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


Monday, October 30, 2023

Always playing the catch-up game!

After going several months without posting, I’m feeling the need to keep a record of some of life’s happenings this past year. So many changes in life, seeing the grandkids growing up. They’re not little anymore and I don’t get to be with them as much now that I’ve moved out of state and they are getting older. Three of them can actually drive now. One will soon be going to college. Life changes.

We had fun in January of this year with Billy and Crystal‘s kiddos. Now Billy is stationed on the other side of the ocean, while Crystal and the children wait for his deployment to be over.

Upper left is Brady at 17, upper right Noah at 15, 
in the center is Kate at 15, 
Brady and Noah sports photos and then 
Jack at 12 years old climbing at the Garden of the gods in Colorado.

Upper left is my friend, Jeannie and me at the botanical gardens in Tulsa, 
upper right, is our group that put together a luncheon for senior adults. 
In the center is our ukulele group, which continues to be so much fun and rewarding.
Bottom left me with friends at a baseball game, and to the bottom, right, a few of my fellow workers with the Women’s Association for the Tulsa boys home at the Run for the Roses event. 

Upper left trying on a fascinator hat, along with a spring hat center left. 
bottom left: My beautiful friend Jeannie wearing her gorgeous hat! 
Upper right: modeling at the fashion show fundraiser for the boys’ home. 
At the center right are the officers for the women’s association, and the bottom right is my friend, MaryAnne and me at the Run for the Roses fundraising event in May.

Upper left is Brady wearing his new glasses, upper right my sister and I went to visit our aunt Nancy in Arkansas. Center photo is a few of us in the church kitchen at church putting treats together for children during vacation Bible school, bottom left Kate and Jack celebrating the end of school, bottom right I went to Dallas with my friend, Jeannie, and met up with old friends, Nancy and Sherri, whom I had not seen since I left Dallas three years ago. 

Kate turns 15! I cannot believe my sweet little Kate is such a gorgeous young lady. 
(Well, I always knew she would be a beauty!)

Clockwise, with neighbors, Jeannie and Cheryl, a group of ladies from my Sunday school class at the Daughters of the King event, me having just rolled a bunco at the bunco fundraising event for the boys home, MaryAnne and I at the Daughters of the King event, and my sister and I met up with a childhood friend, whom we hadn’t seen for many, many years. 

Clockwise Jeannie, Cheryl and I getting ready to go out for dinner, me at a luncheon for senior adults at church, me with friend Shannon at a luncheon for high school classmates, and Jeannie and me at an awards dinner for her.

Enjoying fall colors and a trip to Branson to see the sight and sound production of Esther, 
my crazy fun, senior adult pastor and me at Cracker Barrel.

This has been a wonderful year of enjoying friends and different events.

It’s not all fun and games! I am a group leader again in Bible Study Fellowship, and enjoying so much the study of the gospel of John this year with a wonderful group of ladies. 
 I’m still doing Awanas with the first grade girls 
and serving on the board for the Women’s Association for the Tulsa Boys’ Home.

And now:


Life changes! When I prayed about my singleness since the loss of my dear heart Jay four years ago, my thinking was, I will not search out for anyone. Should the Lord’s will be that I meet someone, God will bring him to me. Unbeknownst to me, this gentleman was praying the same thing. He also said never would he choose anyone from our church. Well, lucky me, he had a change of heart and told me he has had his eye on me for the last year, but was shy about asking me to meet him for dinner or lunch. Both of us were interested in just having a companion\friend. This relationship has gone beyond that. I am thankful that God has put such a friend and companion in my life. I am so happy and looking forward to what lies in store! 

Friday, January 20, 2023

It’s Me! Back Again! (Continued)

New post with more pictures from June through December. I think I had forgotten how wonderful blogging is for keeping up with the happenings in your life. I’m getting a new perspective on all the blessings I have enjoyed.

Women’s Association officers for the Tulsa Boys’ Home

A visit from Amy, Kate, and Jack

Garden party with Sunday school class with
Games such as croquet, cornhole and outdoor table tennis and burgers and hot dogs!

A trip to Branson to see the Sight and Sound Jesus production and 
then a stop at Lambert’s on the way home with my friend Marianne.

Grilling burgers for the boys at the Tulsa Boys Home!

Kids and grandkids in Oregon for a wedding and vacation!

Nephew Chase with his precious kids.

A visit from my dearest friends, so much fun packed into one weekend.  
I don’t think there was ever a moment of silence, except when we slept.
I love these people so much!

Daughters of the King celebration in July. Susan and I being silly.
The theme was running the race.

Trunk or treat with Goldilocks. My costume was a chef, which didn’t really go with our theme. 
Kind of a last minute thing.

Meet with a couple of friends from high school for our 55th reunion

My niece, Robyn, and her husband.
Wishing them all the very best!

My sister and Don with their daughter and her new family.

With my new friend and neighbor, Jeannie.

The ladies Christmas banquet at our church.

Our ladies retreat in Arkansas.

Trip to Colorado for Thanksgiving
And a beautiful day at the Garden of the gods.

Jeannie, Cheryl and I at Victory Church for their Christmas program.

Lunch with a few ladies from Sunday school at the Pink House in Claremore.

Lunch with Jeannie on Christmas Day.

Trip to Texas for Christmas and dinner at Babes Chicken House. 

These are just a few of my favorite things, and I am so looking forward to all that 2023 will bring.

It’s Me! Back Again!

Well, this is my first visit here in quite a long time. I just haven’t felt the need or inspiration, or whatever it takes to write about anything, but this morning as I let my dog outside it seems like this is what I need to do. So silly. Annie sits in front of me and gives one of her hard, longing stares letting me know it’s time for a walk. Well, when it’s 28° outside, I don’t feel like a walk. So I look at her and say, “if you think I’m going for a walk outside, you have another think coming.“ So then she runs to the back door to go out. Now, that is a silly thing to share, but it’s just one of those little things in life that’s funny. (To me, anyway.)

The pictures below are some of the things that I’ve enjoyed from, I think, early 2022 maybe. Suffice it to say that the last two years have been chock-full of things to do, discovering many friends, just enjoying life. But I’m finding I still need somebody to share those little details of life, every day things. I’m still looking for a close friend here. I left all my precious friends inTexas, and have made many new friends here, but I still need a really close friend to do things with, to share things with, maybe even to travel with.

The ukulele band that I’m privileged to be a part of. It’s going even stronger these days. 
It’s so much fun to visit the assisted living and nursing homes because the residents so enjoy the music and fun. We love them so much and look forward each time to singing for them.

I love helping in the kitchen at our church for various events. 
These ladies and sometimes gentlemen are so much fun in the kitchen. 
Many hands make light work.

I’m a member of the Women’s Association that supports the Tulsa boys home. 
We have many fun events to raise funds to provide monetary support
 and also many of the boys’ basic daily needs. This is at one of our fundraisers.

These are from a visit from my nephew last summer.

I belong to a card club, and the picture above, along with the article are about one of our members who passed early last year. She was truly in the forefront in her day with feminism, a woman of many talents combined with a gentle, beautiful personality. We still miss her.

Our Sunday school class regularly meets together for lunches, get together’s, and other social meetings. We’ve made some dear friends in our Sunday school class.

Just good times!

These pictures are from one of the fundraisers for the boys home. It is called Run for the Roses and is the biggest event for them for the year. There’s a huge gathering of about 800 people raising money centered around the Kentucky Derby. A contest for the best hats, watching the races, betting on horses, secret auction, and serving dinner, are among some of the fun things at this event.

Several trips to Texas and meeting up with old friends in the top photo, the middle one is lunch with a few ladies from church, and the bottom is a birthday celebration for one of the ladies in our card club.

Special times with Grandkids!

I serve with Awanas at our church helping first graders Learn Bible verses each week. 
These kids are so precious.

Playing pickle ball!

I know this is picture overload, but they really only covered through May of last year.