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


Monday, August 31, 2015

Just Stuff that Warms My Heart (and other random bits)

On Friday evening, Amy called and told me she was feeling down and tired and really wishing her Mom lived here because she would have gone to see her Mom. But then she remembered she had some place to go. To our house. 
How wonderful! Thank you, God!

We had been looking forward to hearing how school went for all the kids this week. They should have much to tell and will probably want to spend the night, but mom says they need to go home tonight and get a good rest. It will be a very busy weekend coming up. Jack has his first soccer game Saturday and Mom and Dad are going to the Fireman's Ball!

And yes, they did have a lot to tell. As soon as the van drove up and Jack jumped out of the car we went out to greet him. He bent over and pointed to the ground showing me his black tiger and his white tiger, but be careful because white tiger bites. "But wait," he says. "White Tiger is licking your leg so he likes you."

We played and talked and heard all about first grade from Kate. Jack's preschool teacher is Miss Heather and Kate's is Mrs. Price. Kate is reading chapters and she told us she reads her Bible every night. Mommy and Jack went upstairs to rest on the bed and watch the iPad. After we had pizza they wanted to go out and play in the hot tub for a while so we went outside to watch. Both of them showed us how they could jump and flip and play. Jack stands on the edge and says "Everybody watch! I'm going to do something very dangerous. Everybody stand back." Sadly, too soon, it was time for them to leave. Both kids cried and cried begging to stay all night with us. What a blessing that they want to be with us.

This has also been a busy week for us. We started off the week waiting for the plumber to come and doing things around the house getting ready for the week. On Tuesday morning the Ladies Of Grace Bible study met for the first fall session. For the last four weeks or so, it has been my new habit (Yay) to walk, and each morning I pass by a house where a lady is sitting in the garage. I always smile and wave. I decided to stop and talk to her last week and in the conversation found out that she has many health issues and I learned that she is also a believer. So I told her every day I will pray for her as I pass by her house and I've stopped a few times to visit. I told her about our Bible study on Tuesdays and invited her to come. She says she will. (sorry about all the I sentences)

On Wednesday DH and I went to see a movie called The Young and Prodigious T. S. Spivet. It was an enjoyable two hours - a clean and fun movie, which is rare to find these days.

That evening I got to serve in preschoolers at church.

Thursday's plan was to go downtown Dallas to ride the McKinney trolley with our friends Alice and Fred. After making it through the Dallas traffic, (which, in itself, is a great adventure) we found a parking spot, and waited for the trolley. About 30 minutes later, we were told the power was down and the trolley would be delayed. After waiting a while longer and it still was down, we decided to make a change of plan and go over to the George Bush library. As we drove away, what do you think? Around the corner came the trolley! Oh well, maybe another day - maybe a cooler day. It was nice to see the library again, and have lunch at the Café 43. Plus, Alice and Fred had wanted to see it, so everything worked out fine.

Friday morning we went over to visit my friend Connie and see her new place. She has done a great job decorating her new home. While happy for her, sad that she moved such a loooooong ways from us. She talked and talked ... we could hardly get a word in edgewise. DH was a good sport about it. One great tip I got from her today is that I can, in Notes on my iPad, hit microphone and talk and the iPad will type for me. That is what I've done on this page.

Saturday was Jack's big soccer game. Watching four year old boys play soccer for the first time was the best entertainment. Jack made the only two goals and would have scored two more times, but his little teammate kicked the ball out as Jack kicked it in. I think the other little boy will make a fine goalie someday!! A little before halftime, Jack was tired and when he gets tired, he's "done." He began to walk off the field, but we all encouraged him to get back out there and play the game. When he made his first goal, he was so pumped by our applause and enthusiasm, you couldn't wipe the smile off his face and every time he looked over to us, he gave his thumbs up sign! So cute!

Our Jack is in the dark blue.

Sunday night we got to talk with Brady and Noah and hear about their week. Poor Noah had strep throat and had to miss school on Friday! Bless his heart.
Sweet Noah.

These boys get a little wild when we're on the Facetime.

Brady and Noah both play soccer also and Brady is continuing with baseball. I am hopeful we will get to watch them play this fall. One thing I have noticed about the kids' sports. The parents are very well behaved!

Kate can ride her bicycle now.

And here are Kate and Jack's Mommy and Daddy at the Ball!
My own personal opinion says they were the best looking couple there!
For sure the ones wearing the biggest smiles!

There are some times when you forget all the blessings
and focus on the wrong things.
Then, zap, God brings it to your remembrance through His Word,
or a song, or maybe someone who loves you and encourages you.
That happened today. 
So many things to be thankful for.


  1. Nonnie, You have such a good heart. Praying for that lady and making her know others care. Your little ones are adorable and yes their parents are so cute ! Your post sounds like you have been busy and enjoying life. That is so good. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  2. A lovely couple, and wonderful grandchildren. The tiger thing is really cute. Have a wonderful week, Nonnie.

  3. I love your life and the way you live it!!! You had a busy but blessed week, that's for sure!! Those grands of yours are just adorable!!

  4. What a beautiful post! I will pray that your new acquaintance will accept your invitation to Bible study! Please keep us posted! Lovely photos, lovely family. Thanks for sharing!!

  5. Wonderful pictures and loved all the narrative. Beautiful and family and you do have a big loving generous heart. Sending hugs.

  6. Yes we do seem to forget our blessings and focus on the wrong things! Those precious little ones are growing so fast! I enjoyed my visit! Hugs friend!!

  7. I enjoyed your updates and lovely photos. Yes, we have so much to be thankful for, especially friends and family!

  8. Your life is so full, so it follows that your heart would be too! The kids are growing quickly now, aren't they? Seems
    Ike you've got some good little athletes in your ranks. Kate looks
    Ike she's grown since I've seen photos of her - perhaps it's the angle of her legs on the bike. LOL!!

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