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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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17
Feb
2015

I Don’t Need a Leading Man

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Leading Man, Family Matters, Stacy Edwards, Marriage

  I was in the bread aisle when my husband called me. He needed me to buy band-aids and gauze and some medical tape. That’s never a good thing. My three year old had fallen in the bathroom and had a pretty nasty gash on her chin. I got the items and headed to the […]

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12
Feb
2015
50WaysToSayILoveYou

It doesn’t matter if you’re married or single, young or old, male or female. Everyone wants to be loved. Here are 50 ways you can say I love you, today. Trust me, someone is desperately needing to hear it. 1. Smile at a stranger 2. Forgive an old wound 3. Share your last piece of […]

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Advancing Grace, Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting

  Family Matters encourages foster families to do the tough but rewarding job of caring for God’s forgotten children.   Family Matters has a vision to see families transformed by God’s grace into instruments of restoration and reformation.  That’s exactly what has happened to Peter and Julie Bartolini. Although they consider themselves “extraordinarily average people” […]

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14
Jan
2015
New Years Resolutions, Love God Love Others, Joey Espinosa

  “and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”  Mark 12:30-31   I only have two goals […]

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12
Jan
2015

Your Love Never Fails

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Grace Based Parenting, Love, Parenting, Unconditional Love

  Just a couple of weeks ago my family enjoyed a concert on the lawn of a local Christian college.  Being outdoors our kids enjoyed the music while also enjoying the freedom to run around in the grass.  If you were there and your worship experience was dampened by said children playing tag around you and using their “outside” […]

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dust storm, haboob, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Family Matters, Grace based parenting

{originally published in 2011} There are a couple of events that happen in our home each year that consistently make our highlight reel. The dinner we sponsored this past Tuesday is one of them. But this time, it will stand out for a completely different reason. One of the priorities we wanted to embed into […]

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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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28
Nov
2014

Anti-Black Friday To Do List

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black friday, family matters, grace based parenting

  1. Sleep in. 2. Enjoy a full breakfast with family and friends {didn’t we just eat?!} 3. Watch a parade and maybe a football game. 4. Take a nap. 5. Cherish the things in my life that can’t be bought in a store. 6. Think about taking out the Christmas tree to decorate. 7. […]

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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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