Wild Turkeys


Nadine and I decided to go for a little walk around our neighborhood this morning. Actually, we live very close to the country setting as it only takes a 1 block walk before we are in nature. It didn’t take long before we were heading down a long hill with scattered homes dotting the side of the road. Before us we saw wild turkeys cross the road to get to the other side (sorry about the chicken crossing the road joke. I couldn’t help myself). When we got parallel to the place where they had crossed, the Tom turkey spread out his back feathers in protest to our presence.

I have heard of turkeys living in the wild, but it is a wonderful sight to see them in the wild. It reminds me of the passage in Lamentations 3:22-23 where the writer said, “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning, great is your faithfulness.” Every morning the Lord has something new for us to enjoy if only we open our eyes and are willing to hear His voice.

On this journey, wild turkeys will come across your path. They may not be wild turkeys, but insights to solve a problem, or a word of encouragement from a friend, or an action that you didn’t expect from a family member. Opening our senses can have the wonderful effect of seeing God work in our lives every day.

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About James Gorton

I am happily married to Nadine, a person I've known for 20+ years. She and her late husband owned Airpark Auto Service where I took my car for years. Four years after my wife died we began dating and the rest is history. We have a blended family of 6 children between us and love visiting them across this country. We recently had our third grandchild between us. We love to hike, bike and ski. I am a psychologist and do relational life coaching for marriages and families primarily. I love what I do and never get tired of seeing marriages and families move to more healthy places in their lives. Five years ago my oldest daughter Deborah encouraged me to begin writing my thought into a blog I call my Jlog (Jim's log). I have become more and more passionate in connecting everyday experiences to spiritual truths. I hope that as you read my Jlog, you will gain insight into your personal life and experience true growth in your personal and relational life.
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