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31
Jul
2019

Back to school season is upon us and it can feel like the list of impossible tasks is mounting. For most of us, the last thing we have energy for is establishing back to school traditions, but I am here to testify to the fact that even small traditions pay big dividends when it comes […]

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Grace Based Parenting, Inside Out

I’m about to celebrate my eighth Father’s Day. On the one hand, it doesn’t seem like that many years in comparison to the rest of my life, but on the other hand, it’s been long enough to where I can’t remember my life not being a father. There are still times when I’ll be looking […]

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I should have the answer. After all, I wrote the bible study on it. Balancing the Active Life. (A newly updated version is now available at www.cindiferrini.com) I should have known what was needed when my own life became overwhelmed. But sometimes we don’t recognize what we’re in the middle of until things start falling […]

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14
Nov
2018
Grace Based Parenting

At Family Matters, we understand the additional challenges that can be faced when fostering and adopting which is why we offer a great resource at no cost to you. We encourage you to take advantage of this free resource, watch it all at once or break it up into a 4 week study. Invite some […]

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Our son’s senior year has begun.  A year I have jokingly referred to as a year of meeting deadlines and writing checks. There’s always a deadline looming and every deadline requires a check!  But in all seriousness, it’s already turning out to be a year of great reflection for me.  These years of schooling haven’t just […]

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I always thought that foster care and adoption were things that only really saintly people did. You know the people I’m talking about – the really “together” and “with it” ones. But all that changed when two of my best friends began fostering. These were women just like me, with husbands just like mine. Their […]

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13
Dec
2017

God With Us

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New Years Eve.  1983. Central Tennessee.  It had been a silent night.  It was a quiet dawn.  Morning’s first rays slipped across the living room floor and climbed up the Christmas tree.  Prisms flashed from crystal ornaments and bathed the room in rainbows.  The Madonna stared down at her baby in the nativity scene hanging […]

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European Leadership Forum, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Darcy Kimmel, family matters, grace based parenting, grace filled marriage

Darcy and I spent the last week in Poland speaking at the European Leadership Forum (aka ELF). ELF is the lovechild of some Oxford and Cambridge University brainiacs who wanted to create an outlet for Europe’s leading Christian voices, thinkers, and people of influence to get advanced training. ELF offers twenty-four Networks in a vast […]

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28
Dec
2015

At the Threshold of Tomorrow

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You and I stand at the threshold of a New Year. With this in mind, I thought I’d share with you an epitaph from John Wayne’s tombstone. It says, Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It’s perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our […]

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21
Dec
2015

Christmas: A Hope Story

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Family Matters

I wish we were sitting down right now—just you and me—with a cup of coffee. I’d love to hear about your past year and get caught up on where you are in your journey. Wouldn’t it be great if we could spend the bulk of our time smiling and laughing? But life—even a life lived […]

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