27
Mar
2014

Sacred Serving

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sacred serving

Lord, what can you do with me? I have four children, elderly parents and a house where something new seems to break every day. I do not have the time, the money or the energy to do big things for you. Does this sound familiar to anyone? Everyone, at some point, has had some variation […]

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Family Matters, Angie Ryg, Family

  “What happened to his eye?” the letter from a student’s parent was asking me.  Well, luckily (not that I wouldn’t want to be there, but at least for this question, I was not to blame), I was absent that day.  But I answered her letter politely, promptly, and personally. I realized that is how […]

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daughters and body image

Body image is an issue that has transcended the eras. Different cultures and different fragments of time have varying ideas of what they consider beautiful or desirable. We live in a time now where, as a whole, our ideal for beauty is thinner than it has been for most of history, but as a whole, […]

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24
Mar
2014

NOT Mother of the Year

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Grace Based Parenting, Mother of the Year, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Guilt

  Let all that you do be done in love. 1 Corinthians 16:14   I hate to be the one to break the news on this but there actually is a “Mother of the Year” award. As much as I always told myself there wasn’t, there actually is.   But who made motherhood a competition anyway? […]

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21
Mar
2014
How do I live sufficient grace, Sue Birdseye, Dr. TIm Kimmel, Grace Based Parenting

  Ever had a lyric or a verse stuck in your head? There is one in my head. “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’”  2 Corinthians 12:9 Over and over it runs through my head reminding me that God is enough. I […]

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20
Mar
2014
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Chalk it up to a middle class with more discretionary income or simply the mega-trend toward specialization, but more and more of us are hiring other people to do things that used to be our responsibility. This is especially true when it’s something that doesn’t fit into our busy schedule, something we don’t enjoy doing, […]

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19
Mar
2014

Spiritual Photosynthesis

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Spiritual Photosynthesis, Edy Sutherland, Dr Tim Kimmel, Grace Based Parenting, Family Matters

  As a mom of two little girls I consider their salvation as crucial as my responsibility to provide food, clothing, and shelter.   I often consider how to guide my younger children to develop ownership of their faith in Jesus without me coercing or controlling them.   In Dr. Tim Kimmel’s book The High […]

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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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17
Mar
2014

Learning How to Love

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

If I’m being totally honest there were times in my early years as a stepmom that I didn’t even like my stepsons, much less love them. To me they appeared spoiled and pampered, plus everyone in my husband’s family seemed to tip-toe around their wants and whines. This was the total opposite of the extremely […]

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14
Mar
2014

Marriage and Meltdowns

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meltdown, grace filled marriage, dr tim kimmel

I had a meltdown the other day. A major meltdown – tears, yelling – the whole nine yards. Those of you who know me are probably picking your jaw up from the table right now – thinking two things. One, she always seems so calm and collected.  I had no idea she was capable of […]

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