One of the world's most beloved carols, Silent Night has touched many hearts and lives throughout history. It has a bit of an interesting start. The song that most connect with peaceful piano arrangements, was actually written for the gentle, mellow tone of the guitar. In a little burg in Austria, the song found its … Continue reading Silent Night
Pearl Harbor// We Will Not Forget
This past Wednesday was the 81st anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. You didn't really think I had forgotten, did you? It's never too late to remember such a huge event in our history. This week has just been crazy though as far as my blog goes (sometimes I hate technology). And I wasn't … Continue reading Pearl Harbor// We Will Not Forget
Is The Confederate Flag Racist?
Here's a topic that's a sore spot to many people today. All around the country we hear the cry ringing out, "Racist!". Everything is about whether you are or aren't racist. Whether an object or symbol is or isn't racist. Well known to Americans all across the country and acclaimed to be among the top … Continue reading Is The Confederate Flag Racist?
Why I Don’t Celebrate Halloween And Why You Shouldn’t Either
Oh now I've done it. I've touched the sacred calf. I can hear the gasps of shock as you read the title of this post. October 31st, spooky decorations, candy, and cute little kids dressed up in costumes, all wrapped up in a nice little package known as Halloween. What's wrong with any of those … Continue reading Why I Don’t Celebrate Halloween And Why You Shouldn’t Either
Still All My Song Shall Be// Power of the Gospel Hymns Through The Ages
Some people disregard the power of the old gospel hymns. In today's world they are being replaced by "christian" rock music and sensual worship songs. They claim that the old hymns of the faith are outdated, and those who still sing them are old-fashioned. Historically though, what were the songs that had the most profound … Continue reading Still All My Song Shall Be// Power of the Gospel Hymns Through The Ages
Nathan Hale: Heroes of History Spotlight
Drum roll please! If you are anything like me, you crave learning and reading about history's incredible heroes. Some of them are very well known, while others have unfortunately been pushed to the recesses of the history books. Regardless of how well known they are though, I love studying them. Growing up, one of my … Continue reading Nathan Hale: Heroes of History Spotlight
Calvary Covers It All // History of the Hymn
We are back again for another post in our Hymn History series! I love learning the stories of the old gospel hymns. One of my favorites is Calvary Covers It All. It wasn't until just recently however that I learned the beautiful history behind it. The story begins one providential night in 1934 at the … Continue reading Calvary Covers It All // History of the Hymn
Patriot Day: Have We Forgotten?
Throughout the course of our history there stand those reminders of what the American spirit is and means. Americans are forged the strongest when we're in the middle of the fire. That has been proven thousands of times in our history. Our spirit soars in the face of the storm. One thing about eagles that … Continue reading Patriot Day: Have We Forgotten?
5 Things History Buffs Can’t Stand In Movies
It's no secret to any of you that I am a History Buff. I try to hide it, but somehow it just comes out. Kidding of course. I know I do a terrible job at trying to hide that fact. There are some things though that us History Buffs absolutely cannot stand when watching historical … Continue reading 5 Things History Buffs Can’t Stand In Movies
5 Facts About The Atomic Bomb
This post got slightly delayed for a few different reasons, but better late than never, right? August 6, 1945 was the day that the world was plunged into the atomic age. Every time I turn around I am hearing about people who believe that it was inherently wicked of America to unleash the Atomic Bomb … Continue reading 5 Facts About The Atomic Bomb