Love Birds and The Crash

Monday, February 4, 2013

This "mama cardinal" and "daddy cardinal" took turns at our feeder on Saturday morning. I thought of them as love birds, her on the feeder and him watching. Then he flew over and totally knocked her off. Not even a backwards glance as she tumbled down and he pecked away.


Love can be like that sometimes. The characters don't always act out the picture we've painted. 

Newby Mom is all about love this month. Would you click over to read my article, "If Love Isn't Us, What is It?"

And may I highly recommend Katie's article: What Love Is Not? It is still making me think.

I know that is a lot of clicking . . . but if you're up for it, I'd value your comments below. Thank you.

Linking with:
Michelle for Hear It/Use It

and of course, Emily

who inspired my article. 

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7 Responses to “Love Birds and The Crash”

  1. As I gaze out my window at the snowflakes falling gently down and the thick white icing of snow frosted on every branch of the trees, I was shocked to see the green leaves in your photo! Thanks for the glimpse into spring :)

    1. So glad you enjoyed it. We haven't had much of a winter here in coastal SC . . . many days in the 70s, but that is how I like it! I sort of forget that a winter window should look different.

  2. I'm continuing to pray about the standoff in Alabama, too. It kills me to think about the terror and lifelong memories this little boy (and family) will carry with him. Praying that God will work miracles now and later in his life!

    1. Yes, Lisa. I am praying for the same thing. I worry about the long-term effects of this on the boy, and oh how my heart aches for his poor mother. Having a kindergarten boy myself, this is especially personal. It is making me think of the young children suffering all over the world, too. I feel like God is waking me up to that.

  3. Courtney, your article on love is great. Our message at church yesterday was about love, and our pastor got really deep into 1 Corinthians and the reasons why Paul had to write it to the Corinthians at that time. I learned a lot, and it's also caused me to think a lot about love. Katie's piece that you linked to is also great. I grew up in an abusive household and Jesus has done all sorts of healing on me. But it is so easy to forget children who are still suffering... it's hard for our minds to want to "go there," you know? I'm praying for God to soften my heart again to those who are hurting in this way and to help me love them with my finances and my actions. This post has given me so much to think about.

    I first heard about the kidnapping on your blog last week and saw it on the news later. Just terrible. There are no words.

    1. Kim, Thank you for taking the time to share your heart in this way. Consider this a virtual hug.

      Our pastor also spoke on 1 Corinitians and love on Sunday. He talked about the times and circumstances Paul was writing in, and how he might have meant for us to take his words. Definitely thought provoking. You are right - it is hard for us to think about abuse, and children who suffer. It isn't a pleasant topic, but God has a way of softening us. I've definitely found that to be true.

      As for the kidnapping, I'm so grateful it is over. Now, time to pray for the young boy's healing, and that he is sheltered from too much media scrutiny. I pray that he can get back to his childhood and feel safe and secure very soon.

  4. I couldn't find the comment box at Newby Mom, so I came back to tell you that I loved what you said.

    It's especially strengthening to know that God sees all those little acts of love we do when we are pushing past ourselves. And they bring a tear to His eye like a cup of cold water given in His name.

    Thanks for linking at IP. And nice to meet you!