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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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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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07
Apr
2014

Constructing Peace

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Family Matters, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Constructing Peace, Edy Sutherland, Grace Based Parenting

  No skills — none.   I launched in to adult life devoid of peacemaking skills.   Words like, “Go to your room and come out when you have a smile on your face.” left me a vacuum, void of know-how, to manage conflict.   Whenever a disagreement arose I would speak until heard, really […]

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01
Apr
2014

Always Rejoicing…Sorta

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Tulips

  I’m very blessed to be part of a Titus 2 Bible study once a month.  I wish it were weekly.  This past week we met over dinner and discussed Philippians 4:1-9. I’m totally enjoying studying Philippians.  Great book. We were talking about rejoicing in the Lord. One of the questions was, “What are the […]

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24
Mar
2014

NOT Mother of the Year

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Grace Based Parenting, Mother of the Year, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Guilt

  Let all that you do be done in love. 1 Corinthians 16:14   I hate to be the one to break the news on this but there actually is a “Mother of the Year” award. As much as I always told myself there wasn’t, there actually is.   But who made motherhood a competition anyway? […]

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28
Feb
2014

No Sheep Left Behind

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No Sheep Left Behind, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Grace Based parenting, Family matters

God’s grace defies human math. It doesn’t have much patience for conventional wisdom either. If you’re in charge of a hundred people and ninety-nine think you hung the moon and show their appreciation by submitting to your leadership, most would say, “Count your blessings.” Nobody bats 1.000. Come to think of it, nobody bats .999 […]

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19
Feb
2014

A Parent’s Checklist

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Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting, Kimmel, Darcy Kimmel, Dr. Tim Kimmel, A Parent's Checklist

What is it about a child’s wedding that gives us parents a sense that we can put a big check mark on our subconscious parental check list? Yes, we’ve been checking off these items since they were born. √  Sleep through the night √  Potty trained √  Dress themselves √  Ride a bike √  Make […]

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17
Feb
2014
A Baby Changes Everything, Darcy Kimmel, Love Darcy, Family Matters Blog, Grace Based Parenting, Dr. Tim Kimmel

  As the west relishes above normal winter temperatures, the east thaws from another polar vortex. Hiking in shorts and picnics in the park take place rather than shoveling snow and sporting down parkas.   When I ponder the perfect picnic, I imagine a serene scene with my family lounging on a woven blanket in […]

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13
Dec
2013

Slowing Them Down?!

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Special Needs, Disabilities, Handicapped, Cindi Ferrini, Family Matters

  A while ago I receive a newsletter keeping me informed of the latest legislation, informative classes, and ways to help people with disabilities. The reason I keep informed, is that our son Joey, an adult who is multi-handicapped – has numerous special needs.   One particular story in this newsletter told about a high […]

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11
Dec
2013
Advancing Grace, Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting

Family Matters is frequently invited into the private recesses of families across the country.  We’ve come to appreciate that it is within the confines of family that God does some of his greatest acts of sanctification and redemption.  You see, within family, lives come together in the most intimate – sometimes invasive – ways.  Families […]

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