Greetings! My name is Cassandra. I produce and create the Scripture affirmation & meditation posts and videos at SpiritFulness.net. I believe that we are spiritual beings on a human journey, rather than human beings on a spiritual journey (see John 3:6 and cross-references). Throughout my human journey, I have manifested as a true Renaissance Woman, favored with multiple blessings, along with multiple sorrows. First and foremost, I had the blessing of being a wife. On August 1,1981, I married a man named Robert T. Wood, Jr. (Bobby). During our 36 years together, we ascended mountains, descended into valleys, and lived on level plains. On November 11, 2017, the Lord took Bobby away to our Eternal Home. I miss Bobby. A lot.
I have the double blessing of being a mother and grandmother. Bobby and I raised three children (Jared, Susan & Stefanie). We are also blessed with three precious grandchildren (Jordyn, Noah & Ethan).
Along my human journey, I have served the Lord in local churches, at various times and various places. From 1986-2016, I ministered as a Sunday School teacher, usher, church administrator, newsletter writer and editor, Bible school director, and I even played a small part in a few church theatrical productions.
My human journey continued as I matured. From 1991-2017, I had the privilege of serving as an attorney in the state of Maryland. From 2016-17, I worked as a Chaplain intern and as a Chaplain Resident in hospitals in Frederick, Maryland and Clearwater, Florida. Currently, I serve as a Chaplain in Land 'O Lakes, Florida.
Along my journey, I earned a J.D. from the University of Maryland Law School (1991), an M.A. in Christian Ministry (2015), and three units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) (2016-2017). This is a new season and my journey continues. . .
Unto you this day In the town of Bethlehem The Savior has been born Son of the One True Great I AM Glory to God in the Highest Peace. Goodwill towards man. Come and see His humble servant And feel His unpierced hands They shall call Him Emmanuel The Sins of man He’ll take away God’s prophecies are fulfilled For the Savior is a babe From the womb of a virgin She found favor in God’s eyes She conceived by the Holy Ghost He’s the Way, the Truth, the Life In the distance was a stable There was nowhere else to stay God’s servants they were humble They found a place for him to lay She laid him in a manger On a bed they made from hay Wrapped Him in swaddling clothes Then she pondered as they prayed In the fields were some shepherds Just their flocks and them alone As the angel came upon them All around God’s glory shone A sign has come to you He is God’s Holy Chosen One They went to give their finest gifts To thank the Father for His Son
1 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. 2 Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. 3 They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. 4 Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun. 5 It is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, like a champion rejoicing to run his course. 6 It rises at one end of the heavens and makes its circuit to the other; nothing is deprived of its warmth.
7 The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple. 8 The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes. 9 The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever. The decrees of the Lord are firm, and all of them are righteous.
10 They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the honeycomb. 11 By them your servant is warned; in keeping them there is great reward. 12 But who can discern their own errors? Forgive my hidden faults. 13 Keep your servant also from willful sins; may they not rule over me. Then I will be blameless, innocent of great transgression.
14 May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.
Two years ago, on November 11, 2017, my husband of 36 years went home to be with the Lord. He was a gentle man, the kindest man I have ever known. Bobby, you made it. I look forward to seeing you again. I will never forget you, my friend.
A Special Grace
Oh, the complexities of grief I lament, I cry deep tears of sorrow Yet, I hope and have faith for an eternal tomorrow I am sad, my head is hung down Yet, I laugh, And share joy all around Yes, I can grieve and still have faith Yes, I do grieve, For I have been given A Special Grace A special grace which dries my tears When I cry aloud A special grace which seals my heart That lets me know we are not apart A Special Grace Given to me from above A Special Grace That lets me know That I am loved.