Sunday, July 25, 2010

Message Monday

Hi Everyone--

I hope you that you are having a wonderful Monday! This week, my “Monday Message” is short, but it is based on the events of the past week. I live in New Orleans and for several days, I thought we were going to have to evacuate. Panic and prayer (in that order) set in!

Now, I would love to tell you that I was so faithful that I did not worry about anything, but that is far from the truth. Not only was it extremely dismaying, but also, I wasn’t sure what to pack or where everything was. My husband and I had to drive 50 miles round trip to buy bubble wrap in case this was not a “test run.”

Luckily, I did not need to use it. Believe me, the evacuation process is overwhelming, as well as frightening....tons of cars on the road in the sweltering heat trying to get out of a major city all at once...animals to take...treasured items to remember...the list goes on and on.

But, I am so grateful that the Lord watched over us and kept us safe...And I wish you a peaceful and safe week, clear of all life’s storms! May it be a week of feeling God’s presence as we heard about in everyone’s stories this weekend.

Also, the Link Party for this week is simple...Please tell us your favorite word...It doesn’t have to be a religious word...just your favorite--and tell us why!!!! We’d love to know!!!



  1. So glad your prayers were answered Cindy.
    Thanks be to God.
    June xx

  2. Hi Cindy...
    I'm so glad the weather improved. That is what I was praying for!! Was the bubble wrap to protect items in case you had to evacuate? I"m glad you didn't have to use it!!! SAve it!!
    My dad and his family were in Alaska in the 1964 earthquake..they'd just moved into their house the week prior and a lot of stuff still wasn't unpacked yet..and they didn't unpack it, because they thought they might have to evacuate as well. Fortunately they didn't have to do that.

    I"m so glad everything is good where you're at. OH, I love your honesty too. I don't always remember to pray either. Sometimes I prefer to stress...but I still find encouragement in what you say too :) :) Have an awesome week. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

  3. Cindy, I am so thankful your weather improved. i would haved panicked too!Like Panic at the Disco! Have a lovely week. hugs♥olive

  4. Testing of faith...It happens to all of us in different ways. Those little TRUST Him. I am so glad you didn't have to evacuate and that God showed himself full of mercy once again. I will definitely be at the linky party (God willing). I am already pondering my favorite word. :) Thanks for all you do. Blessings and peace, Patty

  5. So thankful that you were kept safe. I live in Florida so I am familiar with this. Thank you for your blessing...right back at ya!! Have a lovely Monday.

  6. I have no idea what it is to have to be prepared to evacuate from ones home. I can only imagine and I'm so glad that you didn't need to in the end. Thank you so much, Cindy, for sharing the experience with us.

    I love your blog background and header. It is so feminine.

  7. Thanking the Lord that you were kept safe and the weather improved!

    God bless!

  8. Thank you all so much!!! It was a miracle!!

  9. Hi!

    I just thought I'd let you know I'm visiting your blog here too. Thank you so much for stopping by my art blog via the "Blog Hop." I'll enjoy looking around here for a while too.

    Blessings! :-)

  10. What a huge praise!! I had been praying for you specifically and about the storm.

    I understand about evacuations. Back in 1999, we evacuated from our home in Florida. I'm thinking it was Hurricane Gordon, and it was forecasted to be much like Andrew, landing at the Space Coast. So, along with my dear in-laws, our family evacuated. I-75 was a nightmare heading north. And, then, of course, you had the I-75/I-10 interesection. I think it took 2 hours to go about a mile to get on 10 and head West. And, of course, all hotels in the area, clear into Louisiana were booked!!

    as it turned out, the hurricane landed at Charleston, so we really hadn't needed to leave after all.

    Rejoicing with you that all is well (well, about the hurricane...not the oil)

    Blessings and hugs,

  11. I am glad that you made it through the week safely. Your area sure has been hit hard time and time again. I have only been there once in my 20's and was captivated by the charm of the city of New Orleans. The local people were so nice. We had asked for directions and I thought the lady would have actually took us there if she could have.

    This next weeks link party is a hard one! One favorite word... Will certainly be one that I will have to think about.

    Take Care~ Sherry

  12. I think I know which word I would use - as it is something I pray for more than anything else. Peace. He does give it when we ask - it's just that I don't always remember to ask until I am in a panic! So, I completely understand. I had to pray for it recently when we had 11 inches of rain in 4.5 hours here - after the mammoth hailstorm had destroyed all our roofs - and the water had leaked into the ceiling and shorted out the fire alarm - so it went off and I can't remember when my heart beat that hard. So, I got down on my horrible achy knees at the kitchen table and prayed. And, His peace flooded over me. It was a false alarm and the roofer showed up and patched the roof temporarily and we were good. I can't imagine your feelings - having evacuated not all that long ago. We have friends in that area and we were in prayer constantly. I will keep you in mine. God bless you!!! You teach us so much through what you share. CindyH.

  13. thank god!
    I am smiling for you!!!

  14. Cindy, rather than comment on your Graphic Fairy post I thought I would post here. I've never had to evacuate only seen it on the tv, but I knew the storm was coming and all I know to do is pray, so just know prayers were going up on your behalf. Hugs, Margaret

  15. So glad all is well for you! Glad you didn't have to evacuate. God is good, God is great! Best, Vicki

  16. What a pleasure it is to visit you for the first time. Thank you for stopping by Heart Choices.

    I can only imagine the thought of evacuating would be to someone from New Orleans. My husband lived in New Orleans for two years and loved it. He was doing a consulting project with Charity Hospital. I've been there to visit several times too.

    But God is so good. I have Isaiah 41:10 laminated and sitting right in front of my computer screen as a reminder for me not to fear. I'm prone to worry and I'm learning to trust the Lord.