The Secret of the Missing Suet

Don’t you just love a good mystery?  Most people do.  How about one titled “The Secret of the Missing Suet?”  It sounds like a good Hardy Boys or Nancy Drew book.

Well, in our story it all started when the wire basket suet feeder was empty every morning.  True, it had been very cold so it was very logical to assume that lots of birds were filling up their fuel tanks.  But empty every morning??  Morning after morning?  What could possibly be eating all this suet?  Surely it wasn’t the little bunch of chickadees and a downy woodpecker or two.  Surely, something else was feasting on the suet.  A couple of mornings later—mystery solved.  At the suet was a beautiful, gigantic pileated woodpecker.

Another important mystery—what keeps you going?

Surely, you don’t run only on food and beverage.  You are a multidimensional being.  In addition to your physical dimension you have an emotional dimension, an intellectual dimension, a social dimension, and a spiritual dimension.  Each component needs fuel.  Breakfast and supper keep the physical side going.  Perhaps someone you love keeps your emotional needs satisfied.  Maybe your job or school keeps you intellectually challenged and your church provides for your social needs.  But, what about your spiritual nature?  Just like your other dimensions it also needs daily bread.  What do you do to satisfy that need?

Written by Roger Bothwell on April 18, 2003

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