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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!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Psalm 23 ~ With added perspective ...

Several weeks ago at church, our Latino Pastor, Gilberto Colon shared an incredible message about suffering and rejoicing. In his message, he read Psalm 23 with an added perspective and it really touched me in that deep, deep place where our hope abides. We know that David wrote Psalm 23; however, the author of the added perspective is unknown......may these words minister to your soul right where you are .... right now ....

Psalm 23
The LORD is my Shepherd (That’s a Relationship!)
I shall not want (That’s Supply!)
He makes me to lie down in green pastures (That’s Rest!)
He leads me beside the still waters. (That’s Refreshment!)
He restores my soul (That’s Healing!)
He leads me in the paths of righteousness (That’s Guidance!)
For His name’s sake (That’s Purpose!)
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death (That’s Testing!)
I will fear no evil (That’s Protection!)
For You are with me (That’s Faithfulness!)
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me (That’s Discipline!)
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies (That’s Hope!)
You anoint my head with oil (That’s Consecration!)
My cup runs over (That’s Abundance!)
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life (That’s Blessing!)
And I will dwell in the house of the LORD (That’s Security!)
Forever. (That’s Eternity)

Also, praying for the country of Haiti in the aftermath of the earthquake .... join me won’t you?

Cindy K

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Sunrises and Rocks..The story of the photograph ......

I feel so privileged to be able to use this photograph as my CD cover. Let me take a moment to give the backstory.....

For months I had been attempting to say “overwhelmed” in a picture. I thought that a sunrise would say it nicely and settled on an online stock photo depicting the sun coming up and spreading it’s warmth over a green grassy field and one lone tree stretching heavenward for all of it’s needs. That was a good idea, perhaps, but it still didn’t capture the essence of being overwhelmed. What to do?

While sharing my dilemma with a friend and sharing with her the story of the rocks my son had given to me....more about the rocks in the insert of the CD which tells that story and the lessons that God is teaching me through this simple gift of 4 rocks. The rocks are inseparable from the songs that have been recorded....so, I was telling you that I was telling my sweet friend about my dilemma.

She had an idea...it turns out that her brother-in-law, in Minnesota, is a professional nature photographer and has the most beautiful picture of rocks on his website. She told me to check it out and if I liked it, she’d contact him to see if he would let me use the photo. Well, I did like it...alot...and he has allowed me to use it. He is a fellow believer and very supportive of what I’m doing.

He explained to me that he captured the picture quite by accident as he was out at Sugarloaf Cove, Lake Superior, Minnesota trying to capture a sunrise...oh really? So was I! It just wasn’t working out for him...oh really? Me either! He happened to down look at his feet and saw the water rushing over the stones. He stood there trying to time the incoming water so as to capture the water’s power, covered and uncovered rocks, and the water’s foam in perfect timing. This photograph is the result.

Praise God for His own perfect timing...
2 people trying to capture the sunrise, for different reasons,
2 people beholding rocks and gazing at their beauty,
2 believers, bound in Christ, capturing “overwhelmed”....
for such a time as this...

Thank you Darren. My heart is blessed by your generosity to me and your support in this call of the Lord. May the Lord bless you abundantly!

Check out his website of beautiful photographs at www.darrenolson.com

Blessings to you for your day! And, whatever happens to you today, find God in the details....He may just be working behind the scenes of any given situation to accomplish something incredible in you a little further down the road....


Saturday, January 2, 2010

New Year 2010

Praise God for new beginnings! Surely His mercies are new each day! No resolutions for me this year just a deep abiding conviction and desire that each day will be, must be, deeper still with Christ than the day before.

Each moment, a cherished one.
Each breath, deeply inhaling God’s grace.
Each step, walked out with my Maker.

I may stumble along the way, I may feel squeezed by the cares of life but He is the Lifter of my head. He sustains us moment by moment.

So, with our finite minds we say “Happy New Year” precious Lord..timeless, eternal, unchanging God...walk with us, guide our steps, guard our hearts, shower down Your incredible mercy...

we are desperate for You!