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"My heart is overflowing with a good theme. I recite my compositions concerning the King. My tongue is the pen of a ready writer." (Psalm 45:1) This verse has become a life verse for me. As I continue to walk it out, I realize this journey as a breast cancer survivor has changed me but does not define me. I remain the loved, chosen, redeemed and blessed child of the living God who supplies me daily with more hope, strength, grace and courage than I ever dreamed I could possess! God has been so good to me ... indeed my tongue is the pen of a ready writer ... poised to tell the story of my faithful Father! I love Him so!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Glory to God...Forever!

It's hard to believe that it has been 6 months since my life journey took an unexpected turn. In that 6 months I've experienced the amazing grace of God! He has met me right at my point of need with overwhelming tenderness, mercy and favor. He has made the unbearable bearable and I have found that as His child my soul can sing not only under blue skies but also under stormy ones.

Please know that I'm still walking this journey out, face to the ground, but over the past 3 months God has placed a calling on my heart to speak boldly of His mercy, His goodness, His faithfulness in the midst of my storm. As a result, I've written a small (12 page) booklet that will accompany an 11 song CD that I will begin recording at GAT3 Studios (Charlotte) on Thursday, Oct. 22nd. I've booked the studio for the entire process of this project. GAT3 has hired 4 studio musicians from Nashville, Asheville, and Charlotte as well as a background singer to accompany me. I'm so excited that I just can hardly sit still! It's gonna be so much fun. The working title at this point is "Overwhelmed" because I simply am.

I appreciate your prayers this Thursday, if you happen to think of me, as I go into that studio for one purpose only....to make much of Jesus! May He use this offering as He desires! May He continue to work in my life and in my health as He chooses and may I submit to His sovereignty over everything that touches me. I bow the knee now and forevermore.

Let the words (& songs) of my mouth and the meditation of
my heart be acceptable in Your sight,
O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer (Psalm 19:14)
I'll keep you posted. Much love to you all!

Cindy K.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Divine Exchange

It's been a really long time since I've blogged. I've just been trying to adjust and get settled in to my life post diagnosis, surgery and radiation and it's been a little harder than I thought it would be. The medicine has been very difficult to adjust to but by God's grace I'll make it. And, speaking of His grace that is exactly why I'm blogging....

I was sitting on my patio this evening...just a few minutes ago in fact...listening to my Ipod. I've found a new song in the past few months called "Divine Exchange" by Lara Martin. (Hey SCCC friends, she's the same worshiper who wrote "God Is Here") Anyway, as I'm singing along I look up into the treetops that are set against an otherwise gray sky and there I see it...a little golden toward the top of the trunk. What could that be? Dry bark in the midst of damp? No, it was golden sunshine hitting in one spot alone. The clouds must be breaking somewhere in the distance allowing a little ray of gold to hit the top of my tree.

I could hear God speak to me in that very moment, affirming the lyric that my heart (and my Ipod were singing)..."and as I worship You, You lead me to the place; to the place of Divine Exchange" .... Something as simple as the exchange of gray sky for a spot of golden sun can represent His goodness in the midst of struggle. He's is so good to us, so faithful, so very present. I love Him with all of my heart!

I grabbed my camera so I could share this pic with you and I hope the pic will appear in this post in such a way so that you can see the golden sun. I've also listed the lyrics so you can read them.
Divine Exchange (by Lara Martin)
My heart is captivated, Lord, by You alone.
Captured by the awesomeness of You alone.
Melted by the grace and mercy You have shown.
I stand in wonder.
I reach to You, the One who makes
the blind eyes see.
Who breaks the chains of sickness with authority.
Restoring what was broken so it may fly again.
I live to worship You
I breathe to worship You
All of my days, Your face I will seek
For as I worship You
You lead me to the place
To the place of divine exchange ......
Thanks for letting me share this special moment between Jesus and me! Be blessed!
Cindy K.
PS: If you'd like to hear the song, you can google Lara Martin which should take you to a link for her Myspace page. This song is in her playlist. It is not in Itunes.