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Monday, January 25, 2021

Confessions of a Rookie Birder

Devotions on what birding reveals about the Christian life. Birders are a different breed. Look and see; listen and hear.

Birds in Flight

Recently while camping, we spent an uncomfortable night while a storm crashed around us. It was late before we could finally get to sleep....

Hiding in plain sight

Standing in a parking lot recently, I heard birds chirping in all directions. I finally narrowed down one small Crepe Myrtle from which the...

Finding Patience

I've prayed for patience for years, but I've seen little evidence that my prayers have been answered. In fact, I have often joked that...

Confessions of a Rookie Birder: Cacophony of sound

As a seminar professor, I was able to go with students on education trips. One of those was to Oxford, England. My favorite memory...

Confessions of a Rookie Birder: Misidentification

One evening, Bob pointed out a bunch of birds circling out over the valley. From the shape of the birds and the way they...

Practice makes . . .

You've probably noticed that most of the photos I use for this series were not taken by me. Usually I include the photos of...

Confessions of a Rookie Birder: Two Cedar Waxwings!

Recently, my husband Bob and I went to the top of Bell Mountain which is just east of Hiawassee. I had read the view...

Confessions of a Rookie Birder: Majestic birds in flight

I'm always fascinated by watching large birds soar in the air. Is there anything so majestic? It makes me think of the story of...

Confessions of a Rookie Birder: Overcoming Lethargy

We've spent much of the past week camping at West Point Lake outside of LaGrange, Georgia. The birding there, even in the off-season in...

Confessions of a Rookie Birder: Everyday birds

I've probably lamented about this already, but summer is not the easiest time to watch birds. If they're around, they are hiding in trees...

Confessions of a Rookie Birder: Bears, raccoons and armadillos

This year, we've hung three bird feeders that can be seen from both decks. It's great for bird watching. As rookie birders, what we didn't expect...

Confessions of a Rookie Birder: Generation after generation

One of the textbooks for training ministers in seminary made the point that Christianity is never more than one generation away from extinction. If we...