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24
Apr
2015
EngineeringGrace

  “Do you think one of us should be out there with them?”, my wife asked with a calm concern in her voice.  “They’ll be fine,” I answered.  “I gave them specific instructions and I’m checking on them from time to time.”  “Ok”, she said, “I’m not going to worry about it then”, and she […]

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09
Apr
2015

Blossoms of Hope

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Edy Sutherland, Family Matters Blog, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Easter, Hope

We sat still waiting. I whisper to my two daughters, “Can you hear the songs of the many other types of birds?” Suddenly one arrives. The humming sound rouses our attention. The tiny bird with long pointy beak hovers in front of the brilliant pink flower drawing the nectar from the trumpet shaped well. Last […]

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08
Apr
2015

A Uniform Decision

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School uniforms, Grace Based parenting, Family matters, Joey Espinosa

  You probably have opinions about school uniforms. I know I did when I was in school (I detested the idea!). This issue recently came up in our family, as our we looked into school options for our daughter. One of the schools required a uniform, and as free-spirited, art-loving,  teenage girl, you can probably […]

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07
Apr
2015

He Caught My Eye

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Family Matters, single parenting, Grace Based parenting, Sue Birdseye

  I have spent the last several years learning to walk on the water in the midst of life’s storms.  Like Peter, I have had steps on the water and some where I’m most definitely sinking. I’ve been hanging on for dear life in the hurricane, rocking on the waves but getting my sea legs, working […]

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06
Apr
2015
Parenthood, Special Needs, Grace based parenting, Family matters, Cindi Ferrini

  Wouldn’t you love to know how many times you and I have been asked, “HOW do you do it?” I love the proverbial, “If I had a dime for every time I was asked that question, I’d be rich!” as one possible answer to that.   When asked “How do you do it?” I […]

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31DOP_Day31

DAY 31 : GRACE  “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” – John 1:14  {ESV} Charles Wesley, on the one year anniversary of his conversion penned the great hymn “Oh For a Thousand […]

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31DOP_Day30

DAY 30 : UNITY “And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.” – Col. 3:14 {ESV} One by one, the musicians in the orchestra seat themselves on stage – each warming up by playing scales, notes and parts of the music they’ve prepared. None of it sounds very good because […]

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31DOP_Day29

DAY 29 : MATE  ”Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” – Matthew 19:5  {ESV} When my cousin was a young’en he knelt down by his bed, bowed his head and prayed this simple, heartfelt, life changing prayer… “Now I […]

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31DOP_Day27

DAY 27 :MASTER  “And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” – Joshua 24:15  {ESV} I’ve […]

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31DOP_Day26

DAY 26 :SERVICE  ”Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.  Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interest of others.” – Philippians 2:3-4 {ESV} When my oldest daughter Katie was 5, I took her with our church group to […]

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