June is a big month in my life. Not just because I married my best friend on June 18, 1994 — a gift for which I am profoundly grateful. By God’s grace and kindness, after 23 years, Steve and I are still together, and going strong. Praise God. But there’s also another anniversary for me … More The Best Wedding Gift of All
CONFESSION: When I first got married, I was totally and completely and utterly 100% terminally PIG-HEADED. Think I’m exaggerating? Ha! Think again. <—- Here’s my Wedding Day Selfie. Yup. That’s me there, folks. Posing for the camera — in all my swine glory — the very day Steve Judd said to me “I do” when … More A Pig Tale
Many years ago, with a broken heart, I said to the Lord: “Lord. Why is it that I always seem to love people more than they love me?” Immediately the Lord replied: “I know just how you feel.” I was taken aback. Of course, I thought to myself. Golly, how sad. If anyone knows what it feels … More How To Escape Disasters of the Heart
Some years ago I was in mental and emotional anguish. Someone I had loved and trusted, someone I had even gone out of my way repeatedly to bless and honor publicly — my own pastor — betrayed me. First he refused to meet with me when I sought his counsel. Then he refused to return phone calls when my husband Steve reached out to … More Heaven Knows
Recently my husband Steve and I were talking with a sleeper. Do you know what a sleeper is? A sleeper is someone who has pushed the snooze button so many times in life, they’ve lost touch with the world we live in. Of course when I say “the world we live in,” I mean the … More Awake, O Sleeper! Awake!
Years ago the Lord gave me a strong word. He said, “Cinnie, I want you to begin thinking in terms of investing your time. Never *spend* your time, but rather INVEST it. Time is the most precious commodity you have in life. It can never be regained once lost. “Just as money spent is gone … More “INVEST Your Time — DON’T *SPEND* It”
This morning I was reading about the miraculous deliverance of the Israelites from Egypt. What an amazing story. As I read, I purposely allowed myself not to rush through the reading, but to stop between the verses. Take it all in. IMAGINE the actual scene. Wow, what a picture it presented to my heart! The … More “Make it PLAIN, Lord”