26
May
2020

Ep. 23- The Blueprint Series: POISE

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Sometimes in parenting we need to teach the fine art of shifting gears. Poise is the keen sense of the appropriate. Webster’s dictionary describes being poised as “marked by easy composure of manner” In other words, being comfortable in your own skin, especially when you’re challenged in a professional or social environment. One of the […]

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14
May
2020

The Class of 2020 faces challenges none of us saw coming. It feels like the bottom dropped out of a lot of dreams and the momentum of life and milestones has hunkered down with the rest of the world.⁠ ⁠ And yet, in the midst of the sadness of loss of milestones, there is an […]

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05
May
2020

Have you developed a set of blueprints for your child’s character? You wouldn’t think of dropping off a bunch of building materials at a constructions site and start to build without a blueprint in advance. What’s the foundation on which we are structuring their lives? Integrity Integrity is what we are when we are hidden […]

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29
Apr
2020

Episode 21- Blue Print Series: FAITH

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Have you developed a set of blueprints for your child’s character? You wouldn’t think of dropping off a bunch of building materials at a constructions site and start to build without a blueprint in advance. What’s the foundation on which we are structuring their lives? Faith Faith is the foundation of our legacy. It enables […]

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22
Apr
2020

In Quarantine, Stillness wins.

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Having spent many years over-scheduling and over-committing, I know well how toxic busyness can be. I was my own victim for far too long. So, I’ve worked pretty diligently to create margin in my life. I know my capacity and I’m no longer timid about protecting myself. And before the world came to a grinding […]

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07
Apr
2020

Episode 20 – Grief During Pandemic

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We are all in an emotional purgatory…and all may experience: Loss of normalcy (regular life) Loss of jobs, school, vacation, graduations Loss of a loved one Anticipatory Grief (Matt 6: Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Here’s the article that inspired this episode. Psychiatrist Elisabeth-Kubler Ross and Dr. David Kessler […]

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03
Apr
2020

Easter At Home

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Easter, Family Matters Blog, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Celebrate

Easter is going to be different in light of the global pandemic. Yet, the world is hungry for hope. So as social distancing efforts might prevent us from gathering together physically in worship and celebration, we can still gather together spiritually. To that end, we have put together an Easter service that you can do […]

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23
Mar
2020

This won’t be the last time we have to talk about scary issues with our kids. Universal principles that can be helpful are: keep conversations open monitor social media and TV maintain a normal routine review basic hygiene practices give children a way to help (pack sack lunches, go door to door in neighborhood asking […]

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family matters, marriage, grace based

Whether it’s because of the current need for social distancing or because you can’t find a babysitter, sometimes couples need to find creative ways to connect and keep the romance alive even if they can’t go out on a traditional, “date.” Here are some ideas for stay-at-home dates: 1.) Make a meal together after the […]

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***Trigger warning: conversation about self-harm and suicide.*** Our guest on the podcast today is Karis’ long time friend, John. John Correia is a follower of the Way of Jesus, a husband, a daddy, and a smoked meat lover. His background is as a pastor, teacher and professor with 9 years teaching undergraduates and 5 years […]

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