Answer me this, please and thanks…what bird is this? A type of woodpecker, perhaps? S/he’s been visiting the bird feeder, early morning, stays a while and then flies off. I’ve managed to get a few, not so good, photos but the bird is extremely sensitive to motion at the window. Even so, s/he has brought me much joy and it pleases me to see the feeder being used by lots of different birds. I especially love the cooing of the doves in their soft, gentle gray cloaks.
Most of you are hurtling toward Thanksgiving, probably overdoing and extending yourselves to the point you’ll be frazzled, anxious and maybe even a bit testy. Better a crust of bread eaten joyfully than a rich feast eaten in strife…or so says something similar in the Good Book, Proverbs, I believe. Please don’t overdo; please don’t lower your standards but please do lower your expectations. Let’s face it, you will be disappointed because that’s who we are as human beings. We are imperfect people who, not meaning to, disappoint others even as we are being disappointed. God save us from ever meaning to disappoint; how utterly cruel and heartless that would be of us!
Of course you know about rainbows but do you know about sun bows? Every now and again, when the sun and clouds are arranged “just so”, there’s a sun bow. And, no, it wasn’t raining nor had it been raining. Just another little God giftie to be admired and appreciated.
We’ve a barn loft full of square hay bales and two lots full of round hay bales. Words fail me at knowing my animals will eat well this winter. If there’s anything I hate to see, it’s something hungry and, as Dave is fond of telling me, “no chance of that on this farm!” Going hungry, especially in this country is a sin against God and our fellow human beings. How do we allow such things to happen?
Rebecca Writes of a grateful November; this Thanksgiving my grateful heart includes you folks who stop by to visit, perhaps leave an encouraging word, maybe put us on your prayer list. Recently, I’ve been hurt by people who want to “know the news” and once they find out, they are seldom seen but they spread “the news” far and wide. Truthfully, I never figured them for friends, mere acquaintances at best, but it still hurts especially when they are so absolutely full of bonhomie and “Christian speak”. Well, as it turns out, from my view, it looks like, to put it bluntly, mere b.s. I’d just soon a person not say anything as slander their Christian witness.
Blessings ~ people who walk the walk but not people who talk the talk ~
Grace and Peace,
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