Sunday, September 12, 2010

Sparrow Does the Math

A new equation to address an old problem.


4 fruits-veg/day
2 water bottles/day
15 min exercise/day
1 limit of white sugar-white flour/day

Sounds very simplistic, and easy. From experience, it's not. But it might just help a simple sparrow start! This sparrow who desperately needs to operate under some success, soon.

And 4+2+15+1=22


Yep, 22. Now comes the best part of sparrow's math lesson. Right in the songbook of the Bible in chapter 22 are these words, "But you, O Lord, do not be far from me; O my Strength, hasten to help me."

A smart sparrow always knows where to turn. The Master Creator who has unlimited resources.

Enough resources to cover a chubby sparrow.


p.s. Sparrow reads too, if you care to share your #'s.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A Sparrows Fit

Sparrows need a trim every now and then, right?

Today was that day - Salon Trip Day. And it wasn’t a trip to just any old salon. Today was the collecting all my extra money for the fancy schmancy salon where they charge you at least double for a haircut to walk in where they treat you like a celebrity, offer you a hot beverage and dainty cookies (not a chocolate chip in sight). A place I have only visited once before in all my sparrow-living days.

Simple lines, clean white floors, beautiful waterfall (seriously!), and comfy leather chairs. A place where to my sparrow way of thinking, if I spent more money, it surely would make me a better looking sparrow.

I took my place at Seat #4. A seat smack dab in the middle of the biggest floor to ceiling mirror I’d ever seen. And, therein lies the lesson.

Wow! I looked around. I didn’t notice any other sparrows filling up their chairs quite so roundly. In fact, the more I looked around, I didn’t seem to spot any other sparrows. And with every clip, clip, clipping my wee little brain said, “No fit, no fit, no fitting.”

So I say, “How do you like your job?” and “you work some long days,” and “do you enjoy cooking?” and then she says, “Where do you live?” and “how many children do you have?” and then I say, “You really are good with your scissors,” and she says, “I just got them sharpened yesterday.”

And I find another sparrow.

A sparrow named Amanda. Who did give me a good trim. And gave me a better lesson.

the perfect fit,

Monday, September 6, 2010

First Flight

Chirrup. That is sparrow-nese for welcome to my blog! And I guess you only get one welcome in the lifetime of a blog. Make that chirrup, chirrup!

If you found me, it must be pure accidental. 1) this sparrow is too impatient to ask for help (insert Dave/Chris/David) and 2) that anyone would be remotely interested in a sparrow's chirps.

In all my meanderings, I found this.

"Without question, the most deplorable event in the history of American ornithology was the introduction of the English House Sparrow."   W.L. Dauson, 1903 From the Birds of Ohio

Jesus was quoted on the sparrow subject too. "Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father" (Matthew 10).

Sparrows vary in color, shades, shapes and sizes. They chirp and twitter, under the watchful eye of the Master Creator.

From worthless. . . to worthwhile. Part of the Grand Plan.

First Flight has landed. Safely.

Thanks for sharing the view.