Saturday, April 04, 2009

a dove named shelly

I am not a bird expert, but I'm pretty sure this is a dove that is living about 4 feet from our door. She has built a nest in this planter. We were all outside playing the other night, and decided we needed to name her. The boys and I suggested to April egg-shell. Cute, I know. We were overruled. 1 to 4. The compromise of egg-shell? Shelly.

She is living in perfect peace apparently, even though the door opens 100 times a day, with relentless sword fights, army men, and whiffle balls flying nearby courtesy of our wild ones. Yet, she is there.

April sees this little bird as a reminder of God's faithfulness for our family because at this point, we still don't know exactly where we are going to live in HK. I know that weighs on her heart as a mom, but we are living in this verse these days, "You will keep him in perfect peace (shalom shalom) whose mind is stayed on You because he trusts in You." Isa 26:3

"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?" Jesus in Matthew 6:25-27.

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