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14
Dec
2015

Love One Another

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It’s not a stretch to compare a kid’s birthday party to a war zone. I mean, 30 kids playing games, having a water balloon fight, eating cake and ice cream, and opening presents is certainly the fastest way I know to make your home look like the Battle of Armageddon. My six year old daughter’s […]

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09
Jul
2015

The above file has been designed to be printed in an 8×10 format. What you do with the images is really up to you.  Pin it.  Print it.  Frame it.  Hang it.  Memorize it.  Save it to use as your phone’s wallpaper.  The options are endless. Enjoy.

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17
Apr
2015
Grace Based Parenting, Ivy Weesner, Family Matters, Special Needs Parenting, Grace

  Anytime we talk about grace-based parenting we, or maybe just I, think of the grace we need to extend to our babies…and we’re right. But I’m learning these days specifically about the grace I need to give myself for the sake of my babies. And the grace they’ve been given the opportunity to give […]

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Parenting, Family Matters, Grace based parenting

  CREATE A JOURNAL: Team Sprad loves to journal!  I encourage all parents to purchase a journal for each of their kiddos and create a habit of writing in the journal on a weekly basis.  I write about the gifts I see in them, encourage them, tell them I am sorry, let my boys know […]

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12
Jan
2015

Your Love Never Fails

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Grace Based Parenting, Love, Parenting, Unconditional Love

  Just a couple of weeks ago my family enjoyed a concert on the lawn of a local Christian college.  Being outdoors our kids enjoyed the music while also enjoying the freedom to run around in the grass.  If you were there and your worship experience was dampened by said children playing tag around you and using their “outside” […]

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29
Dec
2014

I’m With Stupid

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I'm With Stupid, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Grace Filled Marriage

  I’m so grateful I didn’t marry a scorekeeper. My on-field performance wouldn’t have stood a chance.   I know that some of you who know me are thinking that I’m just overstating things in a self-deprecating way to make a point. If you’re gauging me from the typical measuring standards of human decency and […]

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23
Dec
2014
Grace, Grace Based Parenting, sonia cleverly

  My Christmas decorations are displayed.  My Christmas cards are delivered.  My Christmas shopping is not done.  It gets harder and harder to find the perfect gift for my teenage boys.  I am wracking my brain.  But, I’m distracted.  Because thinking of the perfect gift for them means thinking of them.  And thinking of them […]

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05
Dec
2014
marriage, habits, family matters, susan yates

  I have often thought that the first 10 years of a marriage are the hardest. You go from “me” to “us” and although it’s wonderful it’s an adjustment to have to put another person’s interests before your own. One friend remarked, “I didn’t realize how selfish I was until I got married!” Marriage is […]

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07
May
2014

The Miracle of His Reach

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The Miracle of His Reach, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Sonia Cleverly, Scottsdale Bible Church, Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting, Forgiveness

  I did something really ugly this week.   Fortunately, I didn’t get away with it.   Thanks to the wonders of cyberspace, I got caught talking behind someone’s back to her face.  Well, to her inbox on Facebook.   To all of you amateurs who have experienced a “reply all” misstep, your faux pas was […]

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07
Apr
2014

Constructing Peace

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Family Matters, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Constructing Peace, Edy Sutherland, Grace Based Parenting

  No skills — none.   I launched in to adult life devoid of peacemaking skills.   Words like, “Go to your room and come out when you have a smile on your face.” left me a vacuum, void of know-how, to manage conflict.   Whenever a disagreement arose I would speak until heard, really […]

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