I have hundreds and hundreds of bookmarks saved in the various web browsers I use. I’m sharing 15 of my favorites—the sites I visit all the time. Some will seem like “no duh” sites, but check out my “why description” before you skip them. Let’s go…
Microsoft OneDrive is my current go-to cloud storage host. If your church has a corporate account you get 1TB of online storage. Bye-bye DropBox.
- Accelerate Books
I just purchased an Accelerate subscription and go there weekly. Accelerate is a Christian book summary service. They are new, and so far I like their format—key insights, important quotes, and study questions.
I love accessing my bookmarks everywhere, and Marklet makes that happen. I am sure there are many other online bookmark sites, but I am loving the ease and convenience of Marklet.
I not only use the Zuckerburg behemoth with students, parents, and leaders, I often find great deals in the Facebook marketplace. Next time you’re shopping for a gently-used item, start here before hitting up eBay and Craigslist.
I watch a couple of sermons a week. I am not stealing content (it’s important to teach with “your voice”)—I’m learning how to be a better communicator. You can use sites like TGC, Sermon.love and RightNow Media, or just search the Web for some of your favorite communicators.
- Kindle Notes & Highlights
I highlight my Kindle books like crazy, and one of my favorite features of the Kindle ecosystem is the aggregation of notes and highlights. If you use a Kindle or the Kindle app, all your notes are housed here.
I frequent a few sites that archive hundreds of quotes. Click through these sites and search AtoZ Quotes, Good Reads, and Startup Quote.
This site is a helpful reference tool and comprehensive search engine for words. Next time you’re trying to come up with a snappy phrase, check out this rhyming dictionary and thesaurus.
My favorite online thesaurus.
I love Prime, but that is not the Ah-ha! I use Amazon to find cheap, fun prizes. Search for items like tiny hands, or Remote Control Cockroach. You can even find entire stores of cool junk on Amazon. Click through the stuff Archie McPhee is selling.
- Internet Archive
This site is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, Websites, and more. If you miss an old Web page, chances are you can find it here. You can even see what YouthMinistry.com looked like back in 1996!
- Online Bible Study
There are many useful online Bible study sites that offer in-depth resources such as commentaries, Greek and Hebrew word tools, concordances, and more. A few I visit are Blue Letter Bible, Precept Austin, and Bible.org.
- Bible Geocoding
Ever wonder about the geographic location referenced in a passage you’re reading? Bible Geocoding will give you a visual.
This is a Google Chrome extension that turns all your tabs into a Web page. Have you ever had 10, 20, or even 50 tabs open but want to shut them down, yet not lose them? OneTab closes all of your tabs and saves them as a web page to visit at a later date.
- Hey Paste It
There are times when I am sitting at a co-workers computer and I need to send myself a list or a password and I do not have the option to login to my email account. Hey Paste It lets you send any text to any connected device.
I’m hoping you found some of these links new and helpful. I would love to hear your favorite online resources. Share your thoughts in the comments below.