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.

Goals

What are goals? I once said that dreams are merely goals not written down. How true that is! If you have a dream but fail to put them on paper and give them legs and a time line, then your dream will most likely, go unfilled. But the power of putting it down on paper […]

My Goals

In the above post I talked about how and why we set goals.  How can one talk about goal setting if they do not practice what they preach, so here are my goals for the summer.  I have several other goals, but these are short term, less than a year, goals I have set for […]

The attack of the ducks

I took Tori to our duck pond, but the ducks didn’t like us as much as she liked them.

I’m Going to do it!

Have you ever gotten to a point in your life where the day-to-day just isn’t cutting it? You know what I mean, you live your life, kids, job, spouse, church, that occasional trip and night out, but where is the challenge? Sure, you have some challenges in your job, but honestly, you could “mail it […]

Tori Kay Jumping

This is Tori jumping on the trampoline, isn’t she cute?

Read This Book!

If you read one “Christian” book this year do yourself a favor and read this book!  Maybe you are confused by the way you are supposed to “act” and “feel” as you are attending church, or maybe you are searching for authenticity and honesty.  If so this book will be a refreshing look at the […]

Our Visit to Midland Lutheran

We visited the week after Easter and found few cars in the parking lot, in fact we thought we may have arrived at the wrong time. But we soon discovered we had the time correct, 10:30, so we went in and were greeted by a kind couple who welcomed us and told us to, “try […]

A Great Book

I just read this book and I commend it to you.  The author describes how he grew up in a fundamental Christian home and lived to tell about it.  He does an excellent job of weaving together his life with what the church was doing in his life, or maybe to his life, and how […]