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.

Day Five

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 […]

Day Four

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 […]

Day Three

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 […]

Day Two

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 […]

2018 Happy New Year

Happy New Year 2018! I opted to do a Happy New Year letter this year and wish you a very happy 2018.  The Christmas card is a dying tradition, sadly in my mind, and the New Year letter or card seems to be in vogue.  I just plain ran out of time to write a […]

Day One

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 […]

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 […]

A Class on the Civil War

I am thrilled to be teaching a class I could have only dreamed of teaching a few years ago. I have been blessed to be able to teach a class on the great American Civil War because of my school, Trinity Midland, has opted to allow students to choose history electives.  The students are required […]

Happy Reformation Day

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 […]

Texas State Parks

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: