Cynthia J. (Cindy) Thomas, a Kansas native with Arkansas Ozarks family roots, has lived in Missouri for nearly 30 years. She worked for the U.S. Missions division of the Assemblies of God before leaving full-time employment to write as a freelancer and care for her father, a WWII veteran, until his passing in 2021. Now, Cindy blogs and writes ministry features for the Assemblies of God AG News, Assemblies of God World Missions, and other faith-based publications. She also writes for Branson (Missouri) Globe. Along with her weekly “Reflections” column, her favorite stories to write are about local nonprofits/ministries and veterans. Cindy enjoys reading, gardening, and driving rural backroads. Her husband, Philip, teaches band at Forsyth, Missouri. They also love spending time with their adult children and 3 adorable grandchildren.