Hummingbird Moments

Photo by Gary Fultz on Unsplash

I love watching the “hummers” hover around our flowers, but I’m never fast enough to get a good photo.🙄 Enter my friend, Gary Fultz, hummingbird-picture-taker extraordinaire! Gary has some wonderful nature shots on the free photo sharing site, Unsplash. You can check them out here. If you use some of his pics on your blog you can even leave him a tip via PayPal.

What’s so fascinating about hummingbirds is how God expertly crafted them to do one thing REALLY well. When it comes to acrobatic nectar gathering, nothing tops these little green guys! They excel at what they were made to do.

And you and me? What did God uniquely gift each of us to do? Every now and again we have our “Hummingbird Moments”—when we’re reminded of our God-given purpose.

A few weeks ago I got to sing in the chorus for a concert version of the musical Oklahoma! During the rousing final number, the audience rose to their feet as they clapped along. And at that moment, singing second tenor at the top of my lungs, I realized anew, “This is what I was born to do!”

Enough about me. How has God uniquely gifted you? What were YOU born to do?

Sometimes it helps to condense your life purpose into a handful of words; make a six word story that sums up you. Here’s mine: Teaches children, helps and encourages people. Oops, I said enough about me.☺️

Please give it a try! I’d love to hear your six words. Share in the comments, if you’d like.

If you are uniquely gifted in your work, you will rise and be promoted. You won’t be held back–you’ll stand before kings.

Proverbs 22:29 (TPT)

A person’s gift opens doors for him and brings him before the great.

Proverbs 18:16 (CSB)

Photo by Gary Fultz on Unsplash






46 responses to “Hummingbird Moments”

  1. Crystal Byers Avatar

    This is not six words, just the words that are now stuck in my head. Oklahoma where the wind comes sweeping down the plain and the waving wheat can sure smell sweet when the wind comes right behind the rain (I could go on)…O.K.L.A.H.O.M.A. Oklahoma. OK.

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  2. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thanks for sharing your six words, Gary. All your photos are wonderful, but I kept coming back to the hummers. I bet you had fun on your weekend adventure.
    You’re welcome. God Bless!

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  3. Gary Fultz Avatar

    Mentor, musician, photographer, adventurer, Speaker, husband.
    Wow great take on the hummingbird shots David. I’m just back from a lake superior island adventure…fun to open up and see this. Thanks for the mention

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  4. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you for sharing, Carrie! God Bless.


  5. carrieconnell Avatar

    Prayer warrior, Singer, teacher, caregiver,Encourager

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  6. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thanks for sharing, Beth! I am a frequent revision writer myself. I love your six words! Blessings.


  7. Beth Alisan Avatar

    “Every now and again we have our ‘Hummingbird moments.” I love that thought David. I can’t think of a better musical to experience a hummingbird moment. Oklahoma is my all time favorite musical with The King and I running a close second. A great post to go with Gary’s picture. Your challenge put my brain to work. Knowing me I’ll probably rewrite this in my mind at least 10 more times, but here’s a rough draft- “Listener, lesson writer, encourager to all.”

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  8. God Still Speaks Avatar

    Oh how nice to include your clown made, balloon animal followers in another post! You are the best!

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  9. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thanks, brother! I look forward to reading your six words, should you choose to share them. Blessings!

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  10. Alan Kearns Avatar

    Great post and challenge David, which I need to ponder and pray about brother. God bless you!

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  11. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Sweet! I’m embarrassed to say I’d never heard of Seals and Crofts before. My wife is like, “Whaaaat?!”

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  12. jesusluvsall Avatar

    an old Seals and Croft song- Hummingbird

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  13. davidsdailydose Avatar

    I’ll look that one up; I’m not sure I know the tune. Thanks, Matt!

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  14. davidsdailydose Avatar

    True! These moments don’t happen every day, unless you work for the circus🤡🎪. But it’s sure wonderful when they do! Thanks for sharing.

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  15. jesusluvsall Avatar

    The lyrics hummingbird don’t fly away fly away are going through my mind now

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  16. God Still Speaks Avatar

    I love the moment when we realize “this is what we were meant to do.” Then we can live a life filled with purpose and meaning!

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  17. davidsdailydose Avatar

    I’m glad they made it up to Ontario, brother! Thank you for your input. Blessings!


  18. ropheka Avatar

    It was so nice to see humming birds this year. There was none last year.

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  19. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thanks for sharing, booferchick! Several people have mentioned being followers of Christ. I should have included that too. Blessings!

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  20. booferchick Avatar

    Hmmm… I kinda find this activity a bit hard lol let’s see.

    Encourager, giver, follower of Christ.

    On a side note, I too love watching hummingbirds. I’ve only ever been able to snap 3 good pictures of them in flight, though. They’re quick little things!

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  21. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Excellent, Lorie! Thanks for giving it a try. I like your six words! Your encouragement and hope come through loud and clear in your writing. Blessings!

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  22. davidsdailydose Avatar

    As you know, the hummers hang around longer down south. They’ll be headed out from where I live in a few weeks. We have lantana, sage and butterfly bushes to attract out friends. Thanks for stopping by!


  23. davidsdailydose Avatar

    I knew you would knock this one out of the park, Barb. You are the six word queen! Thanks for sharing.

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  24. lorietalkslife Avatar

    This was harder than I thought—artistic, encourager, hopeful to the end. I’m going to ponder it again later. Thank you!

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  25. Aimee Elizabeth Avatar

    I LOVE watching for hummingbirds. I do not have many in my garden because I don’t have a lot of “hiding places”, but it’s always exciting to see them. While evacuated to my cousin’s she had some lantana right outside the window and I got to see several hummingbirds and butterflies feasting.

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  26. My Life in Our Father's World Avatar

    Ooooo another 6-Word Challenge!

    Writer, Reader, Wife, Mother, Believer, Friend

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  27. Sally Avatar

    I think I accidently sent my comment twice… 🤗

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  28. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Sorry, I was a little slow approving your comment. Blessings, Sally!

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  29. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thanks for participating, brother! You are certainly all of these things, on your blog alone! God Bless.

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  30. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Your heart comes through in these six words, Sally. Thanks for sharing!

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  31. davidsdailydose Avatar

    A two for one special! Thanks, Betty. Blessings!

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  32. Carey Cambron Avatar
    Carey Cambron

    And I sang 1st Bass at the top of my lungs. You left us good food for thought.

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  33. Sally Avatar

    Follows Christ. Concerned for the poor.
    Thanks, David

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  34. Sally Avatar

    Follows Christ, concerned for the poor.

    Thanks, David.

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  35. Chris Hendrix Avatar

    Equipper, leader, encourager, edifier needing grace.

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  36. Betty Avatar

    Daughter, Mother, Wife, Sister, Friend, Neighbor. or Write, Craft, Nature, Home, Travel, Learn. Interesting exercise, David.

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  37. davidsdailydose Avatar

    You’re welcome, Manette. Thank you for sharing more information! I will check out the link. Your six words perfectly sum up the focus of your blog. Blessings!

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  38. musingsofmanettekay Avatar

    I belong to a local writers group where we were challenged to describe ourselves in a six-word memoir. There’s also a website devoted to that activity, I put the link below.

    This challenge was presented to me before I began blogging and it was proposed as a good way to generate a “tag line” for a business card or website. Thus this exercise is how I came up with the tag line below my title name and logo to describe my blog. Thoughts – life reflections, meditations and prayers.

    It’s a challenging and rewarding activity. I like your idea of doing it to clarify or define our life purpose or giftedness. Thanks for the challenge.

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  39. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Amen, Bridget! Thank you and God Bless.

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  40. Bridget A. Thomas Avatar

    Seek God with all my heart! ♥️

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  41. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Wonderful! Thank you for sharing your six words. I hope you have a good weekend too! Blessings.

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  42. FlowIntoWords Avatar

    Give Love voice: Mothering and Poetry.

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts and this activity. It was a meaningful reflection to me. Hope you have a good weekend. 🙂

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