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

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Friday, April 8, 2016

Saturday 9: That's What Friends Are For

Welcome to Saturday: 9. What we've committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do "random questions," so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don't have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love memes, however, and here is today's meme!



Saturday 9: That's What Friends Are For (1985)

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) This week's song is performed by an all-star quartet: Dionne Warwick, Elton John, Gladys Knight and Stevie Wonder. You have your choice: which of these four would you most like to see in concert?

It would have to be Stevie Wonder, although I would love to see Gladys Knight and the Pips sing I Heard It Through the Grapevine!

2) Dionne Warwick was Whitney Houston's cousin. Name a Whitney Houston song.

"I Will Always Love You," a Dolly Parton song sung by Whitney Houston.

3) Gladys Knight owns a chain of chicken and waffle restaurants around Atlanta. When you have waffles, what do you top them with? (Powdered sugar? Butter? Syrup? Fruit?)

Blueberry waffles with lots of real butter melting on top, and covered with real maple syrup!

4) Elton John has turned his bad eyesight into a hobby, claiming that over the years he has purchased well over than 200,000 pairs of glasses. Do you wear glasses? If so, how many prescription pairs do you own?

I currently own two pair of prescription glasses, which I wore temporarily when scar tissue had clouded my vision. Thanks to laser and lasik surgery with mono-vision, glasses are no longer an issue for me. I can't even donate the glasses because the prescription for mono-vision wouldn't match anybody else.

5) Stevie Wonder has a scar on his nose from a 1973 car crash. Have you ever been in a car accident?

I've been in several car accidents, the worst of which was a time when a lady made an illegal turn in front of me. That was before seat belts were required.  My injuries were minor and my car was totaled, but this accident made me a believer in the importance of buckling up. Our grandchildren won't even let us roll out of the garage without being buckled up.

6) Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager were married when they wrote this. Do you know a husband and wife who work together?

Yes. One couple in particular, he has a construction business, and his wife handles the administrative duties. 

7) This song celebrates friendship through good times and bad. Tell us about a happy time you recently shared with someone close to you.

My most recent happy time with three close friends was our bi-annual trip to the arboretum. We have regular girls' nights out or lunches, but Spring and Fall, and sometimes at Christmas, we love to walk around the arboretum enjoying the displays of color and nature together. We have lunch there, sit in the sun, and just relax while taking in all the beauty of God's handiwork. 

8) Now share a time when you were there for a friend through a tough time.


From number 7 above, one of my friends, Cindy, and I have together been there for the other two parties mentioned above. The young daughter of my dear friend, Victoria, had a stroke ten years ago at the age of 22. Cindy and I have been with them from the beginning when the doctors had no hope for our sweet Liz, until now and will continue to be there for them as long as we live, I guess. We have had so many special times over the years and they have walked with me through some tough times, too. They are dearly loved and very precious friends. Liz has an excellent attitude of gratitude which makes it much easier for her Mom who is her main care giver.

Spring

 or Fall

9) Random question: When is the last time you were out of breath?

Yesterday. Up and down, back and forth, planting flowers, and in-between, carrying my dog back up the hill. 

11 comments:

  1. What a blessing is such friendship.
    Loved your answers. Enjoy the week. :-)

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  2. Friends are so precious and what would we do without them, especially during those rough times? I've already had breakfast, but #3 has made me hungry again...LOL Happy Saturday to you.

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  3. Enjoyed your answers. I also have a group of friends that bless my life.. We meet once a week for lunch, bible study and lots of laughter. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  4. The friendship answers this week are inspiring, aren't they? Thank you for sharing yours.

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  5. Wow- a stroke at 22? That is something.
    I had no idea that was a Dolly Parton song

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  6. Long and close friendships - the best and most wonderful. A special relationship.

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  7. I have several girlfriends, that I have met, mall walking. I am looking forward to starting my morning with them again,

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  8. I like Creedence Clearwater Revival version of "I Heard It Though the Grapevine"

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  9. I love that someone else I know is doing the Saturday:9!! Enjoyed it!

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