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.

HAPPY EASTER

On this the most holy of days, from my family to yours, we wish you a very Happy Easter.  On this day we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus the Christ who died so that we may have life. I hope you celebrate today with reverance toward Christ, love to your family and hope to what […]

Our Visit to Mid – Cities

MID CITIES Today we visited a large church, Mid-Cities Community Church,  midway between Odessa and Midland, Texas.  It is a beautiful church, done in old European style.  You enter in through a foyer passing a round statue and sitting area just outside the doors.  You are greeted by several folks (a bit overdone) wishing you […]

Church Shopping

And so it begins – church shopping. We left the church we were attending and where I had been a pastor for a variety of reasons. The worst part about leaving a church is finding a new one. Will the church have a warm feeling? Will we like the pastor? Will the music be good? […]

Slumdog Millionare a Winner

I just saw this year’s best picture. I wasn’t expecting what I saw, it was excellent. The images of the slums of India are striking! The director does an excellent job of making one feel as if they are there in the slum yourself, it was depressing. I recommend the picture to anyone old enough […]

Religion – Illusion? Or Something Else?

I’m reading an interesting book entitled, Gilead, by Marilynne Robinson. It is a book about a preacher during the 1950’s who is in his 70’s and been diagnosed with a heart ailment and his time is short. He married late in life and had a son who is seven years old. He decides to write […]

Farewell

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Todd and Melissa have decided to leave OSLC, listen to this podcast for more information and please leave a comment.

Farewell from Todd and Melissa

Missy and have been praying, talking, thinking and seeking much counsel as to what to do: do we continue at OSLC or do we move on? Well, today our decision was made very clear. We will leave OSLC and move on to wherever God may be calling us. There are so many reasons that played […]