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Most people get nervous when someone evokes a war metaphor in order to frame the essence of a current issue. Women especially. It’s so … “far-right American” to some and too … “Walker Texas Ranger” to others. Wars are about life and death; ultimate winners and desperate losers. I’m with you on this. Normally, I […]

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Grace Based Parenting, Inside Out

  I can be pretty rough as a parent. I could blame it on my childhood, learning to be tough as I played with boys older and bigger than me. I could blame it on a lack of examples of men who themselves were able to show emotions appropriately. But I know that I am […]

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02
Jul
2015

My Kind of Freedom

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My Kind of Freedom, Fourth of July, Religion, Family Matters, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Grace Based Parenting, Genung

  Fourth of July has several meanings to different people.  Some people think it is just another day off of work; a government holiday.  Some people think it is a time to celebrate family and come together for BBQ dinners and lemonade refreshments.  Others celebrate the America that we know today with all the freedoms […]

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

Do you ever look  at your spouse and feel like you’re miles apart? You love them dearly, obviously, but just feel you need to re-connect? Here’s a Top Ten list of ways that I have learned and used to re-connect with my husband and wanted to share them with you!   Take time to laugh […]

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18
Jun
2015
I'm Still Learning, Family Matters, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Grace Filled Marriage, Grace Based Parenting, Marriage, Love

  I have been married for over 13 years.  You’d think I’d have this whole “wife” thing down by now.   Last year I thought I had this down; I thought I knew everything there was to know about marriage, love, and also about my husband.  I thought we had a great life together, I […]

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shoesoff

I remember growing up, there were homes where you took your shoes off at the front door .  It wasn’t up for debate… you just did it. Now, fast-forward 20 years.  My husband and I were enjoying dinner one evening and having “the discussion” about whether or not we were a shoes off or shoes […]

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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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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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