Mastery

“Can anything be imagined so ridiculous, that this miserable and wretched creature [man], who is not so much as master of himself, but subject to the injuries of all things, should call himself master and emperor of the world, of which he has not power to know the least part, much less to command the whole?”
Michel de Montaigne

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(abandoned nest of a barn swallow / Julie Cook / 2016)

Intricately and amazingly woven and spun.

Freshly planted moss now utilized as lace accenting, ever so sweetly, the nursery of two small creatures.

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The ability of birds to not simply build but rather to command harmonically a symphony of interwoven
this and thats…is beyond the descriptive words of the human mind

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A Creator who endowed birds with the gift of artistry and mastery in all things utilitarian…
oh what can’t He do, what won’t He do, for us…

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See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!
And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.
Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known.

1 John 3:1-2

23 comments on “Mastery

  1. davidkitz says:

    Oh to imagine the home our heavenly Father has prepared for us!

  2. atimetoshare.me says:

    We have a nest precariously resting in one of our maple trees. My husband, the nature guy, believe it was built by a young bird with little experience. I’m still confident that God is holding that nest in place. Great post, Julie.

    • this nest was started about a week ago in my husband latest project…a detached garage / workshop to house the tractor, lawnmowers, etc—some barn swallows had flown in during construction—but with the comings and goings of the crew…thankfully they opted to move elsewhere before laying eggs—I am simply amazed over the detail and tender loving care

    • Melissa says:

      Kathy I can’t find your blog!!! Everytime I click on the link it says it’s not there!

      • atimetoshare.me says:

        Are you going to atimetoshare. me

      • Melissa says:

        Ya. I’ll try again tonight

      • Melissa says:

        Oh wait no, I’m going to whatever is on your profile

      • atimetoshare.me says:

        Let me know what happens.

      • Melissa says:

        K!

      • you know these blogs we follow disappear on and off—Wally lost me, I lost Natalie—it’s all kind of crazy—I jokingly told Natalie that it was a conspiracy against Christians

      • Melissa says:

        Lol I know so weird and I still can’t find Kathy!!! It’s been weeks now

      • Ok, so here’s the weird thing—I don’t have Kathy either. I thought maybe she just hadn’t been posting as she would come visit yet I’d not seen any of her posts in my reader fed. I didn’t think much of it, as, like I said, I figured she was taking a bit of a posting break—that is until ya’ll’s conversation. I started looking. I clicked on her site, like you, it said it no longer existed. I went to blogs I follow clicked on atimetoshare and got a list of posts—I then went to her site from there and low and behold, she has been posting but they’ve not been showing up in my reader—I double checked, it says I am indeed following—what’s that all about????

      • Melissa says:

        I know, I don’t see her either!!!!!

      • Ok Kathy here’s what I just sent to Melissa—Ok, so here’s the weird thing—I don’t have Kathy either. I thought maybe she just hadn’t been posting as she would still pop in for a visit yet I’d not seen any of her posts in my reader feed. I didn’t think much of it, as, like I said, I figured she was taking a bit of a posting break—that is until ya’ll’s conversation. I started looking. I clicked on her site, like you, it said it no longer existed. I went to blogs I follow clicked on atimetoshare and got a list of posts—I then went to her site from there and low and behold, she has been posting but they’ve not been showing up in my reader—I double checked, it says I am indeed following—what’s that all about????

      • atimetoshare.me says:

        What can I do too fix this? I’ve noticed a drop in my visitors, but assumed my posts weren’t worth reading!

      • I’m not sure–I don’t know if it’s on my end or not –I’m going to continue investigating

      • atimetoshare.me says:

        Thanks

      • Oh– and everything you write is certainly worth reading each and every day!!

      • atimetoshare.me says:

        Ati

  3. Oh such a sweet and charming post and pictures. I love bird nests of all kinds and am always fascinated that they know to build such things. As you say, only God could create things like this. Love and hugs, N 🙂 ❤

  4. Simply put, God is amazing! Such minute details testify constantly to His handiwork, love and tender care for us.

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