• Happy Reformation Day

    By / October 31, 2017 / Christianity, History, Holidays

    Today millions of Americans will take their children trick or treating in an effort to get as much candy as possible and show off their cute costumes.  We call today Halloween in America. Its roots are in a pagan holiday that is somewhat confusing, but it is said to be a Druid’s creation.  However, it… [read more]

  • Texas State Parks

    By / October 20, 2017 / Camping, Travel

    I have created an interactive spreadsheet for all of the Texas State Parks.  I am updating it often, so check back for the latest version so check back often. You can access it by clicking below:

  • Vlog 4

    By / October 10, 2017 / Vlog
  • Missouri, Here I Come!

    By / October 10, 2017 / Travel

    I have been eyeing some land in the Ozarks for a few years now.  I traveled to Branson, Missouri and fell in love with the Ozark Mountains.  When I got home I did some research and discovered a company that sells land in that very area,  various sizes and all over the Ozark Mountains.  I… [read more]

  • I Lost my Brother

    By / October 10, 2017 / Family

    I was hiking on a mountain with my wife in far West Texas in Ft. Davis.  Cell service is sketchy there but my sister finally found me.  She called my wife and when my wife turned to give the phone to me I knew something was wrong.  The voice on the other end was that… [read more]

  • Chad’s Obitiuary

    By / October 10, 2017 / Family

    Chad Eric Freese died on September 23, 2017, he was forty-four years old.  He was born on January 23, 1973 in Stoughton, Wisconsin.  He was the third of four children born to Richard Wesley Freese and Sharon Kay Freese. Chad moved to Corona, California and then to Aurora, Colorado before settling in Tempe, Arizona.  Chad… [read more]

  • Back at School

    By / August 16, 2017 / Trinity

    Another school year started for me today.  I find it surprising that I am still teaching school.  Sometimes I wonder if I am doing the right thing.  Is this truly my calling? I love the summer I must confess, the freedom and the ability to go there I want when I want.  It is intoxicating if I am being honest.  But summer cannot be enough to hold down a sacred position of trust. To teach is a trust between… [read more]

  • Civil War Trip Starts

    By / May 30, 2017 / Civil War Trip

    I am embarking on my ten day adventure to the Civil War battle sites listed below: Shiloh Appomattox Courthouse Fredericksburg Bull Run Antietam Gettysburg And a day in the Washington D.C. area  

  • “Make Your Bed”

    By / April 9, 2017 / Philosophy

    Three years ago Admiral McRaven gave a speech at this alma mater, The University of Texas, in which he said the first thing to do each day is to make your bed.  His talk has had over a million views and is now a book entitled, Make Your Bed. You must view this extraordinary speech.  

  • Blue/Gray Ball

    By / April 7, 2017 / School, Trinity

    I am blessed to teach at a wonderful school, Trinity Midland, the staff, and administration go out of their way to provide opportunities for our students to grow and discover the world in unique ways.  One of the long-standing traditions is the Blue/Gray ball.  Mr. Bill Coombes created an event that commemorates the great Civil War…. [read more]

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