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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Grace Based Parenting, Inside Out

I’m about to celebrate my eighth Father’s Day. On the one hand, it doesn’t seem like that many years in comparison to the rest of my life, but on the other hand, it’s been long enough to where I can’t remember my life not being a father. There are still times when I’ll be looking […]

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05
Jun
2019

Embrace The Place

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Grace Based Parenting, Inside Out

It didn’t happen overnight. It was difficult for me to initially receive the gift that God had given to us in having Joey. The critical step of needing to take ownership of the responsibility of taking care of all my son’s needs took a while for me to settle into. Initially, Cindi was the one […]

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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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family matters, marriage, grace based

The following article is a guest post by Pastor Jamie Rasmussen of Scottsdale Bible Church. Many people see marriage as a “societal and cultural norm” passed down for generations. Each new generation accepts it or changes it to fit their current and progressing values. Others see marriage as “divinely sourced”—coming from an external divine being—who […]

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

People often wonder why the Friday before Easter is called “Good” Friday. When you learn the details of what took place that day, they seem anything but good. From the weight of Jesus carrying His cross to Golgotha, to the Crown of Thorns He bore, and the nails driven through His hands and feet, how […]

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16
Apr
2019

As Easter approaches, we are coming to a very holy time of year. If Christmas is the bow and wrappings of our faith then Easter is what’s inside the package. Somehow though, Easter doesn’t get the same billing as Christmas. Yes, Easter has its own super character, its own candy line and retailers depend upon […]

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11
Apr
2019

I Will Freak Out

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

Sometimes the things that take us off guard are the words our children speak. For us, there are many memories of family times away from home over holidays, and many particularly at Easter since we’d often be in Florida. Sometimes it would be “Easter church at the condo” where the children ran the church service […]

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I should have the answer. After all, I wrote the bible study on it. Balancing the Active Life. (A newly updated version is now available at www.cindiferrini.com) I should have known what was needed when my own life became overwhelmed. But sometimes we don’t recognize what we’re in the middle of until things start falling […]

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