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07
Jul
2014
No Time, God's Handprint, Cindi Ferrini, Family matters

  Having a child with special needs has my time pretty well structured and full. I often say I have “no time” for extra things. But 3-4 times a month my friend Lisa provides Joey with afternoon rides home from work, providing me with an hour of free time, freedom, and time to ENJOY whatever […]

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02
Jun
2014

Can’t

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Cindi Ferrini, Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Special Needs Kids

  Those of us with children having special needs might be hard to talk about the things our children “can’t” do. I tend to do that because often those are the things that concern me the most, and the things I most wish he “could” do. But recently I began to think (as I have […]

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02
May
2014
motherhood, logic, family matters, cindi ferrini, grace based parenting, dr. tim kimmel, love, mothers day

  Some days I just feel like quitting. Motherhood.   For 32 years I’ve been caring for our son who has special needs (cerebral palsy, epilepsy, developmental delays, mental handicaps, and lots of allergies – some severe and possibly fatal – namely peanuts). Both my husband and I are on watch all the time. Where […]

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12
Mar
2014
Do you know the dance steps, Cindi Ferrini, Family Matters, Grace based parenting, Dr. Tim Kimmel

Raising a son with special needs (age 32) has allowed us to work together on a lot of different levels and on different issues. So when our daughter and son-in-law, who were living with us, went to the hospital to deliver their second child, we went into our dance! We’d just gotten back from seeing […]

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26
Feb
2014
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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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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31 Days of Prayer for your Spouse

Attitude “A joyful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit dries up the bones.” Prov. 17:22 (ESV)   This.Is.My.Biggest.Struggle. I’m a planner. I like things to go as planned. That about says it all. On the other hand, my husband’s job (a dentist) is a lot of pressure and requires him to be very […]

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31 Days of Prayer for your Spouse

Serve “And he sat down and called the twelve. And he said to them, ‘If anyone would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all.’” Mark 9:35 (ESV)   As married couples we serve each other in many ways all the time. But sometimes we are called to step out of […]

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31 Days of Prayer for your Spouse, Cindi Ferrini, Grace Filled Marriage, Family Matters

Honesty “The integrity of the upright guides them, but the crookedness of the treacherous destroys them.” Prov. 11:3(ESV)   Integrity….sound values….seems to be a dying character trait that we can easily view the decline as we look around us in families, the neighborhood, the community, the media, politics, and even religious circles. How easy it […]

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13
Dec
2013

Slowing Them Down?!

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Special Needs, Disabilities, Handicapped, Cindi Ferrini, Family Matters

  A while ago I receive a newsletter keeping me informed of the latest legislation, informative classes, and ways to help people with disabilities. The reason I keep informed, is that our son Joey, an adult who is multi-handicapped – has numerous special needs.   One particular story in this newsletter told about a high […]

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