Cathy Canaceli
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Cathy lives and blogs from the sunny Philippine Islands. She is a social media producer and visual artist. Her passion and desire is to see God in everything. And yes, Jesus is in everyday's sweet, little surprises--like the cool breeze that blows on her face and the flowers in her...

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  1. Thank you so much for this post. Thank you for your honesty! It is comforting to know that our Heavenly Father wants to mend our broken hearts and that he won’t turn us away!

    • Yes, Yoline! Isn’t it so wonderful to wake up everyday knowing that God accepts us and wants to heal the broken pieces? I’m always so blown away just thinking of that.

      Blessings, sister!

  2. I love the Psalms because David says so many things that seem not sweet or proper at all! And yet He was a man after God’s own heart. Thanks for the reminder that we can come as we are to the One who came for us!

    • Hi Holley! I love Psalms too! Reading through the words of the Psalmist, I am reminded that we can come to God just as who we are. I pray I can have that same heart that loves the Lord so much and one that is broken before Him.

      Have a great day, Holley!

  3. Cathy,

    This post is beautiful and powerful. It has given me a new lens through which to see Jesus. I love that He can and will untie the knots in my life when I ask Him. I am learning to trust Him more. Thank you for writing this.

    • Donna, I’m so blessed to hear from you. Thank you so much!

      I feel the same way and I smile as I am reminded of His love. It feels so overwhelming that God longs to untie those knots and bring us freedom.

      Praying for you!

  4. Cathy,
    Thank you so much for your ever encouraging word-craftsmanship. I had read myriads of your works and even if its kinda mushy, I would honestly say, “Sheesh! Boy, that was awesome!” But nothing would ever compare looking you in the eyes, exchanging life stories and quoting scriptures with you over a cup of coffee. I so admire you as a person and you have definitely touched lives by painting beautiful pictures through words. Looking forward to read more and to see you soon.
    Your Biggest Fan,

  5. Cathy,

    Great post! I’m so glad our Abba Father concerns Himself with us at all times! He comforts us and strengthens us when we are hurting and broken. His healing balm is applied to our hurting hearts and His spirit encourages us. I’m so glad He knows how to “untie” our knots…

    • “His healing balm is applied to our hurting hearts ”
      “Abba Father concerns Himself with us at all times”
      –I love those words!

      Thank you so much, Deborah!

  6. Hello Cathy.. You are in the Phillipines and I’m in Florida – yet we both wrote about the exact same theme… broken pieces. Thank you for your sweet words to remind us that Jesus is sweeter yet.. a healer of all things broken. Feel free to visit my blog Blu Wings of Grace, my blog post was in June called “Broken Pottery Barn”. God Bless !

    • The thought of being half the world apart and yet in being “connected” because of the Lord amazes me! I super agree! He is the Healer of all things broken.

      I will check out your blog! Thank you, Melinda!

  7. Very beautifully-written and very true. God has encouraged me through at least three different people in the last few days to be honest with Him about how I feel, so thanks for being one of them.

    • Hi Sarah! It`s really amazing how God embraces us and comes to us when we open our hearts to Him. I pray that you experience Him today in ways you haven`t experienced before! Love, Cathy.