doing something that I wish I did more of – praying for my kids. It has been my privilege to be part of a Moms In Touchgroup that spends that hour praying for our students, their teachers and their schools. This past Monday […]

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FamilyatSunset

  We have been parents for 14 years now, and have made plenty of mistakes with our three children. (Can “Our Worst Parenting Decisions” can be a follow up blog post? Maybe not. After all, I try to limit my posts to only 700 words.) Despite making more mistakes than I care to admit or […]

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10
Aug
2015
Grace based parenting

Proverbs 22:6 says, “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” When this passage is read directly from the Hebrew text it actually says, “Train up a child according to their unique inner bent.” This meaning implies a few things that we […]

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07
Aug
2015
WeekFromHell

There is a problem that is plaguing a large segment of the Christian movement today and is responsible for a large chunk of the rebellion among Christian kids. This is less a problem of the local church and more a mind-set among the parents of the local church. It has to do with the reaction […]

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06
Aug
2015

Are You A Good Neighbor?

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Community

How long has it been since you have looked around your everyday stomping grounds to see who God has for you to love? Neighbors, vendors, service people, peers, kids’ parents, your own family members, …?   Here are a few suggestions: Put their trash cans out by the curb and bring them in on trash […]

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05
Aug
2015
Blog_Batman_final

Parents and the Dark Knight What Moms and Dads Have in Common With Batman by Dr. Tim Kimmel A desperate cry for help beams across the night sky reflecting off the face of churning clouds. Gotham is at the mercy of an unyielding evil. The people in charge have run out of ideas. Their only […]

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04
Aug
2015
Greatness-tilt580x200

Let’s take a quick inventory. You’re going to spend at least 18 years raising each one of your kids. Before they finally slip over the horizon for good, you’re going to lose a lot of sleep, spend a couple of truck loads of money, put some serious wear and tear on your body, and shed […]

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03
Aug
2015

A Way with Words

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Sonia Cleverly, Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting, Grace Filled Marriage, Bible Verses, Quotes, Advice, Teaching, Guiding, Words

  I love, love, love words.  I love to read them, speak them, think about them, analyze them, and put them together.  I love the precision of some of them.  Discovering a word that has the most perfect meaning for a feeling, a sound, a situation – utter felicity!   When I was teaching I know […]

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31
Jul
2015

The Mommy Truth

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momandson

Have you ever watched another woman from afar and envied her composure while you tried to hide the fact that your socks didn’t match and you had not yet bathed that day?  Have you ever read a blog written by a homeschooling, scratch baking, crafty mom of six and felt guilty because your children were […]

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