Star Struck

I admit it. I get star struck.                                                                                                

The lobby of the CNN building in Atlanta, GA

The lobby of the CNN building in Atlanta, GA

 I didn’t think so for the longest time, but yes…

I tend to turn into a blithering idiot around celebrities.

I had the opportunity to visit the CNN building back in 2013, and be a guest on their After Dark show as part of the studio jury during a very high profile case. I got to meet people who are on TV everyday; who are as normal as anyone you might run into in most places.

Me and Vinnie Politan

Me and Vinnie Politan

Me and Darren Kavinoky

Me and Darren Kavinoky


Yep. Red-faced, stumbling over my words, bonafide star struck.

To tell you the truth, I didn’t think much of it, other than being excited I got to meet these fascinating people.

But it all came back to me, in a rush, back in May, 2015.

You see, I’m involved with prayer groups on Twitter. One of the people I pray for is Charlie Daniels. That’s right, the “Devil Went Down To Georgia” guy. (If you don’t know who he is, please Google him and check him out on iTunes. You’re missing out on some fine music.) My husband has seen Charlie in concert numerous times, and I decided to go with him in May.

Cyn, Charlie Daniels, and hubby, "Pyro-Jack"

Cyn, Charlie Daniels, and hubby, “Pyro-Jack”

I'm so honored Charlie chose to follow me!

I’m so honored Charlie chose to follow me!


Charlie has graciously thanked me for praying for him, Ms. Hazel, and the rest of his crew, numerous times on Twitter.
Back to May. We’re waiting our turn at the meet-and-greet before the show.  As Charlie shook Jack(Pyro)’s hand, Jack said, “And this is my wife, Charlie”.  I stepped out from behind Jack, Charlie looked me square in the face, and said, “You’re CYN!”

and shook my hand, both of us grinning.
You see, Charlie was being his usual charming self, posing with people for pictures as he does for every meet-and-greet before a show, but for me, this was different.

He. Knew. My. Name.

And I couldn’t help but think, ‘If I’m this star struck over Charlie Daniels’ knowing my name, HOW MUCH MORE when Jesus says my name?.

How much more indeed?

Praying for my readers today. And Charlie Daniels too.

(An extra note–Charlie’s godson, Logan Smith was killed in an auto accident over Labor Day weekend. Please include Logan’s parents, Wayne & Cindy, as well as his sister Leighanna in your prayers. Thanks.)

Need prayer? Leave a comment, and know you’ll be lifted to His throne.

About Cyn

Cyn Rogalski is a daughter of the Most High God. A prayer warrior, artist, speaker and writer, the work of her hands is meant to draw you to Jesus. Want me to speak at your next retreat, service or gathering? Contact me by leaving a comment below.
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5 Responses to Star Struck

  1. So neat and so sweet! Love the post, sweet Cyn!

  2. Wow–Charlie Daniels knows you??? That’s awesome! But yes, how much more awesome it is that the creator knows my name. Powerful analogy, Cyn. Thanks!

  3. Ann Harchar says:

    Great story! Keep on writing. @

  4. Amy says:

    I love Vinnie! I’d be star struck also.

  5. HE knows my name! Indeed! I am a daughter of the most HIGH God! Amen, Cyn. Thank you for this reminder!

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