Jupiter – First Attempt at Stargazing with a Telescope

On clear nights I would often take Eli outside to look at the stars when he was a toddler. I told him the names of a few stars, he asked me to tell him the names of all the stars. I found out quickly young eyes are better for looking at stars, he could see … Continue reading “Jupiter – First Attempt at Stargazing with a Telescope”

Dr. Jason Lisle Conference

When Eli was 4, Kris and I needed to keep him occupied while we packed our house up ahead of a move… so I found a video by Answers in Genesis and put it on. Eli discovered an interest in the solar system. He liked it. A lot. For the next several years he studied … Continue reading “Dr. Jason Lisle Conference”

Programming Management & Leadership Books

There are plenty of books on managing people; but there are few books targeting management of software development, and even fewer aimed at people who got promoted into leadership positions with no management skills.  I’ve read countless books looking for resources in that area…  I can find plenty of books about how to manipulate people or … Continue reading “Programming Management & Leadership Books”

The Diet of Worms And Five Solas

Happy 501st Reformation Day! (and Happy Halloween) In 1521 Luther was summoned to the city of Worms to be tried for heresy.  Expecting an opportunity to debate Luther willingly went.  But instead found no discussion would take place. He was asked to answer two questions: First question: With his writings on a table in front … Continue reading “The Diet of Worms And Five Solas”

Genesis and the State of the Culture

Kris and I finished watching the Genesis and the State of the Culture speech that Ken Ham and Dr. Georgia Purdom gave at the University of Central Oklahoma. To give some context, the LGBT group at UCO tried to stop Ken Ham from giving this speech.  At some point the student body that invited him … Continue reading “Genesis and the State of the Culture”

Eli’s First Gun | Daisy Buck

I bought Eli his first gun, a Daisy Buck Model 105. It is very similar in function to lever action rifles (lever action works the same, cross-bolt safety is the same) so it’s a great starter gun to teach proper firearm handling and safety.    It was $18 at Walmart but has quality where it counts.  … Continue reading “Eli’s First Gun | Daisy Buck”

Snowcicles | Hoarfrost or Rime?

Beauty in God’s creation.  Sunday morning I walked outside to see all my trees covered in small inch long gravity defying icicles.   But they’re not icicles. Click on the images to get a larger size. Touching one they’re more like snow than ice.  I’m not sure if this is hoarfrost or rime.  It melted away … Continue reading “Snowcicles | Hoarfrost or Rime?”

500th Reformation Day

  Happy 500th Reformation Day!  The Reformation did not begin with Luther.  Rather it can be traced back as far as 1200 A.D. with Peter Waldo (who was forced to live in hiding), then John Wycliff (labeled a heretic), and John Hus (who was burned at the stake).  All these men realized the Roman Catholic Church … Continue reading “500th Reformation Day”

499th Reformation Day Trivia

This October 31st, 2016, is the 499th Reformation Day, alongside All Hallow’s Eve (or Halloween). We owe much to the reformers.  Many were involved, most notably Ulrich Zwingli and later John Calvin, but Martin Luther is said to have started the Reformation by posting the 95 Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg. … Continue reading “499th Reformation Day Trivia”