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]

  • 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]

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