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28
Aug
2015
Grace Based Parenting

  Parenting is hard. Just being honest…and probably preaching to the choir.   I have five children ranging from college to 2nd grade. I’m a single working mom. I’m tired.   Unfortunately, I’m also fussy, frustrated, easily annoyed, and just not a fun momma a lot of the time. I can think of many day in the past […]

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25
Aug
2015
quit

When your kids graduate High School and head to college, how do you know that you have been successful as a parent? Have you been successful if… Your kids decide to sport a WWJD bracelet at college Your son is awarded a full ride scholarship in wrestling (gotta love those wrestling outfits!!) Your daughter graduates […]

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24
Aug
2015

The Rules

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Grace Based parenting

As my children grew into middle schoolers and gained more freedom and independence I realized that I could never create a “rule” to cover every situation that they would encounter. I also realized that although rules are good to have, they are imposed on us from outside sources. Whether from me, their teachers, their boss, […]

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21
Aug
2015

As the World Goes to Pot

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pot, marijuana, Family Matters, Dr. Tim Kimmel

  If things at street level keep proceeding on their present course, we’ll soon be raising our kids in a world that sees smoking pot on par with having a glass of wine with dinner.   When you add to this the fact that …   some of the most popular music videos now leave […]

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19
Aug
2015

Making Moments Matter

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making moments matter

Our children – it takes time to raise them well.  Not the kind that comes in years.  That kind of time comes all on its own and can be neither hurried nor slowed.  Though we try to contain it, the calendar keeps turning.  The days go slowly and the years go quickly. No, the time […]

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12
Aug
2015

Praying Moms

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Console

For the past twelve years I have spent every Monday morning from 9-10am doing something that I wish I did more of – praying for my kids. It has been my privilege to be part of a Moms In Touchgroup that spends that hour praying for our students, their teachers and their schools. This past Monday […]

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FamilyatSunset

  We have been parents for 14 years now, and have made plenty of mistakes with our three children. (Can “Our Worst Parenting Decisions” can be a follow up blog post? Maybe not. After all, I try to limit my posts to only 700 words.) Despite making more mistakes than I care to admit or […]

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10
Aug
2015
Grace based parenting

Proverbs 22:6 says, “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” When this passage is read directly from the Hebrew text it actually says, “Train up a child according to their unique inner bent.” This meaning implies a few things that we […]

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07
Aug
2015
WeekFromHell

There is a problem that is plaguing a large segment of the Christian movement today and is responsible for a large chunk of the rebellion among Christian kids. This is less a problem of the local church and more a mind-set among the parents of the local church. It has to do with the reaction […]

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05
Aug
2015
Blog_Batman_final

Parents and the Dark Knight What Moms and Dads Have in Common With Batman by Dr. Tim Kimmel A desperate cry for help beams across the night sky reflecting off the face of churning clouds. Gotham is at the mercy of an unyielding evil. The people in charge have run out of ideas. Their only […]

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