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 24, 2013

Wednesday Hodgepodge

Welcome to Wednesday Hodgepodge and my answers are below. If you want to join, copy the questions to your post and then link over to Joyce at From This Side of the Pond. I have come to look forward each week to the questions and reading as many of the others' answers as possible.

1. July 24th is Amelia Earhart Day.  Earhart was the first female to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.  What's something you've recently accomplished solo?

Well, gee. I guess it’s been a long time since I accomplished something “solo” that was of any import and made me jump up and down and say, “Whoopee!” ;-)

2.  What's one product you use that never ever fails?

Can it be possible on this earth that there is something that never, ever fails? There is one product I use that has proved successful for me over the years. That would be my Giovanni styling gel and Root 66 paired together for my very fine hair. Good stuff.

3. Have you found your place in the world? Where is it?

I believe so. I’m secure in my relationship with the Lord, what could possibly be a better place? As far as the world goes, I am content and blessed with my family and believe my calling is to being wife, stepmom to the bonus kids and Nonnie to the grandkids, honored to serve them and my church family, and just enjoy the life I have been blessed with and that we have been able to contribute and assist others.
And, as far as my place in the world location-wise, it was 28 years ago that my first husband passed away suddenly and rocked my little place in the world. The plan I had shortly after was to pull up stakes where I was and head back for the safe place of the town I grew up in and be with family. After I began my search to re-locate, I began to feel that the Lord was telling me He had something for me right where I was and that I should stay there. That was one of the best decisions I ever made and so glad I listened to Him.

4.  Worst movie you ever saw?

So many bad movies we have walked out of, but one that stands out is Waterworld.

5. What's the last fun thing you did?

Yesterday we took the kids to the Rainforest Splash Park and had a blast watching them enjoy the water. It was a lot of fun to watch them and also fun for me to be out in the sun and splashing around with them. It was a beautiful day.

6. The month of July is named for Roman Emperor Julius Caesar...ever been to Rome? What's your favorite Italian dish?

We visited Rome in 2002 and saw all the sights, ate gelato, pizza, and other delicious foods. One of the most memorable things about that trip was the train ride from Venice to Rome - we went by Orient Express. What a luxurious train! (And everybody was decent - no murders on the Orient Express that trip!)

Chicken Scallopini!! (lasagna, chicken Parmesan, chicken marsala, (hee-hee - lots of favorites)!

7. What is one piece of advice you'd offer new mom Kate Middleton?

To relax and follow her instincts as a mom so she can enjoy her son.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

Our friends from Florida have been here since the first week of June, and I have grown accustomed to seeing them so often - almost every single day. Now they will be leaving us and I am sad to see them go. This seems to be a pattern in life when I find a friend who is such a kindred spirit.

The news reports are so disturbing and it seems that many things are being stirred up unnecessarily in order to create more discontentment. It was refreshing to watch the news about the new prince and see the parents beaming with pride at each other and their son.


Chatty Crone said...

Sorry your friends have to leave. I agree with you about Waterworld! sandie

Shelly said...

I especially love your answer to #3. It's so true, that He always is working on our behalf, which makes me love Jer. 29:11 all the more.

I love the new little Prince George!


Oh, I never liked Waterworld either.

Joyce said...

I agree-so nice to celebrate some happy news!

Kansas Bob said...

Enjoyed reading these! The waterpark sounds like fun. I did one today too.

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed this very much. Waterworld sounds like a fun place for the grands.

It is heartwarming to see the royal family. So happy and hopeful!

Theresa said...

I have often thought the same thing about having friends like that. Kindred spirits are a treasure for sure!
I enjoyed reading your post and God's faithfulness to you :)

NanaDiana said...

Great thoughts and facts here, Nonnie. I hear you about friends moving away. It has happened to me several times.
Ummm...MyHero LIKED Waterworld----go figure! xo Diana

Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed this, I have never been to waterworld,

nancygrayce said...

How wonderful that you listened to The Lord and got the blessing he had in store for you! Good testimony about prayer.

I didn't watch all of water world because it was so bad!

I had just said to my husband that we sure could use a little good news and that sweet baby was certainly good news!

Karen said...

Enjoyed the thoughts you shared. It is wonderful to find our place in the love of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Jill said...

Always nice to learn a little more about someone! Thanks for sharing your responses. Hope you are having a great week!


Sweet Tea said...

Life is quite the journey isn't it??! 28 yrs ago today - what to say? So glad you are in such a "good place in this world" at this moment. You've been a real blessing to me.

Melanie said...

Sorry that your friends are leaving, I know that you will miss them. Enjoy reading these Hodgepodge posts!