"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
The third Monday in February has been set apart as a day to honor the leader of our country, the President of the United States. Many Americans get the day off to reflect on what our great leaders of the past have done. It wouldn't hurt to take some time to pray for our current… Continue reading My Favorite President
Why does it seem that our world seems to be decreasing in our knowledge of what is actually going on when we have more access to said knowledge than ever before? In a tech-savvy world that is swarming with click-bait and fake news, it's no wonder that people are hesitant to believe everything they read or… Continue reading To Believe, or Not To Believe
One may question the validity of our country's motto, "In God We Trust." Is that true of America today? The media definitely makes it appear to be quite the opposite. If you support/promote God in any way, you are immediately labeled as a bigotted, judgmental, intolerant, and hate-filled individual. But again I ask, is that… Continue reading One Nation Under God