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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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Grace Based Parenting, Inside Out

1. Have a joyful faith. Believe big. Trust huge. Let your children see a belief in God that makes you a much happier and more agreeable person to live with.2. Be actively involved in a thriving church. Find a church that exudes a mighty joy and an exciting attitude toward God.3. No matter what church […]

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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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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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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
Nov
2019
Thanksgiving, family Matters, Grace Based Parenting

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days of the year. I love the crisp fall weather, the Macy’s parade, the food and the family time. It’s one of the few American holidays that isn’t completely commercialized (at least not yet.) Creating traditions can help make Thanksgiving meaningful for our kids. Here are a few ideas: […]

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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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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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