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Kookaburra   5 comments

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Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree
Merry, merry king of the bush is he
Laugh, Kookaburra! Laugh, Kookaburra!
Gay your life must be

My dear sister Ellen has solved a mystery for me today!  When we were in Australia, we heard these birds that sounded as though they were conversing and laughing in their own bird speak- it was hilarious!  While walking and exploring a rain forest, we came upon said birds and I took some pictures of them, wondering what kind of birds are these?  Well, today my sister has answered my question!  Love it! Check out her research on the Eucalyptus tree and the Kookaburra!

Posted November 19, 2007 by Lana G! in Australia, Birds, Fun, Travel, Trivia

Did you Know?   4 comments

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Did you know that the chorus to the hit song “Day by Day” from the 1970s musical Godspell came from a prayer written in the 13 century?

The words were originally penned by Richard of Chichester (1197 to 1253).  His original prayer went like this:

Thanks be to Thee, my Lord Jesus Christ
For all the benefits Thou hast given me,
For all the pains and insults Thou hast borne for me.

O most merciful Redeemer, friend and brother,
May I know Thee more clearly,
Love Thee more dearly,
Follow Thee more nearly,
Day by day.

ht: Pray! Magazine

Posted September 3, 2007 by Lana G! in Faith, Fun, Jesus, Prayer, Quotes, Trivia