A mild sun ebbs towards it’s resting place behind the far ridge. The sweet aroma of multiple wildflowers drifts down the creek. Most of the songbirds are engaged in a conversation between themselves. All except for one chickadee that seems to follow me as I wander around the foot of the mountain. Since I’ve begun feeding the local songbirds several have caught on to the fact that I’m the one who fills their feeders and chases away the predators. I’ve even managed to train my little buddy “Scout” to know the difference between our songbirds and the “Bad Birds”. The crows are the bad birds. They not only rob the feeders but will also raid the songbird’s nests and steal fledglings. So Scout has learned to bark at crows and keep them away but will sit quietly and watch the songbirds without making a whimper. However, today he stays curled up on his pillow. I’m working too close to the highway for our comfort.
Some places seem to have a spirit of their own. Not in the sense that people have a spirit or that animals sometimes express but a feeling of “sacredness”. As though this spot is a place where God walks seeking a conversation with his children. And not the type of conversation where the believers pour out their troubles in list of needs and desires or a list of sins that are to be confessed but a simple visitation. Perhaps a few words of gratitude for the ordinary miracles of daily life. The singing of the birds, the smell of the forest or the beautiful skyscape that is enjoyed as seen though a lacy screen of Dogwood flowers. Every moment is a gift that is not to be wasted.
Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days.
For those who have been following me on Facebook and know of the struggle content providers have to get circulation from big tech I’ve been recommending for people to adopt MeWe as a social media platform. One of the problems I’ve run into on MeWe is that people don’t know how to navigate the platform. So to help with that I’ve created a permanent page on my website as a basic Basic Beginner’s Guide To MeWe I’ve tried to anticipate all basic questions there and You can bookmark the page to have as a reference and if you have any questions or suggestions don’t hesitate to contact me. I do still have a day job and I help admin several pages on both platforms so replies might be a little slow but I will answer you.
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