Monthly Archive: March 2013

Mar 31

Sunday Scripture: 1 Peter 1:3


1 Peter 1:3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, Today is a glorious day!!  The day we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, our savior!  We want to wish everyone a …

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Mar 30

Top 10 Zoo Exhibits

zoo exhibit

Karen and I have been working our way towards seeing all of the top tier zoos in the United States and hopefully someday we will be able to see some of the top zoos in the world.  No zoo that we have visited has been perfect but there have been some very exciting exhibits to …

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Mar 29

Teaching Tip: Make Every Test Count

make it count

My students have to take tests constantly if it is not a chapter test that is coming up then it is a state mandated test.  It seems like that is all we end up doing so by the end of the year with no immediate consequences on the line for them the state end of …

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Mar 28

1984 by George Orwell


1984 by George Orwell “We are not like that. We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means, it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The …

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Mar 27

Tyler Rose Garden: The Rose Capital


Touted as America’s largest public collection of roses, the Tyler Rose Garden was sure to be something special.  As we were making plans for our vacation to New Orleans and looking for places to stop and spend the night we came across the city of Tyler, Texas which is roughly 100 miles east of Dallas.  We …

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Mar 26

M’s week 42

42 Weeks

42 week photo We were on our Spring Break vacation for most of this week and have had such a wonderfully fun time!  It is more work to travel with a little tike, but it is so worth it.  It is just indescribable to watch her little eyes light up seeing little colorful birds at …

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Mar 25

Tip of the Week: Imitate the Best


As a coach I am always looking for inspiration and stories from some of the best coaches from any sport to use with the guys I coach.  The way that I have always looked at and admired coaches like Wooden, Knight, Lombardi, and Ferguson trying to learn as much from them as well as many …

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Mar 24

Sunday Scripture – John 17:20


I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me through their message This Sunday is Palm Sunday, the day Jesus entered Jerusalem and the crowds greeted him by waving palm branches.  Immediately after this time of celebration He begins His journey to the cross. One of …

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Mar 22

Teaching Tip: Use Movies the Right Way

movies classroom

Some children today seem to have a very tough time visualizing the story in their mind.  I do not know if that is because so many of them have since a very young age have had a television/computer screen do it for them or if as a society we are losing our imagination, but if …

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Mar 21

Flora Photography Number 2: Shy Scarlett Snapshot


This scarlett beauty was shot on a recent visit to Tyler Texas.  We got the opportunity to visit the Municipal Rose Garden and were pleasantly surprised to see several plants were already in bloom.  I was afraid we would be welcomed by a bunch of sticks since we are just coming out of winter but there were …

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