Thursday, December 07, 2006


You'd think it was a scene from Alfred Hitchcock's old movie The Birds. Remember that? Birds in that movie attacked people.

I'm speaking of the parking lot at the store the other day. Birds—hundreds of them—were converged in trees throughout the parking lot, and other birds had lighted on empty shopping carts, and still more birds were sitting on cars and on the ground. And the squawking! Such a cacophony of sound like you wouldn't believe.

Florida's been besieged with birds lately. The birds are flying in from the North and heading South for the winter. But I think all the birds in the nation have converged in my town. Just kidding.

As I got in my car, I thought of the statement, "You can't help it if a bird flies over your head, but you can help it if it builds a nest there." I saw all those ugly, black birds—not a pretty one in the bunch—and I envisioned a few of them making a nest in my hair, and it wasn't a pleasant picture. To put it as delicately as I can, where there are lots of birds, there's lots

I've heard that saying used in reference to several areas of our lives, most notably, temptations, meaning, if we're tempted to do wrong, that's not a sin; but if we toy with the thought in our minds, and then the thought takes root, and then it causes us to do the wrong deed, then that's sin; so it's up to us to reject the thought and figuratively pluck it out of our minds.

It speaks of responsibility--our responsibility.

It's interesting to look at that statement in light of marriage. Below are some "birds flying over your head" in marriage, that, if uncorrected or not dealt with, can build nests (lots of trouble with lots

1) You've said or done something unkind to your spouse.

2) You're envious of someone else's husband or wife. Chris does all the cooking for Elizabeth, and he even does their laundry. Or, Sarah irons every piece of Jason's clothes, and your wife has never ironed anything for you.

3) You're tempted to be immoral.

Anybody think of any other situations? Or have a thought along these lines?


At 11:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great photograph! :)

At 4:50 PM, Blogger Kristy Dykes said...

Thanks. Glad you stopped by. Come again, you heah? (Southern)


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