Todd

  • 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]

  • Day Eight

    By / January 8, 2017 / Blogging through the Bible, Podcast

    Today’s Readings Genesis 18: 16– 19: 38 Matthew 6: 25– 7: 14 Psalm 8: 1-9 Proverbs 2: 6-15 I often worry about things that I cannot control, like the weather and what others think.  I can control neither, yet often I find myself wondering and worrying.  If I do this what will that person think?… [read more]

  • Day Seven

    By / January 7, 2017 / Blogging through the Bible

    Today’s Readings: Genesis 16: 1– 18: 15 Matthew 6: 1-24 Psalm 7: 1-17 Proverbs 2: 1-5 Today I read about Ishmael and the coming of Isaac.  Ishmael and Isaac are both from the same father, Abram and then Abraham, but of two mothers, Hagar and Sarai, or Sarah later.  This appears to be the classic… [read more]

  • Day Six

    By / January 6, 2017 / Blogging through the Bible

    Today’s Readings Genesis 13: 5– 15: 21 Matthew 5: 27-48 Psalm 6: 1-10 Proverbs 1: 28-33 Today’s readings are rich in “easy-to-follow” steps.  We read in Matthew 5, the Beatitudes which are full of the “how-to’s” if you will.  And then we read in the Old Testament section about the wars between the kings of old.  Abram… [read more]

  • Day Five

    By / January 5, 2017 / Blogging through the Bible

    Today’s Readings Genesis 11: 1– 13: 4 Matthew 5: 1-26 Psalm 5: 1-12 Proverbs 1: 24-27 2  “ I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. 3   I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses… [read more]

  • Day Four

    By / January 4, 2017 / Blogging through the Bible

    Today’s Readings Genesis 8: 1– 10: 32 Matthew 4: 12-25 Psalm 4: 1-8 Proverbs 1: 20-23 Genesis 8: 1– 10: 32 Matthew 4: 12-25 Psalm 4: 1-8 Proverbs 1: 20-23 In today’s reading in the Old Testament, we find the flood has stopped and Noah is determining if the water has receded enough to leave… [read more]

  • Day Three

    By / January 3, 2017 / Blogging through the Bible

    Today’s Readings Genesis 5: 1– 7: 24 Matthew 3: 7– 4: 11 Psalm 3: 1-8 Proverbs 1: 10-19 Today’s readings are from a wide variety of stories: The lineage of Adam, Noah, and the flood, the temptation of Jesus, David’s plea for protection and Solomon warning us to lay in wait for an innocent man… [read more]

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