April 22, 2016

It’s so easy to fall in love with nature when we live in the Northlands here in Minnesota.  Once again I have chosen for my CD cover a painting by my brother, artist Ryan Millen.  Not just because of the majestic mountains, or the towering forest of trees, or the still, small stream.  It’s because I’m drawn into the painting by that little path that meanders through the woods.  I can picture myself walking there alone, and it’s so easy to fall in love with God all over again because I am part of His creation, too.  Alone with God, He’s all I hear….

Thank you for your patience 🙂  My mom hasn’t gone to assisted living yet, so I am still very busy with her personal needs.

love & prayers from Cindi


April 21, 2016

I’ve been listening to Avalon’s song, “Can’t Live A Day”, and I just felt I wanted to share the lyrics to the chorus:

“I couldn’t face my life tomorrow without Your hope in my heart.  I know I can’t live a day without You, Lord. There’s no night and there’s no morning without Your loving arms to hold me.  You’re the heartbeat of all I do.  I can’t live a day without You!”

I love Him so much.  It’s my prayer that you come to know His love the same way that He loves you.

love & prayers from Cindi


April 9, 2017

As a child growing up I remember that my family moved very often, even as much as every other year.

Sometimes at night I would awaken in a fearful panic, because I didn’t know where I was at or what house I was in.

Then in the darkness of night, I would hear my father snoring.  Just like that, I could feel myself calm down.  I knew that if my father was snoring, then all was safe in the house no matter where we were living, and I could fall back to sleep.

Some nights I would give anything to hear my father snoring again. Sometimes I still wake up in a fearful panic from troubles of the day.

Then in the darkness of night, I whisper the name of Jesus, and my heavenly Father breathes peace into my troubled heart.  He doesn’t snore because He never sleeps.  He’s always watching over me, and I can fall back to sleep.

love & prayers from Cindi


March 29, 2017

Years ago I found this, copied it, and hung it over my desk.  It was anonymous, so I can’t even tell you who wrote it, but it’s good.

“This is the beginning of a new day.  God has given me this day to use as I will. I can waste it or use it for good.

“What I do today is very important because I am exchanging a day of my life for it.  When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever, leaving something in its’ place I have traded for it.

“I want it to be gain, not loss…..good, not evil…..success, not failure…..in order that I shall not forget the price I paid for it.”

love & prayers from Cindi

March 23, 2017

Wow…..where does the time go?

Well, the rest of the story is that my mom has many care needs now and will be going into an assisted living soon.  So we have been busy sorting through all the bajillion things that one collects over a lifetime and deciding what to do with it all.

We came across a small pocket Holy Bible, King James Version, dated 1955, that had belonged to my father, who passed away in 2004.  There are notes and scripture verses written front and back in his handwriting.  A pleasant blast from the past.  🙂

On one of the inside pages, he had written:

“A Threefold Partnership:  God so loved the world He sent;  Christ so loved the world He came;  We must love the world to go!”

Isn’t that the Truth?

love and prayers from Cindi