Some Items For Your Enjoyment

Well, this particular Monday has certainly been a Monday, so I have been on the hunt for some cheerfulness tonight. Hope some of these links make you smile.

– I am typically a little iffy when it comes to cats (no offense, cat people – I just prefer dogs), but I got so tickled watching this video earlier today. Very clever for a commercial (“it can eat and yell at the same time”).

This right here may be my favorite album of 2014 (so far).



I read somewhere that people are calling this type of music “folktronica,” but all I know is that it’s catchy as all get out and ROCK-SOLID in terms of lyrics. My favorite song changes by the hour, but right now it’s “You Are.” So sincere and worshipful and good.

– Not too long ago the actor who played Tim Riggins (Friday Night Lights) was a guest on The Tonight Show. That in and of itself wouldn’t have been a big deal, but it made me realize how much I miss Tim Riggins now that FNL is over. Then I started to think about other characters from other shows that I’d love to be able to catch up with, and, well, I wrote all about it over at Ree’s blog.

This post of Nester’s made me feel like somebody finally explained the way my crazy brain works. Just last night I told D how frustrated I feel when I try to write in short bursts – and after I read Nester’s post, I’m starting to understand why that’s true for me. THE INTERNET. IT TEACHES US THINGS.

Kelly Minter has an absolutely gorgeous book, Wherever the River Runs, coming out in August (this will not be the last time I mention it because I ADORE IT), and today I saw her book trailer for the first time. I didn’t expect to cry, but I totally did – not because it’s sad, but because it’s beautiful.

“Wherever The River Runs” Book Trailer from kelly minter on Vimeo.

Y’all have a great Tuesday!

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  1. Well of course….Tim Riggins…. I miss him too… I almost had to repent for the love that I felt in my heart for him… I confessed it to my husband, who, for some reason didn’t seem very concerned.. I don’t think he fully grasped the very real risk that Tim was gonna come sweep me away as his new middle-aged love interest…. I even suggested counceling, but he never looked up from his plate of fried chicken…..

  2. I am a cat person and everyone in my house LOVES “Dear Kitten”!
    I couldn’t agree more about the new Crowder cd. I have it on repeat in the car and it plays quite a bit in the house too. I always think that my Beloved is my favorite song, but then there’s ALL the others! I have never loved a whole album of songs before.

  3. Melissa says:

    Even though most of our family has dogs, I think that I will walk around all day saying, “Dear Kitten”… hahahhahaha… Sophie, you make me giggle.

  4. Oh. I just binged watched FNL for the first time. I am all about all the characters and Tim Riggins is right up there. He’s just SO tragic. And handsome.
    I may have to start over all over again. Texas Forever.

  5. Deborah says:

    I am actually listening to the new Crowder album right this very second. I. LOVE. IT. My current favorite is “Come As You Are” and when I’m listening to it at work it takes every bit of my resolve to not breakdown in tears! Such an incredible album!!

  6. Sophie, I happen to love Kelly Minter and this video brought me to tears!! One of the most meaningful Bible studies I have ever led and/or completed was Kelly’s study “No Other Gods.” She came to Harrisburg early on in her writing/singing ministry. I have had the privilege to hear her teach at a couple of Women’s Ministry Forums and I just really am impressed with her! Thanks so much for sharing the video!

    Kay Martin

  7. This new Crowder CD is rocking my world.
    So, strange-in a totally fabulous way, and I love how his duet with Bill Gaither on Because He Lives. Good Good stuff.

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