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Faith, trust, grace based parenting, family matters, dr. tim kimmel, sue birdseye

  Most of us caring for one with special needs have to say “no” to a lot. Recalling days on end as a young mom, I remember barely coming up for air from treading the waters of life that engulfed me. It was never ending: Therapies Doctors/hospitals Diapers 2 more (beautiful and lovely) children (daughters) […]

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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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14
Nov
2014

Behind Every Great Man…

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family matters, marriage, grace based

  Guess what I can do with a 102 degree fever?  Several  loads of laundry.  Make dinner.  Help with homework.   Do the dishes.  More laundry.  Sign permission slips.  Write a blog.   Guess what my husband can do with a 102 degree fever?  Moan.  Suggest concern that he may be dangerously close to experiencing a […]

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depression, anxiety, true greatness, family matters, dr. tim kimmel

  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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Grace Based parenting, Special Needs, Family Matters, Cindi Ferrini

  Helping my son down a few steps in a public place I heard an acquaintance say to me, “Mom, he can do that himself.” I saw red – and it wasn’t for Valentine’s Day. I’m not sure if I should be ashamed or just plain honest, but my first thought was, “Who is she […]

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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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20
Feb
2014
Social Media, Grace Based Parenting, Resource of the Month

Do you have your phone permanently attached to your hip or hand?   That’s great!   Family Matters has you covered for Grace on the Go!   We have a mobile website app already in place for you to keep up to date on events, the blog, or even if you wish to listen to […]

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Family Matters, Karis Murray, Mental Health

  One in four adults and one in five youth in the United States have a diagnosable mental illness. At Family Matters, we know this means nearly every family we come in contact with is impacted by mental illness. As Christians, we know we can turn to our Heavenly Father and seek His guidance and […]

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03
Feb
2014

Running on Empty

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Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting

  That same anxious feeling we might get driving a car whose gas tank is almost on empty with the red danger light blinking, is how we feel when we’re depleted emotionally and physically in our care-giving responsibilities. Similarly, even an avid, well seasoned and trained runner is apt to say the same things we […]

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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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