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, August 14, 2019

Wednesday Medley

Here is the medley of questions for the Wednesday Medley. Today’s Medley is celebrating national V – J day. You can read all about it on Terry’s blog and get the questions there. Link up if you want to and join the other meddlers with your answers. 

1.  I'm sure many kids today have no idea what V-J Day is all about.  Did you have a loved one who fought in WWII? Yes, my Dad was in the Philippines and also New Guinea. My uncle was in Europe and killed in action. 

2.  The iconic sculpture from the famous photograph of  "The Unconditional Surrender" has been defaced recently because of the #metoo movement. I know we can get very political about this subject, but just keeping it in the spirit for which it was created, what are your thoughts? I always liked that photo and the statue because  it spoke to me of the joy of the war being over! Everybody was celebrating and servicemen were glad to be home and everybody was in the streets celebrating their return!

3.  Terri's grandson, Tristan, loved playing a game called "Axis & Allies".  It was quite complicated, took up the entire dining room table, and was not something Terri wanted to play (Grandpa understood it and played though).  Can you name three Axis countries and five of the many Allies (okay to look it up!)? Germany, Italy and Japan. Allies, England, United States, Soviet Union, France, and China.

4.  Terri was surprised to learn that most historians agree that WWII began when Germany invaded Poland on September 1, 1939. Others say it started when Japan invaded Manchuria on September 18, 1931. And some scholars suggest WWII is actually a continuation of WWI, with a break in between.  Have you ever visited Pearl Harbor in Hawaii or any other WWII memorials around the world? We did visit Pearl Harbor. Very sobering. We also visited the WW II Memorial on the National Mall.

5.  Calvin Graham was only 12 years old during WWII when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He won a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart before the Navy found out how old he was.  (God bless him.) Terri doesn't know any 12-year olds today who could qualify or get away with something like that.  Times are so very different now but (in the US) we do have ROTC in high schools.  Do you know anyone who started in ROTC and went on to enlist in one of the services? My husband was in ROTC, Officers Training School, and then joined the National Guard, but that may not count. He served here in the U.S. I can’t think of anybody I know who was in ROTC who then enlisted. So many of my classmates were drafted to go to Vietnam.

6.  Please tell us something about your week so far. Dealing with broken things and very thankful that we are able to have them fixed. Tonight I am meeting with all the BSF group leaders and confess I am getting a little apprehensive about the upcoming classes and leading. Kate and Jack were here the past couple of days and we had a good time with them. They wanted to go to the mall and look around. Since we didn’t go to a movie or any other entertainment, I gave them money to spend. They are very different spenders!! Jack is quite liberal and Kate so conservative.  

This pic is so sweet! Jack took a selfie of himself with Annie. 

He also had to hide in the new red box.  
Monday night’s sunset was truly amazing.


songbird's crazy world said...

I’d like to see Pearl Harbor someday.

Stacy said...

Many thanks for your family's service!
That really is a glorious sunset. Thanks for sharing it.

Elizabeth Day said...

Not being able to hide very successfully is a good indication of how fast that cute Jack is growing up. And if he is anything like his dad, it won't be stopping any time soon. Again, that sunset is truly amazing. God blessed you indeed by allowing you to not only see it, but to be able to capture it for all the rest of us to enjoy. I know you feel apprehensive about the upcoming class, but there is no reason for this to not be a good and rewarding experience for you and those you teach. You and God have got this my friend.

Cathy said...

I would love to see Pearl Harbor some day.

What a beautiful sunset photo!!

Chatty Crone said...

I have seen Pearl Harbor as well. :( what happened there. Thanks for your families service - my dad was in WW II as well. I hate that they marked up that iconic statue. You will be a good leader for your bible study. Mine starts next week - summer is over. Have a good day. Sandie

Linda said...

Of course it counts! (your husband in the National Guard and not deploying overseas.) Thank you for his service, smiles.

Mevely317 said...

Your Jack is adorable!
Broken things … ugh. Just this morning I was sitting reading blogs when I heard, "Bang! Bang! Bang!" coming from the a/c unit (outside). 3 hours later the repair folks pronounced it OK, but I had quite the fright.

I think your hubby's National Guard service sure counts!

Terri D said...

That sunset was beautiful and so is that little guy of yours! Thanks for joining the Medley today and thanks to your relatives (and yes, the National Guard counts!) who fought for our country. You will be a great leader! Please don't doubt yourself!! xoxox

annie said...

Sad about your uncle. So many lost. Beautiful sunset photo and I love the selfie. What would we do without kids around?

Pamela M. Steiner said...

Of course the National Guard counts! Our country needs them more and more. They are very important. I am very sad to see that statue defaced. How ridiculous. It was a very happy moment and nothing wrong about it. I love that you get to spend time with your grandkids and that they love to do special things with you. I love also to see your young fella playing hide and seek in the red box! That is funny. In a few more months he won't fit in it at all...so glad he's still playing fun stuff while he can! Oh to be little again and be able to hide in a box! You will be fine in your Bible study leadership. Please just trust the Lord to guide you and give you the wisdom and knowledge and courage to do this. It will be such a blessing for YOU as well as those who are blessed to be with you in your group. Praying for you now. Loved the sunset. Thank you for sharing.