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, December 4, 2013

Wednesday Hodgepodge

More fun this Wednesday from our friend Joyce From This Side of the Pond with the:

Here are my answers to this week's Whistling While You Hodgepodge. You can answer the questions on your own blog then link with Joyce and the others to read everybody else's answers and make new friends.

1. According to Oxford Dictionaries, the 2013 word of the year is 'selfie'. Your thoughts? When did you last take a selfie? Do you post them online somewhere?  Do you prefer to be in front of the camera or behind the lens?

I think it's a good way to record a haircut that I'm pleased with. (I will spare you that.) I also think its fun to take them with the grand kids because if I wait for Grandpa to take pics, it probably won't happen. I do get tired of seeing people who constantly take selfies and post them online, always changing their FB pic. Here are my most recent selfies. First two were Kate's idea.

Second one Jack and I were being silly - he was watching himself in the phone licking his sock!!!! Ewww.
I would rather take pictures of others and probably take too many.

2. Will you send out Christmas cards this year? If so, are they ready to go? If not, are you glad or sad about leaving that tradition behind?

No. I wish I were. I love Christmas cards with the message of Jesus. Here is one of my favorites.

"We are God's children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs--
heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ ..."
Romans 8:16, 17

Not only do I not have cards to send, but my old faithful address book has disappeared and I am going to have to reconstruct it ... some other time. It makes me sad because I have always enjoyed the Christmas card tradition, even as a child I would address the envelopes for my Mom. And I love reading updates from my friends far away about their lives.

3. Do you trust easily?
I think so. Although I can be skeptical.

4. Pine-cinnamon-peppermint-vanilla (as in sugar cookie)...of those listed, which one is your favorite December scent?

Pine scent which reminds me of getting a real Christmas tree and how the fresh smell of Christmas permeated throughout our little home when we were kids.

5. Did you do more talking or more listening yesterday?

I was involved in an equal exchange of unloading.

Was that by choice or necessity?

It was a complete surprise, but we both needed to talk. So I guess it was necessity.

6. What's the last song that got stuck in your head? Sorry if it's back there now :  )

I need You, Lord, I need you.

7. Which world explorer (in the whole history of the world) would you most like to have traveled with, and why?

Although I honestly don't think it would have been my desire to travel with any of the famous world explorers because life would have been too rough, dangerous, too much walking, etc., I think travel with David Livingstone would have been the most interesting and rewarding of all - from both the physical and spiritual aspects. What an adventure to be with a missionary/doctor who had such a heart for the African people and also be the first European to see the Victoria Falls.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

My random thought today has to do with the fact that DH and I have been caught up in the simple pleasure of watching British dramas together. (A box of tissue is always readily handy as tears come easily to both of us ... I do think he is much worse, though.) Our source of entertainment each evening has been wrapped up in the lives of the characters at Downton Abbey, Lark Rise to Candleford, The Forsyte Saga, Foyle's War, Call the Midwife, Charles Dickens' stories, and many others. When I awakened this morning, I told him, "you know you have been watching too many BBC productions when the people in your dreams are speaking with a British accent."



  1. Enjoyed your hodgepodge! Laughed when I read that the people in your dreams were speaking iwth an accent! I haven't watch Downton Abbey yet. Maybe I need to give it a try though!

  2. Loved these! I can't take a selfie to save myself, and yours are really good. Oh, how I LOVE Downton Abbey!

  3. I wondered what "selfie" meant! Now I know! Enjoyed your post. Take lots of pics! I wish I had more of my grown children when they were little.

  4. We love British programming too : ) Your pics are cute!

  5. That is a great song to be stuck in your head :) Your grandkids sure are cute. I started watching Call the Midwife a while back but never finished. I'll have to see if I can get it from the library.

  6. Nonnie, it was so nice of you to visit my blog today. Yes, I think we do have more in common than just old cookie sheets, although that was pretty ironic. We also love British films, especially Downton Abbey. Can't wait for the new series in January. But, we also have our faith in common. That is so nice about so many of the bloggers I am meeting. I do hope you will come back and visit Beauty Without Within again soon.

  7. I can't wait for Downton Abbey to come back in January!! We also watch Call The Midwife. Love them!

    I enjoyed your answers!

  8. Your question and answers are good. Your grand kid looks cute...