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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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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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As a mom of two teenage daughters, I’m aware of the fact that my kids are becoming adults and that before I know it, I’m going to help launch them into adult life. That reality often has me worried. Have I taught them everything they need to know to survive in the adult world? Are […]

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08
Jan
2020

Waiting

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waiting for God to remember, God, Family matters, Grace Based parenting

Waiting. Story of our lives, right? Waiting to turn sixteen. Waiting to meet “the one.” Waiting for Pumpkin Spice Latte season (which the folks at Starbucks have actually decided we shouldn’t have to wait as long for anymore). In our instant gratification world, waiting is incredibly undervalued (hello, Christmas decorations in September). Okay, okay, I’m […]

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16
Dec
2019

A Christmas Gift of Grace

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Christmas crafts, Family Matters, Pinterest, Grace Based Parenting

Do you remember the presents you got last Christmas? Neither do I. Don’t feel guilty. Most people don’t. Fortunately, there are some Christmas gifts that are never forgotten, and they are gifts you can give to your family year round. Give the people you love: These are the same four gifts our gracious God gives […]

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02
Oct
2019

Have you ever had technical issues with your computer and contacted tech support only to have them ask you: “Did you try restarting your computer?” Of course you’ve heard them say that! It’s Tech Support 101. When in doubt, reboot. When nothing else is working, reboot. When you can’t even identify the problem, reboot. Restarting […]

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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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26
Jun
2019
Grace Based Parenting, Family Matters, Darcy Kimmel

I’m a planner. I think by the time I was sixteen, I’d had the whole trajectory of my life planned out. Go to school, get a job, get married, have kids– anyone else like that? Yeah, I see you… But let’s just say life didn’t exactly go according to plan. I didn’t plan to end […]

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22
May
2019

As I sit and watch the flurry of social media posts of moms sharing ideas for fun summer activities with their littles, I have to say I’m a bit jealous. I loved summers with my boys.  My calendar always had a smiley face on the last day of school and a “frownie” face on the day […]

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As a former teacher, I learned that any time you have children in the equation, having a contingency plan and intentional response helped navigate the many different moods, feelings and opinions you may encounter about any given situation. As a parent, Summer seemed to be riddled with many opportunities to activate said plan. Here’s how […]

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