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Just Wonderin’

“Look at that bird!” Alyson pointed to the sky as she shielded her eyes and bent her neck back as far as it would go. A swallow glided far overhead of herself and her little brother. “It flies so smoothly.” “Swooo-o-osh!” Aaron’s arm imitated the bird’s flight, except faster. Alyson giggled. “You goofball. It’s a […]

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Little Bird

As I was walking on my way, A tiny sound told me to stay. It bade me stop and listen still, As often little secrets will.   I looked and looked until I found The hiding place that held the sound, And there, not high up in a tree, Were nest and bird and babies […]

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Bird Life

For, lo, the winter is past, The rain is over and gone; The flowers appear on the earth; The time of the singing of birds is come, And the voice of the turtle-dove is heard in our land. Solomon’s Song Cant. 2:11-12   Yes, the winter is gone and spring is come and the poetry […]

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The King of Birds

According to an ancient legend the aged eagle renewed its youth by flying toward the sun until its feathers were scorced and then it would fall into the sea—only to emerge completely rejuven­ated. The psalmist David in Psalm 103 also refers to the renewal of youth by a comparison with the eagle: “Who satisfieth thy […]

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The Camel Bird

In the wilderness surrounding Palestine, in Arabia and in the arid wilds of Africa is found the largest of all winged creatures—a proud and regal strutting bird.  Visualize a feathered creature weighing more than 200 pounds and towering from 6 to 9 feet in height.  Its plumes were worn by the royalty of ancient Babylon […]

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