Witnessing Renewal - Letters from the Founder of Restoration Place Counseling

It’s Not All About Me

December 23rd, 2011 by Cindy - 3 Responses

Sometimes the best made plans just don’t go the way we hoped. Today has been one of those days. I was very excited to travel with my sister and brother-in-law to my parents’ home in Louisiana. This will be the first Christmas for “Honey Bunny,” as we affectionately call him, to spend Christmas with us, as he and my sister were just married in June. The plan was to leave Greensboro at 7:00 am and arrive in Shreveport by 10:10 am. However, this schedule included a tight connection in Atlanta. Very tight. Definitely not enough time to deal with delays…. read more

God Must Be Busy

December 9th, 2011 by Cindy - 4 Responses

I originally wrote the following in March of 2008. I thought about it again today when I received K-LOVE radio’s Encouraging Word for the Day: Psalm 37:23 The LORD directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. I have talked with several women this week who need to be reminded that, even when we don’t see God answering our prayers the way we think He should answer them, He has not forgotten us. He is intimately concerned with every detail of our lives.  Occasionally I work at the local behavioral health hospital. Here is… read more

Giving Thanks

November 25th, 2011 by Cindy - One Response

Give thanks to the Lord and proclaim his greatness. Let the whole world know what he has done. (Psalm 105:1) I was driving back to Greensboro tonight after spending a lovely afternoon and evening in the mountains with my brother-in-law’s family. My dear friend Mary who had celebrated with us this year asked me what I was thankful for. Knowing that I have a very long gratitude list that I could have rattled off, I paused to think about the one thing that I am most thankful for today. And my answer came quickly and easily. I replied, “I am most thankful… read more

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

November 21st, 2011 by Cindy - No Responses

We’ve entered that season so often called “the most wonderful time of the year.” At least that’s what they call it in the all-time favorite Christmas melody first recorded by Andy Williams back in 1963. However, as the years have passed by, it seems we may have graduated from the most wonderful to the busiest and most stressful time of the year! Being the executive director of a small nonprofit organization, the season of “busy and stressful” can actually last twelve months of the year, not simply the six or so weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. And because of this,… read more

Angels without Wings

November 3rd, 2011 by Cindy - 2 Responses

The other day I was dusting–something done frequently with feline children in the house. I picked up my two Willow Tree® angels who hang out on a table in my bedroom and… who no longer have their wings. And it made me wonder about angels who have lost their wings. First, I have to say that these angels lost their wings in a very everyday way. That would be Gracie–my overly anxious, demanding, and precocious 6 1/2 pound kitty who thinks she’s as big as a lion. Over the  years when Gracie has been ready for mom to wake up, she… read more