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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Birdseed Blessings: Birds on My Workdesk!

Every morning, I wake up to the sound of birds chirping outside my window.  There is a bird feeder hanging outside and they have their breakfast there. 

It wasn't always so.  For months after we put the bird feeder up, we kept waiting to see if the birds had found it.  We were so happy and excited when we finally saw one bird perched on the feeder.  Finally, we thought!

Sometimes I think we are like these birds, not knowing what blessings God is so eager to give us.  In His goodness and generosity, He is just waiting for us to claim these blessings.  How He delights when we receive the blessings He wants to give us!  

And is not His Word a great blessing just waiting to be discovered?  Are not some of our bibles just kept on a shelf, waiting to be discovered?   So many words of blessing, consolation, hope, help, encouragement, healing, promise, wisdom ("For the word of God is alive and powerful. Hebrews 4:12"), just waiting to be discovered.

And are not those who have discovered these blessings like the birds who first discovered our bird feeder?   The first bird brought another and that one brought another and today, so many birds come every day.  My prayer is that I may always be open to receive whatever blessings that God wants to give me and I may always share these blessings with others.

The birds that visit us are my inspiration for my latest Artist trading cards.  Our visitor birds are little brown Maya birds (that's what we call them) but the birds I am making are colorful birds copied from an old children's book my son (who is now 16 years old) was giving away. (Edit: If you like birds, I think you will like the story of Squirt, the baby bird I found and befriended).

So this is what is on my work desk this Wednesday.  For a peek at other work desks joining What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday, drop by Julia's blog.

        "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?"  
Matthew 6:26

May you discover your own birdseed blessings!


59 blog hugs:

NatashaMay said...

Birdies are beautiful!

Helen said...

What lovely drawings

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Oh wow, between you and Patsy, you have shown some totally wonderful drawings today. These birds are fantastic. To think you salvaged the images when your son decided to pitch them, is a miracle in itself.

Cheryl said...

oh wow how super talented are you,the birds are just so beautiful,brilliant love cheryl xxxx

Lothian Crafts said...

What great paintings of the birds you are very talented.
Elaine

TinaB said...

Wow those birds are stunning!!! xx

Tracey said...

|The birds on the feeder are lovely to watch as this is something we do when we can. The drawings of the birds are stunning.

Tracey

Yvonne said...

OMW .. they are just amazing.. true art .. such beautiful colours ... stunning hun , really stunning

Minxy said...

Awesome ATC's.. your very talented

tkelli said...

wow those birds are gorgeous! That is true beauty

Wipso said...

Really lovely bird paintings. I have bird feeders in every direction around our house and even have a wild area in the garden with a bird hide :-)
A x

Linda Elbourne said...

Fabulous art!

Mummylade said...

wow, the paintings are lovely!

joey said...

Giid Morning Peggy, fabulous WOYWW post, love the look of the atc that is taking shape. Joey.x

Anneliese said...

brilliant artwork, love them x

Doone said...

lovely atc's beautiful work, your kind heart shows in your art.

Enfys said...

Your birds are just wonderful..

scrapcat 1 said...

beautiful birds Peggy so delicate and detailed

Thistleblue said...

Gorgeous ATC's!
Thanks for sharing and happy WOYWW!
Hugs
Michelle
xx

Diane said...

Peggy, these are beautiful--great post!

Cardarian said...

Lovely post, and really gorgeous birds!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Sunshine Girl said...

Fabulous ATCs there thanks for sharing.

Chrissie said...

Wow, what stunning art work!
Thanks for the peek!
Chrissie

Janet Ghio said...

Your birds are just wonderful!!

latinacreativa said...

Wow did I need to hear that! Thank you for your words! I absolutely love that Bible verse! And those birdies are just adorable :)

Angie said...

Those ATC's are so beautiful ...wish I could paint like that

Yours Artfully said...

Simply beautiful!!

Lin

Darcy said...

I love your birdie drawings, childrens books are amazing for illustrations.

Spyder said...

I loveyour bird pictures, I used to draw birds alot so I think I might just draw a couple later!
(lyn)

butlersabroad said...

How beautiful Peggy, your drawings are stunning.

Hugs
Brenda

Katie said...

Lovely post! What a great reminder not to take God's gifts for granted.

Penni said...

How nice to be able to see the birds feeding through your window.

You paintings are awesome, I wish I had your talent.

Hugs
Penni
X

Claireliz said...

what a lovely idea & beautiful birdie paintings
C
xx

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Gorgeous paintings...totally amazing.

xx

Twiglet said...

I have always thought birds are one of God's most special gifts he could give us.

Heather x said...

Awesome drawings hun :)
The birds where we live don't ever seem to sleep, we hear them chirping at all hours of the night and day! We live near an industrail estate thats lit up like a football pitch, so the birds never know when they are supposed to be asleep :0)
*hugs* Heather x

Candace said...

Such beautiful birds

Candace

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi there, wow your view is spectacular! I would love to wake up to your view every day.

Your drawings too are inspirational.

hugs Heidi xx

FlipSyde said...

Birds! I love birds too. I have a feeder outside of the window at my desk, and they make me so happy - particularly if I've remembered to leave a bit of seed on the (outside) of the sill. In fact, some of them are so used to it that when they are out, they will peck at my window until I replenish their food source :)

Favourite Vintage Finds said...

Wonderful post, beautifully written! And beautiful art cards too Peggy! :)

jennifer said...

gorgeous birds, they lift the soul.

chrissy xx said...

Your view is fab, your birds are beautiful you are one talented lady.
Chrissyxx

Hels Sheridan said...

WOW, those ATCs are divine hun x

Diane said...

A beautiful reminding post and beautiful drawings too! You're so lucky to be able to feed the birds in the summer. We can't here because the bears find the seed and will destroy the feeders. Not to mention, it's kind of scary seeing a BEAR outside our window instead of just things with feathers!
Love the little drawing on the sidebar with the cottage and thatched roof and flower pots on the balcony! So sweet! You have a delicate touch!
Diane

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW I love the ATC's they are stunning, What a nice view from the window. Thanks for sharing your desk with us and popping by my blog. Love Hazelxoxo

kayc said...

WOW those birds are amazing. Thankyou for sharing. The pictures on my wall are old CD's! Thanks for your lovely comments. Kathleen x

Cindy Adkins said...

Dear Peggy,
This is so beautiful and I love the Bible verse about the birds and for us to put our faith in the Lord and how He will take care of us. Your cards are simply beautiful!!! Thank you so much for sharing all this inner beauty, spiritual beauty, and artistic beauty.
Hugs,
Cindy
http://Ioweitalltohim.blogspot.com

Angela said...

Beautiful post...beautiful devotional....The two scriptures that you used, the first one from Matthew has been not only going through my mind and heart all week ,but a few other blogs the Lord has lead me too...the other one in Hebrew is the one I ended my Fearless Friday post with today...

I wanted to say I just love the work that you do...God has given you a beautiful gift...and thank you for sharing it with us.
Blessings

Carol said...

Beautiful birds...beautiful post...beautiful blog! Your artwork is just amazing. Talk about God's gifts~

Faye said...

How neat to link up your beautiful art work with the I Owe it All to Him blog's scripture link up event. I loved your devotional.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a beautiful post! I love your analogy using the birds and the Word. I too love listening to the birds outside my window and getting breakfast at the feeder. The birds and His Word are both true delights! Both bring beauty to one's life! Your art work is wonderful! Thank you for sharing and have a beautiful day.

Blessings,
Sandi

ewenique said...

Visiting from Cindy's IOIATHim! Beautiful art! and beautiful story! Thanks for sharing with us.
Be Blessed today! Margaret

Olive Cooper said...

lovely post...He cares for the birds how much more will he then care for us...thanks bunches for sharing...olive♥

Deb said...

My Mom loves the sparrow verse and the hymn "His Eye is on the Sparrow."
Beautiful artwork!

MosaicMagpie said...

Yes, The Lord will provide.
Debbie

Pallavi said...

Wow your bird paintings are beautiful..I also read about the bird you found..how cute!! I really enjoyed watching the video of you two..it must have been hard when squirt flew off..well i miss my bird too he passed away a few months ago..i love your blog and your backyard!!! so awesome with the birds..well thanks for the comment on my blog..hope u're having a wonderful day..i'll see ya on the next woyww..take care :)

nannykim said...

So beautiful!! I have 4 feeders and go through about 25 pounds of seeds in just a couple of weeks. Part of this is because 3 of our feeders have squirrels and we have around 8 of those. But I delight in watching the many birds they are quite amazing. I like how you applied this to feeding on Scripture. God bless!

godsown said...

Such beauty!
Have an great and blessed week
Bernice

Modern Day Disciple said...

I love this post and the bird paintings! I am so glad I found you and I love the work desk post and link you shared. Phew! I will be checking out and I just so love the beautiful art you share.

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