Thoughts on Baltimore (and other issues)

I’m sure by now you’ve heard about the riots in Baltimore. You’ve heard about how people have taken to the streets to destroy, loot, and hurt. You’ve probably read the stories about the 15 officers (last I saw) who were hurt by the rioters. But what do we do about it? We can sit here, behind the comfort of our homes, our keyboards, our tv screens, and criticize, call them criminals, and tell them they should have done it another way.

And we wouldn’t be wrong.

But it’s not their fault.

If you are looking for someone to blame, look in the mirror. Continue reading

Education Done Right

If you remember, a while ago, I ranted about the problem with education, as well as how we teach today the same way we taught 50 years ago, despite changes to technology, and generations, and learning styles.

Well, I’m pleased that people are starting to get it. Continue reading

United We Stand?

So many times, we christians are our own worst enemy. We judge, argue, call names, ostracize, alienate, and belittle others, over little things in the name of Jesus. But that is so wrong. Continue reading

More Thoughts on Education

As I’m getting older, and begin thinking of my future, and a wife some day, and eventually, kids…

As I think about having kids, I begin to think about educating them.

And when I think about educating them, I realized that our education system is woefully lacking. For many reasons. Continue reading

Loose Lips Sink Ships

“Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly.” ~ 2 Timothy 2:16 (NIV)

I’ve been doing a lot reading and bible studying about the topic of “gossip”.

We christians love our gossip, thought that’s not what we call it. We call it “sharing a concern for prayer”.

Bull. Continue reading

Points of View & Opinions

Today’s post isn’t going to be very long I think, I want to pose a question to you:

Why do we always assume the worst? Continue reading

The Problem With Education

Can someone PLEASE explain to me the logic behind cutting the education budget? How does making the younger generations dumber actually solve any of our nations problems? Stupidity doesn’t create jobs. Ignorance doesn’t increase civil rights. Continue reading

Truth Is…

Why I’ll never do a “Truth is…”

I don’t know how many of you play the game “Truth is…” on Facebook, but for those of you who don’t know what it is, someone puts the phrase “Truth is…” on their status, then if you “like” it, they have to post what they really think about you on your wall…

This game saddens me. Continue reading

Thank You

“Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.”
~ G.K. Chesterton

Today, a friend asked on his status what today was… Answers ranged from someone’s birthday, to a video game release day, to 11/11/11, but in over 6 answers, no one said Veteran’s Day… And when someone finally did, there were tons of “likes” on all the other comments, and only one on the Veteran’s Day comment…

This broke my heart. Have we really reached a point in our society that the lining up of a certain string of numbers or a video game is more important to us than those who have put everything on the line for us so that we could enjoy the little things like video games?

So to all the veterans out there who are feeling unappreciated, unwanted, and think that no one knows what you have done, thank you for your service, we all owe you more than we could ever know.

If you have someone you would like the specifically thanks, please feel free to do so in the comments!

On the battlefield, the military pledges to leave no soldier behind. As a nation, let it be our pledge that when they return home, we leave no veteran behind.
~ Dan Lipinski