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 21, 2015

Wednesday Hodgepodge - Back to the Future!

It's Wednesday Hodgepodge Back to the Future Day!! Join in the fun with your answers to Joyce's questions and link back to From This Side of the Pond.

1. October 21, 2015 is Back to the Future Day. Did you see the movie? The sequels? In the second film, Doc takes Marty into the future to prevent Marty's future son from making a mistake. They leave 1985 and land on a 'skyway' on October 21st, 2015.

Yes, we saw the movie and loved it! (2015 seemed sooooooooo very far away back then.) 
I didn't think the sequels were as good as the original, though.

So tell us, what were you doing in the fall of 1985?

In the fall of 1985, I was still reeling in shock from my husband's sudden death a couple of months prior and dealing with grief, all the details regarding a host of decisions to be made, finances, being alone, and wondering what the future held for me at age 36.

Fast forward to October, 1987 and my future:

2. If time travel were possible, would you want to go to the future? No.

The past?

Maybe a day as a child where you didn't have to think about adult things. Your biggest concerns were playing, school, friends. You were protected and loved. Life seemed safer back then, although I'm sure my parents and grandparents read, heard or watched the news with anxiety about what the future held for us.

3. We're not flying cars, but some of the technology imagined in the 80's film has indeed come to pass in real life 2015-flat screen TVs on the wall, tablets, fingerprint recognition, video conferencing, online banking, 3-D movies, motion controlled video games, drone cameras, and smart glasses (Google glass). Do you worry technology is growing at a rate so fast we'll soon be unable to keep up with it's demands?

My only concern is that as I grow older, will I be able to keep up with the technology for the purpose of communication, handling our business affairs, and such. 

Do you think the Internet does more harm than good? 

I love the convenience of the Internet, being able to research and find answers to questions as I think of them. Much faster and up-to-date than an encyclopedia ever was. It's wonderful being able to communicate with people in faraway places and stay in touch with them, make new friends and see them online, being able to read books online, pay bills online, send messages instantly, Google recipes, get directions to just about anywhere, and so many other things. However, a lot of negative things have come through the Internet, too. 

4. Your favorite dish prepared in a slow-cooker? 

Hands down, it's pot roast with vegetables!

Your favorite fast food? 

I'm liking In 'n Out Burgers for the speed, courtesy, and cost, (but I still prefer my cheeseburger the old-fashioned way at a local burger place). I like Chick Fil-A for the same reasons, and also the background music while I'm watching the kids play. 

5. No time like the present, down time, face time, pressed for time, in the nick of time, make time, mark time, or just in time...which timely saying most relates to your life right now? 

No time like the present and trying my best to hold on to it as it slips away so quickly. Face Time is also part of our life with grandsons who live three hours away. Love watching them show off on Face Time. 

6. Tell us about a place you went as a child or younger person that's no longer there or is now something else. How does that make you feel?

Our church we attended when I was a teen and where I was married. The building is still there, but it has passed through many hands and people and it is just not the same. There is only a tinge of sadness because things just don't and can't stay the same. It wasn't about the building anyway, it was about the people there whom I loved, the friends and the spiritual experience in learning and growing in Jesus Christ. 

7. Describe your comfort zone.

At home with my Love, my little sanctuary from the world. 

8. Insert your own random thought here.

We attended a concert last weekend featuring a group called The Young Irelanders. While I enjoyed the concert very much, one song has stuck in my mind and WILL NOT LEAVE. What's ironic is a few lines from the song:

"Let me tell you that I love you
That I think about you all the time
Caledonia you're calling me!"

Please, Caledonia, I don't want to think about you all the time! Stop calling me!

I'm also kicking myself because I can't remember what happened to the little thingee that controls my Apple TV. I can't get in to Netflix anymore and I think that has something to do with it. Therefore, I am wracking my little brain trying to remember where I hid it so it wouldn't get lost!


  1. Enjoyed reading your answers on this lovely Wednesday morning. Pot roast with vegetables, a popular slow cooker meal for sure. Happy Hodgepodge from the Wednesday regulars.

  2. Home is the best place in the world! Your answer for #7 described it perfectly.

  3. Nice answers. We always pray to St. Antony when we lose things - usually works. I hate it when I lose something in the house knowing it has to be there somewhere.

  4. Hope Caledonia stops calling soon ;)

  5. Did you check down between the sofa cushions? :-). Laughed at the recurring song. I get that a lot. What you went through in the 80s. Praise God for his healing power and grace!

  6. I love what you said about your old church. It was about the people not the building for me too. I'm still in touch with the people, many of them thanks to Facebook, so yay for the Internet : )

  7. I enjoyed reading your answers today.
    You had the most profound answer to #1 of any I've read. I'm so glad things worked out for you in 1987 :)

  8. I love Irish music. Loved your comfort zone answer.

  9. Technology...we love it and hate it.
    Good comments on your hodge podge!

  10. I enjoyed all your answers. Bless you for what you had to experience in 1985. I was going to say to check under chair cushions and under the sofa... stuff does have a way of disappearing! Hope you find your "thingy" so you can get back on Netflix. I'd be lost without Netflix!!

  11. How sad that you had lost your husband at such a young age. I love having an In N' Out occasionally. My husband is now loving Five Guys! I hope your find that little thingy....my daughter has Apple TV and that remote is super small!

  12. Great post, Connie. I guess I didn't realize you lost a husband so young. That is tough---but God certainly had other plans for you and brought a good man into your life.

    Hope you had a great day! xo Diana

  13. Connie - Fun post. I am still yearning for my very own hover board.

  14. Loved reading your answers and didn't know you had lost your husband so young. Life does give us twists and turns, do glad we have a Heavenly Father who knows the beginning from the end and is always there for us.

  15. Love your answers and I can see you've gone through many trials of faith and have come out on top. You're a blessed lady! 1985 does seem many, many moons ago but it was a fun time when my kiddos were little. The sad thing is the Cubs didn't win the World Series...darn it! Ha! Have a good weekend!