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  • Writer's pictureJoni

Day 9: Be A Bird

They come out every morning

at the same time

like their life depends on it.

They just sit on their designated fronds

and are so STILL

until one bird ruffles the feathers of another.

And then they go back to what they do best



A peacefulness runs through my being

as I want to be a bird.

I wonder how they can be so STILL

and do the same thing every day.

As a flock of them fly off in the morning

to just return at night


then they do it again.

Maybe we are all birds,

but we just complicate life.

If we could be so STILL

maybe we would shed a tear or two.

If we could be so STILL

to embrace life in its fullest,

as its fullest in its total STILLNESS~

for that is the place and space

when GOD takes over your being.

You can almost hear your own breathing

mixed in with the gurgle of a bird in the background.

Is this what GOD desires?

For all of us to be so STILL that


whatever strives to steal our PEACE.

REAL LIFE happens that does ruffle our feathers

and should ruffle our feathers,

because sickness & conflicts & disasters are part of REAL LIFE

that makes you shed some REAL tears.

And maybe REAL LIFE makes you stop

because you have no choice

but to be so

STILL like a bird,

just being

in the STILLNESS of the moment,

a moment that is like a breath

passing through this temporary world

on your way to eternal bliss

where STILLNESS will not only be just a part of our REAL STORY

but a REALITY for all~

for where

sickness & conflict & disasters will be gone


"HE will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be death; there will no longer be sorrow and anguish, or crying, or pain; for the former order of things has passed away.”

And HE who sits on the throne said, 'Behold, I am making all things new.' Also HE said, 'Write, for these words are faithful and true [they are accurate, incorruptible, and trustworthy]'" (Revelation 21)

I will never look at my bird friends the same

as they are GOD's creations

who know how to really live~

"Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are" (Matthew 6:26).


right this moment

in the midst of your



"LIFT YOUR EYES" (listen to the songs below)

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