Do you ever feel like sometimes life resembles a chicken farm?

You hunt. You peck. You feel pecked at by people, projects, pressures.

Yet somehow you know you need to keep pecking, to persevere.

I read a story from “God’s Little Devotional Book” which is written by a team of authors.

This author wrote: “Hard work means nothing to a hen. Regardless of what business projections say about the price of eggs…regardless of what others expect of a hen…regardless of fluctuations in the market…. she keeps digging worms and laying eggs.

If the ground is hard, she scratches harder.

If it’s dry, she digs deeper.

If she strikes a rock, she digs around it.

If she gets a few more hours of daylight in the barnyard, she digs a few more hours.

Have you ever seen a pessimistic hen?

Have you ever heard a hen cackle in disgust at the prospect of her job?

Did you ever hear one cluck because the work was hard, the conditions were poor, and some of her eggs were taken from her before they were hatched? No.

Hens save their breath for digging. They save their cackles for the eggs that are laid.

The secret of success is to start from scratch and keep on scratching.”

Reader. Your turn!

What keeps you pecking when you become discouraged or frustrated?

How do you persevere in the pecking order of life?

Please share your comments so we can learn and persevere with each other!

Searching for worms along the FROG Blog,


For an audio version of this FROG Blog, you can go to ( A Slice Of Pie With Christina Mae | or search on You Tube for previous episodes.

“And the seed in the good soil, these are the ones who have heard the word in an honest and good heart, and hold it fast, and bear fruit with perseverance” (Luke 8:25 NASB).

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