I’ll admit it, I’ve been frustrated with the Church lately. For a long time, really, but especially this past year. At a time when we should have been shining our brightest and offering hope to a world in crises, we showed our worst. We argued publicly about who’s right and who’s wrong. We strained out … More Build Your Church
“Panic and anxiety NEVER advance the kingdom of God – even if attached to prayer. Prayers of faith are what move heaven and earth. When you panic it is because you are seeing too much of the enemy and not enough of God. Be careful what you focus on. Be strategic in what/who you magnify.” … More Magnify
It was an eerie drive home. I don’t usually plan my route home specifically to maneuver around the SWAT teams that have converged upon my neighborhood, but I did tonight. Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino is about eight miles from my home. That’s way too close to be a “news story.” This one was personal … More When Fear Strikes Close to Home
Maybe it’s the result of being a middle child. I’ve always been able to see multiple facets of an issue. I’m a big picture kind of girl. I rarely get stuck on a single perspective. Honestly, it’s a bit annoying at times. Life would be so much simpler and tidier if everything was black … More The Distraction of Fear
I just had a bit of an epiphany. I have often said that I struggle with MANY things–but my relationship with God is never one of them. I know He loves me. I know He is with me. I know He is for me. Regardless of my life circumstances. Period. I also know that is not the reality of … More Focusing on Addition
Fear. That awful insidious infector of dread. That deadly tormentor that keeps us shackled and shamed. That cruel instigator of rejection, insecurity, control , selfishness, bitterness, greed, anger, rage … It all starts with fear. So why do we fear? 1 John 4:18 says There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out … More Monday Morning Musings: Letting Go of Fear
Note: I originally posted this about a year ago but a recent conversation with a friend brought it to mind. I think I needed to ask “What if?” again. Maybe you do too … What if? It’s a question we’ve all asked. It’s a question that taunts and torments many in the dark of night … More What If?
I’m headed to the airport in just a couple hours. My bags are packed and, as much as possible, all the last minute details have been dealt with. Our little team will land in Bangkok at about 11am Saturday local time, which is still late Friday evening for most in the States. (For more info … More Leavin’ on a jet plane …
Originally posted on Deeper Waters:
“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment.The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” —1 John 4:18 (NIV) I see your heart, beloved one—and I see the hearts of the ones you long to protect. I…
What if? It’s a question we’ve all asked. It’s a question that taunts and torments many in the dark of night … What if it doesn’t work out? What if the unthinkable happens? What if I don’t get that job? What if my marriage doesn’t survive? What if we lose the house? What if the … More What If?
Last week I posted the following status update on my Facebook page: “Cindy wants to say things she shouldn’t – so instead I’m going to take a nap.” I did take a nap and it helped. Nothing like a quick little rest on a Sunday afternoon to press the reset button on my attitude! But even though my attitude … More The Golden Ticket