The Magpie, a Cup of Tea, and a Bible

Magpies are inquisitive and unafraid. Charismatic carollers whose wonderful warbles make them one of my favourite birds. Magpies love a tasty morsel of meat. But I didn't have any to offer this fellow who'd landed on my camping table. But he hung around anyway. 🙂 "Hello there magpie, what are you up to?" (yes, I …

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Disappointment and the Bird Feeder (part 2)

In my original post I wrote about the anecdote for disappointment being hope. "Hope expects a better outcome next time," I wrote. "Hope sees the smallest flicker of light, even in the dark. Hope speaks positively, even if negative emotions are still being worked through. Hope seeks what is known and good. Hope remembers that …

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