Friday, May 15, 2009

New Life

A few posts ago I showed you this picture:

The eggs have hatched into three little baby birds! Their nest is sort of out in the open close to our garage so I was a little worried that they might not make it, but despite our vehicles coming and going and the monsoon-like rain we've had for ever, they are growing well. I don't know why I was worried. His eye is on the sparrow, and the baby cardinals too.

Here they are, right after they hatched. They were mostly just little balls of fuzz.

Here they are three days later, resting after they've eaten. Look at their little wings. God's detail is amazing.

Cindy Sig 2

Thursday, May 14, 2009


These clouds took my breath away and reminded me of this Scripture:

......" He makes the clouds his chariot and rides on the wings of the wind." Psalm 104:3b

Cindy Sig 2

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Graduation Day

On Friday afternoon my husband, son and parents and me travelled to Rome, Ga to celebrate Mother's Day with my daughter Caitlin. We had a wonderful dinner at Sassafras and then we went to her apartment for a wonderful White Chocolate Raspberry cake from Honeymoon Bakery.

I received a beautiful flower arrangement and the movie Bride Wars from my children, and my sweet husband gave me beautiful Pandora earrings with three interchangeable charms.

But the main reason we went to Rome was to attend our firstborn's graduation from college. I still cannot believe that our little girl is now a young woman.

For the last four years, Caitlin has attended Berry College. It is a beautiful school with approximately 26,000 acres. While driving through the campus you will spot all sorts of wildlife. The Whitetail Deer are too numerous to count. On several occasions while walking to class Caitlin has had baby fawns come right up to her.

On Saturday morning the graduation festivities began at 10:30 with a Baccalaureate Service. The Scripture reading was Psalm 121 which they consider "The Berry Psalm". The Chaplain's address was titled "Choose This Day" and was taken from Joshua 24:14-15.

At the Baccalaureate Service

Graduation at Berry is traditionally held outside on the lawn of the Library so that there is unlimited seating for family members. Because of all the rainy weather in Georgia over the past couple of weeks a decision on the location of the ceremony was not made until after the Baccalaureate Service. Finally the decision was made to hold graduation outside and then immediately after that it started pouring. So the decision was reversed and the ceremony would be held inside at The Cage Center, the new athletic facility. And wouldn't you know it, it didn't rain another drop until graduation was over.

Caitlin and her brother Manning.

Caitlin received a B.S. degree with a major in Bio-Chemistry. She will begin Nursing School in the fall.

So go forth sweet baby. The world is yours. And always remember the plans He has for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans for a hope and a future. We love you very much.

Life Is Good,

Monday, May 4, 2009

God Is Never Late

I have waited with much anticipation for Spring to show itself at my house. While everything is blooming all over the county, for some reason Spring has been slow to come to my house.

It seems like I have been waiting on more than just Spring lately. Answers to long standing prayer requests. Unresolved health issues that won't go away. I know that I am not the only one. There are many who seem to be waiting on God. It is easy to get discouraged at times. When you are in pain and the answers don't seem to come.

This quote from Beth Moore's "Wising Up" sums it all up: "God is never late. He misses a few good opportunities to be early, but He is never late." So if anyone out there reading this needs some encouragement, please know that God is always on time. He doesn't work by our clocks or schedules. His way is perfect. Isaiah 55:8 and 9 tells us: "For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.

And like Spring, He will show up when His time is right and in His perfect way.

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