19
Aug
2015

Making Moments Matter

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making moments matter

Our children – it takes time to raise them well.  Not the kind that comes in years.  That kind of time comes all on its own and can be neither hurried nor slowed.  Though we try to contain it, the calendar keeps turning.  The days go slowly and the years go quickly. No, the time […]

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Family Matters, Grace Filled Marriage, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Grace Based parenting

Facebook forces users to make choices the entire time they’re logged into the site. Will you update your status or not? Should you comment on a FB Friend’s posted picture or not? Do you want to accept a Friend Request or not? Unfortunately, without too much thought, some choices can have a devastating impact to […]

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17
Aug
2015

He Likes it BUMPY!

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Lasts

  Honestly, I’d have never guessed my son with special needs would like a bumpy plane ride. For most of us, we clamp our hands around the arm rest exposing our white knuckles trying to act like we’re really reading that book in our other hand and actually comprehending it. Sure, we’re doing just fine! […]

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14
Aug
2015

Dancing on Facebook

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BusyMay

  I lost my first Facebook friend. His name was Max. I’ve had plenty of people I know die over the years, but this is the first time I’ve processed a death through a social networking outlet. When I heard he had died, I wondered what happens to your presence on Facebook? Do you simply […]

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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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