Pup Has to Live and Learn

Remember the first time this happened to you? There you are with a nice sand castle, or a nice big hole in the sand, and along comes the ocean and ruins it.

Mr. Puppy discovers that he, like King Canute, can’t command the tide not to come in. All he can do is complain to his human.

Bonus, ‘The Last Rose of Summer’

Summer’s over, fall is here. A summer without baseball, without a vacation, without a backyard cookout with the neighbors: without a lot of things. But we did have birds and butterflies, and flowers, and God’s blue sky, green grass, and shining sun.

Thomas Moore wrote poems that bring a tear to the eye; The Last Rose of Summer is one of them. Andre Rieu and his orchestra perform it here.

Without Christ, the losses would be unbearable; but He said, “Behold, I make all things new” (Rev. 21:5) And we believe Him.

‘Will the Circle Be Unbroken’

People first heard this hymn in 1907–Will the Circle Be Unbroken, sung here by Randy Travis. It’s on the list of Your Favorite Hymns, so here it is… by popular demand.

If you have a favorite hymn, or half a dozen favorite hymns, you’d like to share, just let us know. It’s time to re-load the list.

Cats & Their Exotic Friends

Short but very sweet–cats being friends with monkeys, a horse, an owl, and a baby gorilla.

Our cat Henry used to sit and watch our painted turtle by the hour–I’m sure I don’t know why. The turtle used to go into his “Feed me!” routine, fully confident that Henry would oblige him. It was an odd little friendship.

‘When the Saints Go Marching In’

Your favorite Hymns continues with When the Saints Go Marching In, by Evensong. It seems strange not to have Louis Armstrong singing this, but I think you’ll like this simple rendition, too.

If you have a favorite hymn you’d like to add to the list, just leave a reply/comment anywhere on this uncrowded blog.

Cats & Ducks

What’s going on here? What does it feel like to get out-wrestled by a duck? A few of these cats know. I’ll bet it feels embarrassing.

But they’re not all bad encounters. And when you see the tiny kitten chasing the duck that’s eight times his size, you’ll know that kitten is cut out for great things.

By Request, ‘Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God’

Let’s start off with a hymn requested by TheWhiteRabbit–Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God, by Ingrid DuMosch. Backed up with gorgeous photography of God’s handiwork.

Two Baby Bunnies

I could show you another riot, or some leftids cursing someone in the hospital; but I think I’ll go with soft and fluffy instead: two baby bunnies at their dinner.

One night, years ago, I was standing outside when a group of baby cottontails started chasing one another around me. Around me and around me they went, as if I were a maypole. I didn’t dare move, lest I terrify them. They might not have realized I was alive. Besides which, it was a unique privilege to be part of that game–better than serving as second base at Yankee Stadium.

By Request, ‘I Surrender All’

And a hymn request from Erlene has come in–I Surrender All, performed by Lifeway Worship. I’d never heard this one before. Well, we’re not going to run out of hymns, are we?

By Request, ‘Way Maker’

Our first hymn request of the day comes from SlimJim–Way Maker, a worship song by Michael W. Smith.

I don’t know if I’ll get around to doing any nooze today.