Happy St. Patrick's Day! Wait...happy who? Who is this guy that so many people don the green and orange and often become intoxicated for? It seems to me he must have been quite the party animal. Right? I mean we have a character who is known for his jolliness and love for giving gifts at… Continue reading Who is Patrick?
Who doesn't love free stuff? We all do! This was easy to see as a college recruiter when I'd hand out free pens. You would think that elementary and high school students could not care any less about a utensil for schoolwork, but they would go nuts! "We can keep this? Cool!" For just a… Continue reading Is Anything Free?
America has a tradition of taking time to honor those who have sacrificed to preserve the freedoms we enjoy. We take the respect that is to be given to men and women in uniform very seriously. While other things that ought to be honored, such as our flag, president, and criminal justice system, seem to… Continue reading A Day to Remember
American's have been celebrating Mother's Day since 1914 when President Wilson made it an official national holiday. However, the main person who advocated that the country take a day to appreciate mothers had all but disowned the holiday by the end of her life. She felt that the original spirit of the holiday had been… Continue reading Mother’s Day
All to Jesus I surrender All to Him I freely give. I will ever love and trust Him In His presence daily live. I surrender all; I surrender all All to Thee my precious Savior I surrender all. What church doesn't know this hymn or use it as a frequent invitational song? Its popularity has grown… Continue reading “I Surrender All”
"Why do we have to learn about dead people?" This is a very common question, especially in a junior high classroom. The thing I love about history is that we have the opportunity to look at life through someone else's perspective. It's not like a movie or a fiction novel that we look at someone… Continue reading Is History Dead?
There are many approaches to dealing with the past. Most would probably agree with the old adage, "What's done is done." Why dwell on the past? Others agree with philosopher George Santayana who said, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." In other words, learn from your mistakes. I love when… Continue reading Keeping the Past in the Future