Hey, I’m Cassia, and I’m grateful you stopped by! For twenty years, I’ve been writing, teaching, and speaking to help others draw near to Christ and discover His purposes for their lives. I’m currently pursuing graduate studies at The Bible Seminary (Katy, Texas) and released my first book in 2017 called New Woman, New Clothes: Outfit Your Soul to Live, Lead, Love, now available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle eBook. I’ve been married to McLeod for 27 years, and we have two young adult children. I also serve as the small groups and discipleship director at Faithbridge Church. However, the statements on my website are my personal thoughts and are not intended as an extension of my wonderful employer. Browse below for more about me, including the beliefs I hold dear. Feel free to drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on our ministry.
What’s in a name? People sometimes ask about my rather uncommon name, and I love to share the story! My parents named me for a spice mentioned in Psalm 45, a Messianic psalm that foreshadows the coming of Christ to redeem His bride, the church. Cassia (pronounced Cash-uh) is a type of cinnamon known for its sweet fragrance and mild heat. It also has medicinal properties. Psalm 45:8 says that the king’s garments are fragrant with myrrh, aloes, and cassia, and I am frequently reminded that as King Jesus-followers we are the fragrance of Christ to others (see 2 Corinthians 2:15-16). Cinnamon – cassia – is a good representation of the sweetness of Christ’s love but also the healing heat of Christ’s truth that He is the only way of salvation, reconciliation, and eternal life. May we all be cassia to the world around us!
I hold to the essentials of the Christian faith as summarized in the Apostle’s Creed, including God’s trinitarian nature and the physical death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. I believe that salvation comes by grace through faith in Christ and that the Bible is the inspired, authoritative word of God.
Hebrews 4:12 encourages us that God’s word, wielded in our lives through the Holy Spirit, is “alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”
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