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]

  • Day Two

    By / January 2, 2017 / Blogging through the Bible

    Today’s Readings Genesis 3: 1– 4: 26 Matthew 2: 13– 3: 6 Psalm 2: 1-12 Proverbs 1: 7-9 Today I read chapter three in Genesis.  The Fall.  One of the great doctrines of the Christian faith.  It is so easy to look at Eve and say I would never do that.  However, we all do… [read more]

  • Day One

    By / January 1, 2017 / Blogging through the Bible

    Today’s Readings: Genesis 1: 1– 2: 25 Matthew 1: 1– 2: 12 Psalm 1: 1-6 Proverbs 1: 1-6 As I read through the first day of the year I am struck by beginnings.  Of course in the first book of the Bible and the first chapter, one would expect to find beginnings.  But more than… [read more]

  • Blogging Through the Bible

    I have read the Bible through a few times and have found it to be an amazing experience.  Yet, I have failed to make it a yearly thing, even though I want to each year.  Why?  Time and dedication.  But this year I am going to read it through using the One Year Bible.  Years… [read more]

  • Youtube Free History Movies

    By / November 11, 2016 / Podcast

    Here is a list of educational movies and documentaries on YouTube, as of May 2014. Most of the PG-13 movies are OK for kids 12+, PG 8+, G for everybody. All of the following films contain little sexual content and little profanity. There may be moderate violence, as of course, this is history. Movies Some… [read more]

  • By / October 28, 2016 / Podcast, TTIT

    Podcast: Play in new window | Download Ditch That Textbook Author, Matt Miller, an Email from a Former Student and more all on TTIT 075 Congratulations to us on our 75th show! – The Diamond Jubilee! Todd gets a great email from a former student! Matt Miller Interview Purposeful Marriage is up and running Take… [read more]

  • By / October 20, 2016 / Podcast, TTIT

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadTTIT 074 Golf Tournament turns into Truck trouble Does your car have more trouble after you take it in than before? The Denver Broncos are experiencing some – issues. We went to South Llano River State Park The Holiday season is upon us!!! Ugh, Long Division Matt Miller to… [read more]

  • You Can’t Do It All! Watch TV, Read a Book and Ft. Davis Rocks all on TTIT 073

    By / October 4, 2016 / Podcast, TTIT

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadDon’t worry about being caught up as a teacher, just prioritize, watch some TV, read a book and listen to a podcast with 1000 episodes, all on TTIT 073 Missy is melting away as she loses the pounds We celebrated our anniversary in Ft. Davis The girls are having… [read more]

  • Thank You Arnie!

    By / September 25, 2016 / Golf

    I just heard that Arnold Palmer died.  I loved Arnold Palmer for who he was as a golfer and business man. I remember those warm Pennzoil commercials of the 80’s and 90’s.  I used Pennzoil because of these commercials.  Why?  Because my dad loved Arnie, he loved the whole Arnie’s Army thing.  His favorite athlete… [read more]

  • Are We Supposed to Be Successful as Christian? How to be Smarter all on TTIT 072

    By / September 13, 2016 / Podcast, TTIT

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHow to be Smarter and Consumer Christianity all on TTIT 072! A negative comment A school board member who used to be a teacher! Greenwood is a great place according to Missy Undercover Teacher? Use Google forms  How to take notes? First person to email a comment gets a… [read more]

  • 9-11: A Look Back

    By / September 11, 2016 / 9-11

    On Friday I showed my class this video. Very powerful as it creates a timeline for events on 9-11.

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