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 10, 2014

Wednesday Hodgepodge - Volume 201

I missed out on Hodgepodge last week, so I want to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU to Joyce for being so faithful to post the fun questions week after week! You too can have fun answering her questions right over here.

1. What is one new holiday tradition you'd like to establish, or one you've established recently, say in the last year or two?

Every year I think I am going to establish a date for our family to ALL be together at the very same time to celebrate. The busyness of the season and everybody’s schedules haven’t allowed for that so far.

One tradition I am establishing this year is to attend the Prestonwood Baptist Christmas Spectacular with our grandkids. Kate will be the first as she is now old enough to enjoy it with us. I'm hoping she loves it! Who could not love all that Christmas music, dancing, the Nativity with real camels and other animals, and flying angels?

2. It's the second week of December. Have you sipped a cup of eggnog yet this month? Wrapped a gift? Opened a gift? Kissed someone under the mistletoe? Lit a candle? Eaten a Christmas cookie? Seen Santa in person? Watched a Christmas movie or special? Read scripture relating to the birth of Jesus?

I have never tasted eggnog!!! I did light a candle when I put out my few Christmas decorations. And I am following the advent devotions by shereadstruth.org which have been very good, so I am reading scripture daily related to the birth of Jesus.

3. Do you think it's better to be an adult or a child at Christmastime? Explain.

I think it is better to be a child at Christmas innocent of the commercialism of Christmas and discovering all the joy and fun.

I also think it might be better to be an adult at Christmas understanding more fully "God with us," and the nostalgia of Christmas past, even though there is some sadness attached to that because loved ones are missing.

4. It's often said, 'Good things come to those who wait'...agree or disagree? Why?

I’m stumped. It depends on what you are waiting for. 

to see how everybody else responds!

5. What's the last sweet thing you baked? Did you keep it, take it to a party/event, or give it away?

I baked a double batch of peanut butter cookies to put in the freezer for my husband. He loves the frozen cookies!

6. This question comes to us courtesy of Jhona who blogs over at The Red House at the End of the Lane. Everyone hop over and say hi to Jhona this week! Here is her question... "I heard an actor talk about how he makes a conscious choice to talk to people in elevators. He chooses to connect, make eye contact, and converse. Do you talk to people/strangers when you're in an elevator or any other place where you might have to wait together? Why or why not?"

I smile and speak to others on an elevator or in a line at the store. Why not be friendly while you wait? I have found that people will smile back and respond. Sometimes I have noticed a sad face and asked if everything was okay. People like for you to notice and say a kind word.

7. Are you on the naughty or nice list this year? What put you there?

It has to be the nice list because I always try to remember to say please and thank you!

8. Insert your own random thought here.

Online Christmas shopping has not been the best experience this year. Dealing with the mix-ups and returns and goods not received is very frustrating. Time is slipping away. I am hoping that good things will come to those who wait in this instance!
(And sometimes I just don't get how line spacing works here!)


Joyce said...

Eggnog is really rich, and a little too sweet for me. I like a small punch cup sized glass and that's enough. My youngest loves it though. Good luck with your shopping!

NanaDiana said...

What a fun read here. I love all your responses. We have a hard time getting everyone together under one roof at the same time, too. We do manage to do it for Christmas though. xo Diana

nancygrayce said...

I laughed at the question about speaking to people on the elevator.......my husband says I can make a best friend in the restroom of a restaurant! I guess I have no trouble speaking to anyone!!

Linda Kay said...

Nonnie, just yesterday after I had written a post for this meme, I was in line at WalMart. There weren't enough checkers, so we were all visiting in line. There were two teenagers, another lady and me, and we were just laughing and having a good time, knowing that grossing about the hold up would do us no good. We all left wishing each other a Merry Christmas. Loved your post.

April said...

I took advantage of Cyber Monday and everything has been delivered with the exception of about 2-3 items, which are in transit. Anything to keep me out of those crazy malls! :)

Wanda said...

Loved reading your answers. I'm with your husband, Frozen cookies are the best.

retired not tired said...

I too will talk to people waiting in the cashier's line as well. I love frozen chocolate chip cookies.

Susie said...

Nonnie, My new tradition is giving kitchen towels to my daughters in memory of my mother....because that is what she bought them every year once they were married. I even sign from Grandma on them. xoxo,Susie

Brenda said...

Love your humor! Glad you have been polite to say please and thank you. Lol! I did Cyber Monday and got some good deals, but that is it for the online CHRISTmas shopping. Now I have to brave the stores :( oh well, I'll smile and be polite.

maddie/cadesmimi said...

I've never tasted eggnog either because it sounds gross :)
More people seem to be having difficulties with on line shopping, this year. My daughter and DIL have both had bad experiences, too. Hope you get yours worked out :)
Kathy (from Reflections by Kathy)

Terri D said...

It was a fun Hodgepodge (again) this week! We do mostly gift cards, so our shopping is much easier these days!

Karen said...

I seem to associate Chocolate covered cherries and the smell of tangerines with Christmas! Enjoyed your posts this morning!

Theresa said...

Yum, I love frozen cookies and peanut butter ones sound delicious! I've been doing most of my shopping online and hopefully nothing has to be returned. Have a great rest of the week :)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I no longer belong to a church but I do go to a Christmas Eve service each year which I love. I do love eggnog, you must try it sometime. Your so sweet for baking him his favorite cookies.

Rick Watson said...

Fun post :)

Chatty Crone said...

I hope you all get together and that you will establish that tradition of church with Kate,