The noonday friends essays

Deuteronomy 28:2-13 And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God. 3 Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt thou be in the field. 4 Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy ground, and the fruit of thy cattle, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep. 5 Blessed shall be thy basket and thy store. 6 Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and blessed shalt thou be when thou goest out. 7 The Lord shall cause thine enemies that rise up against thee to be smitten before thy face: they shall come out against thee one way, and flee before thee seven ways. 8 The Lord shall command the blessing upon thee in thy storehouses, and in all that thou settest thine hand unto; and he shall bless thee in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee. 9 The Lord shall establish thee an holy people unto himself, as he hath sworn unto thee, if thou shalt keep the commandments of the Lord thy God, and walk in his ways. 10 And all people of the earth shall see that thou art called by the name of the Lord; and they shall be afraid of thee. 11 And the Lord shall make thee plenteous in goods, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy ground, in the land which the Lord sware unto thy fathers to give thee. 12 The Lord shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow. 13 And the Lord shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the Lord thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do them:

April 23 – Butler Chapter Birding Hike. Meet 8:30am at parking area on Thompson-Swope Rd near Brimstone Rd. Hike around the gamelands 95 and NCT surrounding the Glades Lake. We would then hike the NCT to the Glades Dam parking area just off route 308. We may hike all the way to the Wick camping area.  Hoping to see some water birds. April should be the peak of migratory waterfowl season at the Glades Dam Lake behind Moniteau High School. I’ve also been keeping tab on our local mating pair of Bald Eagles, which nest in State Game Lands 95. I’ve seen both eagles sitting outside the nest and recently a single eagle. The other may be sitting on the nest, which is visible from Thompson/Swope Road. The Glades is a great attraction for birds year round. Until recently, the currently listed Pennsylvania endangered American Bittern, Least Bittern, and Sedge Wren and the Pennsylvania threatened Upland Sandpiper were common here. All four species require wet meadows and marsh conditions at least some time during their breeding regimen and these vegetative conditions, although greatly diminished, are still present. Furthermore, other breeding wetland species are well documented in recent field surveys: Pied-billed Grebe, Virginia Rail, Sora, Common Moorhen, American Coot, Wilson’s Snipe, Marsh Wren, and Swamp Sparrow. Interior area sensitive forest species known to breed here are Acadian and Least flycatchers, Veery, Wood Thrush, American Redstart, Ovenbird, Hooded Warbler, Kentucky Warbler, Cerulean Warbler, Northern Parula, and Louisiana Waterthrush. SGL 95 is consistently a birding hotspot for recording unusual species for this part of Butler County, such as Sandhill Crane (spring), American Pipit (spring), Northern Shrike (winter), Northern Mockingbird (resident), Rusty Blackbird (spring and autumn) and the rare Brewer’s Blackbird (autumn). There is suspicion that the Golden-crowned Kinglet, Red-breasted Nuthatch, and Brown Creeper breed in the many evergreen plantations on the site but confirmation is still lacking. Brian Loutzenhiser

The noonday friends essays

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