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


Thursday, June 8, 2017

Thankful Thursday

Every day is a day to be thankful ... we are so blessed and the ordinary days are to be celebrated because they are a gift from God. They are days that are routine and yet without a schedule. The goals are small and yet in the completion of the duties, we can feel a reward in their accomplishments. (Nope, there hasn't been a lot to blog about!!)

In addition to the duties of everyday life, we resumed our regular Monday night visit with friends. And yesterday being the first Wednesday in town and no Bible studies, I was able to join DH and his buddies, along with their wives, for the bi-weekly breakfast meetings. That was fun and I'm looking forward to being able to do that throughout the summer until Bible studies take up again in the Fall. Summer already seems to be filling up with things to do and commitments, so it will speed on by as life seems prone to do these days.

My Facebook memories today brought up a photo from six years ago of our grandsons, Brady and Noah, which was perfect because I wanted to make mention of them today.

This week they have been attending VBS and have called each day to tell me what they are learning and what fun they are having. VBS is certainly different these days in that there is more activity for them in their learning experience than we had when we were kids. (The painted ceramic plaques come to my mind!) They get to do rock climbing, which I know they love, and have also been able to shoot BB guns and the lesson there is all about how we "miss the mark"! I think that's terrific! They are coming this weekend to play a soccer tournament and will be staying with us. I know I will hear more about what they are learning when they arrive.

They were very excited to repeat their memory verses to me yesterday and it was quite impressive to hear each of them quote this Scripture from Colossians 1:15-16:

"The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him."

And the best and biggest news of all was their telling me how they are learning about connecting with God and that today they will both be baptized! So while today's memory shows them with their feet in water, today they are going under!!!

Full to overflowing!!!

May you always trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 
Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go;
    he’s the one who will keep you on track
(Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV and MSG)


Rebecca Jo said...

VBS is so much fun... I can remember my own VBS days WAYYYY back in the memory banks ;) I always love serving in them too & seeing all the fun with the kiddos

Jan said...

Our VBS is the 19th of this month and people are very busy getting ready here. The kids enjoy it so much! Very different from the bible class, cookies and kool-aid days of my childhood, though!

Pamela M. Steiner said...

Oh what wonderful news...that both of your precious little grandsons will be baptized! That they are so excited about what they are learning in VBS...how precious this is. Wonderful news. VBS is so valuable...I wonder how many people can point to a VBS as a time of learning about and accepting Jesus as their personal Savior? For me, it was summer camp. But I will never forget VBS and Sunday School as being very instrumental in my spiritual growth.

Susie said...

Nonnie, Give both of them a hug for me. They are so cute. I love that they are enjoying their VBS. I remember my own and some of the grands going to VBS. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I love the photo of your grandson's by the water and how sweet of them to be calling you to tell you about their VBS. What a blessing!!

Terri D said...

The photos are wonderful and what joyful news to hear of their baptism!! Enjoy your circle of summer friends!