Friday, April 22, 2011



Chronic Illness or Pain Daily

2011-04-22 10:00:07-04

The disciples were gathered in the room,
their Lord had been crucified.
They were discouraged, felt abandoned,
wishing He was at their side.
And then! He appeared ! Right there
and He wished them His peace.
The disciples were filled with joy -
their questions now could cease!

And then! Lovingly, He showed them
the wounds in His side, His hands,
wanting them to know He’d hurt, too
and now He could understand…
Understand each pain and each trial
that they would ever go through,
understand their tribulations
for He had felt them, too.

For God is not a God
who kept Himself protected,
not a God who played it safe
and tried not to be affected.
He was willing to walk our earth
and feel what it is to be man;
that was one of His intentions
and part of His perfect plan
So when you have a hurting heart
and in your personal pains and aches,
know that He’s been wounded, too,
and for you, His own heart breaks.
In His mercy and compassion
and because of all He went through,
Jesus cares for your every concern
and feels it along with you.

When He goes to wipe your tears,
know He’s had tears of His own.
He’s experienced loneliness and loss,
so you’re not wounded alone.
No, you’re not wounded alone.

About the Author:
Cynthia Evans is a published poet

living in the greater Atlanta area. 
When she’s not writing, you might 
find her serving at Christian companies,
traveling, walking or watching 
inspirational films.

Saturday, April 16, 2011


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Thursday, April 14, 2011


Happy Thursday, Friends,

Our son Mike and DIL Carla are headed back to St. Louis now and are already missed.   We are needing to learn to manage on our own again.  Carla took over the kitchen while she was here which was a gift to all of us - particularly hubby Jack, who is my caregiver and preparer of kitchen oddities.  Mike was our gift in the office by building and setting up two brand new computers for Jack and myself  to ponder and praise over this awesome Windows 7.  Now that Mike has gone home - we'll probably drive him crazy calling and begging him to remote into our pc's and clear up all the problems and mysterious ways to use this pc.

Speaking of mysteries, I have a very puzzling one.  Before my new pc was installed, I had almost completed a revision on the current chapter of the story I'm writing.  Although I don't care to admit that it might be my fault, it might be.  Could I have neglected to do a final save before I closed down late that night I revised it?  AGH!!  I think I've told you about the critique group I'm part of with ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers). 

After Mike had done all the work of setting up my new PC, I was so enthusied to make sure everything had been moved completely and correctly.  I quickly went to the foldler containing my writings and clicked on the file I wanted opened.....and I went to my story and became so fearful over what I saw that I SCREAMED!!  "WHERE'S THE REST OF MY CHAPTER?"  Mike and I started an investigation immediately and searched the old and new pc hard drives and each manuscript I found came up with the same missing pages.  I decided I could look at this in two different ways.  I could cry and stew over the lost pages; or I can remember the revisions as well as possible, and write again believing it will come out better than it was before.  Then.....I keep wondering to myself if it had been a dream that I wrote those easy is that?  I know God has a hand in what I'm doing...and I just wonder why He didn't save it either?

This must be part of the plan  God has chosen for me.   I think I'll just leave it at that.



Wednesday, April 13, 2011


Hi Friends,

This note is being processed for you on my brand new CUSTOM MADE COMPUTER!!  My first born son created this pc for me and it's made with L-O-V-E.

If you've been looking for me to show up for the past week, my old pc has been down, and my son and daughter-in-love are visiting us from St. Louis this week.  While my son Mike has been in the office putting up two new pc's - one for my husband too, Carla, my DIL has been in the kitchen cooking and baking for all of us and our guests every day and it's so good that at my age....I'm enjoying getting a little chubby this week.  I can take it off again, I pray.  Carla has prepared casseroles and goodies to put in the freezer for us to enjoy in future weeks.  Honestly, I could get used to being treated like royalty.  We must have raised him right....or something.  Thank you, Lord.

What has been happening around Facebook while I've been gone?  Drop me a message to let me know.  I'd love to hear from you.

I've got a story to tell you that is a bit stressful, so I won't add it to this entry on my blog today.  This is a stressfree happy  bunch of words all thrown together to tell you all that this has been some great week.