August 31, 2017

We have a new St. Bernard puppy.  🙂  Her name is Eva Marie and she’s only 7 1/2 weeks old.

Wow#1 –   Soooo cute but I sure did forget very quickly all the trauma’s and drama’s of raising a new puppy.  My husband took a week’s vacation to help, thank goodness.

Summer’s been pretty good so far.  We’ve gotten to see our kids and grandkids, and both our moms have been holding steady.

Wow#2 – then my pre-cancer A.K.’s came back on my face.  They make such a mess of my skin and my summer days.  I also discovered a new mole I didn’t know I had, on my lower belly of all places.  A biopsy revealed severe atypia with positive margins, which basically means a borderline melanoma, according to my dermatologist.

Life can sure get turned upside down in a hurry.  I have to go back in for a re-excision of that site, to make sure they got it all.  Not much fun to look forward to, but soooo thankful it sounds like they caught it in time.

Wow#3 – none of this changes a thing!  God is still God, and He’s soooo good to me!  I’m excited to tell you that I will be sharing from my next cd, Each New Day, in just a few weeks.

Hope your summer is going wonderful!

love and prayers from Cindi

August 23, 2017

I waited too long.  I waited to see if my husband would have time to work with me outside in the yard.  I waited to see if my grandkids would come over to help me.  I waited for the weather to be nicer.  I waited because I was too busy doing other things.

Finally two months later, I  dug weeds and planted my sunflower seeds.  I watered them every day.  My husband said they wouldn’t grow, but soon the little leaves popped up and I was so smug.  They grew a few inches, then a foot, now almost three feet high.

That’s when I noticed other sunflowers were six feet high and blooming beautifully.  I went outside and saw that actually, my little plants were starting to die.  Leaves withering and stalks bent over pitifully.

I waited too long.

There’s a spiritual application here.  Don’t wait too long to find Jesus.  Don’t wait too long to share Jesus.  Don’t wait too long…..it might be too late.

love and prayers from Cindi

August 10, 2017

ALL I HEAR

Recently we went to our grandson’s birthday bowling party.  The youngest grandson would walk to the kiddie ramp, thrust his ball down and watch for it to knock over a few pins.  Then he would turn around, dust his hands off and triumphantly proclaim to his parents, I did it!

I chuckled to myself.  I couldn’t help but think of Jesus when He arose from the grave, having conquered sin, hell, and death, and returned to His Father in heaven.  There He was…..the Son of God and the Son of man.  Was there just a small portion of His humanness that wanted to dust His hands and triumphantly proclaim to His Father, ‘I did it!’ ?

Jesus Christ did indeed “do it”!  He earned the right to be our Savior.

Revelation is the name of the last book of the Bible, and the name Revelation means “the revealing of Jesus Christ”!  It is not the end but the beginning of eternity with our triumphant Savior Jesus Christ! Read it for yourself. It’s an amazing book.  🙂

“REVELATION”

COPYRIGHT 2017 CYNTHIA M. SIMMONS

August 9, 2017

ALL I HEAR

Acts chapter 4, verses 10 -12, read: “10-let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by Him this man stands here before you whole.

11-This is the stone which was rejected by you builders, which has become the chief cornerstone.

12-Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name given among men by which we must be saved.” (NKJV)

“THE ONLY NAME”

COPYRIGHT 2017 CYNTHIA M. SIMMONS

 

August 8, 2017

ALL I HEAR

This song also came from the book of Exodus in the Bible.  The Israelites yet again were digging in their feet and complaining.  Poor Moses.

I love the Lord’s answer!  I think it applies to us today as well, when we feel stuck, when we don’t know which way to go or what to do.  Jesus is right here with us – just follow Him and move on!

“MOVE ON”

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