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

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Rain upon Rain - Flood Watches from Arkansas to Moline, Illinois.
Reasons To Feed the Birds

The Crepe Myrtle produces seeds that the Cardinals love,
after sheltering them all summer.

The rain came thundering down around 11 PM last night. I was doing some online grading ahead, just in case, which I will do again today, God willing. The backyard is underwater, except for the mulched gardens. They only appear to be above it all. The wheelbarrow seems to have collected six inches of rain since last night.

We are waiting and watching the Goldfinches as they feed,
slowly turning gold.

Yesterday I filled the bird-feeders late in the afternoon and positioned all of them under the eaves, even if that benefits certain squirrels I see too often.

House Finches eat all day at the feeders,
sometimes six at a time.

I saw two male Cardinals at feeders around 20 feet apart. That means they are now working for their mates and no longer in the men's club, where six males will quietly gather at the feeder - winter.One pair lives in the Crepe Myrtle in the front yard. The leaves and branches provide some shelter. I often see Mr. Cardinal leave the bush for the backyard feeder.
Rosebreasted Grossbeak

A Rosebreasted Grossbeak visited for the first time. I had to look up his livery to identify him.

 Norma Boeckler's Cardinals, reason enough to buy sunflower seed - or grow it.