Fifth Blog Anniversary

White-throated Sparrow by Ray

White-throated Sparrow by Ray Barlow

“Are not five sparrows sold for two copper coins? And not one of them is forgotten before God. (Luke 12:6 NKJV)

I just realized that this blog, Lee’s Birdwatching Adventures Plus, is now 5 years old. On February 15, 2008 I posted the first article on our church blog, The Fountain. At that time I began my own blog on Blogspot and then moved everything over here to WordPress and have been here since then. It was named Lee’s Birdwatching Adventures (original site) and later added the Plus as more articles about other topics were added.

The Fountain was a printed newsletter produced at church and it eventually became only an online version. It has developed over the years, just as this blog has. Stephen, our Assistant to the Pastor, is the reason that this blog exists. He invited me to write there and the rest is history.

When I brought the blog here, I moved all the originals also and this is that First article, Birds of the Bible Introduction. The One Year AnniversarySecond Anniversary of Blog,

In July of 2009, Ian Montgomery gave permission to reproduce his newsletters and also to use his photos. That started the Ian’s Bird of the Week series. In March of 2010, A J Mithra started doing articles for the blog. Ian is Australian and A J is Indian. We have other guest writers who add articles for the blog also.

Bald Eagle flying by Dave's BirdingPix

Bald Eagle flying by Dave’s BirdingPix

Is it at your command that the eagle mounts up and makes his nest on high? (Job 39:27 ESV)

The other off-shoot blog:

The Birds of the Bible For Kids was begun in July of 2012 and is still developing. It has already had almost 5,800 views. My hearts desire is to get busy on this and show young people God’s Creative Hand though the Birds of the Bible, but written more to their level. (Update 10/3/14 – Move to Kid’s Section)

The Lord has blessed these sites way beyond what I ever imagined or prayed about when it began. The main site right now has had 868,500 views since moving it in July of 2008. All three of them added together is over a million views. Wow! Praise the Lord!

Wompoo Fruit-Dove (Ptilinopus magnificus) by Ian

Wompoo Fruit-Dove (Ptilinopus magnificus) by Ian

Though you lie down among the sheepfolds, You will be like the wings of a dove covered with silver, And her feathers with yellow gold. (Psalms 68:13 NKJV)

What about the future? Lord willing, I hope to keep finding neat things about the birds in the Bible and in the world to write about. Maybe some more writers will contribute to this adventure. Maybe more photographers and videographers will give their permission to use their images of these fantastic birds. (Of course, I really love one of my photographers, my husband, Dan) Only the Lord know the end from the beginning.

Without all of you, who stop by to read these articles and see the amazing birds, it would be useless. Thank you from the bottom of heart and may you receive a blessing from something you see and read.

I am so thankful that He has enabled me to write about His beautiful and delightful avian wonders.

give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. (1 Thessalonians 5:18 ESV)

12 thoughts on “Fifth Blog Anniversary

  1. Oh, Lee, I’m so proud of you — and I know the Lord is. It’s a huge responsibility and an enormous amount of work to create and maintain a blog regularly. And when you cover so many different areas of interest, it’s even more so. You have accomplished so much. And I, for one, am always blessed when I visit — sometimes just by seeing the gorgeous photos that come up in my Reader. Congratulations on so many views! The Lord is definitely using your gifts and your faithfulness to bring forth fruit for His kingdom. And I’m believing for two perfect eyes for you to use to continue the work.

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    • Thank you, Sandra. Who would have thought? The Lord is so gracious to us and helps us do our best. Even when it is not all we would like to be able to do, He blesses our efforts. Yes, you would understand since you stay right busy with yours also.I am thoroughly enjoying your latest book. Lord Bless you.

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  2. Congratulations, Lee! I’ve been very impressed with Lee’s Birdwatching Adventures Plus in the limited time I’ve been aboard, and have shared the site with several friends and relatives. Thank you for your ministry–may God continue to bless it!

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  3. Dear Lee, I love to read your posts and see the photographs of those awesome, wonderful, cute creations of our Lord. I love bird watching and your blog helps me as though I’m doing it right from my computer without moving anywhere:-). And when I read about the Bible birds I’m really thankful for your efforts. Such wonderful work you are doing. God bless.

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    • Thank you, Sarah. That is the way I feel about the photographers that let me use their photos and videos. It is like looking over their shoulders, but still just seeing them from the computer. :) and not traipsing through the mud, swamp, or cold and hot to do so.. :0)
      Lord Bless you.

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  4. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BLOG.. MAY THE GOOD LORD CONTINUE TO BRING MORE FEATHERED FRIENDS AND THEIR FRIENDS TO GLORIFY THE CREATOR..AMEN.. MAY GOD RICHLY BLESS YOU AND USE YOU MORE MIGHTILY THAN EVER BEFORE AMEN.. HAVE A GREAT YEAR AHEAD..

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    • Thank you, a j. Your articles are such a blessing and challenge for us to keep Our Savior first. I am so thankful the Lord has sent you to write for the blog. Lord Bless!

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    • Thank you. My eye is still not improved as I had hoped, but I have new lenses to help. Thanks for those prayers, my prayers are joined with yours that some more improvement might returns. If not, the Lord knows all about it. His will, not mine. Lord Bless!

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