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Teachers play a vital role in developing each one of us in and outside of the traditional classroom. We have all been shaped and molded by the help of a “teacher” at some point in our lives. We gathered some quotes for you to use during Teacher Appreciation Week and encourage you to write that special […]

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13
Dec
2017

God With Us

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New Years Eve.  1983. Central Tennessee.  It had been a silent night.  It was a quiet dawn.  Morning’s first rays slipped across the living room floor and climbed up the Christmas tree.  Prisms flashed from crystal ornaments and bathed the room in rainbows.  The Madonna stared down at her baby in the nativity scene hanging […]

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Life Punctuated, Edy Sutherland, Family Matters Blog, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Grace Based Parenting

  I desire to be clear in the message I convey to my children. How I punctuate each sentence as our story unfolds makes all the difference. Meaning can shift as simple as a comma moves in a sentence.   Observe the two sentences. Note the difference punctuation makes:   A woman, without her man, […]

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We go through a lot of feather dusters at our house. Our current one is made of brightly colored yellow, green, purple, and pink feathers. On Saturday mornings it looks like a flock of parrots flew through our family room. Dusting duty with a fun feather duster is one of the more coveted Saturday chores […]

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son, parenting, grace based parenting, family matters

  “WHAT SOCIAL LIFE!??!” …is what you might be asking if you’re the caregiver of one with special needs. We’ve asked it! The truth is…a social life is really difficult – for us and for our loved one.   We haven’t done research on this, but for our own life, personally, there have been few […]

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Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting

  From time to time we (the primary “care-giver”) has a need to leave the home. Leave town. Well, not in the sense that they’re taking off for good, but in the sense that something else besides our child is calling for our attention. Maybe it’s:   Caring for a parent who needs help Helping […]

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29
Apr
2015

  It wasn’t where we saw ourselves in our early marriage, but somehow all these years later, we think a romantic dinner for three works for us.   We’ve come to realize that sometimes, if we want to get out for dinner, we simply must make the effort to go, and take our adult son […]

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02
Apr
2015

A Favorite Easter Hymn

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Easter Sunday, Easter Hymn, Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting

Our oldest daughter came out of the womb singing and fortunately, she could carry a tune. When she was a little girl, she would quickly pick up on the songs of the season and wear them out by the time the next holiday rolled around. One of her favorite Easter songs was called “Low in […]

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Advancing Grace, Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting

God’s Grace Gives Us Hope in the Midst of Tragedy Family Matters encourages people to allow God’s grace to bring beauty from ashes.   Julie and her husband John first encountered Family Matters at a “Weekend to Remember” event in 2011 and it was there that they purchased copies of the book, Grace Based Parenting, […]

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DAY 9 : HOPE “Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.” – John 6:35 {ESV} Our children do not have the luxury of being unaware of evil in the world. They see it all around them and they need to have […]

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