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, September 16, 2016

Friday Foto Friends and Catch Up

Last Saturday was the first game of the season for both Kate and Jack. A thunderstorm woke us up around 4 a.m. and it was such a storm, it didn't look like there would be any soccer that day. But, as it turned out, it turned out to be a nice Saturday and the skies were beautiful. 

Kate did well for her first soccer game

The soccer field was great for spectators because there were shade trees to sit under. This is my view  looking upward from my front row seat.

Sharing goodies from the snack bag

Not so with the field where Jack's team played, however, the sun felt good and the game didn't last too long.

Jack and teammates coming out from
the "good game arch."

In the van headed to Braum's for ice cream.

One of the ladies from my table at Ladies of Grace surprised me with this pretty fall bouquet of flowers. I should have taken a pic of it wrapped up in orange and yellow tissue with the yellow bow. So sweet of her.

Bible Study Fellowship began on Wednesday and we are studying the Book of John this year. I was so looking forward to the first session and meeting the ladies in our group, however, about a week ago, I received the email asking me if I would volunteer with the kiddos. Well now, could I say no? No, I could not. And it was great being with the babies. There were 12, which, don't you think,is a meaningful number in light of the fact that we are studying Jesus, who had 12 followers?

Our back yard is still green and roses are blooming and the crape myrtles, too.

Neil Sperry, the gardening expert for Texas, posted the above picture of a crape myrtle in McKinney, Texas. This tree is blooming beautifully in spite of the fact that the property where it is located has been abandoned for 35 years and so the ground has not been fertilized or watered (except for rain) in all those years. This was to show why crape myrtles are so popular here in Texas. They are hardy and beautiful. When friends of ours moved here from Illinois a few years ago, we were all horrified when he wanted to cut down the crape myrtles in their yard because of the flowers!! Crazy!

That's about it for this week. This evening is our first concert of the season and we will have dinner with friends, Bill and Carol, before the concert. This might be a good place for me to mention that Bill has written a book which has been published. Below is a photo of the cover. Bill is a super intelligent, way over my head kind of guy, but he assures me he has made his thoughts and knowledge about this easy to understand. 

This is a photo of the pdf he sent. You can't read the small print on the cover here, but below is a portion of what it says on the cover.

"A basic foundation of Astronomy is provided followed by 17 chapters describing amazing Biblical Scriptures, written over 2,000 years ago. You will then be in awe by many Hubble pictures that directly represent those Biblical scriptures! The author provides unfathomable visual and audio dimensions that directly relate to each scripture to accelerate your belief in God's works and grow in His word. ... The book is filled with numerous examples of God’s magnificence, as written in the scripture Psalm 19:1-2: “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” 

I'm looking forward to reading it! 


Linda Kay said...

Such fun to watch the kids playing their sports. We are off to Boerne tomorrow for Football, then to San Antonio for Baseball on Sunday. Have a good weekend!

Karen said...

I always enjoy your pics and updates on the fun.

Karen said...

I always enjoy your pics and updates on the fun.

Terri D said...

Great photos! Watching the little ones play sports is always so much fun! Glad the weather cooperated! That book sounds very interesting! Thanks for the review! Wishing you a good weekend!

Terri D said...

I went to Amazon to find the book and they don't have it. Do you know where I can look for it?

annie said...

Beautiful children! The sky looks like a storm is brewing up in the first photo.
Love seeing kids play sports!

annie said...

Beautiful children! The sky looks like a storm is brewing up in the first photo.
Love seeing kids play sports!

Nonnie said...

I need to add that it won't be out until the end of September. Bill will be delighted to know someone is already seeking it out!

Pamela M. Steiner said...

love the pictures...and the fact that you could be with your grandchildren for their games...and then also that you helped with childcare for the BSF. What a blessing! I love the crape myrtles. We have them here in Florida too, and mine are actually starting to spread and create new trees. I like that idea! I didn't have to do a thing and they popped up and started blooming! Only God could do that! Thank you for your lovely pictures.

Joyful said...

What a fabulous tree in blossom! Love the sky photos too and the kiddos, so cute!

Susie said...

Nonnie, Soccer is a great way for children to get exercise.Love the pictures. Hope your weekend is a fun, xoxo, Susie

Joy Junktion said...

The only thing I can say is: How wonderful it is to spend time with your children and/or your grandchildren. There is nothing more important or special that sharing love with these babes! (the ones in church as well)! Blessings, Cindy xo

Breathing In Grace said...

Grand kiddos are the most wonderful of blessings! Yours are cuties. You've had a busy week. Pretty flowers from a friend. Thanks for sharing parts of your life and for linking up today. Happy weekend!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Enjoyed the pictures of the kids and glad Kate did well in her first game. Lovely flowers. That is very interesting about the Crape Myrtle. Enjoy your weekend.

betty-NZ said...

What a fun time out for all. Good thing that the weather cooperated!

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