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08
Nov
2019
Thanksgiving, family Matters, Grace Based Parenting

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days of the year. I love the crisp fall weather, the Macy’s parade, the food and the family time. It’s one of the few American holidays that isn’t completely commercialized (at least not yet.) Creating traditions can help make Thanksgiving meaningful for our kids. Here are a few ideas: […]

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08
Nov
2016

I remember a very full day and evening with Joey that ended with a nice ride home and a very cooperative time getting him changed and into bed. He literally flopped into bed like one of his Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls! And so did I! But what I realized is that I couldn’t have […]

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25
Nov
2015
Thanksgiving, family Matters, Grace Based Parenting

The fall season seems to be a mashup of Halloween and Christmas with Thanksgiving only a transition between the two. I want to get t-shirts made that say, “Happy Hallothankmas!” Thanksgiving is the least commercialized holiday. That’s why I think it’s an important holiday for families to put emphasis on. Its simplicity, introspection and grateful […]

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Advancing Grace, Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting

The days from Thanksgiving through New Years are, for many of us, the busiest of the year.   In the blink of an eye, our lives are filled with decorating, shopping, wrapping, cooking, celebrating, and worshipping our Lord and Savior.  It’s a corridor of time in which our faith and its significance and the culture and […]

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26
Nov
2014
Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting, Happy Thanksgiving

{originally published in 2013}   The jig is up. I’ve avoiding talking to my kids about it in hopes we wouldn’t have to deal with the issue for a few years but somehow, my daughter has figured it out.   We’re vegetarians.   Well, I suppose we’re not vegetarians in the way most people would […]

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24
Nov
2014
give thanks, thanksgiving, grace based parenting, family matters

  “In” everything give thanks – not “for” everything.   Confusing? Wrong?   Let’s see what God’s word has to say: Ephesians 5:18,   “In everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”   As a young mom of a son with special needs, it was hard for me to […]

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{originally published in 2012}   Every year around Thanksgiving and Christmas time, a peculiar thing happens. In the secular world, advertisements for shopping deals become as numerous as political adds in an election year. We are told about this deal and that deal and how we need to “hurry in” before the sale ends. Crazy […]

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27
Nov
2013
Thanksgiving, Christmas, holidays, celebrating, Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting

  At this time of year there is a lot of well-meaning and rational commentary about giving Thanksgiving its due acknowledgement. About stopping to specifically focus on the bounty bestowed upon us even in the midst of challenges and trials. About honoring the original revelers who had so much for which to be grateful 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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Family Matters Blog - Julie Masson

As I begin to write this post, I feel like I’m climbing out of a cave from below the earth, pushing open an old rickety door to feel the sunshine on my face. I’ve forgotten about the world out there! The world that I’m talking about is the wonderful world of social media. Last month […]

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