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Conscience is something, in a sense, apart from man. It has been put in him by God; it is a reminder of the voice of God within him, an inward monitor, and a man cannot really manipulate his conscience. He can go against it, but that is not manipulating it. It is possible, as this Apostle says again in writing to Timothy, for the conscience to be seared “with a hot iron”. But nevertheless it is true to say that the conscience is an independent witness.
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'Jack' Sparrow

I've been sitting here at the table next to the window in the sunroom writing up my notes for the study in Hebrews I will be leading in a few hours.  The passage, 9:15-22, is fascinating and it has commanded my attention (along with its fellows, Ex 24 and Numbers 19) for the better part of two weeks.  However, this morning there is a rascally little sparrow sitting in the barren bush outside my window singing so enthusiastically, throwing back his little brown head so emphatically, swelling his little gray chest so energetically--so unabashedly intent on commanding my attention--that I must conclude that he is a sparrow of the pirate-y kind.

I have named him Jack Sparrow.  And he is a charmer.  He skeedaddled when I got up to find the camera to take his picture.


Reader Comments (5)

I've had a Cardinal couple flitting about my window. I have an awning above the window over my desk, and they have been perching on the inside edge. I've never been able to get a picture.

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKim in On

The sparrows and their friends are tearing apart my door wreaths to use in their nest makings. Sphagnum moss is disappearing, they are even trying to break off the little twigs and pulling on the ribbons. PLUS, leaving their mark elsewhere if you get my drift ... so how you liking that laptop? Pretty sweet huh?!

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPam

I love it! I hope you can snap a picture of Jack soon.

April 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie

How beautifully distracting! He sounds so sweet. :)
We have some TERRIBLE sounding native birds at our house at the moment! I'll try to find a recording of them for you. I'd love a sparrow outside my window!

April 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermissmellifluous

Here you go, Kim. I posted on the birds outside my window.


Your sparrow is delightful!

April 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermissmellifluous

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