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


Sunday, January 31, 2016

Show of Hands?

Not here. Still washing dishes by hand and while I may have the cleanest hands, they are so rough, socks, underwear, small washcloths cling to my hands and won't shake off!

But if that is all there is to complain about, no problem! Dirty dishes mean we have food to eat. Dishwater means we have plenty of water for our needs. Sometimes as I run water freely from the faucet, I think about how rough it had to be for people in ages past having to draw water from rivers and streams or springs daily. People today in different parts of the world still do not know the luxury of clean water. I know that we are blessed and I am thankful.

Other things to rejoice about.

Beautiful weather here in our neck of the woods.

Kate and Jack were here last weekend so we went to one of their favorite places.
Going Bonkers. 
Methinks it is aptly named.

We give them each $5 in quarters to play games and earn tickets.
Jack spent every quarter he had on this pick 'em up steal your money game
hoping to win something.
He never gives up.

Surprise, surprise and to Jack's dismay, 
he actually was able to pick one up and win.
He came back to the table crying because of the pink pig he won.

I felt so badly for him that I talked (begged) the manager to open up the thing 
and let Jack exchange the toy for something he wanted.
He did! What a nice guy!

It was a very cold weekend, so this was a diversion at home.

Here is Kate with the dollhouse we got for her in
place of the Barbie Dolls.
I'm really glad she likes this better than Barbie.

We found boxes in the garage for them to play with.
Kate fixed this one up to be a TV so she could play weather girl.
She wrote the temperature and forecast on the flaps
of the boxes so she could flip them up or down when giving the weather report.

DO NOT DARE say Jack in the box!

I love Kate's art work.

In the car on their way home after leaving Nonnie and Grandpa's.
I think you might say they had too much fun!

Sheila, Victoria and Ginger
 the very precious ladies I get to sing with each Tuesday morning
at our Ladies of Grace Bible study.

One of our LOG members is married to a cardiologist,
who takes very seriously our diet and eating the good foods God created for us.
Every few weeks, Erin brings her message of nutrition and delicious
samples for us to enjoy.
On this day we sampled beet hummus on cucumbers, Pad Thai salad and 
gluten free chocolate chip cookies, all of which were fabulous.
I came home and made the chocolate chip cookies and I think from
now on that will be my recipe for them.

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies from Honeyville Brand Almond Flour

2 ½ c. almond flour
½ t. salt
½ t. baking soda

½ c. coconut oil, melted
½ c. pure maple syrup
1 c. dark chocolate chips

Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. 
Stir together wet ingredients then add to the dry ones.
Drop in 1 Tbsp servings onto a parchment paper covered cookie sheet.
Bake @ 350 for 7-10 mins.
Cool on wire rack.

Erin with her brilliant husband!

Trudy soaking up some sunshine.

Are these boys not gorgeous??? 
All around handsome, high achievers and full of sweetness.
Noah received the Student of the Month award this week.

So proud of the family God has blessed me with.

I was just getting into you. 
Still hoping for some snow.


Karen said...

I enjoyed your photos. I still wash dishes by hand, too, and my granddaughter, age six, loves to help.

Terri D said...

My hands are a rough mess, but not from washing dishes. With the heat on, my skin is drying out. We're not used to having the heat on here in Florida, and the high humidity that is our norm keeps skin moist and plumped. Nice of that manager to trade out the pink prize. The boys are very handsome indeed!

Sweet Tea said...

The boys are so cute and grow more handsome with each passing year - heartbreakers, "girls beware". I had to laugh at seeing your own personal weather girl. LOL. I bought some sort of soy "thing" (at the home & garden show) that I rub between my hands to warm then I rub it over my hands. It's great when lotion just simply doesn't absorb into my skin. Wish I knew where to buy another and I would send it to you. Tis the season for dry skin and your hands sound sore. . .Beet hummus. Really? lol

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Sorry about the dishwasher but like you said, so much to be thankful for. Looks like a fun time with the kids!

Jill said...

I love all these pictures, so sweet! Looks like you have been quite busy! That was awesome of the manager letting him exchange toys :-) Kathleen loves claw machines and arcades. Have a wonderful weekend!


Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Dishes by hand? I lived without a dishwasher for decades, but now that I've had one for several years I can't imagine life without it. Fun photos!

Karen Whittal said...

I love washing dishes its the only time that everyone leaves me alone... to scared I will ask them to help... peace and quite ahhh just love it. Really cute photo's just love the things children get up to

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