How to Draw a Cartoon Dog in 2 Minutes

This is one of my favorite “how to draw” videos I’ve found online. My toddler LOVES watching the doggie being created on a big white board. The artist, who I assume is named Shaun Ryan, has a few more¬†“how to draw” videos on YouTube and I encourage you to check them out! This dog can quickly be drawn¬†onto blank sheets of paper for coloring pages, too! I sorely lack artistry skills but videos like this make me look amazing to...

Are you tired of the same 3 songs over & over? Here are 18 different songs you can play on your child's 8-note xylophone!

18 Songs You Can Play on a Child’s 8-Note Xylophone

My son is not quite old enough to do certain indoor “kid activities” yet (I’m thinking play-doh, crafts, etc.), but he sure can whack his 8-note xylophone with the accompanying mallets with gusto! I try to listen to the tones and intervals of his playing to recognize new songs I could add to our rotation (yes, sometimes he lets me hold the sticks!). It’s a joy to watch him watch me create music. I truly think he might have a...

Freely Photos

One of my favorite finds on the internet is FreelyPhotos.com. I’ve actually used their resources in other ministry outlets and wholeheartedly appreciate having their beautiful photos free to anyone. If you follow them on Twitter, they will let you know each time their site has been updated with even more photos – that are always free! What a blessing to non-photographers, those short on time or others with other reasons. Thank you, Freely people!...

Do You Memorize Bible Verses?

Do You Memorize?

Source Besides young kids & teens who are in Bible quizzing programs in various denominations, I don’t seem to hear a lot about people memorizing Bible verses. Is that because as we mature in Christ, we tend to become more humble and maintain our studies quietly? Or is it because as adults we don’t make the time? Is it because we’ve convinced ourselves that our brains are too old to do the act of intense memorizing? To address that last...

Lord, I Need You

Oh, the power of music. Yes, Jesus-worshiping tunes but, truly, music in general is a power! Even when I listen to certain classical songs in the right context, in a certain mindset, I can be deeply moved. I don’t particularly have a gift for knowing what songs which singers sang. Admittedly, I’m even less knowledgeable on the writers and background details. I don’t really listen to as wide a range of genres as I used to either. I just can’t...