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, September 3, 2014

Wednesday Hodgepodge

Trying to get back in the swing of things with fun questions from Joyce and Wednesday Hodgepodge! All are welcome to join the fun with Joyce's questions From This Side of the Pond 

1.  What's something you wanted to do this summer that you never got around to actually doing?

Since January, we had been looking forward to our beach vacation in June with all the family. I'm thankful and happy to say that did happen. However, my plans for the rest of the summer didn't work out quite the way I had anticipated. Two weeks in the hospital and then several weeks recovering at home prevented me from doing the things we had planned with the grand kids before school started. Ah, the disappointments of life! The upside to that is I'm thankful to be here!!!! 

2. Share a favorite memory of your own back -to-school days as a child.

Going back to school was exciting because it meant seeing old friends, making new friends, getting new clothes and shoes, school supplies, and meeting new teachers.

3.  What's one chore or daily task you prefer doing "old-school'"?

Dishes! Growing up, my sister and I were the dishwashers at home every day. For the past 40+ years I've  had a dishwasher, but it is still my preference to wash the dishes before they go in, and scrub the pots and pans myself. (My husband cleans up after meals often and he seems to think the dishwasher has little scrubbing hands, so when he does dishes, I usually have to re-do when he isn't looking.)

4.  Share something you've learned in life through the 'school of hard knocks'.

Don't believe everything "they" say!

5.  As a child, did you mostly bring or buy your lunch for school? What was your favorite thing to find in your lunchbox?

Throughout elementary school I carried my red plaid lunchbox which held no surprises. Every day it contained a grape jelly sandwich on white bread, a thermos of chocolate milk, a small bag of chips, and a fried cherry pie or Hostess cupcake with the squiggle - maybe sometimes a coconut snowball. The chocolate cupcake would have to be the favorite. I was a very picky eater and, on the rare days that lunch was purchased at school, it was mashed potatoes with gravy and chocolate cake.

I'm the one with ruffled dress which my Mom made.
And I am holding my red plaid lunch box.

6. Football season is upon us which has me wondering... how big of a sports fan are you (not just football) ? On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being 'I scream at the players through my television screen' and 1 being 'is knitting a sport?' where do you fall in fandom?

Sports on TV just doesn't do it for me. Back in the "old" days when Tom Landry coached such guys as Roger Staubach, I loved the Dallas Cowboys. 

Since the end of that era, I have enjoyed a mini-vacation each Sunday afternoon reading a book while my husband watches football. 

7. Share a favorite quote you think might inspire students of all ages at the start of a new school year.

My random thought at this moment is that I am looking forward to next week and new semester for Bible Study Fellowship studying the Life of Moses. I am especially looking forward to having our daughter-in-law attend with me for the first time and grandson, Jack as well. It should be a great year! It's kinda like new school year. Got my bag, my new notebook, will have homework, and meet new friends. These days, we don't carry our lunch. We all go together after class! Love my friends.

Thank you, Joyce, for the excellent questions you post weekly. Whether or not I am able to participate, I enjoy the thoughtful answers by you and your fellow bloggers.


  1. I love you school picture with the plaid lunchbox!
    I had a crush on Roger Staubach, until he retired and started doing Rolaids commercials!
    Enjoy your Bible study time. We moved a while back and I have yet to find such friends, even at my own church.

  2. I also loved the school photo with your lunchbox! What a nice blog post.

    I'm glad you're still here too- sounds like your summer didn't go how you planned. Hoping for a full and healthful recovery. :)

  3. Me too! Me too! Me too! On the Dallas Cowboys back in the day with Landry and Staubach! When people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I said I wanted to be a linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys! :) I am still a big 'ol 10 when it comes to sports. Though I am becoming more and more disillusioned. It's still something that my dad and I share every weekend- college on Saturdays and NFL on Sundays. I shall miss those times the most one of these days. Though I hope not in the near future. :) Enjoyed your answers! And I'm following you!

  4. I always liked school and going back to school too.

  5. Great photo! My mom made most of my clothes, too. I loved those Hostess cupcakes and snowballs, too. Yum.

  6. Sorry to hear you were in the hospital. Yes some of my favorite memories are the clothes my mom made.

  7. Hooray for BSF!

    I enjoyed the picture of you with your school friends. Sorry your summer included a room at the hospital and hope you are all better (or will be very soon!).

  8. P.S. One more thing ... I really like your blog header with the verse,the photo of the eagle and the Blogspot template with the birds. Very nicely done!

  9. Love the school pic! We have many similar things on the question list...I took my lunch (in a sack, no lunch box!) and had pretty much the same items, my Mom made my clothes, I love doing dishes, I'm not a football fan at all and a good book is always in my hand! Love the quote too. I always feel September is a new beginning...better than Jan 1!

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