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BIRD NEST IN VEHICLE — July 20, 2011


This bird nest of tiny eggs was under the hood of our pickup. I don’t know if it was a wren or some other kind of bird, but we felt so sorry for her that Bobby wouldn’t drive our pickup for about a month.

Bobby checked on it later and it had gotten so hot where he had it parked, that the mother bird had vacated the nest, and in doing so, she lost 7 little birds. I guess she found a place more suitable to start her family. I surely hope so!

This little bird reminded me of Lot, Abraham’s nephew…who pitched his tent toward Sodom? Genesis 13: 12-13. Lot should have left as soon as he arrived there and saw how evil the people were. But Lot stayed faithful to God even though all around him were evil people…and was led out of the city when it was destroyed. Genesis 19

Many people move their families to “Sodom” today without realizing their mistake until it is too late and they are already grownup. Don’t wait until your children are grown…to start putting God first, when you think you will have more time for ‘religion’. Share Him with them now while they are still growing up…you will be so glad you did!








Have you noticed how much is done for the first-born that is not done for the others? It kindly makes you feel bad, when you think about it. 

Bobby carved Angela’s portrait in wood and it is so beautiful. He intended to do the other two grandchildren, but his hands really bothered him about the time he would have been carving them.  

We had two baby books given to us in our baby shower for our firstborn. We proceeded to fill them both out with his information. lol When our daughter was born 20 months later, we didn’t get a baby shower because we had moved to Amarillo just three weeks prior and knew hardly anyone.

In the months that followed though we improvised one of the “used” baby books for her. It makes us feel really bad when we think about it, although it doesn’t mean that we love the others any less.

When I think about it in a spiritual light, I realize that we come by it naturally. Christ is the firstborn Son of God. He was with Him in the creation and came to earth in human form many years later. He is deity with God. He received lots of attention from His Father. His Father stated in the Bible that He is His beloved Son and…He Loves Him.

When we are obedient to His Word, we become His adopted children…but…if you think the Father loves us any less….Look at the cross!  Matthew 26: 36-27:55.)

Better yet, read the whole redemption story: Genesis 1:1 through Revelation 22:21 Jesus laid down His life for us before we were His friends… (John 15:14) “Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. ”

He also stated: “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13 That kind of love is beyond our human comprehension and He deserves our all!



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