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{I Am Retired Y'all!}

  It sure is a bittersweet time but I am surely looking forward to my adventure with the Lord. I wanted to share a few pictures with my friends. I have received so many phone calls, texts, cards and gifts this week that have just brought tears and joy.  Turning in my office keys of many years was hard! But, Jeremiah 29:11 is surely reminder that God has set the plans for my life and that I will trust.  I only had the blessing of serving alongside Pastor Scott for nearly a year and I pray God's blessings upon him and his family as his journey continues. However, he is a quick learner and learned that I was the BOSS! LOL! The former pastor and his wife that hired me 22 plus years ago even tuned in to the recognition with a video. It melted my heart. I will never forget interviewing with Bro. Edsel in his office and then I was interviewed by the personnel team.  Lastly, Bro. Edsel's wife Judy interviewed me at a luncheon. Bro. Edsel trusted her discernment of me totally. However,

Wednesday in the Word-Happy New Year and New Word for 2015

Well, I wonder how long it will take me to write 2015 instead of 2014? I am usually well into March before it kicks in! LOL! It just seems like last week and it was the new year of 2014! Must be an age thing but dang time seems to fly these days. I've been praying for several weeks now about what my new word for 2015 would be. For those of you that know me well know that several years ago I began to seek God for a WORD of His choice that would be MY WORD for the new year and that no matter what came and went in life that I would focus on that word. In 2013 the Lord gave me the word Peace .  In 2014 the Lord gave me the word Rejoice. My word for 2015 is Praise.   Web image   There is so many stories I could share with you about my WORD CHOICES. The word PEACE came at a time that let's just say there was several things I struggled having peace about it but in the midst of those things I would focus on the peace that God gives and not as the wor

Wednesday in the Word-How do I know?

I've had women ask me, "Cindy, how do you know that God is speaking to you? How do you know if God is calling you to do things? How do you know?????  Web image Well, all I can share with them is how I have seen the Lord work in my life and sometimes I have missed it! Just simply missed it! But, that is all the more reason we MUST stay tuned in with G od . Take the time to hear His still small voice because He does NOT always speak with a loud boom like we would like for Him too! As far as Him speaking to me He does that all the time. Not in an audible voice but to my spirit. The problem is that sometimes I just don't simply listen. Anyone else have that problem????  However, when I feel He is calling me to a specific task or asking something of me that I am not quite sure about I try to really listen and look for the signs. My rule of thumb is first and foremost: 1: Does it line up with scripture? If it doesn't, then I know that it is NOT from

Wednesday in the Word-Seek Peace

Have you felt discouraged lately? Maybe it's not just one particular thing that is bothering you but several. Sometimes the "several" things add up quick and the next thing we know we become so discouraged. We find ourselves walking in the dry dessert and longing for that refreshment.  Elijah was like that too. If you remember his story in 1st Kings he had just experienced one of the greatest victories recorded. He challenged hundred of prophets of Baal and he won! Instead of enjoying the spotlight Elijah fled to the dessert and prayed that God might take his life. Talk about going from one extreme to the other???? Elijah went from the mountaintop experience into the valley of despair all in one day!  Sometimes we are just like that aren't we? We suffer changes of our attitude and when we do it leaves us discouraged. We too need what Elijah needed..... REFRESHMENT . If you recall the story God first gave Elijah sleep and rest under the tree. Then an angel appeared