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10
Jul
2020

-Success looks inward; true greatness looks upward, then outward. -Success is about my agenda; true greatness is about God’s agenda. -Success accommodates selfishness; true greatness celebrates altruism. -Success is about receiving; true greatness is about giving. -Success worships what it sees in a mirror; true greatness grieves over what it sees through its windows. -Success […]

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07
Jul
2020

Untethered

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I’m a word girl.  They sort of speak to me.  And a few days ago, I came across an article that used “untethered” in a description.  All of a sudden, I was finally able to articulate so specifically my emotional state over these weeks in this strange reality.  Yes, that’s it! I felt untethered.  Disconnected […]

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1. Show up for practice on time, with a good attitude, and ready to work hard. 2. Decide at the outset that you love (not just tolerate, but love) every member of your team (athletes, coaches, trainers and assistants). 3. Never shortcut of minimize warm-ups, distant runs, and cooldowns. These are more than just conditioning. […]

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05
Jun
2020
Family Photo, Step Family Photo, Christmas Time, Laura Petherbridge, Family Matters, Dr. Tim Kimmel

Everybody helps everybody…always, in whatever ways are needed. Be upbeat, positive, and encouraging. Remember, “please” and “thank you” are not just good manners; they’re the calling cards of a grateful heart. Have a lot of fun, just not at the expense of anyone else. Each week, do your best to eat as many meals as […]

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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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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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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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