June 28, 2017

When it rains, it pours……then there’s a hurricane.  🙁

Our beloved pet St. Bernard, Isabella Marie, died unexpectedly this past Sunday at the ER Veterinary at 2:00 am. She went into shock after she got stomach bloat with twisted intestines.  They say it’s common for big dogs, but we didn’t know. She wouldn’t have survived the surgery, even though she was only three years old.

My heart is completely broken and I miss my dear Izzy every day.

In the midst of all this double-grieving over my brother and my dog dying, we got word that my mom was accepted into assisted living.  So I guess it’s a good thing that I am so busy moving her, so I don’t just sit around and cry, which I do anyway whenever I stop working.

I’m glad Jesus keeps His promises, because He says, “This too shall pass.”

When it does, I’ll be singing again, if only because He is worthy!

love and prayers from Cindi

June 15, 2017

I’m still here……

My mother always said when it rains, it pours.  So true.

We’ve been to Nebraska and back to bring my brother’s cremated ashes to Duluth for a memorial service here.  We’ve got family coming in from out-of-state this weekend for that.  My mother-in-law had a gallbladder attack for three days.  My mother was having a harder time than usual breathing even with her oxygen because of the humid weather. My sister-in-law got re-married.  Our St. Bernard got her toenail cut half off and bled like a stuck pig all over my kitchen floor.

Our busy schedule sounds overwhelming when we look at it like that, but we only have to take one day at a time.  Lamentations chapter 3, verse 23 reads: “God’s mercies are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.”

Praise His Name!!  🙂

love and prayers from Cindi


June 3, 2017

Yesterday we had the fun of driving through the countryside of Wisconsin on our way to a wedding rehearsal.  Rolling hills, green trees, blue sky.  It was a beautiful day.

As we got near our destination, we saw more farms spread out on the hillsides, along with cattle and horses.  I love farms, actually. (One of my uncles once owned a cow farm.) We even had a deer cross right in front of our car.

I was reminded of the Bible scripture in Psalm, chapter 50, verses 10-11: “For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills. I know all the fowls of the mountains, and the wild beasts of the field are mine.”

That’s another way of saying that everything belongs to God.

That gives me great comfort. 🙂

love and prayers from Cindi

June 1, 2017

One thing I love about reading God’s Word, the Bible, is that there is much to ponder.  It’s never boring if you’re really thinking about what God’s trying to say.

In Lamentations chapter 3 in the Old Testament, it talks about God’s mercies. “They are new every morning.  Great is Your faithfulness.”

I love that!

love and prayers from Cindi