January 12, 2017

There’s an old chorus I remember singing when I was a child. The words go like this:  “It’s just like Jesus to roll the clouds away, It’s just like Jesus to keep me day by day, It’s just like Jesus all along the way…..It’s just like His great love!”

That’s  an amazing truth!  🙂  love & prayers from Cindi

January 11, 2017

I love trees.  When I sing the old songs that say, “All creation shouts for joy” or”All creation sings His praise”, I also think of nature, and I think of trees.

In my younger days I could climb most any tree higher and faster than any of my brothers, and stay in one longer, much to the consternation of my mother.  🙂

Wherever I go, I have what I call my ‘favorite trees.’  This past fall I chose one at Oneota Cemetery.  I had taken my mother-in-law there for a visit because we have loved ones resting there.

So I was standing in the parking lot when I turned around and saw this amazing old tree rising behind the house. It was nestled between two tall stately pine trees and had lost all its’ leaves, but it was there nonetheless, barren against the blue sky.  Its’ gnarly trunk was bent and misshapen, twisting this way and that way, yet it still managed to end pointing upwards to the sky, praising its’ Creator.

And I thought, I feel like that tree. All bent and twisted from old age, life twisting me this way and that way. I was reminded of Paul’s words in the Bible Scripture from 2 Corinthians chapter 4 verse 16: “Wherefore we faint not; but though our outward man is decaying, yet our inward man is renewed day by day.”

May I live my life pointing to my Creator and praising His Name-Jesus!

love & prayers from Cindi

 

 

January 9, 2017

Don’t you just love the Northland?

The snow has come!! It’s so exciting!  Did you know that science tells us that not one snowflake is alike? Know what else isn’t alike?  Human fingerprints, dogs’ nose prints, zebra’s stripes, and right whales, among a few.  (yes, right whales! I have a dvd on whales that is pretty awesome.)

The creativeness of our God is amazing!  I love it!

Just an FYI update:  I decided to hold my three new Christmas songs for Christmas 2017 (should the Lord tarry) because I wrote a fourth song, and there may be more.  I also have enough songs for another cd, whenever I can get in the studio for more recording.  In the meantime, just keep listening to the cd’s from the menu bar.  Wish I could figure a way for you to download them to your phone…….maybe someday in God’s timing.

Do something fun today, ok?   (hint, hint, snow)  love & prayers, Cindi

 

January 7, 2017

Here we are already into the first week of the new year.  So many tragic things on the news, but……..we have HOPE!

No matter what happens in this world, we have the Hope of Jesus Christ!  There are, and will be, good things ahead of us, in this life and the life to come, if you believe in the One called Jesus.

Nothing can change that fact, that Jesus is alive and He is coming soon.  At that point in time, all evil and pain and hurts and disease will be eradicated as He takes His place on the throne of heaven.  He has promised us, and He keeps His promises.

Nothing can take that away, except yourself.  If you say no, if you walk away and refuse to believe in the salvation Jesus offers, you will be lost for eternity.

I choose to believe.  Will you?

Happy New Year! love & prayers from Cindi

December 24, 2016

Hello.  It’s been a long time since I’ve posted.  I haven’t been very well but am better now. How have you been?

Times are changing, aren’t they? Today is Christmas Eve. Being part of a blended family changes Christmas holidays, doesn’t it? It’s not just Christmas Day anymore.  Our family now has Christmas Eve-Eve (yesterday), Christmas Eve lunches, Christmas Eve night, Christmas Day lunches, and Christmas Day night, as well as the weekend after to visit with those we didn’t see on Christmas Day weekend.

And that’s okay with me.  I love getting to see everybody, whenever and however.

Treasure each moment with your loved ones.  Be kind to those you don’t really know.  Speak compassionately to the elderly.  Laugh with the children.  Help your neighbors.

Above all, love the Lord your God!  Without Him, life is nothing.

Merry Christmas, love & prayers from Cindi