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, October 22, 2014

Wednesday's Warblings

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These past two weeks or so have been filled with many good things.

Lunch with a few special 
Ladies of Grace!

We have been enjoying good times these past few weeks with our friends from Florida, but finally had to bid them farewell last week. The bad was having to say good-bye. The good was that our little group was able to gather one last time (until the next time) for breakfast at La Madeleine for some going away fun!

Now I realize a mammogram doesn't sound like a "good" thing, however, I don't mind having them since I know they are for "my own good." So I go willingly for the annual smash 'em up and then take the pics to my breast surgeon. When I saw her last week, her assessment of the films was that "everything looks good" and I'm "good to go!"

Shout happy and thankful! I'm nine years out now and so thankful that the mammogram I had nine years ago detected the cancer in its earlier stages and it was easily treatable.

He is good, but I have to say even when things don't go my way or the way I thought they should, He is still good!

Kate and Jack came for a visit on Friday. Time spent with them is always fast and furious in the sense that I am furiously trying to keep up with them.

Jack riding his bike on the trail.

Kate made it across the monkey bars at the park for the first time (first time that is, that I saw her do it.) Good job!

Jack met her as she was making the last couple of rungs.

Butterflies have been everywhere in the back yard. I always knew the little weeds in the yard with the purple daisy-like flowers had to be "good for something." Now I know. Butterflies love them! They ignore the Hibiscus, the Mandevilla, and Lantanas for those little flowers. The kids had a great time chasing the butterflies all over the back yard.

Love notes from Kate
On Saturday, DH and I went (I got him off the recliner) to a Bloomin' Bluegrass festival. What a beautiful day it was. We rented a chair, had a little lunch, and sat in the sunshine enjoying some great pickin' and singin'. We sat in the sunshine for all of ten minutes before we had to find ourselves some shade!

This man was sitting in front of us. My first guess was that he was a lawyer flaunting his trade (no offense to lawyers - the ones I worked for were people of integrity). They do have a reputation, you know. I am hoping his name was Cheatham.

We don't really see this in our neck of the woods,

but the Hibiscus are still pretty,

and so is this scarlet sage.

Yesterday I had an ultrasound and an endoscopy to check for the possible gallstones, and to follow-up the healing of my surgery in July!

Hallelujah! I am pleased to present still yet another "good report!" Negative on the gallstones and everything else in there looks good!! Thanks be to God for His goodness! He is good and His mercy endures forever.

And not just good, but FABULOUS news, my nephew Chase made it back to the states from some really bad parts of the world. I know his bride was dee-lighted to see him since he had been deployed a couple of weeks after they were married.

So many answers to prayer! 


  1. So glad your loved one is home from war. The little ones looked so cute playing. What a fun time with all your friends. God is good, isn't He? So happy for your good Mammy. xoxo,Susie

  2. What a wonderful week you have had, and so glad all is good. Great to have your soldier home from overseas...my daughter and my son in law have both served in the Middle East. They are both out of the service now, but there were some really stressful times! Have a GOOD day!

  3. What a GOOD post,Connie! You shared some really GOOD things here and I know that you are a GOOD person and love your family and friends. I think my favorite GOOD that comes to mind is a saying my father had about our lazy neighbor...He was GOOD for nothing! lol xo Diana

  4. I LOVE these good things! They're exactly what we all need to be focusing on. All goodness comes from God, so I feel thankful in reading every bit of this.

  5. So happy to hear your health is good! Thanks for sharing a post of good things! With all the craziness in the world right now this is very refreshing! Have a wonderful weekend!


  6. I love your good news post! Glad everything is going in the right direction in your neck of the woods....may it continue! Thanks to your nephew for his wonderful service to our country!

  7. Love your good things - i think a group of women is a nice thing to have. Seems like life is good and your health! Stay well is all i can say.

  8. What a great post! I'm glad for your clean bill of health. Happy, happy, happy fall indeed!

  9. Thank you for stopping over. I have you in my Feedly but I just followed you in your GFC. Glad you had a nice visit with your friends. I'm scheduling my Mammogram next week. Yes God is good and we must always be thankful. Sweet card you received. Great news on your good report and your nephew Chase coming home.

  10. A mother at our school is undergoing breast cancer treatment. Her mother passed away from this very thing. I am in awe of those of you who gather up such strength and positivity in the face of uncertainty such as cancer. Y'all are my heroes. My role models. I'm so happy for all your positive answers to prayer! :)