Saturday, September 19, 2015

Eagles and hummingbirds!

This morning as I was driving home from the farm,
I spotted what looked like an eagle sitting on a roof-top!

I pulled off the side of the highway,
and grabbed a shot!

It wasn't very clear,
so I switched lenses,
and walked around to get a closer look.

Cars going by didn't seem to bother him...
But humans?
I guess that's a different story!

You many be tired of my hummingbird posts...
I remain so fascinated by them,
and still have a few hanging around my feeders.
Is this a male or a female?
At any rate, she or he is VERY aggressive...
and a bit chubbier than the male it was picking fights with!

They each had a feeder that they claimed...
...And fights would ensue if they tried to get nectar
from the "wrong" feeder!

One fight must have lasted at least 5 minutes!
Usually it's really hard to catch a good shot of them,
because they are so fast.

Their little bodies have been "bulking up"
for their flight further south,
and I guess the added weight slows them down a bit.

They are a good reminder to me
that I, too, can move better when I don't carry too much weight!

"Therefore we also, since we are surrounded
 by so great a cloud of witnesses, 
let us lay aside every weight
and the sin which so easily ensnares us,
 and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,
 looking unto Jesus, 
the author and finisher of our faith, 
who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, 
despising the shame, 
and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God."

James' Names!

James' Name For Himself...

In beginning a Bible study on the 
Book of James
I found it interesting that James calls himself
and of the Lord Jesus Christ."

...And This is what James calls US!

"Dear Brothers and Sisters"
...TEN TIMES he calls us this 
in FIVE short chapters!

In my last post on Rock4Today,
I also noted that he called us
"God's Prized Possession".
(Click on the highlighted letters to take you to that post.)

These names were taken from 
in the New Living Translation.

I challenge you to do your own study!
I'd love to hear what God shows you!

Thanks for dropping by!