When Comfort is My Enemy

by Cynthia Jennings on September 8, 2021
Certain. Predictable. Comfortable. These are all words that could be used to describe my life. Would you be okay with these being the defining terms of your life? As I sat and thought about...
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Don’t toughen up, Suit up!

by Cynthia Jennings on August 11, 2021
Have you ever been told, “you just need to toughen up!” There have been instances when I uttered those very words to myself after being unheard, misunderstood or referred to in unkind ways. In...
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The Prune

by Cynthia Jennings on July 28, 2021
As usual I’m in my favorite chair looking out the window. As I watch the green leaves on the trees sway in the wind, my mind is drawn to a few branches where the leaves are completely brown. I’m...
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The Blessing of an Unwanted Assignment

by Cynthia Jennings on June 2, 2021
If you’ve ever tried to ignore the Lord’s commands or silence the Holy Spirit’s conviction, you’ve probably learned the same lesson Jonah did. The assignment given to Jonah wasn’t a pleasant...
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The Reason to Pray, Even When It’s a Struggle

by Cynthia Jennings on April 28, 2021
Prayer has been one of the greatest challenges in many Christians lives. Whereas Christians are commanded, encouraged, invited and often compelled to pray, there is still a struggle to pray. Most...
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Surviving Our Seasons of Suffering

by Cynthia Jennings on April 7, 2021
Longsuffering isn’t a word we want to be a part of our story. Longsuffering mean having or showing patience DESPITE troubles. None of us want trouble, let alone have troubles for extended periods...
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Measuring Up or Pouring Out

by Cynthia Jennings on March 24, 2021
What are you doing?!? Have you ever said these words to yourself after you realized you zoomed in to a picture on social media trying to get a better look, trying to see how you compare to those...
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Indicators of Hidden Bitterness

by Cynthia Jennings on February 24, 2021
Have you ever been in a situation where someone really hurt your feelings and you got all bent out of shape about it? Well, I have been in that situation. And those around me knew I wasn’t happy....
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When our Feelings and Opinions Get Us in Trouble

by Cynthia Jennings on February 17, 2021
Have you ever thought why some big trees can’t withstand storms? After a bit of investigating, I learned the reason why. Some big trees aren’t able to withstand storms due to the fact they had...
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7 Things God’s Voice Will Never Tell You

by Cynthia Jennings on January 27, 2021
When I was a new Christian, hearing and knowing God’s voice were the two things I struggled the most with. How could I know whether I was hearing from God when I didn’t know His voice? How could I...
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Gentle and Quiet Spirit

by Cynthia Jennings on December 21, 2020
I often hear the phrase “gentle and quiet spirit.” But what does this phrase really mean and what comes to mind at the mention of a “gentle and quiet spirit?” Do you envision strength or weakness?...
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How is Your Heart?

by Cynthia Jennings on December 2, 2020
I was listening to the radio one day and caught the end of a program. The person ended the program with the words “how is your heart?” That statemen made me think. People usually ask “how are you...
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Finding Calm to Quiet Your Soul

by Cynthia Jennings on November 11, 2020
With one month left in 2020 all I can say is wow this has been quite a year! The world feels in chaos…relationally, economically, emotionally and spiritually. Have you found yourself asking, “can...
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Portrait Mode

by Cynthia Jennings on October 7, 2020
Most cell phones have a portrait mode feature. This feature is designed to make the main subject of a photograph stay in focus while the rest of the background blurs. What if we had this feature...
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Good Stress, Bad Stress, What's the Difference?

by Cynthia Jennings on September 9, 2020
In our fast-paced culture that is filled with so many uncertainties, finding balance often times feel impossible. There is so much pressure to fill up every moment of the day and the fulfillment...
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