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Family matters, Grace Based Parenting, Special needs

  Those of us caring for children with disabilities are used to hearing people say things like, “They look fine to me.” There are, indeed, some children with disabilities that have few visible appearances that would make them stand out as special in some way. But even when there are noticeable things and people say […]

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28
Oct
2014

{Originally published in 2011} There is such a fine line in parenting between guiding and controlling.  A parent must constantly be asking themselves, especially as their child ages, if a certain outcome is in the child’s best interest or simply a parental preference. Some parents, for instance, would prefer to pick their child’s friends for […]

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24
Sep
2014

First Responders

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First Responders, Family Matters, Sonia Cleverly, emergency, friendship

  Currently a friend of mine is walking through a deep valley in her life.  I feel fairly helpless.  My assistance is so profoundly insufficient.  Because the only way out of this valley is through it, and the only solution to her problem is time and space.  And time and space stubbornly require so very […]

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01
Apr
2014

  I’m very blessed to be part of a Titus 2 Bible study once a month.  I wish it were weekly.  This past week we met over dinner and discussed Philippians 4:1-9. I’m totally enjoying studying Philippians.  Great book. We were talking about rejoicing in the Lord. One of the questions was, “What are the […]

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24
Feb
2014

Waiting for Supermom

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Waiting for Supermom, Supermom, Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting

  Do you have a “Supermom” friend? You know the one that:   Has the answer for every parenting problem? Works out all the time (and always seems to have the energy for it)? Is always so stylish and put together? Chairs every committee known to man (and brings actual home-baked goods to school functions)? […]

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08
May
2013

Mom’s Busy May

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Optimism, Family Matters Blog, Grace Based Parenting, Mother's Day

  I don’t know about you, but for me May can be a crazy maker! It seems that school ramps up exponentially because anything and everything that has not gotten done needs to get done – from assignments to field trips! Add to that the graduation invitations, wedding invitations and finalizing the summer vacation plans […]

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United We Stand in Joy, Sorrow and Single Parenting, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Family Matters Blog, Sue Birdseye

Since becoming a single parent I’ve found more strength and blessing in the Body of Christ than I could have ever imagined.  From the bewildering day my husband announced he was leaving, friends have stood by my side as I fought for my family and eventually accepted divorce.  To today when my friends still bless […]

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