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24
Jun
2015

Blessings on the Beach

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Grace based parenting, Family matters

  Here I am sitting on the shore looking at my beautiful children playing in the surf…just loving them so much.  There are moments when I’m overcome with the depth of my love for them. Watching them laugh, play and even help each other in the surf blesses me immeasurably. We needed this time.  This […]

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11
May
2015

Identity in Christ

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Family Matters, Grace based parenting

  Confrontation is hard, especially when it is unexpected. Some time ago I met with a friend. She had asked for some time together where she could share some things on her heart. I said “absolutely,” and I was happy to change my plans and carve out the requested time.  What I didn’t expect was […]

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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_Day28

DAY 28 : MISSION “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” – Ephesians 2:10 {ESV} “What is my mission in life going to be?” This is one of three big questions that every parent has the privilege of helping their child […]

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31DOP_Day25

DAY 25 :GENEROSITY  ”Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.” – Luke 6:38 {ESV} Our children were made in the image of God. As parents, it is our […]

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31DOP_Day19

DAY 19 : POISE “Likewise, urge the younger men to be self-controlled. Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us.” - Titus […]

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31DOP_Day18

DAY 18 : INTEGRITY “Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out.” - Proverbs 10:9 {ESV} Integrity – a word we pray is a character quality of our children and ourselves.  Most of us would describe integrity as living honestly and morally.  Dictionary.com also defines it as “the […]

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31DOP_Day17

DAY 17 : FAITH  “for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true)” - Ephesians 5:8-9 {ESV} “This little light of mine. I’m gonna let it shine…” Do you remember singing that as a child? […]

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31DOP_Day16

DAY 16 : FORGIVENESS “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. ” – Ephesians 4:32  {ESV} Forgiveness.  The very concept of forgiveness is the core of the faith.  God forgave us through Christ, not by our merit or works, but by His love.  When it comes to family and […]

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31DOP_Day15

DAY 15 : HONESTY “Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses but one who in every respect has been tempted as […]

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