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Chatting With Fellow Caregivers
While chatting online with some fellow caregivers, including others dealing with the Sandwich Generation issues, I was thrilled to discover fellow YouTube Bible study fans. We shared some of our favorite ways to enjoy audio Bible verses encouragement, Bible study encouragement, and Christian praise and worship music options.
As I’ve mentioned before, I highly recommend the YouTube premium option, since it protects you from almost all the garbage-y commercials. A much nicer experience for all and especially wise if the kids and grandkids are also using it!
That being said, I’m hearing reports that YouTube is starting to restrict many good, conservative and Christian sites. I’m good at searching out what I want. But I’m also preparing for the possibility that many will disappear from their site – by checking for and downloading any apps my favorite speakers have. Downloading favorite Bible studies might not be a bad idea too.
Some new ones that mom and I are really enjoying are:
- Dr. Robert Jeffress – he is pastor of First Baptist Church, Dallas, TX as well as being a TV teacher on his “Pathway to Victory” program with an app. I downloaded his book, “A Place Called Heaven: 10 Surprising Truths About Your Eternal Home” which my elderly mom has been enjoying.
- Mom enjoys listening to Charles Stanley on TV (or his InTouch Ministries app)
- We both love David Jeremiah on TV (or his newly updated app).
Any of these are great for Sunday mornings church at home for our beloved elderly parents who can’t get out and throughout the week.
Bible Prophecy End Times Events
Over the years I have thoroughly enjoyed reading about and learning where are we in Bible prophecy. Some years I’ve done more, some less. But in the last year I’ve really had an opportunity to learn a lot and listen to many great teachers and fascinating Bible prophecy conferences! This has been due to a convergence of happenings including:
- The exciting happenings in the Middle East that match Bible prophecy!
- The many concerning happenings in the U.S.
- The Sandwich Generation caregiving demands that are increasing in my family, giving me less time for normal activities – but more time to listen while I work
Today, as I shared on the SandwichINK facebook page and on Twitter. I’ve been enjoying Jan Markell’s annual Bible Prophecy Conference featuring Pastor Jefress, Pastor Jack Hibbs, Amir Tsarfati and Pastor JD Farag.
JC Bear Sings Johnny Cash Gospel Hymns
I love praise and worship and gospel hymns – especially when they include Bible verses throughout. I was delighted to discover that my senior mom’s favorite singer, Johnny Cash, has several gospel hymns albums available and I added them to a playlist just for her on our Amazon Prime music playlist. I also bought and downloaded some of them and added them to her fun teddy bear with its MP3 player hidden inside its tummy. We’ve nicknamed him Johnny Cash (JC for short) because he serenades her during the day when she is feeling a bit frazzled.
Even her great-grandkids love her JC teddy bear – though they aren’t allowed to play with it, because of the MP3 player.
That player is a little box that you hook up to your computer with the cord to add the music. I let her take it to bed one night. But there is no way to turn it off after an hour or so and I noticed it was really warm in the middle of the night. So now I play those songs on my old iPhone via my Amazon Prime Music playlist – which I CAN set to turn off automatically after an hour. And she enjoys her teddy bear serenades during the daytime when it’s easy to supervise it and make sure it doesn’t get too hot. 🙂
I just added a new one to me – one of the last he wrote. The Man Comes Around. Pointing to many Scriptures, especially from Revelation, and full of vital food for thought! In fact, so many of his songs seem to do a great job of reminding us…
The Man Comes AroundSunday Down SouthMy Mother’s Hymn BookThe Gospel Music Of Johnny CashHymns by Johnny CashThe Greatest: Gospel SongsThe Gospel RoadHymns From The HeartSoftly And TenderlyDaddy Sang BassI’m Bound For The Promised Land
Audio Bible Verses Encouragement-Grandkids
Speaking of my Amazon playlists, I also have several for the grandkids, full of Bible verses and Bible teachings. Some of our favorites include:
Cedarmont Kids – Hymns
Mother Goose Bible Songs 1 and 2 from Wonder Kids
50 Bible Songs by The Wonder Kids – along with several other of their albums
Seeds Family Worship – Seeds of Courage
I enjoy the songs as much as the grandkids and it’s a delightful way to hide God’s Word deep in all our hearts! And one of the great joys of doing so is that God will often bring those blessed words to mind throughout our lives, including for those in the depths of dementia!
HymnsHymns: 16 Classic Hymns for ChildrenSunday School SongsMother Goose Bible Songs, Vol. 1Mother Goose Bible Songs, Vol. 2The Fruit of the Spirit100 Bible Songs & 100 Bible Stories30 Bible Songs & 30 Bible Stories (Feat. Kay Dekalb Smith)Top 50 Bible SongsBible Songs For Baby And MeSeeds of PraiseSeeds of FaithSeeds of CourageWhen You Lie Down: Lullabies & Scripture Songs, Vol. 10Seeds of Character (Vol. 6)
How about you? Do you have any favorite tips for audio Bible verses encouragement for you and your Sandwich Generation family? We’d love to hear. In the meantime, have a lovely day and be blessed as we all continue in this Sandwich Generation season of life.
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