Here’s a snippet of some lessons we’ve learned about our kids going back to school, stuff we wish we had known earlier.  We learned some of these lessons the hard way, so you don’t have to . . . Lesson 1.- Your kids can get a bad teacher at an awesome school.  (And by the same […]

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27
Aug
2019

Podcast #5-7 Back to School Hacks for Parents “Our kids are a big enough “why” for us. They are worth the exasperation, the repeated requests, the constant mistakes, the anger, the tears, the worry, the heartache and the embarrassment. Add up all the liabilities that go with developing discipline in their lives and they are […]

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Technology is now an integral part of our lives and relationships. And while many parents rightly worry about the negative effects of technology in our kids’ lives and our society as a whole, I think it’s also important to acknowledge how it can be a force for good. With that in mind, I polled the […]

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Over the years, I’ve spent a lot of Sundays getting ready for church in a hotel. When you’re called to be a circuit rider preacher, it simply goes with the territory. This has put me in a position to observe a phenomenon that was picking up momentum in the early 1990’s but has reached critical […]

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31
Jul
2019

Back to school season is upon us and it can feel like the list of impossible tasks is mounting. For most of us, the last thing we have energy for is establishing back to school traditions, but I am here to testify to the fact that even small traditions pay big dividends when it comes […]

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26
Jul
2019

It’s the end of July, and all I can say is yikes. If you’re anything like me, you started the summer with a rosy-eyed optimism that included summer reading goals, family movie nights, pool parties, and daily chore charts for the kids to keep the house in ship shape! We went to the beach for […]

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Family Matters Blog, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Laura Petherbridge, Grace Based Parenting, God's Love

Not everybody has friends like my friends Joe and Cindi, but everyone would be better off if they did. To set up the reason why, let me take you back to a conversation I overheard a long time ago … Associate Pastor: “What would you say about a Christian who doesn’t have much of a […]

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Every child is made different, which can make par…

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Karis Murray and Michelle Broek continue their co…

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On this episode, Karis Murray and MIchelle Broek …

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