Thursday, August 27, 2015

Hummingbirds again...

These little creatures keep me amused.
The clothes pins help show his size.

He used my make-shift clothes line
down on the farm to keep an eye on both feeders,
and would try to keep the nectar all for himself!

Such antics!

And this shot looks like he's "Saying Grace"
before taking a meal.

I just can't help but love those fiesty little hummingbirds!

Thank you, Lord, for making such interesting little creatures!

Actually, I think these are the females!
My apologies to Mrs. Hummingbird and family!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

"B and B"

I'm not talking about a "Bed and Breakfast"!

How about "Buffalo River" and "Bible Ladies"?

When my husband and I are down on the farm,
we often think of a few things we need from the small town of Marshall
that is 15 or 20 minutes away.

To get there, we drive through the Buffalo National River area.
With Labor Day only a week and a half away,
I thought the tourist season would still be booming.

...But the number of canoes spotted on the river was down.

While my husband did our shopping
I had a different goal in mind.
I went to visit two very special ladies.
who now live in a retirement home.

For many years they were known as "The Bible Ladies".

They went to many area schools and taught Bible stories and lessons.
"Flannel graph pictures" were used to bring the stories to life.

I was surprised to see one of my
"Names of God on Rocks"
sitting on their window sill!

Before they had finished their lunch,
my husband arrived.
Although the school I went to did not allow the Bible classes,
Gary had benefited from their teaching at his school.
In case you're wondering...
Yes, that was quite a few years ago!
Miss Hilda is now 93 years old,
and Miss Jolena is a few years her senior.

Although I love my country,
I can't help but think that our nation would be a much better place
if the Bible was still taught in school!

"How can a young person stay on the path of purity?
    By living according to Your Word.
 I seek You with all my heart;
    do not let me stray from Your commands.
 I have hidden Your Word in my heart
    that I might not sin against You."

Monday, August 10, 2015

Fiesty little Hummingbirds!

Hummingbirds never cease to amuse me...
...And amaze me!
Especially their ability to hover like a helicopter!

Their aggressiveness at the feeder
is most interesting to observe.

A "thump" can actually be heard
when they hit each other in flight!

Yes, that is what you probably think it is!
Whether from fear or normal body function,
yes, that is poop!

Fear can do weird things to us...
It often can paralyze me from moving forward in victory!
My favorite Bible verse in combating fear is 2 Timothy 1:7:
" For God has not given us a spirit of fear,
 but of power and of love and of a sound mind."

Also Isaiah 41:10:
"Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand."

These verses are especially dedicated to my sis, Alice,
who will start a round of radiation today
to fight cancer which has come back in her bones.
You can find some of her past blog posts HERE.

Thanks for your visit!
I hope you have a "Fearless" day!

Drop by Rock4Today sometime.
You never can tell when I might have come across 
another great Name for God to paint on Rocks!