Many Thanks!

Many Thanks!

As many of the readers of this blog know, I had back surgery on August 3rd. Before I mention the results of the surgery, I want to give some thanks. #1  I want to thank the Lord for His Watching over all that has happened during this. Thanks and praise to a wonderful Savior who … Continue reading

Egret Feathers, Worth More than Gold!

Egret Feathers, Worth More than Gold!

Egret  Feathers,   Worth  More  than  Gold ! Dr. James J. S. Johnson The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes. The fear … Continue reading

Peregrine Falcon, Proactive Hunter

Peregrine Falcon, Proactive Hunter

Peregrine Falcon, Proactive Hunter Dr. James J. S. Johnson If you want to eat, go eat what is available! The righteous eats to the satisfying of his soul; but the belly of the wicked shall lack. (Proverbs 13:25) And, if you want to eat well, go to work to get what you (and others who … Continue reading

Shades of Snowies!

Shades of Snowies!

SHADES   OF   SNOWIES ! Dr. James J. S. Johnson Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season…   (Hebrews 11:25) Sometimes it seems like “a little pleasure” could be enjoyed, for a little while, somewhere else. As the happy little fish swam, toward a … Continue reading

Penguin Eggs Tragedy

Penguin Eggs Tragedy

Penguin Eggs Tragedy Dr. James J. S. Johnson There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but end thereof is the way of death.  (Proverbs 14:12) Collecting a few penguin eggs, in Antarctica, sounds like a “cool” adventure (pardon the pun), but the adventure is not worth dying for.  Even moreso, dying in a … Continue reading

Eggs Taste Better if Salted

Eggs Taste Better if Salted

Eggs  Taste  Better  if  Salted Dr. James J. S. Johnson Can that which is unsavory be eaten without salt? Or is there any taste in the white of an egg?  (Job 6:6) Although we Americans sometimes over-salt our food,  it is nonetheless true  that it is perfectly Biblical  to salt poultry eggs  before you eat … Continue reading

Oystercatchers  Must be Gentiles

Oystercatchers Must be Gentiles

OYSTERCATCHERS   MUST   BE   GENTILES Dr. James J. S. Johnson These shall ye eat of all that are in the waters: whatsoever hath fins and scales in the waters, in the seas, and in the rivers, them shall ye eat.  And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all … Continue reading

Loggerhead  Shrike:  Converting Thorns into Meat-hooks

Loggerhead Shrike: Converting Thorns into Meat-hooks

Loggerhead  Shrike:  Converting  Thorns  into  Meat-hooks Dr. James J. S. Johnson Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thy head from off thee, and he shall hang thee on a tree; and the birds shall eat thy flesh from off thee.  (Genesis 40:19) Do Loggerhead Shrikes live where you live? Have you ever seen … Continue reading

Killdeer atop Killdeer:  Appreciating Help from Others

Killdeer atop Killdeer: Appreciating Help from Others

Killdeer  atop  Killdeer:  Appreciating  Help  from  Others Dr. James J. S. Johnson And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone.  (Ephesians 2:20) As you strive for a “higher” place in life (whether that be a little higher, or a lot higher, than where you started … Continue reading

Pinyon Jay, Grand Canyon’s Forester

Pinyon Jay, Grand Canyon’s Forester

Pinyon Jay, Grand Canyon’s Forester Dr. James J. S. Johnson “And herein is that saying true:  one sowth and another reapeth.”  (John 4:37) A wonderful way to appreciate the catastrophic impact of the Genesis Flood is to visit the Grand Canyon, in northern Arizona, a warm and arid panorama in America’s Great West. However, if … Continue reading

Crazy as a Coot!

Crazy as a Coot!

CRAZY  AS  A  COOT! Dr. James J. S. Johnson And as he [i.e., Paul] thus spoke for himself, Festus said with a loud voice, “Paul, thou art beside thyself; much learning doth make thee mad!” But he [i.e., Paul] said, “I am not mad, most noble Festus; but I speak forth the words of truth … Continue reading

Shake a Leg (or 2 or 3 or 4), Crab-Eater!

Shake a Leg (or 2 or 3 or 4), Crab-Eater!

Shake a Leg (or 2 or 3 or 4), Crab-Eater! Dr. James J. S. Johnson He sends forth His commandment upon earth; His word runs very swiftly.  (Psalm 147:15) Do you usually think of God’s Word as “running very swiftly”? Maybe not, but the psalmist portrays God’s commandment as being sent forth with a speed … Continue reading