Showing posts from June, 2016

Declaration of Independence, Modern Translation

I was inspired for our family to read aloud the Declaration of Independence this 4th of July. The inspiration came from a few different sources, including a conversation with my grandma about a trip to the Texas Capitol in the "old days." I mentioned this idea to Karl and my parents, and they were for it! The Declaration has such out-dated language (which I hope one day the kids can understand with ease), but until then, we'll read a thought-by-thought "translation." This practice evoked deep thoughts for me, and will spark good conversations so I thought I'd share with you as well.  Download for free at bottom and/or read here.  Original English in blue,   today's English in red italics. Painting in Independence Hall, Philadelphia (personal photo I took when we visited) _________________________ IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessa

Can't Stop the Feeling--Bologna Summer Mission

Our last day in Bologna was full of friends, dancing, and joy in the streets! Can't Stop the Feeling--Bologna Summer Mission from Keri Armentrout on Vimeo .