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, July 20, 2016

Time to Hodgepodge

1. Pokemon Go. your thoughts? Another time waster? Are you playing? No. Do you even know what it is? Not really, but I have read about accidents happening to people who were playing Pokemon Go ... running into walls, car accidents, injuries and two men actually fell over a 90 foot ocean bluff. This is crazy! Who ever would have thought the use of your phone could be such a distraction as to be dangerous? And more than one person has fallen over cliffs, waterfalls, etc. while taking selfies!

2. What was something you collected as a child? Nothing. Well, every now and again we liked to collect horned toads and put them in a box. Also, the light from fireflies. Do you still have that collection? No.
If you're a parent what's something your own children collected? Nothing. Have you ever camped out, stood in a crazy long queue, or paid a ridiculous sum for a 'collectible'? No.

Had I had money as a child, I might have collected books. I loved books and we never had many. I had to check them out from the library or the bookmobile in the summer. When I did have money, I used it to go roller skating or to buy something I thought I needed at the moment. My sister, however, used her money to collect small stuffed animals. 

3. "Collect moments, not things"...tell us about a moment you've added to your collection this summer.

The most memorable moments this summer have been times spent with friends and family. Our Monday nights with friends have become a highlight of each week. 

4. What's something collecting dust in your home right now? Any plans to do something about it?

Record albums. At first I thought I might invest in the record player that allows you to save the music to CD, but realize that would mean more stacks of CDs which would also collect dust. The fact that I can play anything on YouTube when I'm in the mood or buy the song on iTunes tells me that I should go ahead and get rid of the albums. The question is, do I trash them, give them to Goodwill, or sell them to Half Price books. 

5. A favorite song relating to time? 

The first song that came to mind was Time in a Bottle by Jim Croce. I like it, but it isn't my favorite. The real favorite would be Unchained Melody by the Righteous Brothers!

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"Time goes by so slowly, and time can do so much."

Time only goes by so slowly when you are waiting for something! True? In truth, it really goes by too quickly. 

I remember the first years of marriage being so happy and in love that each night as we went to bed, I didn't want the day to end. I wanted time to be still and to be able to hold on to it. There are many good songs about time. One Day at a Time seems to be my theme song these days, and at the end of the day, there is a sweet feeling of contentment that we had the gift of another day. 

(Okay, so in mentioning songs about time, my DH threw in: "Are You Going to Scarborough Faire? Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme! He makes me laugh!)

6. What's been your most frightening or your most interesting encounter with wildlife?

Probably the snake in our house. First of all, I was so thankful I happened to discover the thing before it slithered off to a hiding place. Second, that he stayed put while I got my husband to do something about it. Thirdly, that thing just wouldn't die!!!! But at least we got him out of the house and over the fence. 

The snake in the garage was the next most frightening!

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Somebody call Poison Control! I bit my tongue again!

7. On July 20, 1969 Apollo 11 Commander Neil Armstrong set his foot down on the moon. If you could travel to the moon would you go? No.

Why or why not?

I don't like flying that much. There doesn't seem to be anything alive on the moon. The best of making a trip to the moon would be the actual travel there and back, looking out the window at all there is to see in outer space. But I love green and blue and all the other colors on earth ... trees, grass, flowers, lakes, mountains, rivers, people. 

Even with all the bad, earth is where I'd rather be until I live on the new earth and Heaven. 

8. Insert your own random thought here. 

I am kicking myself because I'm still forgetful when it comes to taking pictures of events. Our Ladies of Grace and Games with Ginger today was a blast! Pictionary, Chicken Coop, Farkle, Bendominoes and Mennonite Madness! We colored, ate snacks, laughed and played! Good times! Ginger throws a fun party! The decorations were so nice and I won a few prizes myself. But I didn't take any pics until I got home. Rats!

I won the magnetic notepad and personal items for 
having the highest Farkle score
and the Calla Lily for winning both Bible quizzes!


  1. Too many snakes so far in this Hodgepodge!!!
    Great song selections! :)

  2. lol--a lot of snakes in the HP this week, smiles...enjoyed your answers, have a great day...smiles

  3. I'm sure there will be many a snake story here today. I like Farkle! Congrats on your big win : )

  4. I honestly don't know what I'd do if I found a snake in the house! Eek!! Lol. I am getting a little better about remembering to take a pic of fun times, but still haven't got that down. Enjoy your day!

  5. Yikes, snakes! We recently had one on our front lawn and I about lost it. Your game day sounds so fun. Wish I could come along. Beautiful song choice :)

  6. Nice prizes!! Congrats! I rarely win anything. It seems like a lot of us had snake encounters! Yikes! LOL

  7. Your Ladies of Grace and Games looks so much fun. I want to do that. ;)
    I'm reading "Astronaut Wives Club" right now about that walk on the moon and all the things leading up to it. I don't know how those families survived the stress. Well, some didn't. It's a good book, if you are interested.

  8. Snakes are really scary! Fortunately, there are only here vipers and ringworms. Not really toxic. They never get into homes. Nice idea, answering questions.

  9. Your right, Pokemon is another waste of time and very dangerous! I picked Time in a Bottle. I love your snake!

  10. I loved what you said about those early marriage days and not wanting the days to end. How precious were those times and I'm afraid I'm guilty of not remembering them more. Especially after 50 years of marriage, I need to recall those special days and times. Stay cool!

  11. I agree with number 1!
    I loved the story you shared about early marriage days...so special.
    Snakes...yep...I am with you on this one.
    Have a great week,

  12. Amen to #7 and the new earth and home. :)

    What kind of snakes got into your house and your garage? I love the graphic that you used. Too cute!

    Unchained Melody is a beautiful song. :)

    I de-lighted many lightning bugs myself as a child.

    About the albums, definitely do NOT trash them! There are lots of folks out there that still want them and you might have just the one they're looking for. Goodwill or selling them would be a great way to help them live on. :)

    Have a blessed day!

  13. If you got one of those turntables that converts albums to mp3 files, you could save hundreds on one thumb drive.

    I like the snake who bit his tongue. LOL

  14. Enjoyed all your answers!! My brothers collected horned toads and I always loved catching fireflies and putting them in a mason jar. Snakes are so scary to me, I hate them...stepped on one when I was 5, fortunately I wasn't bit but it left me scared for life. I also enjoy my ladies meeting once a week, great sistership and fun.

  15. I love unchained melody too. So many good things in this post and I too would miss the colors of earth but would be curious about the ride up and back. What an adventure that would be. Have a great evening.