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


Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Just a Few Little Things

Little things ...

A group of us were discussing the importance of little things we do without thinking that bring glory to God as we abide in Him. One of the ladies shared the following from an Upper Room devotional. It really spoke to me so I am sharing it to save it.

“Often I fall into the trap of comparing myself to other people. When I look at the impact they seem to have on the world, I feel as if I don’t measure up. One day, when I was feeling inferior, God gave me a new perspective on the familiar loaves-and-fishes story. Instead of focusing on the miracle itself or on the boy who offered up his lunch, I thought about the woman who might have made the lunch. . . To her, these must have seemed such small, ordinary tasks. How could she have anticipated that the meal she had packed for her son that day would have such eternal significance?
“That reminded me of the many ways that God takes our small efforts and uses them to feed people physically, emotionally, and spiritually. So when I feel that I should be doing bigger things with my life, I remind myself of the loaves and fishes. My job is to do the tasks in front of me. God’s job – God’s delight – is to use them to feed the world.”

God takes delight in everyday things we do when we are living for His glory ... aiming to please Him with our lives.

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.
Colossians 3:23

I've been busy learning to make different kinds of bread. It is a fun and tasty exercise and so far I have made tasty buns a few times, wheat rolls, cinnamon rolls, French bread, and honey oatmeal wheat bread with my new Kitchen Aid stand mixer. I enjoy working with the dough and watching it rise. But alas, I am also seeing the roll around my middle is expanding.

French bread in the oven

Yummy good garlic toast

Honey Oatmeal Wheat

Breakfast toast

And I noticed I had pictures that haven't been posted. I definitely want these to be included in my photo journal.

Love this pair!

and their sweeties,
Hunter and Lincoln
So precious!

Special times with Daddy

Listening to their accomplishments

Noah is memorizing all the names of the presidents and Sara sends me a video of him reciting them. These are snaps from the video. Love watching his expressions as he searches his memory from time to time. He has a mind like a steel trap.

And I found these pics on DH's camera from Christmas.

Here's what you do.
Get ready.

Get set.

He's adorable even with pie in the face!

Sometimes life is messy. It certainly isn't perfect here. But I sure do love the life God has blessed me with.


Lea said...

Inspiring words, good looking bread and cute Grans. It doesn't get much better. Blessings!

Mary Hutchins said...

Enjoyed the message, something to stop and think about. Cutie-pie Grans!! Grandchildren are so precious and such a blessing!

Dianna said...

Nonnie, I love coming here to visit with you. You have such a gentle and trusting spirit and your love for the Lord is so evident. I enjoyed the devotion...and yes, it is in the ordinary day things that we do in our ordinary lives that He uses. What we tend to think of as "small" are things that He can use in a big way in someone's life if we are just yielded to Him.

Loved all of the pictures! Way to go, you, with all of those different types of breads you are making! That French loaf in the oven looks amazing!

Loved the pictures of family.

Thankful the Lord allowed our paths to cross, my friend.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Loving all you photos. I love that you are making bread, it looks really good.

Karen said...

I agree. Life is doing ordinary little things in a caring, loving way!