Saturday, April 26, 2008

Tastes Like Chicken

One of the nice things about living in rural South Dakota is the nearness of nature. Thursday, before work, I happened to look out our bedroom window and saw this hawk in the Ponderosa pinetree we have. We see all kinds of birds in there, but this is the first time I've seen a hawk in it. So I went and grabbed the camera and snapped a quick picture (sorry it's not very clear, it doesn't zoom the greatest).

But then - after I got the picture on the computer, I noticed a blackbird laying on its back, with a wound on his breast. He was surely dead. I would have noticed him had he moved. Apparently, he was to be breakfast. I felt kind of sorry for him, though I generally don't think too highly of blackbirds.

There is so much bad news coming out of Ukraine lately, this vignette helps me keep things in perspective.

"for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have. I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength."

Phil. 4:11-13 NLT

Have a nice weekend everyone. It's been fun seeing the hit map where all of our visitors are coming from.


Shelley! said...

Hi you guys! This is Shelley! Long time listener, first time caller. I've been aware of your struggles, but am very moved to read the eloquent expose of same. Your technical expertise is awesome - geez, Alan. Your posts are like water to the thirsty. My prayer for you is: Be still and know that I am God.. Love you

Alan said...

Shelley thanks so much for the kind words and for stopping by.