Personal Best

I wrote this a few years ago, but I’ve been thinking again lately about how differently we’re all wired. Although God’s love for each of us is the same, that’s pretty much where the similarity ends. I will never be able to achieve anyone else’s “personal best”–or for  that matter meet anyone else’s expectation of … More Personal Best

Back to Basics

Sometimes you need to keep things simple–really simple.  Really, sometimes you just need to go back to basics.  I’ve been in that place lately. On one hand, it is a ridiculously exciting time to be alive. I feel a shift in the spiritual atmosphere that I’ve never felt before. I’ve heard amazing testimonies on a larger … More Back to Basics

Perfection

There is something just a little magical about the unfolding beauty that comes with the change of seasons. There’s something slightly intoxicating about a deliciously sweet breeze blowing gently through the trees and into my open windows. There’s something incredibly enticing about mercifully mild temperatures that require no artificial heating or cooling. There’s something undeniably … More Perfection

I AM

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

In All Things

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. —Romans 8:28 In all things. Not some things. Not most things.  Not almost all things … In all things. And we know that in all things God works for the … More In All Things

The Beauty of His Peace (a.k.a.Today, Pt. 2)

I’m sitting here with the seeds of  a zillion ideas stirring within me.  But I keep being distracted from my many swirling thoughts. I’m being distracted by the present. It’s just too beautiful outside to think about tomorrow. I’m much too distracted by today. Sometimes God gets on “themes” in my life.   Well, the … More The Beauty of His Peace (a.k.a.Today, Pt. 2)

Today

Someday I will have something profound to say.  Someday I will have a great story, or great revelation, or something incredibly encouraging to share.  Someday.  Maybe.  Someday. But  today is not that day. Today is not someday.  Today is, well, today. So I’m not going to try to be profound. I don’t have a really great … More Today

The Anchor

I felt like the wind got knocked out of me.  A sucker punch right to the gut.  I never saw it coming. “How could this happen, Lord? After all those years of standing in faith?  After so many sleepless nights praying until daybreak? After all the prophetic words?  After all of your promises?  I thought things had … More The Anchor

You Know Me

Often what we think we need, isn’t what we need. Often what we think is broken, isn’t what is broken.  And often what we think will bring healing, isn’t what brings healing.  In those times, I am so grateful for a loving Father who knows me so much better than I know myself. I was … More You Know Me

I Can

I can’t authentically be anyone other than who I am I can remember that who I am is exactly who He created me to be   I can’t make anyone understand me, or “get” me, or want to believe in me I can rest in the knowledge He already does   I can’t pretend to have … More I Can

A Time to Stand …

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 …

His Eyes

Look at me. I wanted to. I needed to. But I couldn’t.  Instead, both my gaze and my heart remained downcast.  He persisted. Look at me. I tried, I really did.  But I couldn’t quite will myself to look up.  So I  did what I should have done much earlier that morning–I cried out to him. “Help me, … More His Eyes

Go Now and Write

Apparently I am quite dense at times. I so long to make God’s heart happy and I never, ever, want to intentionally resist him. My heart’s cry is to remain teachable and open to the workings and desires of the Holy Spirit – always. But the truth is there are times I just don’t get … More Go Now and Write