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, April 26, 2017

Showers of Blessings Hodgepodge

Here are the fun questions for this week's Wednesday Hodgepodge. 

1. April showers bring May flowers or so the saying goes. Has your April been filled with showers? Do you carry an umbrella, wear a slicker, or make a run for it? Besides rain, what else has filled your April?

We have had plenty of April showers, enough to flood behind our back yard. We've also had hail with the showers, although not as bad as some of the surrounding cities. I'm very t hankful. Hail the past two years has been brutal, busting car windshields and windows of people's homes and roofs.

I buy umbrellas and keep them in the car and somehow they always end up in the trunk so that I have to get out in the rain to grab one. I always kept a big umbrella on the patio for use when I would take my dog Trudy out and stand over her holding the umbrella to keep her dry in the rain. Spoiled doggie. And I also have a little rain jacket.

April has been filled with fun, company, Bible studies, time with family and friends, and MOST important of all,

my DH's surgery for the abdominal aorta aneurysm! Had the follow-up visit today (Tuesday) and doctor says he looks good. He will do a CT scan in a couple of weeks to see what it looks like and he said the aneurysm should begin to shrink. And now DH is free from that ever present possibility of rupture. Thanks be to God, this makes April a very happy month! Showers of blessings!

2. What's something you could you give a 30-minute presentation on at a moment's notice and with zero preparation?

I don't know about it being a presentation, but I think I could speak for at least 30 minutes about God's love for us and His grace.

3. Share with us a favorite food memory from childhood.

Pinto beans, fried potatoes and cornbread were an all time favorite (and still is), and another was pot roast with all the vegetables and loads of gravy. My mom used to make homemade rolls and I could easily eat half a dozen of those with the pot roast meal.

4. What's a song you thought you knew the lyrics to, but later discovered you were wrong?

Louie, Louie!

5. According to one travel website, the most overrated tourist attractions in America are-
Niagara Falls (NY), Hollywood Walk of Fame (California), Times Square (NYC), Epcot (FL), Seattle Space Needle (WA), and Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market (Boston). How many of these have you seen in person?

Niagara Falls, Times Square, and Quincy Market.

Did you feel like a tourist? Yes. Did you care? No.

Tell us about a place (not on the list) you've visited that might be considered a tourist trap, but you love it anyway.

Jerusalem - there were all kinds of vendors trying to sell jewelry and items made of olive wood.

6. Your signature clothing item?

Tee shirt and jeans.

7. What's an experience you've had you think everyone should experience at least once? Why?

I loved visiting Israel and seeing the places I'd read about in the Bible all my life. In fact, I enjoyed it so much, we went back a second time and, given the opportunity, would go back again. When asked in a job interview what my dream job would be, I said I would love to be a tourist guide in Israel.

If you love our Lord and the Bible, you would love visiting Israel. Even if you aren't a believer, it is an ancient place with loads of interesting things to see and history to learn.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

The storm has passed. We've been flooded with showers of blessings. Thank You, Father.


  1. What a wonderful report for your DH. I hadn't wanted to say anything, but my mother's death was caused by a ruptured, inoperable thoracic aneurysm. I can only imagine the relief in knowing that won't happen for him. Yes, we agreed on the trip to Israel. I wish every Christian could have that experience.

  2. I'm so glad to hear the good news about your hubby! Praise the Lord!
    It's a little sad to think about Jerusalem being a tourist trap...
    Kathy (Reflections)

  3. I grew up on pinto beans, fried taters, and cornbread, too...nothing better! So happy that your hubby got such good news about his surgery! God is good!

  4. Wonderful news concerning your hubby! What a blessing. I've been to the same places as you in question #5.

  5. Praise God for DH's successful surgery! I have many friends who have traveled to Israel and they all have the same sentiments you've mentioned - walking in the steps of Jesus is the experience of a lifetime.

  6. Soo happy that hubby's surgery went well and he is continuing to heal. Praise God! And soo glad it is behind you now. Yes, God is good. And a trip to Israel would be sooo wonderful. Hubby and I are always going to jump on the plan when our church goes, but it hasn't actually happened yet...but it will!

  7. Nonnie, Thanking God for DH good news and continuing my prayers for great health report. This is a food memory , I saw my brother eating a piece of cake in the yard of the apartment with lived in. I asked , "where did you get that cake?" he said the neighbor lady gave it to him...well I was young and went and ask for some cake also. She gave me a piece. In a very short time in my life, that beautiful woman became our family's guardian angel. Her husband was a lawyer and helped my mother with her divorce from my father.(which was necessary). Then they bought a small home for mommy to live in with all of kids. My mother paid rent for years , then ended up buying the house from them. In my heart, I know that God sent Mrs. Russell to us. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  8. I'm so happy to read the news about your DH's report! Praise God! I enjoyed reading your answers!!