Sing the Bible with Slugs and Bugs, Volume 2!!!

Leaving a Mark

Sing the Bible Volume 2Is it okay for me to listen to my kids music in the car all alone when my kids are far, far away from me? Absolutely! But, only if that music is one of the albums by Slugs & Bugs.

Randall Goodgame, the creative force behind Slugs & Bugs has accomplished something incredible by doing for music what C.S. Lewis and A.A. Milne did for literature and what Pixar did for film. He has recorded music that is enjoyable for kids and equally enjoyable bigger kids (adults). The whole family can enjoy his music together travelling down the road in the mini-van, cleaning the playroom, or during family worship. Mom and Dad, feel free to listen alone without any guilt. It’s ok. I promise. No seriously, you can turn it up louder. Don’t even worry about that car beside you giving you strange looks. It is completely normal for a grown adult human to sing at the top of their lungs about Mexican Food or Bears.

For his last two albums, Randall Goodgame has written and recorded scripture to music. What a gift to have the precious words of Scripture joined with quality music echoing through your home and the hearts and minds of you and your children. My two-year old can quote scripture. Yep, you heard that right. It’s crazy.

Sing the Bible Volume 2 will be released on March 18th, 2016. The theme of the album is a Musical Handbook for the Christian Home. It features scripture from Isaiah 40 (Do You Not Know), Matthew 5 (Let Your Light Shine), Ephesians 2:8-10 (Masterpiece), The Ten Commandments, and much more.  The fourteen songs on this album could quite possible represent more scripture than you have ever memorized up to this point in you life. Just think of the possibility of sharing that with your children. King David wrote, I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you (Psalm 119:11).” Perhaps you have been searching for ways to “store up” scripture in your heart, Sing the Bible Volume 1 and 2 will help set you on this path.  

Sing the Bible Volume 2 is not just an album that you will want to buy for yourself. You will want to buy multiple copies and give them away to your friends, family, and strangers who have children (well, maybe you should introduce yourself to them and then shortly after that you can hand them a CD).
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Dads helping out at Slugs & Bugs LIVE!

If you live in the Statesville, NC metropolitan and surrounding areas, Slugs & Bugs LIVE! is coming on Friday, March 18th. Yes that is the same day Sing the Bible Volume 2 releases. You can find out more information and reserve free tickets for you and your family at www.westernavenue.org/slugsbugs. If you are reading this and know of anyone who would enjoy Slugs & Bugs Music or Slugs & Bugs LIVE!, please pass this along to them.
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Slugs & Bugs LIVE! is interactive for the whole family

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Light for the Lost Boy by Andrew Peterson

Album Review, Leaving a Mark, Music

In the summer after I graduated high school, I worked as an intern for my church.  One of my duties was to clean out the youth closet (The interns that we have now still clean out the youth closet every summer.  It was such a theological experience, I feel like it should continue).

There was all kinds of stuff in that closet: old t-shirts, old pictures, old food, and other old stuff that got tossed out to the garbage.  There was always lots of cool things to get into.  There were lots of cassette tapes and CD’s that had been ordered through a company that sent youth pastor’s the latest and greatest CDs.  While I was organizing the CDs, I would often have a listen.  Some of them were really bad.  I still wonder how they ever got a record contract.  Others were good and worth keeping.  A few were gems – diamonds in the rough.  It was during one of these times of cleaning out the closet that I discovered Andrew Peterson.  I loved his music immediately.  It was around this time that I was also remembering Rich Mullins.  I had listened to him as a middle school student, but all I really knew was “Awesome God” and “Step by Step.”  I found A Liturgy, a Legacy, and a Ragamuffin Band and I wondered why no one told me to listen to it before. I was reading/had read/was about to read (can’t remember the order) An Arrow Pointing to Heaven by James Bryan Smith, a devotional biography about the life of Rich Mullins.

When I went to college, I found some like-minded Andrew Peterson fans.  We discovered that he was playing a concert close to the school.  So, we went.  I hadn’t really listened to his stuff that much since that first CD. But, seeing him in concert made me realized what I had missed.  I was hooked again. Plus, he opened with “Land of my Sojourn” by Rich Mullins.

Needless to say, from that moment, I began to purchase every album that Andrew Peterson put out.  He shot straight to the top of my “purchase before preview” artist list (this includes only U2, Coldplay, Andrew Peterson, and new edition Needtobreathe).  I have listened to all of his albums again and again. Some of his songs are my all time favorites. A lot of his stuff can be found here.

Recently, Andrew Peterson put out another album called Light for the Lost Boy.  I think this could be his best one yet.  The lyrics are as good as ever, the music is superb, and there is no song on the album that is not good (I don’t think I have skipped over one song to get to another – that’s saying something considering the way I usually listen to albums).

The album has ten tracks – you will love each one. You can purchase the album here. You can download it, purchase the actual album, or you can purchase a deluxe 2 disc album.  If you have $20 I would recommend the deluxe version.  The second CD is an acoustic version of Light for the Lost Boy. It also includes a booklet about the making of the album.  This adds a little bit more flavor as you are listening through the album.

I hope you enjoy.