Category Archives: Video

Can You Sleep Inside a Piano?

Phoebe discovered this unusual cat video. If you can’t sleep inside a piano while someone else is playing it, that’s probably because you’re only human. Here, pianist Thay Minh’s cat demonstrates the art of sleeping inside a piano while someone else is playing it.

There was a country house in Scurveyshire where they had guinea pigs nesting in the harpsichord, but no one made a big deal over it.

By Special Request: Doc Watson, ‘What a Friend We Have in Jesus’

You don’t have to ask me twice to post this one! Erlene only had to ask once–What a Friend We Have in Jesus, sung by Doc Watson. How many times do you suppose he’s sung this hymn? And it still chokes him up. Well, he’s not the only one, that’s for sure. Take it to the Lord in prayer–amen!

‘This Is My Father’s World’

I’ve always loved this hymn, This Is My Father’s World. I guess because I love beautiful places. There are those who don’t. But we are here today to celebrate God’s handiwork. Fernando Ortega sings. The beauty whispers, “God is nigh!”

Sleeping in Style (Cat Style, That Is)

It’s a gift. Cats can sleep practically anywhere, in just about any position you can imagine–and some you can’t. It’s like they don’t have bones.

Our cat Peep likes to sleep face-down on the sofa. For the life of me, I can’t tell how she breathes. You’ll see what I mean if you try it yourself.

‘Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise’

I have just read the applicable Bible verse, 1 Timothy 1:17, so naturally this hymn–Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise–sprang to mind. This a capella rendition is by the Smucker Family. Set design and construction by God the Father.

Cats & Tots: Beyond the Galaxy

I blame Byron the Quokka for that headline. I didn’t mean to write it. He distracted me.

Anyway, check out these infants and toddlers having fun with their families’ cats. Some young children take cats very seriously. Once, in a spirit of jest, I suggested to my granddaughter that I might tell our cat, Henry, about her latest lapse in judgment. She cried out, “No, no! Not Henry! Don’t tell Henry!” So of course I didn’t.

‘Down to the River to Pray’

I used to hear Alison Krauss singing this sweet, old-fashioned hymn on the radio–Down to the River to Pray. In this part of the country I don’t think people were ever much into baptism by full immersion–although that’s the way John the Baptist did it, in the Bible. The old black-and-white photos have a haunting quality.

Pizza Thieves

Boy, was there a lot of nooze I didn’t cover today; and I’m not gonna, either. Instead, turn we unto a cat video, as Sir Thomas Malory would say. Or would have, had they had any cat videos in 1483.

What did cats do before pizza was invented? The cats in this video are crazy for pizza. And the humans want to be on Youtube, so they encourage the cats to steal food. You be the judge of which species is the more intelligent.

By Request, ‘El Shaddai’

Requested by Erlene, El Shaddai–and I chose this version by Amy Grant because those images of Christ as the Lion of the Tribe of Judah never fail to move me. We need that lion in our lives. We need that lion in our world. We need Him on the throne ruling heaven and earth–come, Lord Jesus, come!

‘He Leadeth Me’

I couldn’t resist the beautiful places chosen as backgrounds for this hymn–an old Sunday school favorite, He Leadeth Me, sung by the Mennonite Life Men’s Quartet.

If you’re new here, know ye that we like to start every blogging day with a hymn, and we’re happy to take requests. If you have a favorite hymn you’d like to share, just leave a comment anywhere on the blog and we’ll do the rest.

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