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”
The Lord told me He wanted me to write this headline: PEACE IS POSSIBLE And then He said: When wars and rumors of wars abound in the world, and even Christians panic and fear seizes their hearts, and they excuse themselves, thinking fear is “normal” considering the state of the world, I am here to … More PEACE IS POSSIBLE
Walking with my husband and two little dogs daily as I do, these last few weeks I have been overcome with the spectacular beauty surrounding me. I find I cannot walk more than 10 paces or so down the little country lane we live on before I’m stopping dead in my tracks again…looking up to heaven…and erupting into spontaneous … More The Heavens Declare the Glory of God!
I’m alone at home now. Everyone is out. And I’m totally “unplugged.” No television. No radio. No phone. Just me and the Lord…a warm swath of late afternoon sun shining on my bed…and this silence. This glorious, healing pool of silence I’m floating in. This is heaven. Heaven is sitting in the Presence of the Lord, … More Sacred Silence