Hi, I’m Cynthia!

I believe God is found in the real-life, everyday moments of parenting, marriage, friendships, and everywhere in between. Let’s look for him together.

What if we really understood that God is not only on our side, but actually working good in all the things we face each day? It’s likely we’ve experienced these truths in some of life’s most significant and sacred moments. Marriage. The birth of a child. Healing from a serious disease. And on the good days, if we’re lucky, we have just enough perspective to look through life’s rear-view mirror and see glimpses of his fingerprints at these pivotal points in our lives.

But then there’s the rest of the days —when we’re knee-deep in the busyness, the mundane, and even the hard places. Where is God in the daily grind? Where is God in the rough patches? Where is God in the messiness we call Tuesday? Are we missing him, or is he missing us?

Somewhere along the way, it seems we’ve come to believe that God is only in the sacred. At the risk of sounding irreverent, I sometimes wonder when did faith become so serious? Who told us that God is found only in the most solemn moments? That only in the most serious places can we truly glean what’s significant and, well, all the rest is just the margins. What if we could experience God just as much in the mundane as the miraculous? As much in the silliness as the sacred? As much in the hard as the holy?

Finding God in the ordinary is utterly life-changing because, after-all, that’s what most of our days are. It’s right there in the middle of the seemingly insignificant that God is longing to show how he’s with us, for us, and using us.

My hope is to bring words of encouragement for those struggling to work through their kid’s learning differences. Or to the wife laughing (on the inside) watching her husband freak out coaching 5- year-olds in a baseball game. Or maybe it’s for someone trying to move forward from what feels like insurmountable hurts, even deep hurts that sometimes come from the church. These are the real-life, ordinary moments that desperately need a vulnerable and comical reminder that God is good and with us no matter what we’re facing today.

Cynthia Yanof is a wife, mom, blogger, and the host of the Pardon the Mess podcast. She loves Jesus, her family, foster care, and having lots of friends around her as often as possible.

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