On Eagle's Wings

On Eagle's Wings
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:29-31


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Wednesday Hodgepodge

Here are my answers to this week's questions from Joyce From this Side of the Pond

1. What's one simple small pleasure on your summer 'to-do' list?

I think I am enjoying it even as I answer these questions. Sitting on my patio on July 2, sipping my afternoon cup of coffee, enjoying the shade, a breeze, bug free yard, and temperature at only 87. We are talking Texas, baby. These are temps I was praying for back in the spring.

2. Do you have strong feelings or opinions regarding the immigration debate in your home country? Feel free to share your thoughts, but please play nice.

Yes, I do. Yes, we are the country that welcomes the immigrant, the alien - "Give me your tired, your poor...". But please, if they are not willing to follow the laws that govern our country to become a citizen, will they have respect for our laws if all is given to them?

3.  What's something in your home or wardrobe that could be described as 'star spangled'?
The grandkids' bedroom.

4.  Is your house set up for a party?
If you mean the layout, yes. If you are asking whether I have it set up for a party for the 4th, no.

5. What one never-before-visited city in America, would you most like to see?
Washington, D.C.

6. Your favorite red food? White food? Blue food?
Strawberries or tomatoes or Red Velvet cake (too many possibles)
Coconut cake or mashed potatoes (eeny, meeny)
Blueberry cobbler
7. What freedom do you value the most, and why?
Freedom of speech I suppose is basic to the others, especially since I prize my freedom of religion.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.
I had a random thought earlier, but it seems to have slipped away from me. 
I feel blessed to have lived my life  in this country, enjoying the freedom we have and the opportunities we have no matter our background. We have taken too much for granted, and sometimes it seems if we do not appreciate it, we may find that it will have slipped through our hands. 
Thank you, Joyce, for the great questions to think about on this Independence Day.
And everyone said, "Ahhhh, ooohhhhh, that's my favorite!"


Zoanna said...

I'm with you on the "eeny, meeny" :) Mashed potatoes or coconut cake--tough choice! I bet the grandkids' room is cute if it's star-spangled:0) happy 4th to you and yours.

Shelly said...

Great answers! I enjoyed getting to know more about you. We are cool this morning, too, a true miracle for South Texas! Happy Independence Day!

Life in a Small Town said...

It's been pleasant here in E. Tn., too: only in the 80's. Totally agree with #2: I don't have a problem with people coming to the USA for a better life, but abide by our laws and don't expect anything to be handed to you.
Coconut Cake: there's something I LOVE but don't get to have very often because of CH's allergy. :(
Happy 4th!!!

Wanda said...

Great list. So enjoyed your answers. Maybe I'll do this for the 4th of July on my post.

My answers on several of the Q would echo yours. I think we think alike!

Anonymous said...

An enjoyable post today. Oh, blueberry cobbler sounds so tasty!

Have a safe and happy Fourth!

Linda said...

The weather has been nice here! I am sitting here with the doors open right now. A/C will come on later today I'm sure! I keep forgetting you are here in Texas!! And I forget where! Enjoy your day and holiday weekend!!

Bobbi said...

Well put on number 2...I chickened out on that one...Happy Hodgepodge!!

Nani said...

I think any beverage or meal while sitting outside is one of the finest summer pleasures!

The blue food is hard f you aren't a fan of blueberries! (Thank goodness or food coloring!) :)

Terri D. said...

I enjoyed your answers, and look forward to seeing more of your posts! Thanks for visiting my page.

Theresa said...

Your random thought is so nicely said! If it is 87 degrees the only place I want to be is in the A/C, the pool or at the beach :)

nancygrayce said...

Totally agree with you on the issue of immigration .......I hope we keep our freedoms in the years to come!

We won't have an outdoor 4th because we will have rain, rain, rain. I have suggested a movie :)

yaya said...

Great answers! I love sitting on my deck or out in the yard with a fire in the pit enjoying a summer evening..but we have tons of mosquitoes this year..yuck! The rain is putting a damp spin on today, but we're going to celebrate this weekend instead so I'm hoping for some sun then! Have a great July 4th...Oh, my Grandparents came here from Greece...no money, got a job, became citizens, learned the language, followed the rules, raised a wonderful family...let freedom ring but do it legally!

Chatty Crone said...

I think I will take the mash potatoes and skip the coconut! lol sandie