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A Pivotal Year

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A Pivotal Year

Posted on January 21st, 2018 by Cindy

In late 2016, I entered what some might call a “dark night of the soul.” In years prior, no matter what I faced in my life, I always found motivation and energy in my role as the leader of Restoration Place Counseling. Though very challenging, the work was exhilarating and fulfilling. But then something changed. Instead of exhilaration, I felt exhaustion. The productivity of the day began to be measured by the Candy Crush level I attained. And… well, there was my red flag. When I looked at my life, this is all I saw: – Still single, and about… read more

Rebuild Your Broken Home

Posted on February 7th, 2016 by Cindy

The picture on the left is a house in my parents’ neighborhood. It burned in February of 2015. I would see it every time I went for a run, and it stayed like this for almost a year. Apparently, there were issues with the investigation and insurance companies and attorneys and so forth. But each time I came home and saw it — still burned and badly broken with no restoration happening — I thought how it reminded me of too many people I know. Their lives have been badly burned and broken by the effects of their sin and… read more

10 Years Later…

Posted on January 28th, 2015 by Cindy

It’s a new year and I have a new goal of using more often the gift of written communication that the Lord has given me. I’ve resisted in recent years for two primary reasons – the first being that I’ve simply been too busy. Keeping a non-profit flourishing in an non-flourishing economy takes every waking moment. Second, it sometimes feels a bit narcissistic to think anyone really cares about the ramblings in my head. But then I had the thought that it’s really not about me. On more than one occasion, women have shared how my transparency about life and… read more

A Lesson (Re) Learned in an Unlikely Place

Posted on July 30th, 2014 by Cindy

*Disclaimer: This post is not supported or endorsed by Restoration Place Counseling or by any political candidate or committee. It is simply personal reflections of the author.   What do political campaigns and counseling ministries have in common? Perhaps not much in the grander scheme of life, but in my little world, I see a strong similarity, at least in the political campaign and counseling ministry that I’ve experienced up close and personally. I recently had the privilege of taking part in a grassroots effort to elect my friend and former pastor Mark Walker as the Republican candidate vying for… read more

The Benefit of Remembering

Posted on July 22nd, 2013 by Cindy

Several months ago, I flew home to Louisiana to visit my parents. At some point, I was catching mom up on all the latest happenings at Restoration Place. At that time, I was in the process of interviewing for both a full-time Clinical Supervisor and Counselor position, as well as completing the up-fit and decorating of our recently added office space. She asked me if I ever just sat back and thought about all the Lord has done over the last 8 ½ years. Sadly, I had to tell her that I don’t—or, at least, not nearly as often as… read more

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