Some of the artists of the 60's are revising their hits with new lyrics to accommodate aging baby boomers.

They include:
Herman's Hermits ---

Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Walker .
Ringo Starr ---

I Get By With a Little Help From Depends
The Bee Gees ---

How Can You Mend a Broken Hip.
Bobby Darin ---

Splish, Splash, I Was Havin' a Flash.
Roberta Flack---

The First Time Ever I Forgot Your Face.
Johnny Nash ---

I Can't See Clearly Now.
Paul Simon---

Fifty Ways to Lose Your Liver
The Commodores ---

Once, Twice, Three Times to the Bathroom.
Marvin Gaye ---

Heard It Through the Grape Nuts.
Procol Harem---

A Whiter Shade of Hair.
Leo Sayer ---

You Make Me Feel Like Napping.
The Temptations ---

Papa's Got a Kidney Stone.

Denture Queen.
Tony Orlando ---

Knock 3 Times On The Ceiling If You Hear Me Fall.
Helen Reddy ---

I Am Woman, Hear Me Snore.
Leslie Gore---

It's My Procedure, and I'll Cry If I Want To.
And my favorite:
Willie Nelson ---

On the Commode Again



I copied this from my friend, Marsha's blog. It's a good reminder of just what is at stake, and how important it is to get out and VOTE next Tuesday (or before, if early voting is available).



My all-time favorite!.....

(Are you thinking of someone you'd like to send this to?.....)


Have a great day in the Lord!

..do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord
is your strength. Nehemiah 8:10

Sing for joy to God, our strength. Psalm 81:1


Wuh, wuh, wuh....
Granny shows you how it's done.....


Today (Oct. 23rd)
would've been
Johnny Carson's
83rd birthday!
Can you believe it?

Who could ever
forget his
unmistakable laugh...
..or the golf swing at the
end of his monologue on
'The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson'?
No one during his many years on television, or since,
has even come close to the talent, timing,
likeability and versatility he displayed.

This video is a little trip down memory lane.


"Or what woman, if she has ten silver coins and loses one coin, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it?" Luke 15:8

When I was a child, my mother was known for her persistence. If something was lost, we would all launch a search around the house and yard, but if it hadn't been found in a reasonable amount of time, we went on to other things... but, not my mother! She would continue to look and look, and would not give up until she had found it!

This parable is one of three with the same theme: The Father's yearning love for the lost. It also reveals what our own attitude should be toward the lost.
In the illustration, the sinner is likened to a valuable coin that has been lost.

The coin in this parable was the equivalent of a day's wages. Since floors in that time and place were made of dirt, it could be very difficult to find!
Just as the woman needed light in her search for the lost coin, Jesus provides the light for sinners to be found of God.

"And when she had found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, 'Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin which I had lost!' In the same way, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents." Luke 15:9-10

Every soul is precious to God, and there is rejoicing in heaven over each one that repents. What did the woman do when she found her coin? She called her friends and neighbors, because she just had to share her good news!

This parable gives us the whole plan of salvation; and the reason Christ came.



If you read yester-day's silly thing about money, you'll need to read this, because here's a little guy that has it all figured out......

(by Shel Silverstein)

My dad gave me one dollar bill
'Cause I'm his smartest son,
And I swapped it for two shiny quarters
'Cause two is more than one!

And then I took the quarters
And traded them to Lou
For three dimes--I guess he don't know
That three is more than two!

Just then, along came old blind Bates
And just 'cause he can't see
He gave me four nickels for my three dimes,
And four is more than three!

And I took the nickels to Hiram Coombs
Down at the seed-feed store,
And the fool gave me five pennies for them,
And five is more than four!

And then I went and showed my dad,
And he got red in the cheeks
And closed his eyes and shook his head--
Too proud of me to speak!



The economy is so bad,......

people can't even afford to


One Thing Have I Desired of the Lord (Maranatha Music)
(Please mute Playlist)

(David's triumphantly confident prayer to God for deliverance)
The Lord is my light and my salvation --
--whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life--
--of whom shall I be afraid?
When evil men advance against me
to devour my flesh,
when my enemies and my foes attack me,
they will stumble and fall.
Though an army besiege me,
my heart will not fear;
though war break out against me,
even then will I be confident.

One thing I ask of the Lord,
this is what I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life,
to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord
and to seek Him in His temple.
For in the day of trouble
He will keep me safe in His dwelling;
He will hide me in the shelter of His tabernacle
and set me high upon a rock.
Then my head will be exalted
above the enemies who surround me;
at His tabernacle will I sacrifice with
shouts of joy;
I will sing and make music to the Lord.

Hear my voice when I call, O Lord;
be merciful to me and answer me.
My heart says of you,
"Seek His face!"
Your face, Lord, I will seek.
Do not hide your face from me,
do not turn your servant away in anger;
you have been my helper.
Do not reject me or forsake me,
O God my Savior.
Though my father and mother forsake me,
the Lord will receive me.
Teach me your way, O Lord;
lead me in a straight path
because of my oppressors.
Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes,
for false witnesses rise up against me,
breathing out violence.

I am still confident of this;
I will see the goodness of the Lord
in the land of the living.
Wait for the Lord;
be strong and take heart
and wait for the Lord.



I love this verse! But the next verse is even better....

..and the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. (Phil. 4:7)

What a beautiful promise!



In a zoo in California , a mother tiger gave birth to a rare set of triplet tiger cubs. Unfortunately, due to complications in the pregnancy, the cubs were born prematurely and due to their tiny size, they died shortly after birth.

The mother tiger after recovering from the delivery, suddenly started to decline in health, although physically she was fine. The veterinarians felt that the loss of her litter had caused the tigress to fall into a depression. The doctors decided that if the tigress could surrogate another mother's cubs, perhaps she would improve.

After checking with many other zoos across the country, the depressing news was that there were no tiger cubs of the right age to introduce to the mourning mother. The veterinarians decided to try something that had never been tried in a zoo environment. Sometimes a mother of one species will take on the care of a different species. The only orphans to be found quickly were a litter of weanling pigs. The zoo keepers and vets wrapped the piglets in tiger skin and placed the babies near the mother tiger. Would they become cubs or pork chops?

Take a look... you won't believe your eyes!!

Now please tell me one more time.....
Why can't the rest of the world get along?



Years ago, when we lived in Leesburg, Florida, a singing group called 'The Spurlows' performed at our church. Near the close of the program, they announced that their drummer, Larnelle Harris, would sing a solo. He sang 'A-men!' Wow! What a voice! As, I'm sure you are aware, he went on to have a tremendous career as a Christian music solo artist. He has received 5 Grammys, 11 Dove awards, has had 19 No. 1 radio singles, plus countless other awards and recognitions, & a year ago was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.
I once heard him sing one of my all-time favorites, 'The Lord is My Light'...taken from the very words of Psalm 27. This particular version has quite a range, and is a real challenge to sing! I have searched and searched, but have been unable to find a recording of it.
The song on the Playlist, with lyrics given below, may not be as well known as others by Larnelle, but is one we all can relate to.

(Words and music are by Larnelle Harris, Dave Clark and Nick Robertson.)

When Fear Comes Knocking

Deep inside these walls I've built
Around this heart of mine
You'd think that I'd be more secure
After all this time.

But when I hear the crashing sound of thunder
I know the storms are drawing closer
I'm reminded once more
That whatever's at the door...

When fear comes knocking
Answer it with faith.
When life comes calling,
that's the only way.
To stir to life the power
That is found in Jesus' name
When fear comes knocking
Answer it with faith.

Looking back on what I've learned
Through the storms I've faced
That God will not leave us alone
When we need His strength.

And right at the point where we are weakest
That's the place He comes to meet us.
The power that we need
You know it comes when we believe.

When fear comes knocking
Answer it with faith.
When life comes calling
That's the only way
To stir to life the power
That is found in Jesus' name.
When fear comes knocking
Answer it with faith.

They say the only thing to fear
Is fear alone.
But in my weakness He is strong
And in His strength, I'll carry on;
I'll carry on.

When fear comes knocking
Answer it with faith.
When life comes calling
That's the only way
To stir to life the power
That is found in Jesus' name
When fear comes knocking,
Answer it with faith.



Meet a deer little handful called Rupert who was delivered by Caesarean section after his mother was killed by a car. (Above picture is Rupert in an incubator at five days old).
He is growing up without a mother's love. But this tiny muntjac fawn appears to be a survivor.

The little orphan was just 6" tall and weighed just over a pound at birth.

It looked like he, too, would face a tough fight for survival, but staff at Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital in Buckinghamshire believe 'Rupert', as he has been named, will make a full recovery after his dramatic arrival.
Did you ever see anything so adorable?


Marsha, you're going to love this one!....

( A friend sent this one to me, & I must confess that I edited it slightly.)



Signs of Fall around my house....

(Ceramic basket: A gift from (& painted by) my daughter, Jami)

(I'm afraid the large bow hides all the goodies in this basket in the living room.)

(Bill brought home these squash & pumpkins. It wouldn't seem like fall without an assortment of these on the table!)

There is such beauty in the colors of Fall that we see all around us...in the fruits, vegetables, and especially the leaves as they begin to change colors.

For The Beauty Of The Earth
(beautifully sung on Playlist by St. Philip's Boys Choir)

For the beauty of the earth,
For the beauty of the skies,
For the love which from our birth
Over and around us lies,
Lord of all, to Thee we raise
This our grateful hymn of praise.

For the beauty of each hour
Of the day and of the night,
Hill and vale, and tree and flower,
Sun and moon and stars of light,
Lord of all, to Thee we raise
This our grateful hymn of praise.

For the joy of human love,
Brother, sister, parent, child,
Friends on earth, and friends above,
Pleasures pure and undefiled,
Lord of all, to Thee we raise
This our grateful hymn of praise.

For each perfect gift of Thine,
To our race so freely given,
Graces human and divine,
Flowers of earth and buds of heaven,
Lord of all, to Thee we raise
This our grateful hymn of praise.

PSALM 42:1


This is a beautiful, calming video, after a volatile week of uncertainty.
It reminds us that God is the only real joy-giver. He is our hope;
our strength, our shield.
I hope you'll be blessed by the message of this song.

(don't forget to mute Playlist first)



This is a seven-year-old performing his version of Billy Joel's 'Piano Man'.
He's so cute!
I'd give him high marks just for being able to stand in one spot for nearly six minutes, but not only has he mastered all of the many verses of this song, he accompanies himself on the harmonica, as well.



1. Wake Up !!

Decide to have a good day.
"This is the day the Lord hath made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it."

--Psalms 118:24

2. Dress Up !!

The best way to dress up is to put on a smile.
A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
"The Lord does not look at the things man looks at.
Man looks at outward appearance,
but the Lord looks at the heart."
--1 Samuel 16:7

3. Shut Up !!

Say nice things and learn to listen.
God gave us two ears and one mouth, so He
must have meant for us to do twice as much listening
as talking.
"He who guards his lips guards his soul."
--Proverbs 13:3

4. Stand Up !!

...for what you believe in.
Stand for something or you will fall for anything.
"Let us not be weary in doing good; for at the
proper time, we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all
--Galatians 6:9-10

5. Look Up !!

...to the Lord.
"I can do everything through Christ who
strengthens me."
--Philippians 4:13

6. Reach Up !!

...for something higher.
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and lean not unto your own understanding.
In all your ways, acknowledge Him,
and He will direct your path."
--Proverbs 3:5-6

7. Lift Up !!

...your Prayers.
"Do not worry about anything; instead
--Philippians 4:6


The speaker on this powerful video is the late Rev. S. M. Lockridge..........

Do you know Him?............

I truly hope you can say along with me,



Of course God has a sense of humor!....After all, He invented it!