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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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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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DAY 11 : ADVENTURE “And what more shall I say?  For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets – who through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced justice, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, […]

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31 Days of Prayer for your Children

  Some people have the same daily routine which they execute with precision. That’s not me. Every day is different. It’s not that I lack discipline, I have an excess of flavor. And if you’re like me, it won’t surprise you to learn that I do not have a regular time of prayer and I […]

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Talking to Your Kids about Cancer

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cancer, family matters, grace based parenting, talking to your kids about cancer, Dr. Tim Kimmel

{Originally published in 2011}   Part of our job, as parents, is to teach our children a multitude of things.  We help them learn how to tie their shoes, write their name and ride a bicycle.  We help them to navigate social settings and make new friends.  The dual role of parent/teacher is often a […]

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BackStory Featured Image

Back Stories – When you peek between the lines or catch a glimpse of the shadows slipping quietly behind the scenes, there are a lot of people in the Bible—often nameless, faceless people—who play a huge role in the final outcome of the story. Theirs is the back story—those quiet dramas in the background that […]

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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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Resource of the Month, Home Grown Heroes, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Grace Based Parenting, Family Matters

  “The good news is that God is with us. It’s more than a cliché. It’s a reality, it’s true, and it’s going to remain true whether we acknowledge it or not. If we want to appropriate His power, we must be willing to exercise faith. And that takes courage. To be honest with you, I’ve come to a conclusion […]

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Family Matters is excited to lead you in a month of intentional prayer for our kids. Of course, we should all be praying for our kids everyday, but let’s be honest, sometimes we need a jump-start! So often, we make New Year’s resolutions with the best of intentions, but then life happens and, well, you […]

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supporting our military

This summer in our many travels, we saw a lot of soldiers in the airports. Sometimes there were just 2 or 3 making their way across the country to an unknown situation. Often there were dozens of men and women in uniform, on their cell phones, standing in line for something to eat, waiting just […]

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