I do a lot of what I call “repetitive sewing”, or “mindless work”. It is a lot of sewing the same thing over and over again. Twelve Ruffled Messenger Bags, one after the other. Sewing squares of a quilt in rows. Or just sewing in general doesn’t take a lot of mind power. Knitting, Crocheting, Cleaning, Organizing. . . You get the idea. So what I like to do is listen to things! I love music, but sometimes, I like to change it up and listen to an audio book, or Audio Theatre. I love learning and I have found that listening to these things helps me improve the time by learning History, Science and lots of things in between.
Here are some of the things that I like listening to.
These are my favorite and my first intro to Audio Theatre. These Audio Drama’s are about two homeschool Christian families that own/run a Creation Museum. The stories are fictional, sometimes action packed. I love them, because woven in between the story lines, is Creation Science and Biblical Lessons. One of the Dad’s is a Creation Scientist and is always telling about Scientific Information that can be applied to the real world. Creation/Biblical Science is a huge passion of mine! I love reading, and listening to things that Proclaim the Glory of the Lord and Disclaims the lies of Evolution. I feel that these Audio Drama’s have equipped me to “have an answer for anyone who asks about the hope that is within me.”
These Audio Drama’s are based on the original Historical Novels by G.A. Henty, a Christian Novelist of the 20’th Century who did amazing research for each of his novels. They were written for Boys but Girls can enjoy reading them too! I also love History, so I have greatly enjoyed listening to these. I have listened to In Freedom’s Cause, the story of Wallace and Bruce in Scottish History. Very interesting and I really enjoyed it. One thing I love about these is that they believe it important to show the Hand of God in History. In the words of Bill Heid, the Creator of these Audio Drama’s. “In History, it is almost like God has been surgically removed”. He is re-installing God into History if you will.
Focus on the Family has taken some of the Classics and turned them into interesting, exciting, and sometimes touching Audio dramas. They are truly Delightful. Little Women, The Secret Garden, Anne of Green Gables, Oliver Twist, The Narnia Series are just a few in their collection.
The same folks who created the beautiful Lamplighter books, has been joined by a team of very talented people who have dramatized the books. They are really quite beautiful depictions that teach great Christian character and Biblical Values. Truly a delight and joy to listen to.
Listening is such an easy way for me to learn and increase my productivity, and. . . It keeps me from being bored!
Hope this list is helpful and that if you are interested that you would check these out!
By His Grace,