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20
May
2015
Grace Based parenting

  My daughter gave me a wonderful birthday gift a few weeks ago. It wasn’t just that she raced downstairs to give me a hug before my early-morning departure for work. And it wasn’t just that she gave me a handmade card. My precious daughter gave me words of encouragement that I dearly needed. As […]

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18
May
2015

Letting Go and Letting God

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Grace Based parenting

When our kids were young, they were always excited for Sunday school or Awana nights.  We attended services as a family each week and I was proud of our children’s love and hearts for God.  In my mind, I imagined that our family would spend the next 18 years, continuing in this same blissful manner […]

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15
May
2015
Claimed

  I love Grace!   Grace provides the atmosphere for God’s Word to take root in a person’s life under the careful gardening of the Holy Spirit.  It also provides the proper balance between two extremes of life: license and legalism.  As parents, we must always remember that we do not want to teach our […]

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14
May
2015

When Grace Raises Your Kids

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bigmouth

I am a pastor of a church that meets in an elementary school, therefore my kids and other kids of attendees usually run around and play hide and seek, etc…before church begins.  This past Sunday, my oldest daughter Katie (age 8) came to me and my wife with wet clothes.  Upon questioning, she informed us […]

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Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting

  From time to time we (the primary “care-giver”) has a need to leave the home. Leave town. Well, not in the sense that they’re taking off for good, but in the sense that something else besides our child is calling for our attention. Maybe it’s:   Caring for a parent who needs help Helping […]

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lights

“My curfew was the light pole, my mom didn’t call my cell, she yelled my name, I played outside with friends, not online. If I didn’t eat what my mom cooked, then I didn’t eat. Sanitizer didn’t exist, but you COULD get your mouth washed out with soap. I rode a bike without a helmet, […]

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Skipping Adolescence

To kick things off, we need a pinpointed definition to frame our discussion. Let me give you one … Adolescent: a person who has an adult’s body, wants all of the freedoms of an adult, but doesn’t want any of the responsibilities that go with being an adult. Like … the teenager son who wants […]

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04
May
2015

Signing Off

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grace based parenting, family matters, Michelle Hutchison

  When you drop your child off for the day, what’s your sign-off phrase?   “Have a great day!” “Don’t forget your lunch.” “I love you.” “Remember to turn in your permission slip!”   Not bad. But looking over this list, I realize that my daily send-offs can be pretty mundane, if not flat out […]

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01
May
2015

Starry, Starry Night

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aiming

When my husband was a Boy Scout he had to prove the mettle of his outdoor survival skills by being left in the middle of nowhere with a limited pack of supplies, a compass, and the ability to hike his way out to civilization.  Today, the test isn’t quite that extreme.  Lawyers. But Scouts still […]

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29
Apr
2015
FamilyMissionStatement

  It wasn’t where we saw ourselves in our early marriage, but somehow all these years later, we think a romantic dinner for three works for us.   We’ve come to realize that sometimes, if we want to get out for dinner, we simply must make the effort to go, and take our adult son […]

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