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The Mockingbird in Me is my new haven — a place where I could be who I really am expressing myself in the freest possibility. According to my favorite book, it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird as “They don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy . . . they sing their hearts out for us.”  Like people, I think that mockingbirds have inner thoughts, too. They may appear meek and gentle externally, but I’m sure they too have their own insights, comments, and stories to tell.  If given a chance to speak, I believe they would tell us what they think of us and how we are living the very mystery that is LIFE. So in this haven I created, I am going to be that mockingbird that wants to tell the truth.

I won’t be giving you much about me here though. You’ll know me more through my posts.

Hope you’ll find something useful here at TMiM. Welcome to my world!

– Jake 🙂

52 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Vlad Zaycev
    Jan 18, 2015 @ 03:32:35

    Hello! You have very interesting blog! It is a lot of information! I enjoy it! The wish is more best! – Vlad.

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  2. lifethroughmyeyes
    Aug 11, 2014 @ 06:56:41

    I missed reading ur blogs and songs..have been away for a while..actly for a lot of time now..but hopefully m back..will drop by soon 🙂

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  3. Monique
    Jun 14, 2014 @ 17:07:17

    Thanks for stopping by. I’m following. I do alot on my cell and would love it if you turned the mobile option on so I can read on my phone!

    Reply

  4. gbebensee
    Apr 28, 2014 @ 13:06:24

    Thanks for visiting my blog, and for the nice message!

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  5. gpcox
    Apr 26, 2014 @ 00:42:50

    Pleased to meet you, Jake.

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  6. Freedomborn ... Aussie Christian Focus
    Apr 25, 2014 @ 11:35:55

    Thank you Jake for appreciating my comment on JalMichael’s Blog and for letting me know , I hope to get to know you better and you me, it’s a big world and I don’t think we met by chance but I’m grateful we did, I look forward to sharing with you again.

    I love all Birds including the Mockingbird they are all God’s creation but my heart was touched by a Meadowlark when I needed it most, I will leave a link for you.

    Mum – https://freedomborn.wordpress.com/2013/09/01/in-memory-of-my-mum/

    Blessings from both of us – Anne

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    • mockingbird181984
      Apr 25, 2014 @ 17:04:27

      Hi, Anne! Thank you so much for your kind words and for visiting me here at TMiM. It’s really an honor and a blessing to have been visited by you. I have high respect for people like you who have stood their ground in raising God’s banner. Know that I am with you and Ron in spreading the good news of our Father in heaven and doing great things for His greater glory. I am though at the stage of returning back at the moment. I have been away to look for answers to questions that have pushed me away from loving Him completely. I’m finding it hard to regain how it was before, but I’m trying and praying. You will see this recurring motif in my blog posts. I’d like to believe that we have a God who loves us unconditionally, a Father who will take me for who I am and bless me and cleanse me from my unworthiness. I use to write about my faith here: http://tuningfork181984.blogspot.co.nz/. One day, I should be able to write for Him again. Thanks again. With lots of love, Jake.

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      • Freedomborn ... Aussie Christian Focus
        Apr 25, 2014 @ 19:20:54

        Thank you Jack for your Loving reply , it would take a lot of detail to share how I fell into sin but like you not away , I never rejected Jesus, I will leave a link below for you.

        God never stops Loving us even if we get trapped in a worldly focus, which leads to fleshy actions and yes we have both done this and many others have too but like the Prodigal son we have both come to our senses and repented and Wow what a welcome home!

        Why don’t you feel it like you did before, your feeling guilty and Satan is making sure you do but you are forgiven Jack, you always were, now move forward , step out in faith and tell the world just how much you are Loved. Seek ask and knock and the door will be opened to your completeness, ask for The Holy Spirit and God’s wisdom and than you will know without a doubt, just how much you are Loved by God.

        Rescued – http://freedomborn.wordpress.com/2013/05/25/jesus-rescued-his-lost-sheep/

        I will visit your old Blog soon Jack, thank you again, I knew you were special, no it was not your message, although I could see you were sincere but I felt it in my heart. If you have any questions please feel free to ask.

        Christian Love from both of us – Anne

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  7. Gede Prama
    Jan 21, 2014 @ 21:32:29

    Thank you for sharing this article quite interesting and, hopefully true happiness rays began to warm our hearts, when we can share it with sincerity. Greetings from Gede Prama 🙂

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  8. prayingforoneday
    Dec 05, 2013 @ 15:31:36

    Please accept the “Versatile Blogger Award”
    Rules are easy. Say 7 thing about YOU, and nominate 15 friends.
    Please accept: http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com/2013/12/06/versatile-blogger-award-4/
    Shaun.
    ps: If you have this, in Widgets,”Caption” put Awarded x2

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  9. ideafill.me
    Nov 13, 2013 @ 00:18:06

    Hi! I nominated your blog for the Super Sweet Blogger Award! 🙂
    Please get the badge at http://wp.me/p3z6Kf-Ey and get more info.
    Happy Friendship Day! 😉

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  10. Daniel Dow
    Nov 04, 2013 @ 16:10:32

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking some of my posts 😀 You’re blog looks great and I really like what you’re doing here, keep it up! 🙂

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  11. sweetness6645
    Nov 02, 2013 @ 05:22:19

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  12. Island Traveler
    Nov 01, 2013 @ 17:55:27

    It is a wonderful haven. Full of optimism, hope and everything we all experience in our journey called Life. I wish you all the best .

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    • mockingbird181984
      Nov 01, 2013 @ 18:47:04

      Allow me to rewrite here what I’ve written in your ‘About Page’ —

      A very touching and beautifully penned ‘About Page’, Kabayan! Your story reminds me so much of me and everything that I’ve gone through in life. It’s indeed tough to be in the shoes of a Filipino, but it’s nonetheless colorful, inspiring, and most of the time rewarding in the end. I salute you for having so much courage to share some of the deepest outskirts of your life. Such actions speak volumes about you as a father to your family. Mabuhay kayo! And thank you for following me at TMiM!

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  13. Shofar
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 18:43:18

    Aloha Jake! I’ve been enjoying your posts. Being a retired teacher, I remember the weekends of lesson plans and every night routine of correcting math and reading through all of my students’ written work. You’re a great writer and singer, too! I always had an ukulele and guitar in school. When I retired some students said they didn’t remember much except the fun we had singing together! Thanks for the Follow! So you’re my viewer from Niue!!! God bless you!

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    • mockingbird181984
      Oct 30, 2013 @ 18:57:24

      Oh my, such lovely praises. Thank you so much po (I’m sure you know what ‘po’ means.). Your presence here is an honor. And I agree, the content usually will be forgotten although it can be remembered later on, but the good memories and especially the values they learn from us will be treasured. Thanks again. Blessings.

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  14. Uncle Spike
    Oct 27, 2013 @ 21:07:38

    So you decided to join the small clan of Uncle Spike followers Jake…. That makes me a happy blogger now – I really appreciate you making that special mouse click.

    Hope you like my upcoming posts and if you get bored one day, maybe you’ll enjoy trawling through some of my older stuff too.

    If you have any likes, dislikes or suggestions about my blog, just let me know, either through ‘comments’ or via email. Always welcome reader input 🙂

    Have a great old day…

    UNCLE SPIKE
    uncle.spikes.adventures1@gmail.com

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  15. kaligrafinusantaraonline
    Oct 27, 2013 @ 00:48:41

    thank you for your visit my best friend and like a lot of my post.
    successful greetings to you and your blog

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  16. irinadim
    Oct 26, 2013 @ 23:59:43

    You have a lovely blog. My soul mate is also a bird, the Kookaburra. Thanks for stopping by and liking my post ‘Dianthus in My Garden’.

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  17. The Belmont Rooster
    Oct 21, 2013 @ 11:36:19

    Great blog. Thanks for stopping by The Belmont Rooster. Hope to see you again.

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  18. olgatodd
    Oct 19, 2013 @ 08:35:58

    Hi Jake!

    You have a beautiful blog 🙂

    Please join our Facebook community of Daily Inspiration

    Hope to see you there-

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/243352479155205/

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  19. petrel41
    Oct 09, 2013 @ 07:48:00

    Congratulations, Jake!

    (One award not being enough) I have nominated your blog for the Reader Appreciation Award as well 🙂

    More about this nomination is at

    http://dearkitty1.wordpress.com/2013/10/09/reader-appreciation-award-thank-you-photos-of-nepal/

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  20. prayingforoneday
    Oct 05, 2013 @ 11:42:59

    http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com/2013/10/05/reader-appreciation-award/
    Please accept this award.
    If you don’t accept awards, please give to a friend who does.
    Thank you, Shaun

    Reply

  21. Joan
    Oct 03, 2013 @ 21:18:11

    This is a lovely blog you’ve got here, Jake! Glad to have come across your blog.

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  22. Angeline M
    Oct 02, 2013 @ 18:50:01

    Thanks for following my blog. Looking forward to more posts here.

    Reply

  23. Penny L Howe
    Sep 22, 2013 @ 09:51:16

    Hello Jake. Isn’t blogging fun and uplifting? Thank you for stopping by to visit! Such a wonderful way to connect with others from around the world. Keep writing – your words are wonderful, you do make a difference. I’ve discovered we all make a difference, when we connect with each other. Enjoy your journey. Best of luck with your endeavors, blessings to you, Penny

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    • mockingbird181984
      Sep 22, 2013 @ 12:20:27

      Glad we made the connection, Penny! I agree! We all can make a difference in our own little ways… Thank you so much for the kind words.I feel like I’ve received a big hug of support. Thanks again.

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      • Penny L Howe
        Sep 22, 2013 @ 12:47:27

        I am also, Jake. Yes we can. Just one of the many gifts we receive from our creator, just have to remember to pay it forward! Hugs are great, sending you another one on this Sunday!

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  24. hope4theheart
    Sep 22, 2013 @ 05:51:09

    Hello! Thank you for reading my blog and deciding to follow! It means a great deal to me that with all the choices of things to read, you chose my blog. As I read “about” you and your most recent post, this scripture came to mine “For freedom Christ has set us free” (Gal 5:1). I look forward to the revelations God has for you as you discover and walk out your freedom.

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    • mockingbird181984
      Sep 22, 2013 @ 06:02:43

      I so love it when God speaks to me through His people… I’m guessing you are one of them. I haven’t been strongly in touch with Him as before, and he keeps on reminding me that I am one of His. Thank you for your kind words. You just made me cry. Read some of your posts yesterday — made me smile. Will make responses soon.

      Reply

  25. Jennifer's Journal
    Sep 22, 2013 @ 02:22:22

    Hi there. Thank you so much for following my blog! i hope you come back soon for another visit. 🙂

    Reply

    • mockingbird181984
      Sep 22, 2013 @ 04:40:05

      Glad I came across your blog! I enjoyed reading your personal ‘sharings’… I also love the photos — your blog reminds me of my Aunt who now lives in Canada. Thanks by the way for visiting TMiM! 🙂

      Reply

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