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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Ronald Reagan funeral procession (Riderless horse with boot facing backwards) - Washington DC

Ronald Reagan’s Death

Goodbyes are tough

Jeremiah 1:8 KJV

This past weekend our grandkids came to visit. Mimi’s (what they call my wife) eyes have a special twinkle and Pop (what they call me) pulls out his best version of the Tickle Monster when they come to visit. They laugh and cheer and everyone has a good time. Then, those dreaded words we really hate to hear from their parents: “It’s time to go.” We see the little heads popping up from the backseat and those tiny arms waving in the air. Yes, goodbyes are hard.

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Old wheel barrel - Mount Vernon

Millard Fillmore: The Illiterate President?

I didn’t know that

Jeremiah 1:8 KJV

Every once in a while the path of our presidential history takes the rough and tumble gravel road. Somehow the trees clear and the path opens to a vision of an unseen pathway. Out steps a creature whose unpolished boots are well worn and his hands are callous. There is dirt under his fingernails and his life is full of trials.

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