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You can find several great logo/pictogram-ready fonts over at Fontfabric. My personal favorites are Val and Mod.  I appreciate the ability to reverse the A, M, V & W characters.

Check some of the designer’s applications below:

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Hey friends, must be a busy week here in the home office because we’ve got two — yes, count them, two — Friday Freebies in one week!

Some of our friends here in SD who run a great business called Christian Audio are offering a free download of Francis Chan’s book Crazy Love during the month of July.

Francis has been a featured speaker at many Passion events and is the teaching pastor at Cornerstone Community Church in Southern California. Francis is an engaging, challenging, passionate speaker — in the written version of Crazy Love, I keep hearing his preaching voice.  In that sense, I think the audiobook version might communicate the message of his book more clearly.

While I like Chick-fil-A sandwiches, their ads have always given me the creeps.  Something about the scrawled “hand”-written messages seems kind of unhinged.  It’s like LOLcats, but not cute or funny. Yes, I am definitely over-thinking this!

In what could exponentially increase the ick-factor for me, Chick-fil-A will be hosting their 5th Annual Cow Appreciation Day this Friday, July 10th. Come into a Chick-fil-A dressed as a cow and receive a free meal (and, probably, make a bunch of kids cry!). Just imagine a restaurant filled with cows eating fried chicken.

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NOTE: Since this freebie is running this Friday I thought I’d publish this blog post a little early. That should give you enought time to make your own scary cow costume.

Mark Canesco has made his font, Quatro, available for free download here.  You’ll need to email him directly to get the link (despite the overwhelming number of requests he has received, Mark was very prompt in replying to my email). Check out some of the great logos he’s created over on his site.  [h/t: AisleOne]

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Win a free copy of Finding the Groove: Composing a Jazz-Shaped Faith by Robert Gelinas.

I highly recommend this book (you can read my review of Finding the Groove here).  Even if you are not a fan of jazz, Groove’s stories, quotes, and insights about life and the Kingdom of God are engaging and helpful.  Groove encourages all of us to compose a more creative, jazz-shaped faith.

As Scot McKnight said in his recent review:

There are very few books like this one — in fact, there is none. I really liked this book, and I will return to it over and over as the image shapes my own thinking.

Let’s have this contest run through this Friday, May 8th at 3:00 PST. [Our winners of the free copies of Finding the Groove are Daniel Li and Dave Ingland. Congrats!] Leave a comment here or send me a message on Twitter (twitter.com/headsparks) describing why music is meaningful to you — could be a favorite song and why you love it, a formative experience, etc. — and how it connects you to the life and Kingdom of God.  I’d love to hear your stories and the soundtrack of your life — I’ll choose a winner from one of the responses!

I’ve never been particularly into comics.  Surprising, I know, given my nerdiness, but I could never bring myself to cross over into Comic Book Guy territory (yikes!). Growing up, my wife’s older brother, in his collector-obsessive way, would make the siblings use tweezers to turn the pages of his comic books if they ever wanted to read them.

However, I was intrigued by the idea of Free Comic Book Day:

Free Comic Book Day is a single day – the first Saturday in May – when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely FREE* to anyone who comes into their stores. *Check with your local shop for their participation and rules.

One day at a Barnes & Noble, I did find myself reading — and being thoroughly confused by — the Marvel Civil War comic books.  I wonder if I can score one of those, or maybe a Watchmen book tomorrow?

There are some great museums down in Balboa Park here in San Diego.  The museums have a regular schedule of free Tuesday admissions to different parks.  Check out the complete Free Tuesday schedule here.

This month, you might check out the following museums for free then: