The Glory Has Departed

Lutheran book boxes sent to three African seminaries -
a third one has been sent now.

Norma Boeckler, Artist-in-Residence

The Lutheran Library Publishing Ministry

Bethany Lutheran Worship on
Ustream - Sunday, 10 AM Central Daylight Time.
Wednesdays Romans 1-5 in Greek

Saved worship files and Greek lessons are at the live worship link.

which works as too.

Luther's Sermons, Lenker Series
Book of Concord Selections
Martin Chemnitz Press Books

Norma A. Boeckler Author's Page

Pastor Gregory L. Jackson's Author's Page

I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. 1 Timothy 2:1-4

Monday, August 31, 2015

Those Pampered Birds, Those Ingrates, Have Left for Warmer Climes

Recently I saw hummingbirds in the front and back yards. Oddly enough, the front yard sighting was in the main rose garden. I imagine the hummer was looking for tiny bugs, and I have plenty of beneficial bugs to choose from. I took in a John Paul II rose and found an assassin bug inside the bloom. He looked around as if to say, "Why was I riffed? I was doing my job."

I also saw a Monarch butterfly on the Butterfly Bush. He departed while I looked and came back when I walked away from the plant.

Today a finch fed on the platform, but many other offerings have been left alone and the normal bird chatter is absent. One reader blamed me for creating the Bird Paradise and making them unsettled, but that happened after the migration away.

Our Moline reader has the largest collection of birds she has had in 12 years.

And yet, our suet feeders are so neglected that they are melting into the soil instead of being eaten. Before they were swarmed by starlings and grackles all day.

We have plenty of seeds to eat, whether in  or on the feeders, and plenty of natural seeds from coneflowers going to seed, sunflowers finishing, etc. Finches are great seed eaters and late to nest for that reason.

It is like being shunned in WELS. All of the sudden...I am all alone!