Cindy Tilkens-Jennings


GOD Said:  BEGIN AGAIN  That is why I am here.  To start again after years that brought me through Widowhood, A car accident that took years to recover from physically, but was a gift in this... I coded in the Knoxville Trauma Care Unit and came into the Presence of God's Holiness. After surgeries, and left with a de-gloved rt arm with bone overgrowth.  That means it will not straighten or bend more than 20 degrees and remains in a bent position, I am a richer person.  I broke my neck, back, replaced my rt cheek, fractured my skull to the point my rt ear canal closed permanently.  Two years later a brilliant surgeon in Oregon opened it and gave me back my hearing.  I have been through one storm after another for years.  Now I am about to embark on a biblical divorce I never wanted.  And I stand alone, physically.  But God is here.  And He said: Begin Again.  What I mess I seem to be, yet in my weakness, I was never stronger.  Christ is the vine, and I am a branch.  He feeds me the strength for each day.  I am preparing to go out, to sing, to tell my story, to encourage those who will listen in the Faith.  I am a servant of the Most High God.  He loves us with an incomprehensible Love.  And in Him, I can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens me.  I look forward to the good things He has coming.  For Jeremiah 29:11 says "For I know the plans I have for you says the Lord. They are plans for Good and not for evil to give you a Future and a Hope." My Hope is IN HIM.  All things are possible through Him.  Zephaniah 3:19-20  And I will deal severely with all who have oppressed you.  I will save the weak and helpless ones; I will bring together thoses who were chased away.  I will give glory and fame to my former exiles, wherever they have been mocked and shamed.  On that day I will gather you together and bring you home again.  I will give you a good name, a name of distinction, among all the nations of the earth, as I restore your fortunes before their very eyes.  I, the Lord, have spoken! Let me tell you that my heart and my will is to Glorify God, To point others back to Him, to tell my story that others might begin to trust in Him and believe in this incomprehensible Love of God.  It is a love our minds cannot even begin to fathom.  I am a sinner, saved by His Grace.  This Grace will help me to overcome my disabilities and Begin Again.  God wants each of us to Listen to the Holy Spirit and Obey Him.  Each of us has a gift.  Each of us has an assignment.  When we use our gift as God directs us to, when we obey God and begin to do the current assignment, God gets the Glory and people will run to Him.  And that pleases Him, because as I said, His Heart is: He would that none should perish.  We are His messengers.  People are lost and in misery. So many feel hopeless or are in rebellion.  Who will God use, if not us?

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By songbirdcindy, 2017-06-14



Prayer Request for African Mission Trip about to leave Florida and music with a powerful message just translated and recorded for Africa.

My songs HEAL OUR LAND and THE WIDOW PRAYS are about to take on new wings in Africa. Pastor Fred Otieno Ochieng has completed recording them in Swahili, Luo, and English.  Fred will need prayer support from now on as God is just beginning his mission to Africa.  I am also part of it, and believe I am going to Africa this year and would appreciate your prayers - as I am part of Pastor Fred's support system.

This is what just happened.

I was trying to raise money for the recording through fundraiser. Not one person other than me donated. B ... ut Fred Prayed and fasted. I prayed and others prayed. A friend of mine drives uber and went out driving nights to send Fred money for a computer. She sent it. I sent Fred my songs and the background which needed to be translated into Swahili, Luo, Abasuba and English in his own voice... and put into his Key. But no money came in. God changed the mind of the manager of the recording studio when he prayed. He called Fred and told him God wanted him to pay for the recording because he was going to send these two songs all over the world. Fred went to the studio and the man paid $300 to the cashier. God changed his mind... to help Fred and empower the songs for Africa in their own language. I am crying as I type this for you prayer warriors to pray about. The message is so powerful... I will share in another post. It will help widows to understand who they are in Christ and that mustard seed faith in a big God is more than enough and that they are to pray for their country to change and for the culture to turn to God from Governement on down. Scriptures to back everything. I will post these later.

In the meantime:
TEAM AFRICA- ABOUT TO LEAVE FLORIDA : KEN RICH ( runs the Indie Gospel Radio and flew from Canada to Florida to be part of this team) and TERESA WIGGINS the head of We Are All One Ministry (WAAOM) who's contributors have supported over 1200 orphans for 7 years. I wish I was going with them. My heart is going and I will be there in spirit. I haven't met the 3rd person, but I believe she is Kelly- another dedicated brave Christian woman with a burden to help others... in Jesus Name. These will be meeting my beloved Kenyan son, Pastor Fred Ochieng who is traveling two days by bus to reach Kampala, Uganda to join them for 10 days. Pastor Fred has recorded two of my songs in Swahili, Luo and English for the people of Africa and he is from Homa Bay, Kenya. He will be meeting them for the first time. All of the team will appreciate your prayers. They have a big job ahead of them. I will post the sound recordings in my next posts... so you may hear them... my verson and Fred's.

THE WIDOW PRAYS AND HEAL OUR LAND are found here on my page at and also at:


By songbirdcindy, 2017-05-02

I wrote this song riding shotgun in an Eighteen Wheeler while my husband Jim was driving. I was known as Songbird on the CB radio back then. We were running south with a tanker driver - Junkman. There was a steady ribbon of traffic lights winding through the hills, fireflies in the meadows, and the Holy Spirit was nudging me to write this song and to let my light shine. I felt unworthy. But God knew the woundedness in my soul, and reminded me to be transparent, not to hide behind a religious shield, but to let His Light Shine. I penned the song, and sang it to Junkman. He got all choked up and came back with "Songbird, thaaat was beautiful!" I have never forgot what He taught me that day, and I am blessed every time I listen to or sing this song. It was truly a gift from God and it healed a deep wound, and changed my outlook on life, ultimately changing my Life. LET IT SHINE IS HERE at Indie Gospel on my site and also at REVERBNATION AT www.reverbnation/songbirdcindy