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DAY 6 : AFFIRM “I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.” – Psalm 139:14 {ESV} ****** Affirm: To validate, to assert as valid or confirmed, or to express dedication to. This earthly world does a good job of robbing us of the affirmation […]

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DAY 4 : AFFECTION “And he took a child and put him in the midst of them, and taking him in his arms, he said to them, “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me, receives not me but him who sent me.” – Mark 9:36-37 {ESV} There are […]

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31 Days of Prayer for your Children

  Some people have the same daily routine which they execute with precision. That’s not me. Every day is different. It’s not that I lack discipline, I have an excess of flavor. And if you’re like me, it won’t surprise you to learn that I do not have a regular time of prayer and I […]

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12
Feb
2015

It doesn’t matter if you’re married or single, young or old, male or female. Everyone wants to be loved. Here are 50 ways you can say I love you, today. Trust me, someone is desperately needing to hear it. 1. Smile at a stranger 2. Forgive an old wound 3. Share your last piece of […]

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dust storm, haboob, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Family Matters, Grace based parenting

{originally published in 2011} There are a couple of events that happen in our home each year that consistently make our highlight reel. The dinner we sponsored this past Tuesday is one of them. But this time, it will stand out for a completely different reason. One of the priorities we wanted to embed into […]

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25
Nov
2014

Kids and Technology

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{originally published in 2012}   Not sure exactly how you should respond to the Social Media craze? You may even be asking yourself what rules (if any) should you enforce in your home as your children interact with the web? Well the media is interested in these questions too. Specifically this  news release – CBS […]

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Open Mouth Insert Foot, The Power of Words, Love Darcy, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Family Matters Blog, Grace Based Parenting

  Has God ever illustrated a spiritual principle to you through your children? I think that’s one of the reasons He loans those kids to us. Maybe that’s why He gave Tim and me four – we needed to learn a lot of lessons. Kids are one of God’s visual aids in our lives and […]

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Foster Care is NOT Easy, Do it Anyway, Family Matters Blog, Steve Rose

My family jumped into the foster care arena in the spring of 2012.  After finishing classes, we waited until August to officially go on the list, and got placed almost immediately with a 4 day old boy.  We still have him, and have also fostered a newborn girl for a week, as well as another […]

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15
Feb
2013
Family Matters Blog

Whoever said, “Love means never having to say you’re sorry,” was an idiot. I’m not even sure what that saying means, exactly. Does it mean that if you truly love someone, you will never wrong them and therefore never have to say you are sorry? Or, does it mean that because you are in love […]

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Family Matters Blog

Before marriage and family, I worked as a certified snowboard instructor for 10 years. I recognize it’s easier to train a beginner to execute beneficial skills than it is to retrain someone who has unproductive ones. I’m making an effort to apply this philosophy to sharing in my household. When bickering over a toy between […]

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