Apr 1, 2021
Will your anchor hold in the storms of life? In this episode, we’re
talking about how to stay anchored in a storm and flourish instead
of sink. Joining me is my friend, Cynthia Cavanaugh, author of
Anchored: Leading Through the Storms.
Quotables from the episode:
- We need to give permission to others to share their
- Be careful not to be married to ministry instead of your
- We need to listen more than we talk. Offering spiritual
platitudes never helped anyone.
- You don’t have to agree with someone to validate their
- God says, “Do you trust me? I am enough.”
- We need to prepare before the storm so we don’t capsize in the
- Don’t try so hard to be someone who makes everyone else happy.
Just be who God created you to be.
- Live Bold: Trust Jesus, step out in faith, and take risks with
- Mark 4:35-41 “As evening came, Jesus said to
is disciples, “Let’s cross to the other side of the lake.” So they
took Jesus in the boat and started out, leaving the crowds behind
(although other boats followed). But soon a fierce storm came up.
High waves were breaking into the boat, and it began to fill with
water. Jesus was sleeping at the back of the boat with his head on
a cushion. The disciples woke him up, shouting, ‘Teacher, don’t you
care that we’re going to drown?’ When Jesus woke up, he rebuked the
wind and said to the waves, ‘Silence! Be still!’ Suddenly the wind
stopped, and there was a great calm. Then he asked them, ‘Why are
you afraid? Do you still have no faith?’ The disciples were
absolutely terrified. ‘Who is this man?’ they asked each other.
‘Even the wind and waves obey him!’”
- Psalm 34:18 “The Lord is close to the
broken-hearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.”
- Psalm 37:1-7 “Don’t worry about the wicked or
envy those who do wrong. For like grass, they soon fade away. Like
spring flowers they soon wither. Trust in the Lord and do good.
Then you will live safely in the land and prosper. Take delight in
the Lord and he will give you your heart’s desires. Commit
everything you do to the Lord. Trust him, and he will help you. He
will make your innocence radiate like the dawn, and the justice of
your cause will shine like the noonday sun. Be still in the
presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for him to act.”
- Isaiah 43:2-3 “When you go through deep
waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of
difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of
oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume
you. For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your
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About Cynthia Cavanaugh:
Cynthia Cavanaugh is the author of multiple books and the
award-winning author of Anchored: Leading Through the Storms and
Live Bold: A Devotional Journal to Strengthen Your Soul with
Redemption Press. In addition to writing and teaching, she is a
freelance editor for new authors, providing content coaching and
cooperative rewrites for Redemption Press along with working as a
strategic marketing coach.
When she is not writing or speaking, you can find her playing
games with her grandkids or watching a true-to-life movie with her
hubby at home in the far corner of the Pacific Northwest. A little
tea and chocolate make her smile.
Hosted By: Dr. Michelle Bengtson
Audio Technical Support: Bryce Bengtson