A Favorite Quote

"If you look the right way you can see that the whole world is a garden." from The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Friday, October 1, 2010

The Dogwood

     Outside my window is a divine dogwood tree. It is already starting to turn its leaves into some wonderful warm red tones. The tree is filled with tiny red berries. I’ve always heard that birds love the red berries and use them as food. But I had never actually seen any birds feeding from my tree.

     Today changed all that. I don’t have a photograph, as it all happened too fast, and I wasn’t prepared for what I saw. But there are many, many birds feeding from my dogwood tree this morning! I was very surprised and happy to sit here and enjoy the view. It makes me think about God and how He feeds us. He enjoys the view, too. He relishes giving us good things and then watching us enjoy them. He especially enjoys seeing us use all that He gives us for His own honor and glory. Thank you, God, for my food and for the beautiful birds you are feeding in my garden.


  1. I love dogwoods. Sadly, we lost ours to a blight several years ago. But last week, I had an experience similar to yours. I heard lots of chirping and looked out my bedroom window to see at least 5 different types of birds communing in our rhododendron bush. It was quite a sight and I wish I had my camera.

  2. I know just what you mean :)

  3. This was a very nice 'Post Devo', Pat. It was 'short & sweet'......to the point!! You are seeing 'bird migration' 4 the South.


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