Book One Read

First Book I just finished my first book of the New Year: Power and Empire. It is a Jack Ryan Jr. novel. It is an offshoot of the Tom Clancy novels I read in the 80’s and 90’s and loved. I have read several of these novels, a new take on the son’s exploits at […]

Happy New Year

Happy New Year – 2019 – A look back at 2018 I intended to write a Christmas Letter, but time got away from me.  So I say Happy New Year to you all. 2018 saw a great deal of changes for this family that calls Texas home: a new truck, a new house, a new […]

Pagosa Springs – Vacation

My daughter and Son-in-Law decided to rent a house here for Christmas.  They rented a beautiful home and so Missy and I decided to come and check it out.  I am glad we did! We have one more week of vacation, well I do, before I start my new job.  We are glad we came […]

Happy? Memorial Day

Today we celebrate Memorial Day.  The day where we honor those who, “Gave their last full measure of devotion”.  It is a solemn day, or should be, and we would be remiss to not stop and remember and thank those who sacrificed their all. I found this video and thought it to be the perfect story […]

Happy 50th Missy!

Happy Birthday to my beautiful wife, Missy Jean!  We had a marvelous time, thanks to Megan and Taylor!

Two Teachers in Texas 100

We recently published our 100th Show, here is a sample.  And be sure to visit our website for more content.

Ft. Davis – A Long Hike

We spend a weekend at Davis Mountains State Park and took a little hike!

Todd’s New Truck

My old diesel truck was stolen last December from in front of my house.  It was a 2005, but I had grown to love her.  Tori named her Betsy.  So I needed a new truck and finally settled on a 2017 Ford F-250 6.2 gas truck. Here she is!

Shiloh Movie

My first stop on my Civil War trip was here, at Shiloh National Military Park, it was incredible to see the site of an epic battle

Gettysburg Movie

I had the honor of visiting Gettysburg National Battlefield this summer, here is a short video of my experience.

Make a Movie/TV List

We are living in such a miraculous time, the world is at our fingertips.  Anything you want to know, Google it.  And if you want to watch a movie, just pull up your Netflix, Amazon, Sony Vue or any one of a hundred other services and you can find it.  In our last podcast over at […]

Has America’s last slave ship been discovered?

I am teaching a class on the Civil War to my high school students here at Trinity School.  I receive a daily email from Dr. Jim Dennison on a wide range of topics, but from a Christian viewpoint.  Today I came across a fascinating article, here it is: I am writing today about one of […]

Day Seventeen

Today’s Readings Genesis 35:1 – 36:43 Matthew 12:1-21 Psalm 15:1-5 Proverbs 3:21-26 Today we read a long genealogy about Jacob and Esau in the Old Testament reading.  I used to think this was the boring and why did God put this into the Bible?  But I realize that our history is important, where we came from […]

Day Sixteen

Today’s Readings Genesis 32:13 – 34:31 Matthew 11:7-30 Psalm 14:1-7 Proverbs 3:19-20 Today’s reading in Genesis has special meaning for me and for all of us.  I have been Jacob on the other side of the Jabbok, all alone and in a dark place.  I had taken a job in Nebraska at a large Lutheran […]

Day Eleven

Today’s Readings Genesis 24:52– 26:16 Matthew 8:18-34 Psalm 10:1-15 Proverbs 3:7-8 As I read today’s selections I see such a connection between these Scriptures for myself. In our Genesis reading Esau comes in from hunting and is starving.  Jacob (ever the conniver) offers to give him some stew if he sells his birthright.  As I […]

Day Ten

Today’s Readings Genesis 23:1– 24:51 Matthew 8:1/17 Psalm 9:13-20 Proverbs 3:1-6 I know a man who is very successful by the world’s standards.  He has money, property and owns a large oil company here in West Texas.  He loves to hunt and fish and has bought thousands of acres of land to build habitats for […]

Day Nine

Today’s Readings Genesis 20:1– 22: Matthew 7:15-29 Psalm 9:1-12 Proverbs 2: 16-22 I grew up all over the USA: Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio, California and finally Denver.  My fondest memories of my childhood are my days in Stoughton, Wisconsin.  We lived in a simple house with no fences in the backyard.  This was great for football […]

Day Eight

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? […]

Day Seven

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 […]

Day Six

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 […]