Category Archives: Video

How to Try a Cat’s Patience

So you’re the only cat in a roomful of dogs–sound familiar?–and this corgi just keeps giving you the business. What to do? You try to be a nice guy about it, and where does that get you? You try to ignore him, but he’s too stupid to realize you’re ignoring him. Only one thing left to do…


Time Out for Plankton

For those of you who are tired of cat videos and want to see something different; or who are interested in acquiring really tiny little pets; or who just need a break, and a reminder that God’s stuff–plankton, for instance–works the way it’s supposed to–well, here you go. I promised a plankton video and here it is. Consider this a sanity break.


‘There Is a Fountain’

There Is a Fountain, by William Cowper, published in 1772: Mr. Cowper was an exceedingly troubled man, even suicidal, whose life was, ironically, saved when he fell into a temporary bout of madness. He came out of it a man of greater understanding; and he began to write hymns, starting with this one.

Sung by the choir from Fountainview Academy–beautiful!


A Few Flaky Cats

Like i always say, the fun thing about cats is, you never know what they’re going to do next. Neither do they.

My favorite here is the cat chattering. When my cats do that, it’s their way of trying to shame a moth to come down from the ceiling and get eaten.


‘Soldiers of the Lion’

Linda called for this one: Soldiers of the Lion, by Chuck Girard. The Lion of the Tribe of Judah (Revelation 5:5) is not a tame lion, and it is our glory to be allowed to enter into the labors of all His saints. And if the lyrics are a bit much for squishy, world-pleasing Christians–You’ve had the planet long enough… Get you back to outer darkness–well, that’s all to the good.


Quality Time With Your Cat

The cats in this video know they’ve got a good thing going and don’t want it to stop. Or maybe they just love their humans. Either way, they demand to be cuddled and petted.

Note that if you do this with your lizards, you will hypnotize them.


I Love ‘To God Be the Glory’

Fanny Crosby wrote this hymn in 1875, and it remains well-loved to this day: To God Be the Glory. I like to post assorted renditions of it. Here it is sung outdoors by the choir from Fountainview Academy.

Remember, the hymn shop is always open, and if there’s any hymn you’d like posted here, just let us know.


Where I Get Some of My Ideas From

I write about a world that never was, inspired by a world that used to be.

This is footage from Roy Chapman Andrews’ Gobi Desert expeditions in the 1920s, for the American Museum of Natural History. This is Mongolia as it was then, but isn’t anymore.

God has wired into some of us a longing for places we cannot reach, either because they exist no more or because they never did exist. A fantasy writer taps into that. We know the past was real, because we used to live in it: but was it really? Things change. Sometimes they change too much. Places I used to know very well are so gone, so wiped out without a trace, that they might as well have been in Mongolia in 1926: or tucked away in Lintum Forest. Pick one.

Did I dream these places? Were they ever really real? Because I can’t find them anymore.

Oh, but God can. He most certainly can.


More Funny Cats

I hope I’m not boring you, out there, with all these cat videos. Cats never bore me. But say the word, and I’ll post videos of any other kind of pet you have a fancy for. Alligators, crocodiles, plankton–you name it, I’ll post it.

That being said, get a load of the cat who likes being swept up by the broom.


Mr. Nature: The Biggest Dinosaur

Hi, Mr. Nature here–with what may be the biggest dinosaur known so far: Argentinosaurus.

As paleontologists fan out into territories untouched by earlier fossil-hunters, they find cooler and cooler dinosaurs. Argentinosaurus was published in 1993 and is called by Wikipedia “the largest dinosaur known from uncontroversial evidence.” Which means its title is only temporary, pending further study and new discoveries. It is estimated, from incomplete remains, to have been about 100 feet long and weighed about 100 tons. Give or take a few.

Now that’s big!

The video gives you an idea what this creature was like. It is based on speculation, and study of the bones, comparison with similar dinosaurs, etc. Please feel free to ignore the evolution chatter in the narration. I always do.

Bob Bakker–the scientist who, more than any other, gave the world the concept of dinosaurs as lively, warm-blooded, reasonably intelligent animals–once told me that one of the things he enjoys about dinosaurs is thinking about the pleasure God must have had in creating them. Yes, I like to think about that, too.

No one has seen a living dinosaur. We can never be sure that our reconstructions of them and their world are entirely on target. I love them because they fill me with a sense of awe: “What hath God wrought!”

As far as we know, dinosaurs no longer exist on earth. But God has the entire universe at His disposal, in which to do His pleasure. In speaking of these creatures, it’s a good idea to leave absolute certainty behind.

Admire God’s handiwork, and wonder.


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