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{History Nibbles} President Truman

{History Nibbles} President Truman

We are visiting Missouri and Kansas next month as part of our Civil War study. I have found visiting historical sites really solidifies our studies, and we are so looking forward to our visit. We will be visiting Independence, MO. President Harry Truman grew up on his parent’s farm in Independence, MO and he is said to have worked at a little soda shop called Clinton’s Soda Shop when he was young. We plan on visiting some of the landmarks,…

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{History Nibbles} Reformation Day 10/31

{History Nibbles} Reformation Day 10/31

Did you know that not only is October 31st Halloween or All Hallow’s Eve, but it is also Reformation Day? Why should you care? Do you enjoy church service in your own language? Do you enjoy singing Hymns in your own language? Do you participate in the Lord’s Supper, or Communion? These are all traditions begun by Luther in the west, when the Catholic Church services were only in Latin (not the native language), Hymns were sung in Latin by…

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[Current Events] The death of critical thinking

[Current Events] The death of critical thinking

To date, I have eliminated Twitter (two years ago) and Facebook (two months ago).  Though I miss seeing “friends,” who quite honestly haven’t tried to contact me off of social media so weren’t really friends, I don’t miss the lack of critical thinking rampant on social media.  Everything is about popularity, being part of the “in” crowd, getting followers and likes, and quite frankly, very high school-ish. There is no such thing as presenting factual material on social media, originally…

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