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16
Dec
2014

The Christmas Bell

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The Christmas Bell

The Birth of Jesus Changed Everything! Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift! - II Cor. 9:15 THE BELL I KNOW WHO I AM I am God’s child (John 1:12) I am Christ’s friend (John 15:15 ) I am united with the Lord (1 Cor. 6:17) I am bought with a price (1 Cor 6:19-20) […]

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12
Dec
2014

Grace :: It’s Simple Math

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math, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Family matters, grace

Grace is hard work. And most the time it doesn’t add up. I think this is why so many people reject it as the default mode of their lives. God actually expects us to: Be kind to people who aren’t always kind in return. Forgive people who don’t deserve to be forgiven. Be generous to […]

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Christmas crafts, Family Matters, Pinterest, Grace Based Parenting

It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year With the kids jingle belling And everyone telling you “Be of good cheer” It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year Let’s celebrate with some Christmas time crafts!  You can find even more wonderful ideas on our Family Fun-ness board on our Pinterest page!       […]

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09
Dec
2014
Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting, Michelle Hutchison, Grace Does Not Have A Nice List, Christmas, Elf on the Shelf, Veggie Tales

{originally published in 2013} Recently, I sat down to watch a movie with my kids about the story of St. Nicholas (yes, it was a Veggie Tales movie, just stay with me). Long story short, here was a man (or cucumber as it were) from wealthy means who chose to bestow his benevolence on needy […]

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05
Dec
2014
marriage, habits, family matters, susan yates

  I have often thought that the first 10 years of a marriage are the hardest. You go from “me” to “us” and although it’s wonderful it’s an adjustment to have to put another person’s interests before your own. One friend remarked, “I didn’t realize how selfish I was until I got married!” Marriage is […]

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Advancing Grace, Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting

The days from Thanksgiving through New Years are, for many of us, the busiest of the year.   In the blink of an eye, our lives are filled with decorating, shopping, wrapping, cooking, celebrating, and worshipping our Lord and Savior.  It’s a corridor of time in which our faith and its significance and the culture and […]

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Family Photo, Step Family Photo, Christmas Time, Laura Petherbridge, Family Matters, Dr. Tim Kimmel

{originally published in 2013}   “My mom wants to have a new family picture taken for Christmas,” Tanya shared. “She updates the photo every few years and sends it with her Christmas cards.” “Everything was fine until she mentioned that she doesn’t want my stepdaughter, Carissa, in the picture. She only wants ‘family’. “I told […]

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27
Nov
2014

From All of Us…

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HappyThanksgiving
26
Nov
2014
Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting, Happy Thanksgiving

{originally published in 2013}   The jig is up. I’ve avoiding talking to my kids about it in hopes we wouldn’t have to deal with the issue for a few years but somehow, my daughter has figured it out.   We’re vegetarians.   Well, I suppose we’re not vegetarians in the way most people would […]

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Mental Health, Family Matters Blog, Anxiety, Depression, ADD, ADHD, Grace Based Parenting

{originally published in 2013} “Why is Mommy still in bed?” I heard my young son ask my husband.  Yes, it was Saturday, but this wasn’t just a sleeping in kind of morning rest.  This was an “I Don’t Want to Deal with Anything” kind of slumber.  It came off of a conversation with a friend […]

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