Witnessing Renewal - Letters from the Founder of Restoration Place Counseling

Working It Out

February 1st, 2006 by Cindy - No Responses

“Therefore, my dear friends,…continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to His good purpose.” (Phil. 2:12b-13) After listening to a young woman’s story and the reasons she is seeking counseling, I usually ask her two questions: Are you willing to go to any lengths for healing? Are you willing to lose your life as you currently know it? These may seem rather challenging to ask someone on her first visit to counseling. However, I’ve found that her answer is the truest indication of… read more

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

November 1st, 2005 by Cindy - No Responses

“I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well.” Psalm 139:14 (NASB) As I was pondering what I would write about this month, my thoughts were taken to a very special “gift” I received just a few days ago—one for which I am extremely thankful. It centers on an email I had written to a friend about my plans for the holiday. In the email, I had gone into quite an elaborate explanation of a surprise I had planned for my sister. However, before I… read more

Lead Me, Lord

September 1st, 2005 by Cindy - No Responses

“The Lord says, ‘I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.’ ” Psalm 33:8 We’ve all sadly watched some of the deepest needs arise right here in our own country over the past few weeks. Yes, I’m speaking of Katrina and the devastation she left behind. It wasn’t long after I mailed the last newsletter to you that one of the worst natural disasters to visit American soil roared her way through my home state. What is almost as tragic as the devastation to the Gulf Coast is the… read more

A New Creation

August 5th, 2005 by Cindy - No Responses

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NKJV, emphasis added) I just returned from my hometown of Shreveport, Louisiana, where I attended my 20-year high school reunion. Yep, that’s right, 20 years. I was a little apprehensive to attend. Not so much for the obvious reasons that some folks hate to go back, such as the fact that hair may be graying and hips may be widening. No, I just didn’t like the idea of going back. Period. To think about going… read more