Teddy Bear Picture

Theodore Roosevelt – Poor Health as a Child

Then the LORD opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel of the LORD standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his hand: and he bowed down his head, and fell flat on his face. Numbers 22:31 KJV

Who, in their right mind, was the soul who first grabbed one of these creepy looking varmints and said, “I bet if you throw one of these on the grill for a little while and then add a little cocktail sauce to it, it would taste great?” Today, though, we are going to talk about one that was lucky to be around at all.

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Martin Van Buren – Erie Canal fight with DeWitt Clinton

Wherefore the king said unto me, Why is thy countenance sad, seeing thou art not sick? This is nothing else but sorrow of heart. Then I was very sore afraid, And said unto the king, Let the king live forever: why should not my countenance be sad, when the city, the place of my fathers’ sepulchres, lieth waste, and the gates thereof are consumed with fire? Then the king said unto me, For what dost thou make request? So I prayed to the God of heaven. Nehemiah 2:2-4 KJV

My breakfast is sitting in front of me, yet my thoughts are on distant things. I try to shift back to the present, but those thoughts howl at me and I turn back in their direction. Distracted, upset and confused, I look at my eggs and take a bite. Such are moments consumed with despair.

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Colonial Rifles - Williamsburg, Virginia

George Washington – The Rejected British Officer

And king Rehoboam consulted with the old men, that stood before Solomon his father while he yet lived, and said, How do ye advise that I may answer this people?

I Kings 12:6 KJV

Advice is like a yard sale. Yet, here he stood, almost larger than life and even, despite defeat, somewhat a hero to the locals.

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Chester Arthur – Was He Born in America?

He answered and said, Whether he be a sinner or no, I know not: one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see.

Luke 9:25 KJV

Almost everybody loves a good mystery. In them someone usually tries to get away with something. Then comes the big one: Where is the birth certificate….

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Uncle Tom's Cabin - Kentucky

Andrew Johnson – The Apprentice

How much are you worth?

Genesis 37:28 KJV

It seems our net worth always comes into question. And what happened to the apprentice?

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Abstract Painting of a House

Andrew Jackson – Censure

Knock, knock

James 3: 5-6 KJV

I must admit, I’m not a huge fan of knock, knock jokes, but when you have grandkids they become part of your life. Good news always comes from some form of communication. .

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Traffic (picture with the assistance of my grandson, Noah)

Truman and Hoover: Working Together on a Food Crisis

Move over!

James 3: 5-6 KJV

Traffic congestion is one of those big things that really test your Christianity. So there you have it, two rival Presidents and two polar opposite disciples, who are very unlikely partners, working together for the better.

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Baby Jesus, Joseph, Mary and the Little Drummer Boy

Zachary Taylor – Not Answering the Presidential Nomination Mail

Knock, knock

James 3: 5-6 KJV

I must admit, I’m not a huge fan of knock, knock jokes, but when you have grandkids they become part of your life. Good news always comes from some form of communication. .

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Sword fight picture

Abraham Lincoln – Duel

Touche’

James 3: 5-6 KJV

In life you encounter countless thoughts and feelings. Sometimes they are the sweet smelling flowers and other times they are the annoying fly that you just try to swat away. Often, when we get those feelings hurt, we go for the jugular. When we do this we often regret it later. You think our country had issues with the Constitution when we started or slavery as she was going through her youth, that was nothing compared to this.

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James K Polk – 4 Goals

I’m thinking of a number…

Exodus 20:3 KJV

Americans have a love affair with numbers and list. Here is my Top Ten Things I Learned by Reading the Bible All the Way Through…

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