Teaching your children about God


Most parents go out of their way to ensure their children learn to the basics - reading writing, and arithmetic. I have written about how parents can teach these at home through daily activities.

As Mark Twain said, “history doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme,” meaning there are eerie similarities throughout history.

COVID-19 dominates the news and our lives.

In the U.S., over 4.6 million people have tested positive for the virus and 155,000 have died.

Worldwide 700,000 have died and 18 million have been infected.

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Last week, Congress made significant progress on critical legislation that supports our common defense and ensures protection of U.S. interests around the world.

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Right now, I find myself at the proverbial crossroads with one of the most important responsibilities I have as a parent. Education. Next to home and church, school is the most influential experience my children will probably ever have.


During the first couple weeks of July, the House Appropriations Committee, on which I serve, met for a marathon of legislative markups. Specifically, we worked through the 12 annual bills that fund the federal government.