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23
Apr
2014

Selfies with Jesus

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Selfies, Selfie with Jesus, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting, Jesus

If you could slip through a time warp to when Jesus was here on earth—and take your iPhone or Droid along for the ride—I think it would be hard to resist the temptation to snap a few selfies with the Saviour.   Selfies are a new phenomenon only because the technology that makes them possible […]

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21
Apr
2014

Let It Go

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Let it Go, Frozen, Disney movie, Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting, Michelle Hutchison, Dr. Tim Kimmel

  Okay, okay, I apologize for the gratuitous “Frozen” reference in the title of this blog. If you have young children, I know you’ll understand how quickly a parent’s life becomes saturated with “kid culture.” At this moment in my life, MOPS doesn’t stand for “Mothers of Preschoolers.” It stands for “Mother Obligingly Playing Soundtracks.” […]

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20
Apr
2014

Claimed:: A Gospel Poem

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Claimed, poem, Karis Murray, Family Matters, Grace based parenting, Easter

Claiming shame and claiming pride. All on Jesus, crucified. Claiming sorrow. Claiming pain. All for these He rose again.   Circumvent our fallen hearts; The Savior plays His sacred part. All for sinners, all the same. Heaven’s Earth-song in refrain.   Claiming debt for Satan lied. All by mercy, justified. Claiming death, our fate deny. […]

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18
Apr
2014

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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17
Apr
2014
Chrysanthemum

My desire to parent my children with grace means I want to teach them about having grace with others, and sharing God’s grace with others. This means they need to understand that God has a missionary heart and He desires for all peoples, everywhere, to know about Him, and it starts at home.   This […]

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Easter, Family Matters, Darcy Kimmel

  Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord. Luke 19:38   As Easter approaches, we are coming to a very holy time of year. If Christmas is the bow and wrappings of our faith then Easter is what’s inside the package.   Somehow though, Easter doesn’t get the same billing […]

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15
Apr
2014

Let’s Get Crafty :: Easter Style

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Pinterest, Easter, Family Matters, Crafts

  We just thought to share some fun crafts to do as a family for the Easter holiday this coming weekend.   You can find all of the below craft ideas on our Pinterest Board “Let’s Get Crafty!” on our Pinterest page.   Hope you enjoy!  

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11
Apr
2014

I’m Still Learning

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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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08
Apr
2014
Family Matters, Grace based parenting, Sibling Rivalry, Darcy Kimmel, fighting, tattle

  Of course, as I have said before, sibling rivalry is part of our human nature. You’ve been a parent long enough to debunk the myth that many pre-parents believe – that a “good” parent should be able to raise a well behaved kid who doesn’t fight with their sibling.(earth to innocent, come in) Unless […]

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04
Apr
2014
Resurrection

  When the crimes against our hearts seem unforgivable, we can take a walk up a hill.  Hurting hearts all over the world have learned the power that is gained by taking this same walk.  We may start in the outback of East Africa, the frozen tundra of Siberia, or the congested sidewalks of Manhattan.  […]

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