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The late David Foster Wallace is famous for the following anecdote: There were two young fish swimming side-by-side in the ocean. An older, seasoned fish came swimming towards them from the opposite direction. As he passed, he asked, “How’s the water?” and then swam on. The two young fish glided along for a while and […]

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09
Jun
2015
Mental Health, Anxiety, Depression, Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting

  Fire and ice. Oil and water. Orange juice and toothpaste. There are some things in life that just don’t go together.   I can tell you from experience, the same is true of anxiety and faith.   My battle with anxiety has lasted decades (plural). That’s a huge portion of my life when you […]

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Advancing Grace, Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting

  Family Matters encourages people to allow God’s grace to bring restoration into the deepest wounds.   Jenet grew up the youngest of three children in a strict orthodox home. Being a first generation American after her parents emigrated from Syria to the U.S. they carried with them a culture of idolatry and a set […]

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28
Jan
2015
Sue Birdseye, Family Matters, Grace based parenting

  I’ve wanted to write for days…well, probably weeks, but life keeps getting in the way.  I wanted to be in a better place before I shared.   I wanted my blog to have a title like, “5 Steps to Parenting Perfection” or “No Regret Parenting” or “I Figured It Out!!!” But alas, I don’t have […]

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17
Nov
2014

Not Automatic

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football, not automatic, family Matters, grace based parenting

  I was an assistant high school football coach for a couple of years. Although I played football through high school and college, I never thought much about coaching. However, now that I’ve done it, I realize how great of an opportunity it was – both to have fun and to teach some young men […]

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30
Oct
2014

Lessons Learned While Waiting

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lessons learned while waiting

{originally published in 2012}   It has been said that some people were born with a silver spoon in their mouth, and while that may or may not be true, it could be argued that I was born holding a microphone. At the very least it should be no surprise that in my heart God […]

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15
Oct
2014

I Believe…I Do

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Faith, trust, grace based parenting, family matters, dr. tim kimmel, sue birdseye

  Several years ago if you’d asked me what passage in the Bible most spoke to me, I’d have said Philippians 4:6-7: “Do not be anxious about anything but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of God which surpasses all understanding, will […]

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25
Sep
2014
Ten Ways to Teach Your Children Faith

{an archive from 2012}   In Raising Kids Who Turn Out Right, Dr. Kimmel outlines Six Character Traits that all parents should strive to instill in their children to help prepare them for the challenges that inevitably lie ahead in their futures. One of the character traits is FAITH. “A child will not accept a life […]

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04
Sep
2014

There Was A Day

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There Was A Day, Stacy Edwards, Evil, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Grace Based Parenting, Family Matters Blog

{archive from 2013} The story of Job is not that different from your story or mine. Job was a man just living his life. He had work and financial responsibilities. He had friends and family. He was a devoted father who prayed over his children each day. Job loved the Lord and life was good. […]

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19
Mar
2014
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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