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Grace Based Parenting, Inside Out

1. Have a joyful faith. Believe big. Trust huge. Let your children see a belief in God that makes you a much happier and more agreeable person to live with.2. Be actively involved in a thriving church. Find a church that exudes a mighty joy and an exciting attitude toward God.3. No matter what church […]

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06
Aug
2015

Are You A Good Neighbor?

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How long has it been since you have looked around your everyday stomping grounds to see who God has for you to love? Neighbors, vendors, service people, peers, kids’ parents, your own family members, …?   Here are a few suggestions: Put their trash cans out by the curb and bring them in on trash […]

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true greatness, family matters, grace based parenting, michael regan

  Let’s be honest: parenting is hard. Parenting a child with special needs is really hard. And when your special needs child has mental illness, it can be flat out daunting.   This isn’t about comparison – it’s about compassion. If you are a parent with a mentally ill child, or you are close to […]

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13
Nov
2014

Thank You Matters

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{originally published in 2012} I have long been a fan of Family Matters and not just because what I read on their website is so helpful, though that’s a great reason to be a fan! It’s also because I have met and hung out with Tim and Darcy and what I can tell you is […]

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19
Aug
2014

Being busy is a fact of life.   But is your busyness a blessing or a burden? Are you so busy you only have time to do and none to be?  Both are important, but the being often gets neglected for the sake of doing. Here are some thoughts on why we get ourselves burdened by […]

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13
Nov
2013
Peanut Butter, back to school, Family Matters, Dr. Tim Kimmel

  As much as I hate to say it, in our modern consciousness, it appears Thanksgiving has been declared dead.   Just a couple of days after Halloween, I went in search of artificial pumpkins to decorate my Thanksgiving fireplace mantle. After scouring dozens of discount and craft stores, I came up nearly empty handed, […]

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15
May
2013
Learning from the Experts, Julie Masson, Family Matters Blog, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Grace based parenting, intentional time with kids

  Any parent will tell you there are no true experts in parenting, only people who have learned from their mistakes. In my mind, the only true experts I look to are those who have parented children with Grace, and whose children are older than mine.   We moved overseas when our daughter was just […]

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If you had the choice between a son who was the most powerful political figure in our nation, or a son who lived in a poor neighborhood working alongside prostitutes and criminals, which would you chose? God chose the latter for His own son. Our Heavenly Father, who is sovereign over all things, sent His […]

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13
Jul
2012

Making it Pro

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While many children dream of one day donning the uniform of their favorite pro sports team, the journey can be an arduous one.  And, while the benefits of participating in competitive sports are numerous, the sacrifices; physically, socially, financially and academically can be costly, especially since the elite only rise to the top levels of […]

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23
Mar
2012

After the birth of our youngest, Elsie, our church changed their Parent-Child dedication requirements. The principle behind the parent-child dedication was the same as it’s always been – a time for parents to publicly commit themselves to raise their children to know God and establish a personal relationship with Christ. However, the expectations were different […]

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