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


Friday, April 21, 2017

Friday Foto Friends

Linking up today with Deb at Breathing in Grace for Friday Foto Friends.

We weren't with the kids for their respective Easter Egg hunts, but I'm saving the pics given to me.

This was the beautiful cross at Amy and Jason's church. Everyone brings flowers to place upon it. I think that is a lovely idea and had not seen it before but apparently, it is something many churches do.

Sweet Kate

Amy and Jack

Jason had to work on Saturday and Easter Sunday so he isn't in the photos. That is one of the drawbacks in the life of a firefighter. Their schedules go regardless of holidays.



Brady and Noah were with their cousins for Easter. I kind of edited the photos to spotlight them, but I see that there was no way to edit them all out. Tate (the kid with the Easter basket on his head) had to remain! Lol! Funny kids. They do have a great group of cousins who all live nearby. Their Grandma there is blessed to have all her little chickens live so close.

Below is a photo of a new car dealership on the tollway we travel frequently ... uh, more like every day! As we have watched so many buildings going up, this one caught our interest as they built it and we guessed what it would be. We wondered about whether cars would be displayed in this tower and, sure enough, there they are. My pic is crooked because I was driving as I held the phone up running the video. It somewhat resembles the Leaning Tower of Pisa. It is lit up at night, but I don't dare try to take a picture of it then.

As we see the changes happening so quickly before our eyes, the countryside is changing. It makes me sad to see the landscape change and the animals are being run off the land for hotels, shopping and restaurants. Below is a picture of fields where there used to be mesquite trees everywhere. They have been bulldozed down and afterward, we saw several mounds. It dawned on me (duh) one day that the trees had been turned into mulch.

One tree left.

Happy Friday!

The above is from a Facebook page I follow ... PeacefulMomentsForWomen. Her pics are always so sweet and so are the thoughts she shares.

We will be celebrating Jack's 6th birthday this Saturday. So hard to believe. Don't you dare blink because they go from this:

 to this in a flash!!

 Happy Birthday to you, Jack. We love you!

Oh yes! And we love your Mommy and Daddy
who just happen to celebrate their anniversary on your birthday!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

A Flying Hodgepodge

Time does fly when you're having fun and the past two weeks have flown since the last Hodgepodge. Join up with Joyce at From This Side of the Pond and share your answers to the questions.

1. Tell us about a time you felt like you were 'flying by the seat of your pants'.

Trying to finish this blog before I leave for Bible Study Fellowship!
Every time I began a new job, I felt that way. And, as I try to take up the baton of tending to the business of our finances, house, and everything that pertains to that.

2. When or where would you most like to be 'a fly on the wall'?

I can't think of anywhere right now.

3. 'Happiness is like a butterfly: the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder.'-Henry David Thoreau

Would you agree? Yes.
Why or why not?

I think the answer lies in the wisdom of several Bible verses and doing life God's way: Being content with what you have, being thankful for what you have, giving to others, helping others and you will find joy. I do like feeling happy, but I don't go looking for it. I very often simply feel happy for no reason! I love those moments.

4. Share a favorite movie, book, or song with flying in it's title, lyrics, or theme somewhere.

I'll fly Away; Angel Flying too Close to the Ground by Willie Nelson. I remember reading a book as a child about a little Dutch girl who flew around in an air balloon showing a little boy all the sights of Holland.

5. What is one task or chore you tend to do 'on the fly'? Is this something that really needs to be done another way?

Maybe cleaning the bathroom. And not sure if this counts, but yesterday time got away from me and at 3:30 I realized I needed to get dinner cooked, eaten and dishes away by 4:30. Well, 28 minutes later, this was on our plates and by 4:15, we were ready to go.

6. What was happening the last time you thought to yourself or said aloud, 'Wow, time flies when you're having fun', and you meant it.

Last evening we went to watch our granddaughter play softball and, because we were going to be responsible for taking her home, were a little surprised when we discovered it would be a double header. I wondered if DH would be able to make it that long, but to my surprise, the time did fly and it was great fun to watch the second graders play ball.

7. This Thursday is National Garlic Day. Will you add garlic to your menu on Thursday? Do you like garlic? What's your favorite dish made with garlic?

Anything Italian. I'm going to make a chicken penne pasta which calls for garlic. Tonight stuffed peppers which will be seasoned with garlic.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

Time just flies by and this pic came up in my memories on Facebook yesterday reminding me of that very thing. He's the youngest and last of the grandkids and he will be six this week. Kinda makes me sad, but I'm happy that he is the sweetest boy and just watching his expressions bring a smile to my heart and my face.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

The Resurrection of Jesus Christ changes everything!!

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
the Creator of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord:
Who was conceived of the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended into hell.
The third day He arose again from the dead.
He ascended into heaven
and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty,
whence He shall come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and life everlasting.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Easter Memories

One thing for sure, picture taking skills back in the 50's at our house were not too good. The background scenery sometimes was sad, the light was bad, and the subjects didn't always cooperate. But, all in all, the memories are sweet, no matter the picture.

My first pic with an Easter basket.

My sister and I with our little bunnies.

With Daddy

The family

The dresses above were palest blue organdy with blue netting aprons,
every stitch was done with love by my precious Mother.
In March, 1958, my brother came along and my aunt made
Easter dresses for my sister and I. They were dresses of soft yellow fabric
with a floral pattern, drop waist, and tan dusters to wear over them.

Little brother

Dark shadows!!!  ;-)

With my mother.
That hairdo!!!!
I remember really liking the dress, but now it
is a tad weird-looking for an adult to be wearing.

The above pics are from my Easters past, but these pics are just in from one of our nephews! Two sweet girls making their own Easter memories.

We went to Good Friday service last night at church, which was very moving, and I'm looking forward to attending Easter service this evening. I always loved Easter Sunday as a young girl. There was so much to look forward to: new clothes, shoes, Easter baskets, hunting for eggs, and especially hearing the story about Jesus. I remember coming home excited about the fact that when Mary went to the tomb, it was empty and how her mourning was turned to joy when she saw Jesus in the garden. I would teach the lesson to my sister and my pretend students.

I pray that everyone has a blessed weekend as we celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Worthy, He is worthy of all praise and glory! Without Him, we would all perish! Thanks be to God for this indescribable gift of salvation through Jesus.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Pink Saturday with Joyful News

My prediction is for a beautiful baby girl
or boy from these two!!
They will make good parents.


My brother with his son.

At last! There will be someone to carry on the family line and hopefully, the name!

 Other news from around here

Noah did an outstanding job with his project on the Horny Toad!

Jack has a birthday next week.

and I'm ready for him!

The sky this morning. I liked the lower clouds which looked so much alike.
Almost twins.

I buy little bottles of wine maybe once a year to have for cooking.
What a shocker that the checker asked to see my I.D.
I just laughed.

My little lamb is filled with goodies for the kids.

And here is my pink.

Today I'm linking with Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday.

Good Friday

Thank You, Jesus, You demonstrated Your love for us at the cross. You became poor that we might be rich. You became sin for us - You were stripped of Your glory willingly and humbled Yourself by becoming obedient to death - even death on a cross, and being made perfect, You became the author and finisher of eternal salvation to all who believe and obey.

How great are You, Lord, that Your love and for the joy set before You that You would endure the cross, despise the shame and bear our sins in Your own body on the tree so that we being dead in our sins should live to righteousness and be healed by Your stripes.

Thank You Jesus for giving Yourself for us, to redeem us from all iniquity and purify for Yourself a people that are Your very own. How precious indeed is that crimson flow that makes us white as snow.

Thank You that You declared it finished. The debt we owed was paid in full by the sinless Lamb of God. Amen

O perfect Lamb of Passover,
Let me not quickly run.
Recount to me the blessed plot,
Tell how the plan was spun
That I, a slave of Egypt’s lusts,
A prisoner of dark dread,
Could be condemned unto a cross
And find You nailed instead. ~ Beth Moore