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, February 21, 2016

Riverdance ... and other weekend happenings

Thanks to Amy's generous Christmas gift of tickets, DH and I attended the performance on Saturday of Riverdance! Wow! This far and away exceeded my expectations. I halfway expected DH to want to leave at intermission, but he wanted to stay. Great plan because the second half was absolute stunning! These dancers, singers, athletes! are fantastic! We were requested not to take pics or record any part of the show, so I lifted a few off their website

If you ever get a chance to see them, go for it! Amazing performances. I had never seen them before and don't know about their past performances, but I loved the way they took you by dance, word and songs, through the history of the Irish. It stirred up my longings to go visit.

We really wanted to go to Ireland and had our trip all planned out, paid for and ready to go in September, 2011. Unfortunately, a huge event happened to cancel our plans. Nine One One. We did not get to go and since that time, have never planned another trip there. I'm not sure why, but now it is doubtful that we will ever plan another trip overseas again.

Standing in line at the concession stand, there was a woman and three young girls. I kind of noticed them, but the youngest, maybe 6 years old, nudged me and wanted to give me this. I thanked her politely, but when her Mother explained to me that she wanted to do an "act of kindness" I thanked her even more for her thoughtfulness to me. I am guessing someone had told her about Random Acts of Kindness.

This morning at church was our annual workshop for children's church. I have served in the children's ministry for the past 25 years, give or take a few months off after surgeries or that kind of thing. I have watched children in the nursery, toddlers, preschool and grade school grow up who are now serving in the children's ministry. It is a privilege to serve in our church under our children's pastor, Ms. Geni Brooks. What an enthusiastic and heartfelt love this woman has for children. She is an inspiration to me and all who know her and I believe when we all get to heaven, Ms. Geni will have brought thousands of kids with her to be with Jesus. 

Some of our Gracekids singing Ancient Words

And, last but not least. A baby shower this afternoon for Helena, one of our preschool teachers. She and Pastor Jesse will have to get a bigger apartment now to make room for all the goodies they received. A fun idea at the shower I had never seen before: a basket of diapers on the table and we were to write something fun on them for Helena to read each time she changes a diaper. This was easy to me because the baby's name is Ellie and that was the name our granddaughter gave to her best imaginary friend. Ellie. We did have our challenges trying to find Ellie when we played hide and seek with Kate. So I wrote that on one side of the diaper and, on the other side I wrote: 

No Poop Left Behind!


Prayers for Baby Ellie


Terri D said...

It's great that your DH enjoyed the show. I can't even get mine to agree to go see it. He can't sit still long enough to enjoy a live performance of most any kind. How cute that the young lady wanted to bless you with an act of kindness! Great photos of the Gracekids, and writing on the diapers is such a cute shower idea! Have a great week!

Linda said...

Amber went to see Riverdance with Michael Flatley several years ago. We bought all his DVD's and LOVE to watch and rewatch them!!!
I have never seen it in person so I'm so happy for you that YOU have!!!

Denise said...

sounds like a wonderful weekend.

pinkelstar said...

Looks like you had a great weekend! I can't remember when I spend such weekends. My life's too boring!

Linda Kay said...

My daughter had two imaginary friends, Tabby and Buck. So funny. I would love to see Riverdance in person. And bless you for your children's ministry.

nancygrayce said...

We saw Riverdance many years ago in Branson I think......it was a wonderful show and I really didn't know what to expect!

What a wonderful thing for that child to do her random act of kindness! I love that she was so unselfish.

That is such a great idea for a baby shower! And I love, love, love the no poop left behind! Made me laugh out loud!

Sweet Tea said...

I've never seen Riverdance but have always wished I knew how to tap dance so I would love seeing them AND Johnny has a "thang" for Irish music. Perhaps we'll get a chance to see them sometime. Sounds like so much fun...So sweet about the "act of kindness" - that little girl couldn't have chosen a better recepient. So sweet. I think about you often. Hope things are going ok with you and yours.

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Ancient Words is a favorite of mine and it must had been so sweet to hear the kids perform it. How exciting to attend the Riverdance show. I have seen their talent on public tv. Happy moments shared here in this beautiful post!