Censored: YouTube Removes Christian Love Letter To ISIS

Letter to the people of the cross love letter to isis

I will show you great and mighty things. — Jeremiah 33:3 YouTube has removed filmmaker Michael Chang’s love letter to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, A Letter from the People of the Cross to ISIS. The video went viral in April 2015 after the Catholic website, OnePeterFive, posted it. But, on June 1, Chang […]

Vintage Slate Chalkboard Lessons from 1917 Discovered in Oklahoma School

Old Chalkboard Discovered from 1917

Contractors renovating Emerson High School in Oklahoma City, made an awesome discovery this week. Behind existing chalkboards they discovered vintage slate chalkboard lessons, drawings, instructions and a prayer from 1917. The prayer reads: “I give my head and my heart and my life to my God and One nation indivisible with justice for all.”  Maybe if we still had prayer […]

Laura Nelson’s Grave

Laura Nelson Grave

At night in dreams he sees their souls rise Like dark geese into the Oklahoma skies Well this is a prayer for the souls of the departed –Springsteen Down an old dirt road in Okfuskee County is a gravel turn-out that bends in a half circle right by a stand of trees. Underneath them is a glorious patch […]

How To Leave A Legacy For Future Generations

Future Generations

Every spring, wild flowers spill out across the rural routes of Eastern Oklahoma County. The roads Peebly, Luther, Dobbs and my favorite, Pottawatomie, put on an awesome show of color. Purple poppy mallows and silver-leaf nightshades.  Indian paintbrushes and fringed puccoons. Sow thistles that look like giant dandelions. Rumor has it they’re loved by pigs. I love […]

Rainy Day Fun With Colored Rice

Colorful Rice Mosaic Project for Kids

If I had to advise parents, I should tell them to take great care about the people with whom their children associate. — St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Mrs. Henry was the crabbiest teacher I had. She taught 5th grade at the old East Kermit Elementary School in West Texas. I tried to find it recently, […]

Boy Troubles

tangled rainbow slinky

What we have here are boy troubles. Yep. Serious boy problems. This tangled Slinky will never walk down the stairs again. An entirely separate problem would be if you bought this thing and your house didn’t have stairs. Bwahhh! By the way, this is the prize you get at Chuck E. Cheese after your mom […]