Aug 25, 2008

The Present Moment


The present moment is a sacred place for God is the great I AM—not the great I WAS nor the great I WILL BE. I often wonder if eternity is just one big present moment? In any case, when I can settle down into the present, God is always there. Try it! Stop for just a short time and capture a bird, or a leaf, or a smile, and lose yourself there.

If you would like to explore this concept further, I cannot recommend any book with more enthusiasm than The Practice of the Presence of God, written over 300 years ago by a humble little monk named Brother Lawrence. He learned to abide in Christ by doing everything he did for God. He said that he would not even pick a straw up off the ground unless he did it for God. In this process he found unspeakable peace and joy.

Blessings always,

Cyndi

Aug 15, 2008

Especially for Children and Grownups that Hurt


Below is a link to a children's story I wrote about ten years ago. It is an allegory of my struggle with illness and self acceptance. I believe it will not only encourage children who are sick, but anyone who feels different.
You can print the pages on a color printer, cut them in half; then staple or bind them together. You are welcome to save the file onto your computer, e-mail or share this little book with anyone, however you like. God gave it to me, and I'm freely giving it to anyone who wants it. http://www.freewebs.com/warrenfamilylife/especiallyforchildren.htm
With love,

Cyndi
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Aug 13, 2008

Rest

Hearts My Child, My Child …

You will be alright. This, too, shall pass. I have bound up your wounds—THE WOUND—and you will heal. I AM Jehovah Rophe, remember?, "The Lord Who Heals." Rest in Me … the operative word right now is rest. I am preparing you for something, and you will be pleased with the result one day, very pleased. I AM your Comforter, Shelter, and Friend, and I AM the one Person, who will never betray you … never, in no way, never.

~Love, God Hearts

"Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."
Matthew 11:28 (NKJV)

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Aug 5, 2008

The Opposite of Love


We have all heard that the opposite of love is hate.
Some say the opposite is apathy.
Others say it is fear.
What do you say it is?

While not disagreeing with any of these definitions, I would venture to say the opposite of love is laziness, because love requires either work or courage. It usually requires the energy of giving one's attention to something and requires discipline.
As DC Talk says in their song, "Love is a Verb."

Where are you on the love vs. laziness scale? Tougher question: How do you do at home? I know God's got alotta work to do on this girl!

~ Cyndi ~
Hearts
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Aug 3, 2008

Why Bad Things Happen ...



After my parents died last summer, I decided that we are all like puppies in a Benevolent Veterinarian's office. The Vet loves us, and only hurts us when absolutely necessary. But no matter what, we will never understand Veterinary Medicine. Still, nothing pleases our Vet more than if we love and trust Him anyway.


Blessings,

Cyndi
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Passion and Discipline

Discipline isn't forcing yourself to do something you don't want to do. It's being so passionate about what you ultimately want that you're willing to suffer to get it. ~ Cyndi

Oh, my life's struggle! In fact, ironically, as I write this there are about 20 other things that probably take priority over my attention to my Blog. But I would rather do this, so they pile up undone. I have so much "knowledge" (knowing the right thing), and so little "wisdom" (not just knowing - but doing - the right thing at the right time). In some things I have discipline, like spiritual things, but in other things, like everyday practical life things, it is a constant battle. Not allowed to say "no" as a child, discipline and success make me feel vulnerable, accountable. Lord, Help me be uncomfortable enough to be truly happy! ~ Love, Cyndi

"Discipline: to train, bring to a condition of order and obedience; bring under control." ~ World Book Dictionary

Discipline is the basic set of tools we require to solve life's problems." ~ Scott Peck

"If we live by our feelings, our lives will always be mediocre." ~ Joyce Meyer


~ Cyndi Warren

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Aug 2, 2008

Infinite Value




We are all spiritual creatures of infinite value ...
created by an infinite God ...
and worthy of good...







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