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Quirky Turkeys!

A gang of  leaf shufflers caught my eye through the window this morning as I was heading for the kitchen to grab some grub. 

Which is what this “gang” of turkeys was doing, only they were looking for real grubs (and worms and tiny insects)

 As they kicked up the leaves, they filled the woods with their shuffling sounds.  shuffle, shuffle, shuffle.

Now, this “posse” knew (another name for a gang of turkeys) that to find the best food they’d have to dig for it.  The good stuff doesn’t just hang out on the surface.

We could learn a lesson from the turkey (Melegris Gallopavo).  To be properly fed, we need to dig.

How often do we try to fill up on surface stuff?  All we  end up with is an empty soul and skinny faith!

Sometimes we have to go deep, make some shuffling sounds flippin’ through the Bible for wisdom. 

Beth Moore

Beth Moore (Bible Teacher Excellentus) observed that one of her favorite sounds in church is flipping Bible pages.

She said it reminds her of what angels’ wings must sound like. 🙂

Well, speaking of flipping Bible pages, there’s another lesson we can learn from the turkey, and that is to hang with a posse. 

It’s not only funner to dig through the Bible with friends, sometimes it’s more effective.  Kicking through the leaves with a gang exposes worms for more than one turkey.  We can feed off each other’s finds.

So join a study group or, if you’d rather, an online group, and start digging deep.  Here’s one of Beth Moore’s online studies you might like:

Click on the picture below to get started filling your soul and fattening your faith!

“Oh the depths of the riches of both the wisdom and knowledge of God.  How unsearchable are his judgements and unfathomable His ways.”  Romans 11:33

Are YOU believing God?  He could use another quirky turkey in His posse. Click on the pic below to learn how to join! 


Turkey Talk

Turkey Hand” If you stand in the meat section at the grocery store long enough, you start to get mad at turkeys.  There’s turkey ham, turkey bologna, turkey pastromi…Some one needs to tell the turkey, man, just be yourself.” ~~ Mitch Hedberg, comedian

We’ve  been seeing a lot of turkeys in our yard lately, but I like them.  Turkeys passing by

In fact, I just looked out the window and spied a group of them on the front lawn.   “Wow!” I commented whistfully, “We live in a nature preserve.  Aren’t we lucky?”  To which my son replied, “Wish I had a gun.”  😦 

Benjamin Franklin agreed with me, though, turkey-wise.  In fact, he wanted them for our national emblem —  “For the Truth the Turkey is in Comparison [to the Bald Eagle] a much more respectable Bird, and withal a true original Native of America . . . He is besides, though a little vain & silly, a Bird of Courage, and would not hesitate to attack a Grenadier of the British Guards who should presume to invade his Farm Yard with a red Coat on.” *

Why all this turkey-talk?  Because, although they eat bugs and roost in trees, there is something about the turkey that I particularly admire and want to imitate — they’re regular and dependable.  They eat at about the same time morning and afternoon every day and fly up into the trees to sleep at about the same time every night. I could use some of that (the regularity, that is, not the tree-sleeping, or the bug-eating.)

I can just hear Mr. Franklin again as I type this: “Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” 

 Hmmm, I would change that a bit (just a bit, Ben.  Don’t look so frowny.) —

 “Early to bed, early to rise, [and quick to read the Bible] makes a man [or woman] healthy, wealthy, and wise.”  And one should have the habit of doing what is read in the Bible, too, not just reading it.   Yup, that would chase the enemy of our souls out of the yard, red-coat and all!

turkey and deer

“Blessed is the man who listens to me, Watching daily at my gates, Waiting at my doorposts.” Proverbs 8:24

The Gobbler’s Prayer:  (click on the verse references to read the verses)Thank you, Father, that you love me and want good things for me (Jeremiah 29:11).  Help me to love you, too,  and help me to have good habits, like  “roosting” at regular times and gobbling up your Word. (Jeremiah 15:16) Daily!  In Jesus’ name, amen.


 *Famous Quotes/Famous Sayings