Snowbirds

The Snowbirds arrived this morning (otherwise known as Slate-colored Juncos) I love their bright, cheerful presence,their clear-cut lines of dark gray above and pure white bellies. Flitting amongst the fallen leaves peck-peck-pecking to their hearts content – never mind that they’re a harbinger of winter, just enjoy their merry presence.
The gorgeous colored leaves have not all fallen, but the brisk feel of fall is still in the air. Here and there a homely chimney wafts its first flickering start to cold weather. But, oh the beauty that yet surrounds us – oh to have the talent of a true artist; the gift of capturing those subtle shades of colors mushrooming across the the mountain tops, or the dazzle of early morning dew rising from the reflective waters of a placid pond. Yet even the most creative artist can never capture it all.
Isn’t that like God? To shower us with heavenly beauty and cause us to long for more? To give us just a glimpse of what Heaven might be like –. As well, to reveal to us that, though the winter is coming, our hearts must be delighted with today – and look with hope toward what lies beyond.
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B Meme

I’ll admit the day looked a bit bleak when I started out, but when Buzzy arrived I thought, oh, Boy, here comes Buzzy, this bleak day is going to be a blast. Ha, ha, Buzzy doesn’t seem too know anything about bleary. He’s just plain a blessing. We began discussing blessings and bleariness, Buzzy and I. I said, “Buzzy, how can you be so upbeat all the time. Don’t you ever get blue?”
“Of course I get blue, He said, “I was born with that old sinful nature just like everyone else, but God gave me a new nature when I received Jesus as my Savior. So when I get the blues, I bow my head and pray. I ask Jesus to change my blues to blessings and help me to share my blessings with someone else. You know what – He does! And guess who gets the most benefit – ME!”
What a blast!