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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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Skipping Adolescence

To kick things off, we need a pinpointed definition to frame our discussion. Let me give you one … Adolescent: a person who has an adult’s body, wants all of the freedoms of an adult, but doesn’t want any of the responsibilities that go with being an adult. Like … the teenager son who wants […]

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30
Apr
2015
I am a Pile Queen, Jenny Gillespie, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Family Matters, Grace based parenting, Little House on the Freeway, Resources, Hurried Lifestyle, Rest

If you could see my house right now, you would see piles.  Neat piles, but none the less, still mountains of piles.  Rest assured I know exactly what each pile represents.  What I don’t know is how to attack each pile and when.  It seems as though time escapes me and I pass off my […]

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22
Apr
2015
Grace Based Parenting, Family matters, Edy Sutherland

  When your brain has been trained through repetitive practice to carry out a process like playing a song on the piano, you have developed what is known as muscle memory.   Your fingers play the song from procedural memory.   My family recently traveled to Mexico to build a home with 1Mission. We’re seeking […]

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20
Apr
2015
Family Matters, Grace based parenting, college bound

  My oldest has embarked on the final quarter of his junior year.  What naturally accompanies this season is the swirl of activities surrounding ACT and SAT prep, college admissions presentations, and almost every adult in his life asking him about his plans after graduation.  He attends a really good public high school full of […]

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17
Apr
2015
Grace Based Parenting, Ivy Weesner, Family Matters, Special Needs Parenting, Grace

  Anytime we talk about grace-based parenting we, or maybe just I, think of the grace we need to extend to our babies…and we’re right. But I’m learning these days specifically about the grace I need to give myself for the sake of my babies. And the grace they’ve been given the opportunity to give […]

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15
Apr
2015

Change Your Stars

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Change Your Stars, Family matters, Jason Wood, Grace Based parenting, Dr Tim Kimmel

  You know those movies that you can watch over and over again? When you’re surfing the channels and it comes up you tend to linger and stay and watch the rest of it.  One such movie for me is A Knight’s Tale. A peasant thatcher sends his son away to be a servant to […]

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14
Apr
2015
Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting, Spring, Pinterest

Who is ready for some fun spring-time family activities?! Yes, you? We thought so.   If you haven’t visited our Pinterest page yet, check it out here with all our boards.  More specifically for Family Activites is our Family Fun-ness Board!  You’ll find some new additions, like:   Spring Time Treats Spring Cleaning Ideas Outdoor […]

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09
Apr
2015

Blossoms of Hope

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Edy Sutherland, Family Matters Blog, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Easter, Hope

We sat still waiting. I whisper to my two daughters, “Can you hear the songs of the many other types of birds?” Suddenly one arrives. The humming sound rouses our attention. The tiny bird with long pointy beak hovers in front of the brilliant pink flower drawing the nectar from the trumpet shaped well. Last […]

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03
Apr
2015

Good Friday Golf :: A Metaphor

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Family Matters, Easter, Good Friday, Golf, Dr. Tim Kimmel

Friday.  Late morning.  Approximately 11:45a.m.  Mount of Olives Country Club.  The two dignitaries stood side by side studying the 14th hole.  It was a mild dogleg left about 346 yards from the blue tees. From their vantage point they could see the Beautiful Gate into Jerusalem just beyond the KidronValley.  Dazzling sunlight, the only bright […]

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