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Best Crayons for Hot Summer Weather

On a family vacation to Valley Forge and Philadelphia, my parents, sister and I toured Betsy Ross’s house, saw the Liberty Bell and picnicked on the site of the Revolutionary War soldiers’ camp.

It was an exciting vacation, but the drive was well over three hours. To keep us entertained, we took crayons and a coloring book.

Unfortunately, it was so hot in the car that our crayons melted all over the rear window dash!

Don’t let that happen to you this summer! Take crayons that won’t melt inside a hot car.

crayon meltThe winning crayons (i.e. the brand that melts the slowest in hot temperatures) is Cra-Z-Art from Walmart. The loser is Scholastic.

It’s okay, though, if you don’t want to buy new crayons. Simply pack your crayons in a plastic bag and place them in thermal bag with an ice pack or frozen water bottle. They’ll stay nice and cool and will be ready to color when your kids need a playtime activity in the car on hot summer days.

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Currently Playing: 8 Songs About Freedom

It’s July 4th, the day we celebrate our country’s independence. Happy birthday America!

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Later today, I’ll finish my current book, “Shadow Patriots” about the Revolutionary War, but for now I’m spending the morning with my coffee and my hubby. Since he’s enjoying a rare day off, I let him pick what we do this morning, and he chose to watch country music videos.

Normally, I do not enjoy this music genre. I’m more of an old-school country music fan (Johnny Cash, George Jones, Patsy Cline), and I adore praise and worship music. But some of the songs we’ve listened to today reminded me about the freedom I enjoy.

It is a privilege to live in the United States. It’s also a privilege to follow Jesus. Here are the songs about freedom that are on my playlist today.

Chain Breaker by Zach Williams

My Chains are Gone by Chris Tomlin

God Bless the USA by Lee Greenwood

Firework by Katy Perry

Where the Stars & Stripes & Eagles Flies by Aaron Tippin

Freedom Reigns by Jesus Culture

I Am Free by Newsboys

Freedom Song by Mandisa

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What songs are you listening to as we celebrate our freedom?

 

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