Thursday, August 31, 2006

Getting back to basics!

Thanks for all the emails, prayers and support to our family during the loss of mom Hintz. As a family we took some time away and just decided to totally unplug. This surprised me personally, in that I did not want to even open my lap top to study. I can actually say that I opened my laptop only once to finish a course that I will be teaching this fall at Soul.

We had a great time of rest and just spending time together as a family. It got to the point where I am now ready to get back, actually eager! So, starting next week I will begin posting on prayer postures and I encourage you all to practice them and give us feedback. It is good to be back in the saddle again! I missed my spiritual community and even this electronic community!

Saturday, August 05, 2006


Sorry it has been a while since the last post. Things have been NUTS this summer. But the reason for this post is to honor a very special person who has now gone to be in the presence of the Lord! My mother-in-law, Susanne Hintz.

On October 5, 1934, Susanne Schmidt was born into the loving home of Friedrich and Katherina Schmidt. She was the second of three sisters who along with their two younger brothers were a close and affectionate family. The Schmidt family immigrated from Germany to Winnipeg Canada in 1951 where they began attending Immanuel Pentecostal Church. There she met the love of her life, Bruno, and was married to him on July 18, 1953.

Susanne had a love for her Lord and for the things of the church and was active as a volunteer of several of the ladies ministries.

Soon (1956) she became a mom and devoted the rest of her life to raising her 4 children and their 13 grandchildren. How proud she was during this time of nurturing her children and seeing them accept faith in their lives, even leading her daughter Sharon to faith at ten years of age.

How prayerful and supportive she was, as they grew and dated, later marrying and having their own children. She never differentiated between her children and their spouses. Her latest joys were to see two of her granddaughters marry and extend her grandchildren’s count to 15.

Left to mourn her loss, are her husband of 53 years, Bruno, daughter Elaine Studensky (husband Garry,) son Gerald Hintz (wife Doris,), daughter Sharon Michalski (husband Gerry,) daughter Debbie Hall (husband Ted) and 15 grandchildren, Jason Studensky, Jennifer Hiebert (husband Chad,) Jaquiline Boone (husband Kevin), Justin, Melissa and Sarah Hintz, Joshua, Jordan, James and Jessee Michalski, Jaret, Jacob and Rachel Hall.

She was predecieced by her parents and one sister Amalia.

What an awesome example of faithfulness Susanne displayed as she demonstrated Gods love in action and brought a whole new meaning to the word HOSPITALITY. Her home was her stage and she treasured every guest and visitor who entered, showing love and bestowing kindness on everyone she came in contact with.

Simply put, ‘mom’ was a godly woman whose faith was strong and firm. The most important thing to her was her family. I know that each family has different memories of grandma and my kids have tonnes. So this week…we say “thank you God for our mom/Grandma for the memories, the kindness, the prayers, the patience, the example and the love.”

She is truly resting in peace! She will be missed but never forgotten.