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Advancing Grace, Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting

Reaching Families in the Wilderness Family Matters reaches parents in the lonely wilderness of extreme challenges – with the hope and healing of God’s grace! Every parent embarks on the parenting journey with a mental picture of what lies ahead.  Few set out envisioning extreme adversity.  No, most set sail on the parenting cruise ship […]

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31 Days of Prayer for your Spouse

Vulnerability 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 we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in […]

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31 Days of Prayer for your Spouse

Humility “He must become great; I must become less.” John 3:30     God assigned husbands and wives specific roles.  These roles enjoy varying degrees of prominence, notoriety, and fulfillment.  It’s critical we don’t confuse these things with importance.  After all, God uses man and woman together – to display His image.  God did not […]

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31
Dec
2013
Advancing Grace, Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting

Could You Raise 170 Children? James was born with cerebral palsy. He was left to lie in his crib for 10-12 hours a day. When most children his age were walking, he couldn’t even sit up. Once he was placed in the care of Robert and Donna Drake, he began to thrive. Three Native American […]

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11
Dec
2013
Advancing Grace, Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting

Family Matters is frequently invited into the private recesses of families across the country.  We’ve come to appreciate that it is within the confines of family that God does some of his greatest acts of sanctification and redemption.  You see, within family, lives come together in the most intimate – sometimes invasive – ways.  Families […]

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Advancing Grace, Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting

Each month our Director of Advancement Michael Tooker and Assistant Director of Advancement Michelle Broek will share stories of how the Grace message is impacting the lives of our constituents.   “Investing in Foster and Adoptive Families” Family Matters is raising up voices in the foster and adoptive community to carry the message of God’s […]

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08
Oct
2013
Advancing Grace, Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting

Each month our Director of Advancement Michael Tooker and Assistant Director of Advancement Michelle Broek will share stories of how the Grace message is impacting the lives of our constituents.   “Make it Your Own” When we, “make something our own,” this implies the adoption of an idea or concept – to the point where […]

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05
Sep
2013
Advancing Grace, Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting

Each month our Director of Advancement Michael Tooker and Assistant Director of Advancement Michelle Broek will share stories of how the Grace message is impacting the lives of our constituents.   Are Your Kids Back to School?   As most of our children head back to school for the year, we will begin to settle […]

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31
Jul
2013
Advancing Grace, Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting

In 2007, Lisa’s 25 year old daughter Sheena was in a car accident and would later die from complications. Her son-in-law was speeding and lost control of the car, resulting in Sheena’s tragic death. Sheena left behind two young daughters. Lisa struggled daily with a deep sorrow over the loss. To outsiders her life “appeared” the same, yet nothing she knew worked any longer.

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