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This is a picture I took of Mamma Wren who is raising her precious brood in a birdhouse in Curley (our Twisty Baby Honey Locust tree).
It's spring and my yard is FULL of life! God fills our yard with all kinds of babies in the spring and it's wonderful! The yard is alive with song and it's absolutely lovely! As I enjoy their beautiful music and praise God for all the different songs and His sharing them with me, it occurs to me that in general, we think of singing birds as a very happy thing.

If you have been reading my blog for any time, you know that over the years, people have brought me all kings of needy animal babies to rescue and raise, then I release them into the wild. So, I'm going to share something about those "happy singing birds" that I learned the hard way.

I was brought a very young baby robin and was caring for it. A few days after we got it, I started getting bitten by something and I felt like something was crawling on me. I couldn't see anything, but it wasn't long till it spread all over me. It was supremely miserable I can tell you and I certainly didn't feel like singing praises! It turned out to be some kind of tiny chiggers I'd gotten from the baby bird. Nope...didn't bother my husband at all, just me! LOL! But then he wasn't caring for for the bird. You see, wild birds often, if not always, spend their entire lives being host to a variety of parasites.

So, these joyful songs we hear birds singing in praise to their Creator and God, are being sung by those living a lifetime of having parasites crawling all over them, biting them and sapping their strength, without any hope of relief. Yet still they fill the air with their happy melodies and bless a world full of people they will never know.

For me, it's a good reminder that we are to praise Him in the bad times as well as when all is going our way. It reminds me that praise comes cheaply when I'm happy and all is good, it's a natural reaction and takes no effort at all. Praise is more valuable when we offer it despite our pain, our sickness and limitations, our loss and need because we must make the effort to do so. Let's take a lesson from those beautiful feathered friends God made for us and not let our physical situation in life adversely affect our praising and worshiping Him, because He is ALWAYS worthy. Our witness to those who haven't yet given their lives to Him through Jesus Christ is a lot more powerful when we are living lives of praise and choosing to have a good disposition and treat others kindly despite our circumstances.

(Note - recent laws require a special license to rescue animals or you can get hurt really badly in court, at least in Alabama.)

I'm excited to announce the release of My Favorite Things! I have made a GIANORMOUS kit of 123 of my most favorite and treasured graphics that I'm offering for only $4.99 with proceeds to defray the cost of running this freebie blog for all of you. It's an absolutely gorgeous kit with everything you could want in it - oh, and don't be fooled by "Mother's Day" being on there...it's only on two items and one of them is included without text, so this kit is good for unlimited designs! This is the same hi res hi quality you know I always give you. There is no junk filler either! I've truly given you only what I love and would want myself. Of course I have FREEBIE ADD ONS for you too! We've had an impressive run of some very bad things and I really need help with the expense of giving out daily freebies here. I've given you literally hundreds of gifts daily and now I need your help! Please support this blog by buying this! I'd love to hear what you think of the kit, so leave me a comment or e-mail me.






This kit has 123 pieces. To see all the detail, click the images in the top right column. (Only 2 have “Mother’s Day” on them and one of them is included w/o that text.)
12 papers
2 alphas
18 fancy brush strokes
18 paint brush strokes
award
banner
bar
bead heart
2 flower
silver/blk swirl
2 nylon bows
branch
buds branch
bundle of bud branches
3 butterflies
1 button
6 frames
2 film strip frames
1 peony w/word art
glasses
3 glitter splats
heart box
hinged frame
jewels
2 leaves
10 marbles
3 paperclips
paper heart
4 peonies
purple heart
record
3 ribbon glitter circles
rivet
2 rock hearts
scroll frame
staple
3 scroll swirls
3 transparent tapes
transparent heart
vine
Willow Tree
Word art text
Text in flower shape

Credits and thanks to: Border of a paper http://thescrappincop.blogspot.com; Vine http://grannyart.blogspot.com; Heart Rock annabvdesigns@gmail.com; Tape & Ribbon Circle http://www.storeide.se/gunhild/index.htm; Butterflies Bonnie Carter at TheMalteseScrapper. The following don't allow selling or I don't know, so they will be the freebie add on's: Scrolls http://iblspastime.blogspot.com; Flower on stem file name HFD-CU Flower003; Hinged Frame http://alwaysplumpster.blogspot.com; Glitter Circle www.DeliciousScraps.com; Rivet http://pshero.com/archives/levis-style-copper-rivet.
Sample layouts.This is the QP I'm giving you today. Please consider purchasing the kit to support this blog.
If you download, please leave me a comment at the bottom of this post as I have disabled 4shared comments. This helps me to know what you like for the future. God bless you!
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