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22
Apr
2014

I Will Change History!

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Our world is in desperate need of a few parents that will stand up, raise their Braveheart sword and scream… I WILL CHANGE HISTORY!! My friend Melissa has struggled with alcohol for much of her life. Her lowest point was when she was drunk in the middle of the afternoon, passed out while taking care of […]

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Lost child, prodigal son, Darcy Kimmel, Grace Based Parenting, Why Christian kids rebel, family Matters

I recognized my friend’s number on caller ID and had mixed feelings about answering my phone.  A call from her usually meant at least a half hour of listening to a heartbroken Mom whose wayward son had done another unspeakable act of rebellion.  Drugs, car wrecks, theft, dishonoring rage, getting a girl pregnant… If there […]

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Weary Mom, Grace Based parenting, Stacy Edwards, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Family matters

  It’s a  whispered plea for energy as a baby cries in the middle of the night.  It’s the weary body in need of an extra dose of grace to make it through the midnight hours. It’s a request to reveal the significance of the seemingly insignificant.  It’s a need to see the purpose behind […]

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Advancing Grace, Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting

How one Mom became an Ambassador for Family Matters In her transition from working mom to stay-at-home mom, Michelle Hutchison discovered the book, Grace Based Parenting.  As a young mom with two kids under the age of 3, she came to appreciate the power – and simplicity – of the Grace message. Now, 3 years […]

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27
Mar
2014

Sacred Serving

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Lord, what can you do with me? I have four children, elderly parents and a house where something new seems to break every day. I do not have the time, the money or the energy to do big things for you. Does this sound familiar to anyone? Everyone, at some point, has had some variation […]

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Family Matters, Angie Ryg, Family

  “What happened to his eye?” the letter from a student’s parent was asking me.  Well, luckily (not that I wouldn’t want to be there, but at least for this question, I was not to blame), I was absent that day.  But I answered her letter politely, promptly, and personally. I realized that is how […]

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20
Mar
2014
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Chalk it up to a middle class with more discretionary income or simply the mega-trend toward specialization, but more and more of us are hiring other people to do things that used to be our responsibility. This is especially true when it’s something that doesn’t fit into our busy schedule, something we don’t enjoy doing, […]

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17
Mar
2014

Learning How to Love

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Learning How to Love, Stepfamily, Stepmom, Stepson, Family Matters, Grace based parenting, Laura Petherbridge

If I’m being totally honest there were times in my early years as a stepmom that I didn’t even like my stepsons, much less love them. To me they appeared spoiled and pampered, plus everyone in my husband’s family seemed to tip-toe around their wants and whines. This was the total opposite of the extremely […]

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11
Mar
2014
Mommy Grace, Darcy Kimmel, Grace Based Parenting, Dr. Tim Kimmel

The buzz around Family Matters lately has been about the The Grace List. In a fresh and profound way, Tim has been writing and speaking lately about how to take the grace that we receive from Christ’s death on the cross and bring it home to our relationships with our children and our spouses. I […]

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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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