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I'm not a morning person whatsoever. For real! Just ask my husband, lol. I've been trying to change that because I've seen how much my husband enjoys waking up early and getting things done. That and my mornings tend to be pretty chaotic when I wake up at the same time as the girls.

Overcoming the Spirit of Fear

in , by Cynthia Cano, 6:00 AM
If you ask me if I ever thought I would be writing a blog post about fear, my answer to you would be, no. Fear is something that I have lived with for many, many years. Fear of not being good enough, fear of what people would say, fear of not knowing if I was really walking in God's will or not... Fear of writing a blog post about, well, fear because til this day, I still struggle with it. But in my newest venture: Wednesday's with Cyn, fear was the most requested topic for our next live video. I'll be honest, there was something inside of me that wanted to just skip the fear topic and move onto something more simple but I could feel that God wanted me to learn something from this, and not just learn, but He wanted me to overcome as well.
Fear is an interesting topic, because you would think that as easy as we learn it, we would be able to unlearn it, but it's not that easy at all. Yes, fear is a learned emotion. Why do I say that? Because we are not born fearful. Heck, when we are born, we don't even know what fear is, that's why you have to watch your kids with 5 eyes once they start walking. They are brave little creatures until something happens and they get hurt. Once hurt, they then learn what fear is and what they fear for. It is the same with us Christians; when we are born again with Christ Jesus, we are unstoppable. We find ourselves at such a peak time in our lives and we feel as if we can conquer it all, preach to anyone anywhere, and do anything for the kingdom of God that God would require of us. But then there comes a time when we experience hurt; hurt from someone in church, hurt from sinning against God and not being able to get over it, you name it. Once we feel the pain of a not so pleasant experience, we start to fear what's next? 

"For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline." 2 Timothy 1:7
What I want to target today is how we can overcome fear (bet you could tell by the title of this post). Something important to remember is that the Spirit of God is what is we were left with when Jesus ascended up Home. When that Spirit of God was left with us, we were automatically gifted with the qualities of God. In no way is God a fearful God. I believe that if He was, He would've never created mankind for fear of them sinning against Him. But He did it, so that tells me that He is not fearful at all, but He is a courageous God! And even before Jesus left His Spirit with us, when Adam was created, He was created in God's perfect image. Again, God's image. His inspiration to create us, was Himself. So if He was who inspired the creation of mankind, in no way would He create us with an ounce of fear in our spirits.
"So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them." Genesis 1:27
When fear enters you, remind yourself that, that fear did not come from God. And if it didn't come from God, that you know who it came from. The Bible says that enemy comes to steal, kill, and destroy (John 10:10)...

He wants to steal your joy.

He wants to kill your spirit.

And he wants to destroy the plan and purpose of God for your life.

Do you want to overcome your fears and start walking in God's purpose? Here are two antidotes for fear.

1. Prayer.

"Don't worry about anything; instead pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done. Then you will experience God's peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus." Phillipians 4:6-7
Although prayer can seem like one of the hardest things to do a lot of times, it's actually one of the easiest things to do. The reason why it becomes so hard is because we see it as "chore" and it's nothing of that sort. Prayer is just communication, a simple conversation with God, our Father. He wants to listen to us and to help overcome our anxieties and our fears. He is telling us to stop worrying, and stop be scared because He wants to give us perfect peace in our hearts and minds. But how can we receive that peace when we don't go to Him and ask for it?

2. Shift your focus.

"But when I'm afraid, I will put my trust in You. I praise God for what He has promised. I trust God, so why should I be afraid? What can mere mortals do to me?" Psalms 56:3-4
 I love this verse because David found himself in a moment where he feared for his life, but in that same moment, he realized he needed to shift away from his fear and focus on what God has said and promised. I will put my trust in You. Although scared of what was to come, He trusted God. We need to learn to do the same. Trust God even when it doesn't seem like it will be okay. God's plans for us are never to harm us. So when you are going through a situation that makes you fear what's next, remember to trust in God, focus on God, and listen to His voice. Shift your focus away from your fear, because the longer you focus on your fear, the longer it will take to overcome it and step into your purpose.


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27 things in 27 years

by Cynthia Cano, 6:00 AM

Happy Birthday to Me!

I am beyond blessed to say that God has granted me the privilege of a 27th year full of love and happiness. It's crazy to think about the fact that I used to dream of turning 15 because that was the "cool age". Then when I turned 15, I dreamed of turning 21. Then at 21 I dreaded the fact that I was 9 years away from turning 30. Now, at 27, I feel blessed to have reached this age and feel excited to be 3 years away from big 3-0. 

In honor of my birthday, and my age, I wanted to share 27 things with you; from blessings, to opportunities, to my bucket list and to the future! God has been good, He has always been good, and I know He will continue to be good and continue blessing me. 

Huge Blessings

  1. I am blessed to have been born. At the time that I was conceived, my mother had trouble getting pregnant, but that never stopped her from praying to God to give her a little. The amazing part is that my mother was not a Christian when said these prayers and God still not only listened to her, but granted her petition.
  2. I am blessed to have moved around just to get to Indiana. Although many people wont see this as a blessing, I do, because if it wasn't for us moving from Connecticut to Florida and then to Indiana, I would have never met my husband or had the kids that I have now. 
  3. I am blessed to have the husband that I have. We've had so many ups and downs but the good times have and continue to outweigh the bad moments that we have had. I am so thankful to have the husband that I have who loves, serves and protects me each and every day.
  4. I am blessed to be a mother. For so long, I worried whether or not God would grant me the opportunity to be a mom and one day He did. Motherhood is something so special to me, even when my kids make me want to rip all of my hair off (lol), I still appreciate it so much.
  5. I am blessed to have two sets of parents. I don't like to say that I grew in a "broken home" like many people would consider because my home was never broken. God knew that I needed two dads and two mothers and I'm so grateful for that because the ones that He gave me are beyond amazing. Each parent has been there to love and support me all the way!
  6. I am blessed to be a SAHM. Spending time with my babies and watching them grow each and every day is true blessing. The time spent together is incomparable.
  7. I am blessed to have released some people from my past and welcome new ones. The end of 2018 was a really tough time for me and my family. It was a season where God pressed us immensely to remove us from one environment and place us in another one. Even though it was one of the toughest things I had to go through in a long time, it turned out to be a huge blessing.
  8. I am blessed to know Jesus. I know that probably sounds corny to some people,but its the utmost truth. If it was not for knowing Jesus and accepting Him as my one and only Savior, I would probably be on the road to destruction.
  9. I am blessed to be a homeowner. Owning a home is such a big accomplishment. My husband and I were able to work hard to get here right after God restored our marriage and now we are raising our beautiful daughters in a house they can call home for a long time.
  10. I am blessed to have been able to reach a 27th year of life. Not many young people make it this far in life and I am grateful to God that I have. But most of all, I'm thankful that I've made it this far with Him in my life. Growing up in a Christian home is by the far the best thing that could've happened but that it was shaped me into who I am today.

Amazing Opportunities

  1. What an amazing opportunity to dance in worship to the Lord. Doing danza or praise dance, has been such a great experience and opportunity because I never thought I would do it. I've always loved to do pantomimes but when I stepped into the world of praise dance, I experienced something completely out of this world.
  2. What an amazing opportunity to branch out in ministry. You know, I've been blogging for many years, but it wasn't until late 2018-2019 that I started to branch out and actually form this ministry. This year I released my prayer cards and added a great friend to the prayer team.
  3. What an amazing opportunity to have been able to leave my job and become a SAHM. This was something I wished for since I had my oldest and God finally granted me with being able to do. He blessed my husband at work to the point where we are now living a comfortable life even with just one income.
  4. What an amazing opportunity to be able to give short teachings/reflections at church. Though these teachings are short, they have given me the opportunity to open up a little more and work on my timidness. I am so thankful for our Pastors and for them giving us the opportunity to be able to contribute in this way. I know this is only the beginning, but its definitely prepping us for whats next!

Bucket List

  1. I would like to travel to a few places I have never been to before. 
  2. I would like to join a mommy group outside of FB or even create one. As a SAHM I think it would be great to meet other SAHM in the neighborhood.
  3. I would like to step out of my comfort zone and start a YouTube channel.

What I look forward to in the upcoming year

  1. I look forward to growing and maturing within myself spiritually and mentally.
  2. I look forward to seeing my ministry grow into what God has already designed it to be.
  3. I look forward to working together with my husband in ministry. My blogging ministry is one thing, but I know when O and I begin our ministry together, it will be powerful!
  4. I look forward to getting closer with God and learning to depend on Him more and more each day.
  5. I look forward to homeschooling my girls until they are old enough for Kindergarten.
  6. I look forward to going back to school this Fall.
  7. I look forward to enjoying this 27th year with my family and close friends. Each year brings new memories and I can't wait to make them and capture all those good moments.
  8. I look forward to travelling more this year. 
  9. I look forward to being part of the growth in the church that we are currently in. It's been amazing being part of small beginnings like this.
  10. I look forward to what God is going to do with this blog.


One more thing before you go! In honor of this special day, I wanted to gift you with a free 7 day devotional. I opted out of doing a monthly scripture plan this month and wanted to go a little deeper within this specific topic because I know that if I have struggled with it, others have too.

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