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31DOP_Day1

Day 1 : Love  “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.” - I Peter 4:8 {ESV} You’d be hard pressed to find a parent who doesn’t emphatically state that they love their children. Parents have, at times, an irrational love of their children. We know this is true, because when our […]

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31 Days of Prayer for your Children

  Some people have the same daily routine which they execute with precision. That’s not me. Every day is different. It’s not that I lack discipline, I have an excess of flavor. And if you’re like me, it won’t surprise you to learn that I do not have a regular time of prayer and I […]

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26
Feb
2015

Sad Joy

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Family Matters, Dr. Tim Kimmel

  When I got the word that our son-in-law’s cancer was back, my heart sunk. It was just last year we’d watched him and our daughter walk through that dark canyon. The initial shock, the sobering implications, and then the up-hill journey through chemo and radiation—with all of their side effects—had gotten them to a […]

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05
Feb
2015

A Hill To Die On

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A Hill to Die On, Laura Petherbridge, StepFamilies, Grace Based Parenting, Family Matters Blog, Dinner, eating healthy

{Originally published in 2013} “I can’t get my stepkids to eat healthy foods,” a stepmom shared with me.   “When they are at their mom’s house they eat fast food and stuff filled with chemicals. But at our house I feel it’s important to eat a lot of vegetables and everything organic.” She continued. “This […]

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27
Jan
2015

The God Who Sees

Written by:   |  Found in: Marriage, Mental Health, Parenting  |   Comments
Stacy Edwards, Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting, feeling not enough, God Sees You

{Originally published in 2013} I have spent a lifetime feeling as if I wasn’t enough. I’m not sure I know what “enough” looks like, but I know that I have never felt like I was there.   In my school age years, I made good grades but I wasn’t the valedictorian. I wasn’t musical or athletic […]

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23
Jan
2015

To the New Mom…

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Family Matters, New Mom

  To the New Mom at the Beginning of a New Year,   I keep thinking about all the things that I want to share with you, a new mother, someone just one small step behind me. There is so much ahead for you, so much to explore and discover about yourself, your family, your […]

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13
Jan
2015

Who’s Your Daddy?

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Family Matters Blog, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Laura Petherbridge, Grace Based Parenting, God's Love

{originally published in 2013}   The “Who’s Your Daddy?” message that I share from the platform is by far my favorite one to deliver. I think it’s because I’ve discovered that everything in life hinges on the answer to that question. During my early years as a Christian I thought I believed in God’s love. […]

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07
Jan
2015

Starting Out Simple

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new years resolutions, grace based parenting, family matters, jenny gillespie

  I am sure you are more acquainted with the saying “Starting Out Strong”…   However, that is just not me this year.   I am starting out with a messy and unorganized home, a sewing project 3 months behind, moving boxes still unpacked {from MARCH} and to top it all off; sick.   Usually […]

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02
Jan
2015

Keeping Emotions Within the Speed Limit

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Dr. Tim Kimmel, Family Matters, speedometer, Ford Edge, Emotions, Grace Based Parenting

  I drive a Ford Edge. OK, OK, you can stop laughing now. I like my car! It can’t exceed 80 MPH. Let me restate that to be more accurate: It will not exceed 80 MPH. In actuality, my Edge could easily exceed 120 MPH under the right conditions. But it can’t; it has a […]

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31
Dec
2014

Limitless Grace

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limitless grace, family matters

  Special needs children are a gift from God – a treasure of expressions and experiences not quite like anything else you find from anyone else in your life. These amazing kids live with daily challenges that most of us would not know how to handle. They fight battles many of us could not begin […]

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