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By Request: ‘The Prayer’

Erlene requested this worship song, which was played at her wedding (if I remember correctly what she told me!)–The Prayer, by Josh Groban.

If I were getting married today, I’d be hard put to pick one hymn for the occasion.

Which one would you pick?

By Request, ‘On Eagles’ Wings’

“Thewhiterabbit” requested this hymn–On Eagles’ Wings, by Josh Groban. I understand this has been adopted into the liturgy at many churches.

For all who are new to this blog: we like to start each day with a hymn or worship song, we take requests, and I’m pretty sure I always say yes. So if you have a favorite hymn you’d like to see posted here, just say the word.

Well, I mean, don’t just say it. You have to enter it as a comment or something.

By Request: ‘In the Name of Jesus We Have the Victory’

I’ve gotten a lot done today, so why not post another hymn? This is the one Phoebe asked for: In the Name of Jesus We Have the Victory. I don’t know who this is, singing the hymn and giving a bit of personal testimony afterward, but I like the way he does it and I hope you do, too.

By Request, ‘Via Dolorosa’

Requested by Erlene, filmed in Jerusalem–Via Dolorosa, sung by Sandi Patty.

See how easy it is to get your favorite hymns and Christian music posted here? all you have to do is ask. Don’t be shy! We’re trying to build a fellowship.

‘For All the Saints’

Suggestion by Susan, music by Vaughn Williams: For All the Saints.

Today is September 11. I don’t want to get involved in writing about it, because someone’s bound to come along with “It was an inside job, George Bush did it!” And all that will do is make me mad. I lost nice people in that chapter of the jihad, and I don’t take kindly to loopy conspiracy theories about it.

But here in the hymn there is comfort. Read the lyrics. Let the music do its work. Believe the Bible; be faithful to Our Lord Jesus Christ, the King of Kings.

By Request, ‘10,000 Reasons’

Ah, abundance! We have a hymn request from Susan, so here it is–Ten Thousand Reasons, by Matt Redman. This one goes right to the heart: another good time to turn up the volume.

We try to honor all hymn requests. So don’t be  bashful, folks–if there’s a hymn you want to hear, just let us know.

By Popular Demand: Painted Turtle’s Courtship Dislay

Hi, Mr. Nature here. And I promised “Unknowable” he would see a turtle’s courtship dance today, so here it is. There’s actually quite a lot of video on this subject, but most of it’s a little muddled.

The male painted turtle has the long claws for gently caressing the female. The female is larger than the male in this species.

Most North American water turtles are closely related, even if they look very different from one species to another, so it’s not unusual to see a young, inexperienced painted turtle trying to court a false map turtle or a red-eared slider.

Our poor turtle was trying to court a ceramic turtle, which produced from him a very long and drawn-out courtship ritual during which he tried every trick in the book. We did not foresee this when we thought this would be a nice little decorative touch for his surroundings, and installed the fake turtle. He couldn’t tell it from the real thing, and it must have been a trying experience for him.

‘Revive Us Again’

This is the hymn that was with me this morning, so this is the hymn I’m posting–Revive Us Again, sung by Nathan (auto-harp) and Lyle from Denton County, Texas.

For the many of you who are new to this blog, we like to start each day with a hymn and we take requests. So if you have a favorite hymn that you’d like to see posted here, just let me know.

Bonus Hymn, by Request: ‘Soldiers of the Lion’

Linda asked for this encore–see how easy it is to make a hymn request–so here it is: Soldiers of the Lion, by Chuck Girard.

It is the Lion of the tribe of Judah who will avenge His saints when He returns to take up His kingdom of the earth.

A Milestone for This Blog

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Hum, baby! Yesterday this humble blog acquired its 500th follower. I thought that wouldn’t happen until the end of the year, but a lot of people have been showing up here lately.

If you’re new here, please click “Books” and take a look–cover art, blurbs, and sample chapters–at the nine (so far) books of my Bell Mountain series. We also take hymn requests and prayer requests, comment on the news, and in general try to serve the Kingdom of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

I wonder if I can interest my wife in a game of Mille Bornes…

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