A to Z

The Nightingale

The nightingale is a remarkable bird that is known to be secretive for it hides in the middle of bushes or thicket. It is also known for its sweet song. 

Common Nightingale - eBird

Image: The Common Nightingale

🐦 The nightingale is the bird of love. They sing sweetly throughout the night and teaches their young ones to sing. Where it concerns their sweet nightly singing, I once read that they only sing while their babies are in the nest and once they fledge, the parents are silent again. If this is so, it’s as if the parents’ hearts are so full of overflowing joy that they can’t help but express it through song knowing that they only have a short time together. 

🐦 The Nightingale is the national bird of Iran.

70. Ruddy-capped Nightingale-Thrush (Catharus frantzii) | Mexico to Panama

Image: Ruddy-capped Nightingale-Thrush

🐦 The nightingale is the bird of the month of May. And what better fitting way to bid this month adieu?

🐦 The French traditional song The Nightingale Which Flies inspired Tchaikovsky when composing his Humoresque opus 10-2.

Nightingale Bird Facts, Pictures And Information

Image: Pretty Nightingale

🐦 Noting that the nightingale sang with increasing joy as dawn approached, early Christians made the bird a symbol of the righteous Christian soul, singing in anticipation of Christ’s arrival. 💙

I expected this tiny bird to sound like a harp, but it has the most amazing picture clicking or machine gun sound! Enjoy the sounds via Wildlife World:

 

Images: Pinterest

Reference/s: beautyofbirds.org; exemplore.com; YouTube

Flowers Floral Roses - Free image on Pixabay

Related

The Anhinga

The Blood Pheasant

The Crane

The Duck

The Eagle

The Flightless Birds

The Gulls

The Hoopoe

The Imperial Shag

The Jays

The Kiskadee

The Lorikeet and the Lory

The Manakin

***GIFs/Images that don’t belong to LPM are via Google Search (Right-click for original source)

Disclaimer

Bible Study

Exodus II: Moses

In case you missed it:

Bible Study Guide 

Related image

The book of Exodus begins with enslaved Israelites in Egypt. Joseph was no more and his good deeds for Egypt was a thing of distant memory. The Pharaoh decided to oppress the Israelites and ordered the midwives to kill the male children. Later, the Pharaoh became even crueler in wanting to kill the male children. God’s people felt deserted and in need of a leader.

And then a baby was born.

Alicia Vikander GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

Moses kills the Egyptian within him

Scripture in focus: Exodus 2

2:1-2 > Moses is born. He is healthy and utterly beautiful. His parents’ names are listed later in Exodus 6:20 as Amram and Jochebed. Moses was hidden for three months as an act of faith (Hebrews 11:23). The 3 months that he was hidden reminds me of Christ’s 3 days in the tomb.

2:3-4 > The ark was a vessel of divine deliverance and when Moses is placed in an ark of bulrushes (a floating basket), we see God’s hand in every detail. God sealed Noah in the ark for safety; Moses is placed in an ark of safety. It was placed where the Egyptian women of the palace came to dip as part of their religious ritual so it was no accident that she placed her son there and had big sister Miriam to guard it from afar off.

queen tuya | Tumblr

2:5-6 > Pharaoh’s daughter eventually comes along, sees the basket and have one of her maidens fetch it. Upon opening it, the princess realizes that it was a Hebrew baby. But then that baby wept and it melted her heart. She accepts this baby as if it was a gift from Hapi, god of the Nile. The flags mentioned were weeds that grew near the bank in the water.

2:7-9 > Moses’ mother trusted God in hiding him for 3 months, and she trusted Him again in setting her baby out on the river. God rewarded her faith wonderfully! Jochebed gets to train him in the early years and get paid for it, no background check needed.

2:10 > After the child is fully weaned, he is adopted by the princess and is called Moses because he was drawn out of the water. A fitting name for later, he’ll draw God’s people out of Egypt.

2:11-12 > Moses is 40 (Acts 7:23-25) when he witnesses an Egyptian slave driver beating a Hebrew slave and something just snaps in him. He feels the need to avenge his brethren and so, he kills the slave driver and buries the body in the hot, unforgiving sand. This was a hasty act upon Moses’ part.

That day, Moses kills the Egyptian inside him and buried it in the sand, but he was yet to find his identity as a Hebrew. He went from being a prince to a fugitive in that very moment.

It's time we recognize The Prince of Egypt as the greatest ...

2:13-14 > When Moses tries to intervene in a violent dispute between two Hebrew men, he is put in place: “Who made you a prince and a judge over us?” First, he is a murderer and then a meddler? Moses was in fact a great prince and judge for Israel, but they did not want him. Here, we see Moses being rejected by his own people as a type of Christ for when Jesus came into the world, He was rejected by His very own people despite His royal background. Just as Jesus had to come out of the Palace and into a humble place before delivering mankind, Moses had to come out of the glorious palace and into a humble place.

Moses had intended for no one to see him kill the Egyptian, but as the saying goes, “be sure your sins will find you out” (Numbers 32:23).

2:15 > When the Pharaoh learned that Moses killed an Egyptian, his heart changed rather quickly. Moses might’ve been adopted by the princess and given an Egyptian upbringing, but he was not born an Egyptian. He flees to Midian (meaning “brawling” or “contention”) which becomes a place of refuge for him.

2:16-17 > Coming to Midian, Moses meets the daughters (7) of a priest in Midian. Moses helped them water their flocks. This is a BIG change from the life Moses enjoyed as one of the royal family and being waited on hand and foot. The desert was his working years. It was in the desert that he learned humility; how to serve.

The prince of egypt GIF on GIFER - by Arashizilkree

2:18-20 > The priest of Midian was Reuel (meaning “friend of God”) also known as Jethro (a title meaning his excellence), a worshiper of the true God. Since Moses still had his Egyptian clothes on (after all, he fled Egypt with the clothes on his back, and he was a well-educated Egyptian), the women assumed that he was Egyptian.

2:21-22 > Moses becomes part of Jethro’s family by marrying Zipporah (“sparrow”) and having a son Gershom (“refugee”). He settled in Midian and now had a family. He was a shepherd, an utmost humbling occupation.

2:23-25 > God hears the cries of the Israelites and remembers them. After all, He is the One Who hears, remembers, and sees. 400 years of misery comes to a climax after Thutmose III (1483-1450 B.C.) dies. Why do we wait until things get badly out of hand to cry out to God?

yocheved | Tumblr

God calls Moses to lead His people

Scripture in focus: Exodus 3

3:1 > For 40 years, Moses lived as a shepherd in the desert. Even at this point in his life, he doesn’t even have a flock to call his own. He is now 80 and God has a special task for him.

3:2-3 > The Angel of the LORD appears in the burning bush. This messenger is the Lord Himself taking to Moses (Acts 7:30). This fire was not consumable and it was probably the Spirit of Jesus Christ (Matthew 3:11). The sight was so unusual that Moses had to investigate why the burning bush was not… burning.

3:4 > Our Lord is a consuming fire (Hebrews 12:29)! 🙌 Notice that God did not speak to Moses until He had his full attention. Sometimes, His Word doesn’t touch our heart as it should for we neglect to give it full attention; I can testify to this. Also, note that the first words God spoke to Moses were his very own name reminding him that although he might’ve been forgotten by men, he was important to God. God remembered him even after all of these years. The double call (Moses, Moses) implies a sense of urgency, just as when God called Abraham (Genesis 22:11), Samuel (1 Samuel 3:10), Simon (Luke 22:31), Martha (Luke 10:41) and Saul (Acts 9:4)

Mount Sinai - Wikiwand

While Moses was tending to his father-in-law’s flock of sheep in the mountains of Midian, God spoke to Him via a burning bush. A few years later, Moses recieved the 10 Commandments there.

3:5 > Wherever the presence of God is, it is considered holy. The area near the bush was God’s house and it had to be treated with great respect. Moses was coming even closer to inspect this burning phenomenal when God told him to do two things:

1. Don’t come any nearer: God is holy and there’ll always be a distance between God and mortals. No matter how beautiful, rich, or perfect we might be, we’ll never be equal to God.

2. Remove your sandals: In Afro-Asia culture, people do not wear shoes inside a home. Moses was in God’s house, and he had to show respect by the removal of his shoes. 

3:6 > The great I AM! God’s opening words take us back to 2:24 showing that He has remembered His people. Moses hides his face in reverent fear.

3:7-10 > God explains His plans to Moses and what Moses’ place in the plan will be. God is compassionate and He cares for His people. I love where He says “And I am come down to deliver them out of the hands of the Egyptians” (v. 8), for it points to a future  incarnation of Jesus coming to deliver us from worldy bondage to salvation (John 1:14). Here, God is going to deliver His people through Moses who’ll be an instrument. 

The Prince Of Egypt GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

3:11-12 > Moses’ answer is a question, and we immediately see that he has some doubts about taking on the task that God has set before him. All God wants is a willing vessel, and He’ll do the rest, so when/if He comes to us with a task, remember that with Him, ANYTHING is possible and reply, “Here I am, send me” (Isaiah 6:8). We need to be willing to be used by God; humble and willing in His presence, and He’ll do the rest. God didn’t answer Moses’ “Who am I?” question, instead, He takes Moses’ focus off himself and places it where it should be – on Him. When Moses questions his ability, God promises to be with him. He was very patient with Moses. 

3:13-14 > Moses wonders what he’ll tell the Israelites about Who has sent him. There are 3 primary names of God:

1. Elohim (God) – This name emphasizes His strength and creative power and it occurs 31 times in Genesis 1

2. Jehovah/Yahweh – Often translated as Lord in the KJV, this Name is used to express God’s self-existence.

3. Adonai (Lord) – Simply “master”.

Moses did not understand enough about God’s authority, but that is soon solved when God reveals Himself as “I AM” (Yahweh). This name shows that God simply is, and points to His self-existence. He is unchanging, uncreated, and eternal. “I AM” speaks of absolute presence, breathes of His timelessness, and cements His existence. With a statement so powerful as “I AM”, how then, can we gloss over His existence as we LITERALLY see His intimate woven detail throughout His wonderful works of Creation. He is! (Hebrews 11:6)

Be still and know that I am God | Picture Quotes

3:15 > “The LORD God of your fathers”This ain’t no new god. This is the God that placed Noah in an ark to keep him safe, that walked with Abraham, the One that kept His promise to Hagar, and Who was with Joseph in Egypt. He is everlasting and eternal. He’ll never die for He is the same throughout (Hebrews 13:8). In times of despair, “I AM” becomes what we lack: when we’re hungry, He says, “I AM the bread of life”. When we’re in the dark, He says, “I AM the light”. “I AM” announces His presence and invites the interested to get to know Him (Revelation 3:20), to taste and see that He is good.

Life in Him is eternal (John 8:24).

What Does "Sovereignty of God” Really Mean? Bible Definition Explained

3:16-17 > God instructs Moses what to tell the elders of Israelites. His plan is to deliver His children from bondage so they could worship Him and be established as His chosen people. If we want to start a new life in Christ, we must believe that there is a Promised Land and be willing to leave the world (Egypt) behind. We cannot serve God while we’re caught up in the world (Egypt); we must leave worldliness behind if we truly want to worship God.

3:18 > God instructs Moses what to tell Pharaoh.

3:19-20 > God warns Moses that Pharaoh will not listen, but he’ll let the people go after God performs His miracles. God already knew that Pharaoh wouldn’t let His people go easily, so He’ll bring great judgment against Egypt to persuade him. He shows Moses that it’s going to be a battle. The great symbolism here shows that we, Christians (Israelites) too, are in a spiritual warfare fighting against principalities (Ephesians 6:12). Satan is fighting with all his might to keep us in the world, but we can overcome the world through Christ and follow God. Pharaoh (symbolic of Satan) would fight to keep the Hebrews under subjection to him.

3:21-22 > God tells Moses how the Israelites will plunder the Egyptians; they were not going to leave empty-handed (Genesis 15:14; Deuteronomy 15:12-14). After all, the Hebrews’ fight was not with the Egyptian people, but against the cruel rulership which made them slaves. Most likely, they would’ve come into favor with some of the Egyptians. Since the Hebrews were slaves and without resources, the silver and gold were definitely necessary to finance the building of the tabernacle.

Related scripture reading:

^ Acts 7:22 > Moses was educated in all things Egyptian given that he was raised as a prince.

^ Hebrews 11:24 > When he becomes of age, Moses is refused to be called “the son of Pharaoh’s daughter”.

The Prince Of Egypt No GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

Additional Notes

^ Moses in Egyptian most likely meant “to give birth to/born”; the Hebrew equivalent means “to be drawn out”.

^ The Midianites, who were descendants of Abraham and Keturah (Gen. 25:1-4), settle in the Arabian Peninsula along the eastern shore of the Gulf of Aqabah.

^ In 3:1, we see Moses leading the flock of sheep to Mount “Horeb” (Sinai). This is also the place where God gave Israel His gift of the Law.

^ The Israelites must be willing to be delivered. They have to want Moses to deliver them before he could deal with the Pharaoh. We must be willing to give up the world (Egypt) before Jesus can deliver us. Just as Jesus had to deal with Satan to defeat and deliver us from our sinful bondage, Moses had to deal with the Pharaoh (Satan) to deliver the Israelites.

^ God had planned for the deliverance of both Moses and for the Israelites. The details in His plan was flawlessly executed. God did this.

Reference/Aids

* Prayer

* The Holy Spirit

* The Holy Bible

* Historical research

* The ever trusted bible-studys.org

Thank You

***GIFs/Images that don’t belong to LPM are via Google Search (Right-click for original source)

Disclaimer

A to Z

The Manakin

I found Michael Jackson in the jungles of Costa Rica!… but he was in bird form. You’ll see a little later on. Now, let’s look at some manakins. 

atching the Red capped Manakin dancing around reminds me Michael Jackson moonwalk. You guys have to see it! . . . . #kings_birds

Image: The Red-Capped Manakin

🐦 Manakin is the common name given to about 60 species of small, passerine birds that can be found in Paraguay, northern Argentina, southern Mexico, southern Brazil, and Trinidad and Tobago. 

🐦 The name “manakin” comes from the Middle Dutch mannekijn, or “little man”.

The blue manakin or swallow-tailed manakin (Chiroxiphia caudata) is a small species of bird in the fairly Pipridae. It is found mainly involved the Atlantic Forest of south-eastern Brazil, eastern Paraguay and far north-eastern Argentina. Its typical habitat is wet lowland or montane forest and heavily degraded former forest.

Image: The Blue Manakin

🐦 Red-capped manakin males perform a “moonwalk” where they slide up and down a branch and show off their bright yellow thighs to approaching females.

🐦 The Blue Manakin male is the bluest to the plumage while the female is duller and greenish overall. The Blue Manakin is a poster bird for the Atlantic Forest in southeastern Brazilian.

Golden-headed Manakin Pipra erythrocephala

Image: The Golden-headed Manakin

🐦 The male Golden-headed Manakin is difficult to find, however, they can be seen around male display sites where they gather to display for females.

🎶 Birdie Jean is not my lover, ow! She’s just a bird, who claims I am the one…🎶

The Red Capped Manakin aka “Moonwalking Bird” has the best courting dance ever! They do the “moonwalk” completed with wings slapping the legs and slides to attract the ladies during breeding season. Watch these natural-born thrillers moves via One UnconditionalLove:

Images: Pinterest

Reference/s: insider.si.edu; manakinsrcn.org; YouTube

Flowers Floral Roses - Free image on Pixabay

Related

The Anhinga

The Blood Pheasant

The Crane

The Duck

The Eagle

The Flightless Birds

The Gulls

The Hoopoe

The Imperial Shag

The Jays

The Kiskadee

The Lorikeet and the Lory

***GIFs/Images that don’t belong to LPM are via Google Search (Right-click for original source)

Disclaimer

Bible Study

Exodus I: The Israelites in Egypt

In case you missed it:

Bible Study Guide 

Related image

The story of Exodus begins where Genesis ends. The book begins with the words of Genesis 46:8 and from Exodus 1:1 – 12:36 recounts Israel’s final years in Egypt before the Exodus. I’ve always found Ancient Egypt to be fascinating, and although the Biblical Pharaohs may require additional research on my part, I’ve read that during the Second Intermediate Period (1786-1550), Egypt was overrun by the Hyksos (a people of diverse origins possibly from Western Asia).

The Hyksos introduced the horse and chariot to Egypt | Ancient ...

They were said to have introduced the horse and chariot to Egypt. By 1550 B.C., the Hyksos were expelled by Ahmose, who ushered in the 18th Dynasty and the New Kingdom Period (1550-1070 B.C.). It is from this period that a new king arose who did not know what Joseph had done for Egypt and viewed the Israelites mightier than his people (Exodus 1:8-10). Thutmose III was ruler over Egypt while Moses was in exile in Midian, but when he finally returned to Egypt, Amenhotep II was on the throne, and he was the Pharaoh of Exodus.

Fresh Prince of Egypt | Yugioh yami, Yugioh, Yugioh collection

Israel’s affliction in Egypt.

Scripture in focus: Exodus 1

1:1-6 > In these opening verses, we have a recital of Israel coming into Egypt via the 12 patriarchs, Joseph’s death, and the passing away of that generation. 

1:7 > Here, we see that the seed of Abraham was now a nation. Gen. 35:11-12 had been fulfilled in Egypt. To think that this family started with 5 people (Jacob, Rachel, Leah, Zilphah, and Bilhah) back in Haran!

1:8-10 > When Joseph was alive, he was loved for all the good that he did for Egypt, now that he was dead, he was soon forgotten and all of his influences were wiped clean from the new councils. Solomon puts this well in Eccl. 9:5; 15. If we work to please man, our works will die with us, but if we work to please and serve God, they will follow us (Rev. 14:13).

This new king did not care for Joseph’s heroics for he did not live during the famine, did not know him, and thus, felt no obligation to the mass of foreigners living in his land. He only cared that they were too many and some sort of control over them had to take place for he feared they were mightier than the locals. 

Also, this “new king” is said to be most likely a Hykso for the Amorites were one of the main elements of the Hyksos people, and they might as well have a reason to loathe the descendants of Jacob because of the Shechem incident (Gen. 34) and Jacob’s later conflict with the Amorites (Gen. 48:22). 

1:11 > The Hebrews are put to work to build treasure cities for the Egyptians. Work also took the Hebrews’ minds off war: at that time, the Egyptians feared invasion from the Hittites of the north, and had the Hebrews choose to join their enemies, then it would’ve shaken their security.

Pyramid animation egypt GIF - Find on GIFER

1:12-14 > Despite their bondage, the Hebrews continues to prosper and grow. Egypt was like a mother’s womb for Israel to multiple into the nation that it was destined to become so when it was time for them to finally leave Egypt, it was like leaving the nest.

1:15-17 > Pharaoh Amenhotep I (1545-1525 B.C.) commanded the midwives to commit infanticide; he is succeeded by Thutmose I (1525-1508 B.C.) who commanded the Hebrew boys to be thrown into the Nile in verse 22. These Pharaohs were agents of Satan for the attempted destruction of the Seed of the woman, but God preserved the Messiah’s line. The midwives refuse to partake in the killing of the young ones for they feared God. And rightly so, for we should not break God’s law to obey Government.

1:18-21 > Because they obeyed God before man, the midwives were blessed by God.

1:22 > The Pharaoh is relentless in pursuing his drive to get rid of the newborn baby boys, that he goes even further: he gave public orders to drown all the male children of the Hebrews. The Nile river was worshiped by the Egyptians, and they believed in many gods so this was like human sacrifice. However, they’ll rue the day that they followed their Pharaoh’s orders for the 10th plague would kill their firstborn.

Related scripture reading:

^ Psalms 105 and 106: these psalms look at Israel’s history from God’s perspective, their faithfulness, God’s mercy in spite of Israel’s sinfulness, and the Lord’s justice. 

^ Acts 7:8

^ For Exodus 1:7 cross-reference the multiplication promises in Genesis 1:28; 9:1; 12:2; 17:2; 26:4; 28:14 and 48:4.

Additional Notes

^ The book of Exodus reflects how we Christians were in bondage to the slave of sin before our Savior comes to deliver us. The cruel Pharaoh (Satan) afflicts Israel (God’s children) until the gift of salvation through the Deliverer. This is our story, too.

Reference/Aids

* Prayer

* The Holy Spirit

* The Holy Bible

* Historical research

* The ever trusted bible-studys.org

Thank You

***GIFs/Images that don’t belong to LPM are via Google Search (Right-click for original source)

Disclaimer

Trailer & Filmy Thoughts

Zoinks, Scoob! 🐶

New poster and images for CG-animated Scooby-Doo movie Scoob!

“If it weren’t for you meddling kids, I would’ve gotten away with this!”

Scooby-Doo is a cartoon classic. I recall spending hours watching marathons whenever it was on and I’ll have fun trying to guess whodunit. My favorite character was Velma Dinkley.

Jinkies Velma gif - Google Search | Velma, Cool cartoons, Scooby doo

Jinkies! Looks like we have another mystery on our hands.

Plans to reboot the beloved film series into an animated film started in 2014. This final trailer is the result:

This movie takes us to the beginning of how Shaggy met Scooby and how they became friends. The trailer itself was alright, but the voices seem a little off. Also, it looks like this story has the curse of the cliché end-of-world plot, too many so-call hip product placement and over the top feminism rubbish. This movie is also intended to appeal to the younger audience because there is nothing new under the sun and every generation needs recycled agendas. 

Scooby and the gang were scheduled to return to the big screen this month, but due to the pandemic concerns, theater doors stayed close and movies were delayed. However, Canadian and American residents got to view the movie for $19.99 via VOD from last Friday. Even if it was released in cinemas as normal, I was skipping this film for our ship has sailed.

Image result for gif line divider

But I’m curious? Do you like Scooby-Doo and who was your favorite character?

***GIFs/Images that don’t belong to LPM are via Google Search (Right-click for original source)

Disclaimer

A to Z

The Lorikeet and the Lory

Here we are again! The birds just keep getting interesting and more colorful and prettier and it’s getting harder to choose that one bird to represent the respective letter. But this challenge must wrap up, so here we go.

Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus moluccanus)

Image: The Rainbow Lorikeet

🐦 Black Lories are said to be amongst the gentlest and best natured of the lories. However, their shrill cries are said to be a disturbance.

🐦 The Rainbow Lorikeet is a parrot common to the eastern seaboard of Australia and also Tasmania. In some places, wild lorikeets are so used to humans that they can be hand-fed. They mainly feed on pollen and nectar.

Black lory

Image: The Black Lory

🐦 Tahitian Lories are also called Blue Lories, Indigo Lories or Violet Lorikeets. They’re endemic to the French Polynesia, Cook Islands, and 8 Tahitian islands out of the 23. These active birds can be found in small flocks of less than 10 birds and are endangered in their native habitat. 

🐦 There are only 8 species of Lorikeets.

Blue Lorikeet (Vini peruviana)

Image: Tahitian Blue Lory

🐦 Lorries and Lorikeets are arboreal parrots that range from small to medium-sized. The’re closely related to the fig parrots.

Via The Dodo (I love this channel!), here’s a beautiful heartwarming story about Elvis the Lorikeet and the visits he pays to the human for nursing him back to health:

Images: Pinterest; Google Search

Reference/s: beautyofbirds.org; YouTube

Flowers Floral Roses - Free image on Pixabay

Related

The Anhinga

The Blood Pheasant

The Crane

The Duck

The Eagle

The Flightless Birds

The Gulls

The Hoopoe

The Imperial Shag

The Jays

The Kiskadee

***GIFs/Images that don’t belong to LPM are via Google Search (Right-click for original source)

Disclaimer

Trailer & Filmy Thoughts

The truth about ‘The Good Doctor’ 🩺

Why Did Dr. Melendez Die on The Good Doctor? | POPSUGAR Entertainment

The Good Doctor is the #1 most-watched drama in the world. It stars Freddie Highmore (maybe you remember him from Finding Neverland? Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? Or August Rush? Or maybe he’s your favorite actor?) as Shaun Murphy, a young autistic surgical resident with savant syndrome at the fictional San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital. 

ABC Network GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

The medical drama is based on the 2013 South Korean series of the same name and it revolves around Dr. Shaun Murphy. Now, I don’t know a lot about the autism spectrum and I’ve been doing some research for a character write-up, but this role is difficult for anyone to play as producers strive for realism. However, I give Freddie his props for taking on this role and becoming it. The character Shaun is not defined by his diagnosis. 

good doctor 1x01 | Tumblr

I think this show is just like every other show on TV where it concerns characters, themes, and current agendas. Take, for example, the 2nd episode of season 2 “Middle Ground” in which Paul, a hospital janitor advises Shaun to lie when the truth is unhelpful. Paul is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and is given a year to live, but his wife and adult children encourage him to have risky surgery. Paul doesn’t want to have the surgery, but he wants to please his family, so he has the surgery and dies from a complication. In the event, his family squabbles and Shaun lies, telling them that Paul wanted the surgery, so they’ll stop blaming each other for his death.

dr reid gifs Page 2 | WiffleGif

How is that any of Shaun’s business? Also, the Bible makes it clear that we shouldn’t lie; it is one of the 6 things that God loathes (Proverbs 6:16-19). How did the Bible come into this? Simples, as Christians, we’re not here to be entertained. Also, the show – thus do all shows – has religious themes stamped all over it for they need to cater to every religious affiliation. There is also a hardcore feminist and an atheist. 🙄

As for relationships, well, color me disappointed or whatever, but I won’t be getting on the Shaun and Lea bandwagon. 

Freddie Highmore The Good Doctor Abc GIF by ABC Network - Find ...

Yet, Freddie is actually brilliant in this role as Dr. Murphy.

The Good Doctor Shaun Murphy GIF - TheGoodDoctor ShaunMurphy ...

And so too is Will Yun Lee as Dr. Alex Park. 💙

jackson han | Tumblr

And that’s about it.

***GIFs/Images that don’t belong to LPM are via Google Search (Right-click for original source)

Disclaimer

Bible Study

Exodus: a short introduction

Meaning: Exodus is a Greek word meaning “exit”, “departure” or “going out”.

Author: Moses

Penned: 1445-1404 B.C.

Position: the 2nd book of the Bible, Old Testament, and Pentateuch 

Chapters: 40

300 years separate Genesis from Exodus.

In Exodus, we’ll read about the freedom for God’s people from slavery and the beginning of national identity. This book gives us an insight into Hebrew customs and it emphasizes God’s covenant. The deliverance from bondage is a beautiful analogy of the sinner’s redemption from the bondage of sin. God is presented as:

^ The great “I AM”;

^ The One Who controls history;

^ A holy God;

^ The God Who remembers, and

^ The God Who speaks.

Exodus records the 10 Commandments, the 10 plagues, the beginning of the Passover, the parting of the Red Sea and the building of the Tabernacle.

 

Paragraph Divider | Free download on ClipArtMag

Soon, I’ll be uploading the study for Exodus and I invite you to join me. Until then, study the Word and continue to look heavenward for we need to hold onto God more than ever given the times that we’re living in. The coming of our King draws near.

In case you missed it:

Bible Study Guide 

Be an organ doner, give your heart to Jesus ~~I Love Jesus Christ ...

***GIFs/Images that don’t belong to LPM are via Google Search (Right-click for original source)

Disclaimer

A to Z

The Kiskadee!

Of ALL the birds in the world, the kiskadee is my absolute favorite. I recall the Republic Reader that we had to read for school contained a poem about the kiskadee by Olga Comma-Maynard. Here is a snippet: 

I know you by your yellow vest
You little keskidee
That suits so well that clean brown coat
That cling so close to thee

The little ring upon your head
That forms a little hat
Why if you stood with all the other birds
I would know you just by that

The Great Kiskadee is the coolest bird ever and I’m thankful that I get to see them every day. As a matter of fact, as I write this post,  a few of them are outside my window being their noisy, beautiful selves. 

Great Kiskadee - Ian Davies

Image: The Great Kiskadee © Ian Davies

🐦 The Great Kiskadee is named after it’s 3 syllable call. They’re one of the largest – and not to mention boisterous – members of the tyrant flycatcher family.

🐦 Kiskadees are known for their bold behavior like a Jay and can be quite cunning. They’re known to chase larger animals (such as snakes and monkeys) that attempt to raid their nests.

Photographic Print: Greater Kiskadee by Ken Archer : 24x16in

Image: Greater Kiskadee by Ken Archer

🐦 Kiskadees are natural adapters. Despite environmental changes, they can survive on a variety of food. However, they’re not too fond of mangoes, but will indulge in ripe bananas.

🐦 Although it’s the best known bird here (Trinidad), it is not normally found in the sister isle of Tobago.

Great Kiskadee in a Fedora

Image: Great Kiskadee in a Fedora by mainandvine.com

🐦 Kiskadees are monogamous, meaning that they only have one mate. 

The call of the kiskadee is loud and vivacious. They always seem to be asking “Où est-tu?” (French for “Where are you?”). Here is a video by Birdfun in which you can clearly hear the bird’s beautiful call.

 

Images: Pinterest; Google Search

Reference/s: allaboutbirds.org; ttnaturelink.com; YouTube

Flowers Floral Roses - Free image on Pixabay

Related

The Anhinga

The Blood Pheasant

The Crane

The Duck

The Eagle

The Flightless Birds

The Gulls

The Hoopoe

The Imperial Shag

The Jays

***GIFs/Images that don’t belong to LPM are via Google Search (Right-click for original source)

Disclaimer