For a very long time, I have believed without seeing many of the things I have believed. In fact, despite persevering through the years in praying, declaring, waiting, resting, standing, and basically doing everything I know to do to partner with God’s promises, often I have seen quite the opposite. But even when I couldn’t … More Knowing
There is so much more I want to tell you but you can’t bear it now.” I want to ache for what He wants to say, more than I do for what I need to hear. I want to be as aware of His longing and desires, as I am of my own. I want … More Wanting to Want More
I’ve been so aware lately of my many deficiencies. I have an ongoing joke with the Lord that I pretty much suck at life. While certain spiritual realities come easily to me–I guess you could say they are supernaturally natural–a lot of “normal” life stuff that seems like it should be a whole lot easier … More Christ in Me
I originally wrote this almost a year ago. Since I am currently away doing some of the very things mentioned in the post, I thought it was a good time to re-post. I am in awe of God’s faithfulness! For the sake of the world burn like a fire in me Light a flame in … More For the Sake of the World
It’s time to choose a door, beloved. What? How could this be? After years of waiting, I had finally stepped through the door —the door–he had long been promising to open for me. But I heard him again. This time the Voice was unmistakable. It’s time to choose a door, beloved. This other-worldly place I had just entered … More Time to Choose a Door?
I have something to say. Not everyone will like it. And it’s not for everyone. Sometimes I don’t want to say it. Hell definitely doesn’t want me to say it. But I do have something to say. It’s cost a lot … Many a tear stained carpet. Many sleepless nights spent wrestling. Then surrendering. Then wrestling … More I Will Not Be Silent
A holy hush settled over the entire room. The soft and tender tones of women singing out their sincere love and longing for Jesus filled the atmosphere. It was a taste–just a tiny taste–of heaven on earth. Then it happened. (Oh why does it always happen?) “If you’re struggling with SIN don’t let anything keep you from Jesus. … More Wretch or Wonder?
“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” — Rev. 2:7 Jesus said these words–or something similar–a lot. In fact, in the book of Revelation, he repeated this phrase at some point in each of his messages to the seven churches. The obvious conclusion is that not everyone has ears to hear … More Monday Morning Musings: Ears to Hear
“For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son.” –Romans 8:29 I love Romans 8:28. I mean, I really love Romans 8:28. Sometimes I need to open my Bible just to reassure myself that it is still there. It has to be one of the most encouraging promises in all of Scripture. “And … More Monday Morning Musings: Conformed to His Image
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. –2 Cor. 12:9 As I write this, it is late Sunday night and I’m tired. I thought … More Monday Morning Musings: All Sufficient Grace
Love is patient, love is kind. –1 Cor. 13:4 This little verse is loud in my heart and mind today. It’s what I wanted to write about this week. But when I sat down to write, I remembered I had written on this same verse just a couple of years ago. When I reread it, I realized … More Monday Morning Musings: Love is Patient, Love is Kind
“Jesus said to him, ‘If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you? You follow me!’” —John 21:22 It’s probably no surprise that as a writer, I also like to read. There are many writers who stir me. Many writers who inspire me. Those who move me. Those who compel … More Monday Morning Musings: Just Follow Jesus
Cindy’s note: I am going back to–hopefully–publishing a new post each Monday (or Sunday night). That gives me the whole weekend to try to find time to write! However, I may still post some other random stuff here and there as time (and inspiration) allows. This poem is one of those “random” things I’ve never … More I AM
This started out as a very different post. I noticed that my recent writing “style” had been leaning a particular way. It’s not that I necessarily liked it or disliked it–I just wanted to write something different. I wanted to write something different because sometimes when I look at my own blog … when I see the lovely tranquil header … More Happy Endings
There is a time to stand. When the battle over your identity–and destiny–is raging. When you’ve done everything you know how to do, and prayed every prayer you know how to pray, yet you’re still hard-pressed on every side. When you’ve pressed in and pressed on to “lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has laid hold of … More A Time to Stand …
“Lord, I’m such a failure!” I had already spent way too long listing everything that was wrong with me and everything that was wrong in my life, when I tearfully blurted out the words. I wasn’t expecting a response from Jesus, but I got one anyway. Really, in whose eyes? I was a bit startled. I stammered a reply, … More Love Never Fails