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?
We've all said it. We've all felt it. Why do bad things happen to good people? Why do good things happen to bad people? Why doesn't hard work always seem to pay off? It's just not fair! As a father of two boys, I'm very used to hearing how things are often unfair. Interestingly, the… Continue reading It’s Not Fair!!
Many things are described as "awesome" nowadays. "That pizza was awesome!" "That was an awesome movie!" "I just bought the most awesome pair of sunglasses!" That description could really be applied to anything that gets one quasi-excited. Have you ever truly been awe-filled, though? There are a few times in my life that I feel… Continue reading Standing in Awe
How is it that humans are often doubting the only thing that they can trust in a given situation? Think of kids that won't jump into the pool where Dad had just caught them moments before because "He may miss this time!" Think of students who question the teacher on answers to tests with "Are… Continue reading Doubting the Trustworthy
The instrumentalist had worked hard preparing for Sunday mornings offertory. Just as he was at the climax of the arrangement, the pastor suddenly approached the podium and announced, "I'm sorry to interrupt, but the trustees have just informed me that we have received too much! I'm going to have to stop the offering early. Sorry for… Continue reading Stop Giving!
Three simple words... Depending on the usage, this phrase could be one of the most meaningful or empty. Sadly, it does not appear to be most commonly used in the way that could truly be life-changing. How could three words be life-changing, you may ask? Consider each word. "Oh" signifies a moment of realization. "Let… Continue reading Oh, My God
"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?