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Grace based parenting, family matters, karis kimmel murray, digital age, parenting

Parenting has always been tough. But technology, social media and the virtual space have added nuance and complexity to the job of raising kids. Our generation, born in the 70’s and 80’s, had front row seats to the rise of the digital age. We’re probably the only generation of people who’ve actually used both a […]

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05
Aug
2015

Parents and the Dark Knight What Moms and Dads Have in Common With Batman by Dr. Tim Kimmel A desperate cry for help beams across the night sky reflecting off the face of churning clouds. Gotham is at the mercy of an unyielding evil. The people in charge have run out of ideas. Their only […]

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15
Jul
2015

Fearless is a series about women living fearless lives. The words fearless and courageous are used interchangeably, however I like the word “fearless” more. I’m not sure why, I just do.  A shortcoming of the word “fearless” is that it tends to communicate a lack of fear. So, what do I mean by it? To that, […]

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DAY 22 : COURAGE “Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you. “ – Deut. 31:6 {ESV} I trust God will keep His promises and be true to His character. I do what […]

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14
Aug
2014

Sometimes you don’t realize how much you need God until God is all that you’ve got. Case in point: I was speaking to a bunch of teenagers at a summer camp on the subject of maintaining moral purity in their dating lives. We had discussed how to avoid temptation and the importance of being willing […]

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  Too often, we allow our insecurities to dictate what we think we can do for God.  We look in the mirror and judge what we see based on the world’s definition of beauty.  We allow man’s version of success to dictate how we feel about our lives and accomplishments.   How differently would we […]

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31 Days of Prayer for your Spouse

Courage “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 Driving home last night, my teenagers brought up the topic of marriage and asked how you know which person is the right one?  My wife laughed and […]

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Resource of the Month, Home Grown Heroes, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Grace Based Parenting, Family Matters

  “The good news is that God is with us. It’s more than a cliché. It’s a reality, it’s true, and it’s going to remain true whether we acknowledge it or not. If we want to appropriate His power, we must be willing to exercise faith. And that takes courage. To be honest with you, I’ve come to a conclusion […]

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Resource of the Month, Home Grown Heroes, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Grace Based Parenting, Family Matters

  Once we’ve accepted the existence of the seed, we need to do specific things to help it grow. It needs to be firmly planted in the deepest regions of our children’s greatest areas of need. For the record, every child is born with three driving inner needs. They have a need for a secure love, a significant purpose, […]

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19
Dec
2013
Learning How to Love, Stepfamily, Stepmom, Stepson, Family Matters, Grace based parenting, Laura Petherbridge

Today we are reasonably certain our son will discover he did not make the school soccer team.  Today he will have to stand in front of his classmates and look at a list for his name that will most likely not be there.  Today will be the first time he will truly experience rejection – […]

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