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?
My wife had a first yesterday when she ordered groceries online which were then placed in the car for her when she arrived at the store for pick up. As is the trend today, she was quick to record herself to share her experience with the world. She was able to go shopping with our… Continue reading Moving Forward?
Have you ever stopped to consider what the proper definition of "beauty" is? Perhaps to define the word you would attempt to describe what it means by using a visual illustration: a mountain scene, a newborn baby, a blushing bride, a telescopic view of the galaxy. Are we truly capable of defining beauty in its… Continue reading Defining Beauty