Sunday, August 06, 2006

Adi has these three trees, Jonah had only one tree (with a vine for a while)

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"Someone's been sleeping in my bed," exclaimed Baby bear.
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Adi's tree here is almost like a vine, it is an elephant ear plant.
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"Someone's been sleeping in my bed too," hollered Moma bear.


This is a hedge apple [or horse apple] tree at the end of our side street on hole number 10, the green is behind those trees.

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"Someone's been sleeping in my bed,

and she's still there!" growled Daddy bear

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This tree for Adi is a large pecan halfway down the hill on our street. The pecans aren't very good this year, it has been too dry for them to fill.

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Jonah awaits the fate of Nineveh (Engraving)

by MERIAN, Matthaeus the Elder 1625-30

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I don't know too much about this tree and vine. In fact, this from Jonah 4 is all I do know:

Jonah 4:5 Jonah went out and sat down at a place east of the city. There he made himself a shelter, sat in its shade and waited to see what would happen to the city. 6 Then the LORD God provided a vine and made it grow up over Jonah to give shade for his head to ease his discomfort, and Jonah was very happy about the vine. 7 But at dawn the next day God provided a worm, which chewed the vine so that it withered. 8 When the sun rose, God provided a scorching east wind, and the sun blazed on Jonah's head so that he grew faint. He wanted to die, and said, "It would be better for me to die than to live."
9 But God said to Jonah, "Do you have a right to be angry about the vine?" "I do," he said. "I am angry enough to die."
10 But the LORD said, "You have been concerned about this vine, though you did not tend it or make it grow. It sprang up overnight and died overnight. 11 But Nineveh has more than a hundred and twenty thousand people who cannot tell their right hand from their left, and many cattle as well. Should I not be concerned about that great city?"

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That verse 11 is how the Bible book, Jonah ends, just those four chapters. For the entire book, all four chapters, click here.

I think there is a lesson in there for me someplace, maybe quite a few. The ending sounds like the Little Red Hen story (words). And of course those people still don't know their right hand from their left. We are trying to teach them now.

You can read again how Jonah didn't want to obey God and go warn these people of Nineveh, how God had a big fish take him there, and how here under the tree, Jonah was still a sorry old person.

Notes:

1. Nineveh was on the eastern bank of the Tigris in modern-day Mosul, Iraq. (Wikipedia)

2. It was Baby bear who found Adi (Goldilocks) sleeping in Baby bear's bed. (go here for this whole story)

3. The Little Red Hen couldn't get anybody to help her grow the grain and to make the bread, she did it all by herself. So then she sure didn't need help from those ungrateful people to help her eat the bread, she ate it all herself. (go here for this whole story)

4. When I was in the Army, I was one of the guys who had to, by the sergeant's order, carry a rock in my right hand during marching drill.


Comments:
hey jim.

thanks for stopping by and for the comment, and for Buffalo , I just went to school there along time ago I don't live there

i live give or take few miles from there!

have a great week!
 
Thanks, JEL. It's like us, we show up as Conroe, Texas, but we don't live there, but close.
Our mailing address is Montgomery, Texas (on a rural route).
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That Jonah sure didn't want to do what God had directed him to!

Adi enjoys having her photo taken doesn't she? Nice elephant ear!
 
I got a rural route to

i live so far out the hoot owls court the chickens :)
 
Wait a minute, ya'll. The Ninevites were Israel's mortal enemies. Of course he wasn't keen on saving them.

Goes to show how God loves our enemies.
 
That Adi sure does look cute everywhere! She is one cute 'poser!'
 

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