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, January 30, 2019

A Positive Wednesday Medley

Here is a medley of questions from Terri, our Friend from Florida. You may choose to answer on your Wednesday blog. There aren't any rules and there is no obligation. Link up if you want to. I'm enjoying this and it is helping me to join other bloggers at least once a week and I invite you to join in, too!! Right here is the place to get your questions!


Well, I do agree with your statement that you love croissants when they are fresh, but day-old croissants need to be turned into a donut. I happen to really like all the croissants offered at the le Madeleine and that sounds like a good place to have breakfast this Wednesday. So... how do you like your croissants? What is your favorite way to eat them? 

A plain fresh croissant, alongside an omelet or scrambled eggs and bacon are good, but a fresh croissant with dark chocolate or an almond filling is just heavenly!

2. Speaking of food... How do you handle stress? 

Speaking of food? It would be chocolate. 

3. Out of the negative emotions of greed, anger, jealousy, and hate, which one would you say affects you the most? 

Anger is probably one I feel most these days. We are living in a time of angry and hateful people bent on destroying others. I am so sad with the direction our country is going, especially when I see that efforts are being made to tend to problems, but there seems to be an agenda adding to the problems and leading us to a path of destruction. I feel helpless because I wish I could do something about the problems and the people who are causing them and creating even more problems for our children. The callous abortion ruling and and ... well, I could go on and on, but I will stop here. 

4. Out of the positive emotions of compassion, positivity, enthusiasm, and initiative, which one is your biggest strength? 

I still remain positive knowing that God is in control and my faith in Him will bring the peace to sustain us through good and bad. 

5. What do you get every time you go grocery shopping, other than the staples such as bread, milk, butter, flour, sugar... 

orange juice and bottled water. They are staples at our house.

6. Please tell us something random about your week so far.

Jack was over this last Saturday and Sunday. He’s such a sweet and fun boy! I noticed many little things about him such as picking up litter left by others in the parking lot and trashing it. He returned a cart someone left in a parking space, he holds the door open for me and others. We went to the park so he could ride his hover-board and he offered to let someone else try it, which made me a little nervous. (You can fall on those things!) 

I laughed embarrassingly when he and DH came out of the men’s restroom at church and Jack said, “Grandpa, you forgot to wash your hands!” He made him go back in to do that. Poor Grandpa. He can’t remember so many things these days. I loved when Jack told us the Bible story they talked about in church and he repeated his memory verse. All our grandkids are honor roll kids at school and good students. It is so pleasing to watch them as they grow up. Hard to believe the sweet baby I carried upstairs and around the house is now able to carry a case of water upstairs for me.

Showing off his skill. He can really move on this thing and even go uphill!
Problem right here is there are some big cracks in this stretch of sidewalk and you
remember that old proverb, "step on a crack?"

Roll over the crack and fall down. 
This is the view when Nonnie bends over to help you
with the phone still on!

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Wednesday Medley

National Pie Day seems a good time to join Wednesday Medley with Terri! Get the questions here and join in!

National Pie Day is celebrated annually on January 23rd. (Not to be confused with March 14 which is PI π Day.) 
National Pie Day was created simply to celebrate the pie.  It is a day for all to bake or cook their favorite pies.  Even more importantly, it is a day set aside for all to enjoy eating pies!
The first pies appeared around 9500 BC in the Egyptian Neolithic period or New Stone Age.

1.  Okay, fess up.  Tell us your top three favorite pies, please.  Will you have some pie today?
Coconut cream, chocolate and pecan. 

2.  While we are talking about food... are you a picky eater or are you ready to try almost any new food?  
I was picky growing up, but when I reached my teens, I discovered all I had been missing out on all those years. What is the worst thing you have ever eaten? Gee, I know I’ve eaten some bad things, but I can’t think now the worst thing. I will say we ate something this weekend that brought us down for the last couple of days. It tasted all right when we ate it, but somehow we ended up with food poisoning. So that’s the worst thing I’ve eaten lately. (I think it was the potato salad and it’s going to be a while before I can eat it again ... one of my favorites!)
3.  Baking could be considered an art as could cooking.  How do you define art? 
Something pleasing to look at. And since beauty is in the eye of the beholder, it would be different for everybody. I love landscapes and paintings I can look at and wish I were there. I like art I can understand. A sunset, sunrise, the mountains, waterfalls. 
And I love the artwork the children make for me. 

Many of my friends have a great knack for decorating or dressing. Wouldn't that too be considered an art? 
4.  Tell us a really stupid joke that made you laugh, please.
Q: What happened when the butcher backed into his meat grinder?
A: He got a little behind in his work.
5.  January 23rd is also National Handwriting Day. Do you have nice handwriting? Did cursive writing come naturally or did you practice in those double-lined practice books until your fingers hurt?
We drew circles over and over again. Move your whole arm as you write, the teacher said. I developed my own style of writing and did get a penmanship award. People tell me I have very nice handwriting and our daughter asked me to address her wedding invitations. My hands won’t cooperate that much these days.  
6.  Tell us something random about your week.
We went to visit our nephew to celebrate our great niece Londyn’s first birthday. We had a wonderful time. 

Londyn with Mommy

Daddy and Hunter provide entertainment

Brother Lincoln "stole" the barn with horses and never let them out of his sight!
He took them to church the next day and on to the restaurant. So cute!

Two cuties!
Happy Birthday, Londyn!

We have been homebound since the weekend due to this nasty bug and I still feel weak and am wondering if I will ever get caught up with things. Today we are going to breakfast with DH's buddies and I will be getting a haircut later. We also plan to visit Norma’s Cafe today for a slice of pie! It’s free! And we love Norma's! And here's hoping my tummy is ready for it!

Friday, January 18, 2019

My Strength

Father, I thank You that I belong to you; You hold my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, leading me to a glorious destiny. Whom have I in heaven but You? I desire You more than anything on earth. My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; He is mine forever.” Amen

Psalms‬ ‭73:23-26‬ ‭NLT‬‬