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Grace Based Parenting, Listening

  Special needs, age 34 and totally enjoying his “kid” show… as he kept saying “booger, booger….” with some intensity. I said, “Joey just get a Kleenex. “Mom, booger, BOOGER!” I repeated to get a Kleenex. Finally, he points to the TV and I could see he was watching WORD GIRL, yes, WORD GIRL. In […]

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05
Jan
2016

The Struggle for Balance

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New Years Resolutions, Love God Love Others, Joey Espinosa

After the holidays are over and I’m getting ready to set goals and resolutions for the new year, I always ask myself the same question: Why do we settle? Look at our hurried, frazzled lives. We rush from one thing to another, filling up our days in an attempt to find significance or trying to […]

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Family matters, Grace Based Parenting, Special needs

  Those of us caring for children with disabilities are used to hearing people say things like, “They look fine to me.” There are, indeed, some children with disabilities that have few visible appearances that would make them stand out as special in some way. But even when there are noticeable things and people say […]

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Life Punctuated, Edy Sutherland, Family Matters Blog, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Grace Based Parenting

…continued from Part 1…   Quotation Marks: Quotation marks denote quoted or spoken language. Each member of the family is unique with a special calling. It’s important to recognize and cultivate the voice of every son and daughter of the Most High God. But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in […]

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Life Punctuated, Edy Sutherland, Family Matters Blog, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Grace Based Parenting

  I desire to be clear in the message I convey to my children. How I punctuate each sentence as our story unfolds makes all the difference. Meaning can shift as simple as a comma moves in a sentence.   Observe the two sentences. Note the difference punctuation makes:   A woman, without her man, […]

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Darcy Kimmel, Family Matters, Grace Filled Marriage, Grace Based Parenting, Dr. Tim Kimmel

Many years ago, we had a consultant come to help us do some strategic planning at Family Matters. As he walked us through some next steps and big picture tactics, he also taught us a great lesson on keeping our priorities straight. In fact, he drove his point home with a great illustration.   He […]

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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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son, parenting, grace based parenting, family matters

  “WHAT SOCIAL LIFE!??!” …is what you might be asking if you’re the caregiver of one with special needs. We’ve asked it! The truth is…a social life is really difficult – for us and for our loved one.   We haven’t done research on this, but for our own life, personally, there have been few […]

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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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