Great Day at Faith Baptist – 12/15/13

What a fantastic day! We had our Christmas Cantata this morning and then after a great boxed lunch, we had a praise time. Our Music Director, Assistant Pastor, Visitation Pastor, etc. was honored. Pastor Jerry Smith has been here for almost 30 years and this was the last Cantata under his direction. He is “retiring” … Continue reading

The Brave Brown Sparrows In Winter

The Brave Brown Sparrows In Winter

THE BRAVE BROWN SPARROWS IN WINTER “You know,” said daddy, “I saw such a strange thing to-day in the city.” “Tell us about it,” said Jack. “What was it?” asked Evelyn, who was always interested in whatever daddy had to say. “Well,” continued daddy, “in a tree in the park lots and lots of little … Continue reading

Birdwatching Trip Titusville – Dec 2013

This last Monday we made a 90 mile trip over to the Titusville area. We visited the Viera Wetlands and the Brevard Zoo and then on Tuesday we drove up to Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge before heading back home. Things did not go as planned, but we had a great trip anyway. To begin … Continue reading

Some Christmas Birds (Re-posted)

Some Christmas Birds (Re-posted)

Luke 2:15-20 KJV (15) And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us. (16) And they came with haste, … Continue reading

Birds In Hymns – Not One Forgotten

Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will. (Matthew 10:29 NKJV) Words: Eli­za E. Hew­itt, in Our Praise in Song, by John R. Swe­ney, Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick & Hen­ry Gil­mour (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1893) Music: Thur­land Cas­tle, Hen­ry … Continue reading

The Race Between The Secretary Birds

The Race Between The Secretary Birds

THE RACE BETWEEN THE SECRETARY BIRDS   “The secretary birds had planned to have some field races,” began daddy, “and the afternoon of the races had come. You know, the secretary birds have very, very long thin legs. Their legs are so thin that you can hardly see how it is they can support such … Continue reading

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Bower’s Shrike-thrush

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Bower’s Shrike-thrush

Bird of the Week – Bower’s Shrike-thrush ~ by Ian Montgomery Newsletter ~ 12-09-13 We spent several days last week camping on the Atherton Tableland at Malanda Falls Caravan Park. It’s a great caravan park incidentally as it borders on rainforest and is within walking distance of both Malanda Falls and the Conservation Park across … Continue reading

Birds of the Bible – Woodpecker & Friend’s Storehouse

Birds of the Bible – Woodpecker & Friend’s Storehouse

While working on the El Carpintero – The Woodpeckers article, many Bible verses about “gathering” and “storing” things were found. Following are some of those verses with photos. There is also a video of an Acorn Woodpecker gathering his supply. We have used the verse about birds teaching us, so let’s see what can be learned this time … Continue reading

El Carpintero – The Woodpeckers

VIII EL CARPINTERO In California and along the southwestern boundary of the United States lives a woodpecker known among the Mexicans as El Carpintero, the Carpenter. Carpentering is both his profession and his pastime, and he seems really to enjoy the work. When there is nothing more pressing to be done, he spends his time … Continue reading

Persona non Grata (Yellow-bellied Sapsucker) – The Woodpeckers

VII PERSONA NON GRATA We shall not attempt to deny that Downy has an unprincipled relative. While it is no discredit, it is a great misfortune to Downy, who is often murdered merely because he looks a little, a very little, like this disreputable cousin of his. The real offender is the sapsucker, that musical … Continue reading

Birds of the Bible – Dove With Gold Feathers

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) That is an interesting verse which describes a Dove with feathers that are the color of yellowish-gold. Are there Doves like that today that we can find a … Continue reading