Day 165

Today we discuss King Jeroboam and love and learn of a remarkable young woman who appeared on the TV show, America’s Got Talent.

The Value of Fathers

This was given to me by my friend, Ward Anderson, who along with myself is an Area Director for Man in the Mirror ministries.  It is worth the read. The Inherent, irreplaceable value of fathers Published June 17, 2012 FoxNews.com On Father’s Day people tend to become sentimental and writers reflect on their own dads […]

Day 97

Today’s Readings Deuteronomy 29:1– 30:20 Luke 11:37-12:7 Psalm 78:1-31 Proverbs 12:19-20 The reading from Deuteronomy is hard to read because it is full of the things God did and will do to those who do not follow his commands. The New Testament is said to be that of a much kinder God, but in today’s […]

Day 34

Jesus commands us to love with all we have and to love everyone. Meanwhile, Moses gets some help.

Day 32

Today’s Readings Exodus 13:17-15:18 Matthew 21:23-46 Psalm 26:1-12 Proverbs 6:16-19 There are some huge stories in today’s readings. In fact, it is hard to pick just one passage to write about, but I’m going to give it a try! In the reading from Exodus, the Israelites are finally breaking free from the bondage of the […]

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 Fourteen

Today’s Readings Genesis 30:1-31:16 Matthew 10:1-23 Psalm 12:1-8 Proverbs 3:13-15 There are so many interesting stories in today’s readings. Jacob has many children with his wives and their maidservants. Having children with maidservants is an interesting topic, but we will not explore it here. However, I would be safe to say that should Mrs. Freese […]

Day Thirteen

Today’s Readings Genesis 28:1-29:35 Matthew 9:18-38 Psalm 11:1-7 Proverbs 3:11-12 Are there any young men or women who would wait for seven years for the one they love? Or wait another seven years for that same person? Delayed gratification is on display in today’s Old Testament story. 16 Now Laban had two daughters; the name of […]

Day Twelve

Today’s Readings Genesis 26:17-27:46 Matthew 9:1-17 Psalm 10:16-18 Proverbs 3:9-10 In yesterday’s reading, we read how Jacob stole the birthright of Esau for a bowl of stew. While Esau was complicit in his own failure, today it appears that Jacob and his mother, Rebekah, used deceit and treachery to steal from Esau something that was […]

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 […]

Covid-19 and Day Two

This is my second day teaching from an online school, or should I say from my home office. My home office is also my laundry room, but it works. I think I like this, at least for the time being. We have made a schedule and are doing a good job at sticking to it. […]

A Brave New World

This post finds me writing from a position I never thought I would be in, stuck at home. The Covid-19 virus has made huge changes for us all, some of those seem surreal. Who would have thought just a month ago teachers and students would be community and learning remotely? I wouldn’t have and I […]

Book Two Read

I joined a book club at the school I work at this past month. It is a men’s book club, lest the books we read look more manly that a mixed book club, at least I hope. The first book chosen was, Killers of the Flower Moon. I didn’t know anything about this book before […]

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 50th Missy!

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