Monday, September 19, 2005

An Attitude of Gratitude

Hello my dear friends...

I must share with you how God has met our every need during the aftermath of Katrina. We now have a wonderful little rental home! All of the "kids" are with us, which is such a blessing in itself. The kitties and doggy are beside themselves with joy to have us all in one place.

Here is the point I want to make: We MUST have an attitude of gratitude. It is that attitude, that spiritual character, which opens the windows of blessing on God's children. If you had told me that Patti and I would lose our home and most everything that was in it, I would have told you that you were nuts. But, here we are. The home is disgusting and filled with sewage and mold. Who knows how long until the insurance settles and repairs are done. Quite honestly, there's nothing to go back to. Most all jobs are lost. Most folks in our area are living under sagging carports or tarps and tents. The scene is depressing and devastating all at the same time.

But God....

And there is always...But God!

God has, through his people, provided for all of our needs. We have a home. We are well fed. We are blessed with transportation. God is slowly replacing the things we lost.

I would suggest that it is our attitude that opens the windows of God's blessing. I challenge you today to open your heart. Take a moment to write down your blessings and thank God for every single one of them. You might find that your attitude changes and you are overcome by the many, many blessings of our God!

May God richly bless you this day!


Alicia said...

Cindi, I am so glad you and family are okay. I have been trying to get a phone number for you. I'm not sure how often you get internet access but would you be able to email me a phone number at alicialane at gmail dot com? Or, if there's no phone, let me know the best way to contact you. Thanks! :)

Jo said...

I want to give you a great big hug right now and say how thankful I am that you are okay and your are safe. You have a lot of strength. to play with a 90's song line..."that impresses me much"
Loving you,