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So, why is this blog "for the birds?"

I'm glad you asked. 

 

1. God's eye is on the sparrow, but our eyes are not. 

This blog serves as a regular reminder to see the marginalized, be that in a biological sense or socio-political. Jesus said that God is mindful of the sparrow’s flight and the flower’s splendor, and yet I forget them both. I also forget my sisters and brothers on the fringe of society. Naming my blog FOR THE BIRDS is one small way I am practicing mindfulness toward the whole of creation.

See here a story of the albatross. They bear the consequences of our unmindful society. 

2. Some people say simple living is “for the birds,” and I want to respect that.

Why would you make more work for yourself?

We’re in the 21st century, remember? 

Why do you eat everything out of a mason jar?! Ever heard of Tupperware? 

You hippie, tree-huggin’ bleepety-bleep—

I’ve heard them all. Following God’s call to faith, making-home, and keeping the earth is straight up weird to some folks and really unappealing to others. Not everyone understands or appreciates the path I tread, and that is okay.

In fact, there are droves of women from not so distant generations that find chicken keeping and bean soaking a step backward, perhaps even a voluntary imprisonment. May I be ever considerate of these women for whom patriarchy made simple living not choice or privilege but something akin to indentured servitude. 

3. Because Chickens.

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And sometimes you just have to put a bird on it.