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13
Aug
2015

Cheap Championships

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Every once in a while a leader has an opportunity to enforce the letter of a law when the spirit for which that law was created is not in jeopardy. In sports, this is often where gamesmanship and sportsmanship collide. The leader can always justify their actions because the letter of the law was violated, […]

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29
Jul
2015

Teens & Texting

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Grace Based Parenting, Listening

Texting, Kiking, Oovooing, or whatever the latest version is, my kids enjoy these apps that allow them to text or talk to their friends. This digital age we live in has new challenges for parents. A wise person told me that the church often calls things “yucky” and spits them out entirely. This could be […]

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14
May
2015

When Grace Raises Your Kids

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I am a pastor of a church that meets in an elementary school, therefore my kids and other kids of attendees usually run around and play hide and seek, etc…before church begins.  This past Sunday, my oldest daughter Katie (age 8) came to me and my wife with wet clothes.  Upon questioning, she informed us […]

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11
May
2015

Identity in Christ

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Family Matters, Grace based parenting

  Confrontation is hard, especially when it is unexpected. Some time ago I met with a friend. She had asked for some time together where she could share some things on her heart. I said “absolutely,” and I was happy to change my plans and carve out the requested time.  What I didn’t expect was […]

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{an archive from 2011}   One of the greatest issues facing the church today in America is the issue of children leaving the church when they get to age 18. According to a Barna survey, only 20% of teenagers involved in church activity as teenagers remain involved as twentysomethings. Despite millions of dollars spent by […]

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High Cost of High Control, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Family matters, Grace Based parenting, Resource of the month

  “In {the} “Appearance is everything” homes, a child might be struggling from the friction between his parents, but he’s forbidden to mention anything to relatives or teachers who could offer him emotional support while his parents work out their differences. Or a family might be experiencing a series of financial setbacks, but their daughter […]

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Dr. Tim Kimmel, Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting, Grace Filled Marriage, Spanx

When it comes to putting our best foot (or other parts of our anatomy) forward in public, there’s always been a tension between making a good impression and trying to conceal things about us we’d prefer folks simply don’t know. Most people wouldn’t give you push back on that first one and it’s an equally […]

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I often tell my clients that the million-dollar question I am going to ask them every week is as simple as, “How are you?”  These 3 little words pack a lot of punch when you allow them to be answered honestly and with vulnerability.  The answers give us the doorway to your heart and the […]

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