Carnival of the Cats 99

Filed in MiscellaneousTags: Carnivals, Cats, Pets

Carnival of the Cats #99 has been posted, and I make my grand appearance. You should go have a look!

OYB February 12

Filed in ReligionTags: Christianity, Devotions, One Year Bible

Today´s reading:
OT: Exodus 34, Exodus 35:1-9
NT: Matthew 27:15-31
Ps: Psalm 33:12-22
Pr: Proverbs 9:1-6

Today´s notable verse:

Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD,
the people he chose for his inheritance.

Psalm 33:12 (NIV)

David here is talking about the nation of Israel specifically - and also prophetically, about we who are grafted into the nation of God, through our identification with Christ. However, I cannot help but think how blessed my own country has been in its few short centuries of existence, because its founders established it on a firm belief in the providence of God. Take, for example, this quote from Thomas Jefferson, which I have chosen as the tagline for this blog: "And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of God?" Let us never waiver in that belief!

The One Year Bible Blog notes:

Comments from you & Question of the Day - I love all of our Proverbs readings about wisdom these days. And obviously I think most of us would agree that we are finding wisdom in the Bible. My question for today is this - can we find wisdom outside of the Bible? ...How about you? Do you think you get wisdom in places outside of the Bible today? Where are those places?

The great thing about Godly wisdom is that it works whether it is applied by a believer or a non-believer. I know of some very wise non-believers, who are applying Biblical wisdom and principles without even knowing it. I don't know if Steven Covey is a Christian, but his works certainly espouse Biblical wisdom and principles. The Bible is my primary source for seeking wisdom; if I'm seeking wisdom concerning something, I go to the Bible. However, I can recognize and appreciate Biblical wisdom when I see it elsewhere.

I Am Still Unsure About This Intrusion!

Filed in PersonalTags: Birds, Cats, Pets, Photos

I don't know about all this attention to the quadruped interloper that invaded my home a week ago. But, so far, it mostly ignores me. Just to be sure, I'll stay way back here in my cage, and occasionally flap my wing at it.

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Hedwig perching in her cage
Photo © Chip Bennett, all rights reserved.