I get a lot of joy out of watching the mockingbirds attack the berries on the podacarpus hedge next door. It's right outside my window, and they are the only birds that seem to like the berries. They land on the tips of the branches and sway back and forth, and then do all kinds of acrobatics to pull and twist the coveted berries off. They can even go through the thick branches and come out the other side. Seems like it would be a good place for a nest, with food all around.
Speaking of food, I made biscuits from the Red Lobster cheesy biscuit recipe that I have been meaning to make for a long time. They turned out really good. I don't usually make too many things like that because it's too much for just me. So I invited Brian over to get some, when he called later and he seemed happy to take fresh biscuits home.
I drove through the park after shopping, and my, how the weeds are growing from all the rain! But the ibis were dotting the sides of the canal with their whiteness and and a turtle and anhinga were drying out on the weir. I thought I had hit a squirrel once again...the silly things dash across the street so fast, it's no wonder they don't make it sometimes! But God is good!
From the little devotional book Knowing God:
Therefore by their fruits you will know them. Matthew 7:20 NKJV
English clergyman Thomas Fuller observed, "He does not believe who does not live according to his beliefs." These words are most certainly true. We may proclaim our beliefs to our hearts' content, but our proclamations will mean nothing-to others or to ourselves-unless we accompany our words with deeds that match. The sermons that we live are far more compelling than the ones we preach.
Like it or not, your life is an accurate reflection of your creed. If this fact gives you some cause for concern, don't bother talking about the changes that you intend to make-make them. And then, when your good deeds speak for themselves-as they most certainly will-don't interrupt.
What you do reveals what you believe about God, regardless of what you say. When God reveals what He has purposed to do, you face a crisis-a decision time. God and the world can tell from your response what you really believe about God.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,