Surrendering Isn’t the Same as Giving Up

by Cynthia Jennings on July 6, 2022
Has there ever been a time in your life when it seemed as if there was no solution in sight to your problem? Have you ever uttered the frustrated phrase, “I give up!” I’m recalling the beginning...
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What I Really Need Most

by Cynthia Jennings on June 22, 2022
There have been times when I’ve struggled because I know God can do anything, but I couldn’t understand why He didn’t seem to intervene in those particular situations. Have you ever had this...
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God’s Sticky Notes

by Cynthia Jennings on May 11, 2022
What's your go-to for reminders? With all the technology we have today, I still love to use sticky notes to write down things I need to remember to do. Sticky notes are one of my favorite...
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Taking a Firm Stand

by Cynthia Jennings on April 27, 2022
The cartoon Phineas and Ferb which aired approximately between 2007-2015 was a cartoon my family watched often. To be honest, every now and then my husband and I will watch an episode or two. The...
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Do You Need an Attitude Adjustment?

by Cynthia Jennings on March 30, 2022
How’s your attitude? When you’re cranky and irritable it’s easy to blame everyone and everything. You look around grumbling…LIFE IS NOT FAIR!!! The fact is—life isn’t fair. With that being...
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The Subtlety of Self-Justification

by Cynthia Jennings on March 16, 2022
Has someone ever told you the truth about something and you got upset about it? On the outside you smiled and nodded along as the person spoke, you even humbly thanked them for sharing their...
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Why Your Story Matters

by Cynthia Jennings on March 2, 2022
You just couldn’t shake it. Shame and guilt weighed you down like a dead body strapped to your back. No matter how many times you were told that God loves and accepts you just the way you are, you...
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The Scab You Won’t Stop Picking

by Cynthia Jennings on February 9, 2022
Do you want to get well? A memory came to mind from some years ago. I was in line at the grocery store and a little girl asked her mother, if it’s worse to pick a scab on her knee or the...
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How Fresh is Your Faith?

by Cynthia Jennings on January 26, 2022
I’m not a coffee drinker (but I do love the smell of coffee). The following rings true for so many people. Every morning the coffee maker is programmed to turn itself on so it’s ready to go when...
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Courage to Rest

by Cynthia Jennings on December 15, 2021
He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul.He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake (Psalm 23:2-3 ESV). I leaned in close, the...
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Who Decides What Is Hard?

by Cynthia Jennings on December 8, 2021
Does the negativity on the news and social media make you focus in on what’s hard in your life? Do you blame God for the hard things in your life, asking why is this happening to me? Do you look...
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Is Peace Really Possible?

by Cynthia Jennings on November 16, 2021
I don’t know why this came to mind, did I read it somewhere or maybe I heard someone talk about it. Nevertheless, it was a story of a young reporter who approached an older gentleman on his 100th...
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When You Aren’t Sure if You Can See Good Again

by Cynthia Jennings on October 27, 2021
Several years ago, I listened to a tearful woman talk to me about some of her hurtful church experiences. Twenty years ago, our stories were so similar I could’ve been her. I know what it’s like...
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Breaking The Cycle of a Critical Spirit

by Cynthia Jennings on September 22, 2021
Have you ever been in an environment where you hear someone blurt out a constant stream of unwanted and unsolicited critiques? I wondered if it made the person on the receiving end feel small. I...
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Biblically Optimistic

by Cynthia Jennings on September 1, 2021
What we see or experience growing up can paint a view of the world good or bad. For me as a child I saw good and bad, but the bad tainted me for many years and I had a very pessimistic outlook on...
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