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Sad Joy

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Family Matters, Dr. Tim Kimmel

  When I got the word that our son-in-law’s cancer was back, my heart sunk. It was just last year we’d watched him and our daughter walk through that dark canyon. The initial shock, the sobering implications, and then the up-hill journey through chemo and radiation—with all of their side effects—had gotten them to a […]

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Her Name was Joy

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joy, guardian angel, childhood depression

  Not many people can claim that they really believe in angels. Most people would say seeing is believing.  I am one of the few that can claim they believe. I believe because I have seen.   As some of you may have read in previous posts, I have battled with depression for quite a […]

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Changing Our Kids

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Changing our kids, Holy Spirit, Grace based parenting, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Family Matters

  “Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.”  2 Corinthians 5:17   Does your child have any attitudes or behaviors that you’d like to see changed? How about in yourself? Whether your mental list has one thing or one hundred, we […]

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Joyfully Ever After

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

  I know I’m not supposed to because of all kinds of reasons, but I love fairy tales.   And, I like the versions with beautiful princesses with good taste in shoes and the noble princes who can’t live without them.  German literary superiority has nothing on tiaras and white steeds.  Who doesn’t love a good […]

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Joy Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials or many kinds. James 1:2   “Are you going to get a divorce?” I hear my son ask after he just witnessed a growth opportunity (read: argument) between my husband and I. I tell him no and I reassure him that although […]

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Family Matters Blog, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Grace based parenting, Karis Murray

“I walked a mile with Pleasure; She chatted all the way; But left me none the wiser For all she had to say. I walked a mile with Sorrow; And ne’er a word said she; But, oh! The things I learned from her, When Sorrow walked with me.” -Robert Browning Hamilton If you’ve ever experienced […]

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