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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 25,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 9 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
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Born April 13, 1844 in Limerick, Maine, Leroy Plummer Chase McKusick enlisted in the 2nd Regiment of the District of Columbia Infantry at the beginning of the Civil War. He fought at Bull Run (1861), Antietam (1862), and had his boot heel shot off at Gettysburg (1863). McKusick joined the military band in 1863, playing the solo alto horn until the end of the war in 1865. He played at Abraham Lincoln’s funeral as the band escorted the late president’s body from the Capitol at Washington, D.C. to the railroad station where Lincoln’s body rested in the funeral train before going to Springfield, Illinois.
On August 22, 1867, McKusick married Martha Eleanor Rand of Southport, Maine. They had six children: Mabel Lavinia Baker (1868), Arther Leroy McKusick (1870), Albert Rand McKusick (1875), Meredith Hall McKusick (1878), Jennie Ardelle Lyman (1880), and Forrest Nahum McKusick (1883). One of McKusick’s daughters recorded his war experiences in a letter to his grand-daughter Martha, named for his wife. Continue reading
- Ancient priest’s tomb painting discovered near Great Pyramid at Giza
- Massive 5,000-year-old stone monument revealed in Israel
- Israeli archaeologist says he’s found citadel captured by King David
- Israeli archaeologists uncover 3,300-year-old coffin, gold signet
- 2,800-year-old zigzag art found in Greek tomb
- 2,100-year-old king’s mausoleum discovered in China
- 2,000-year-old trove of ancient coins found in Israel
- Untouched treasure, remains from South American empire discovered
- 8 things you may not know about Emperor Claudius
- King Richard III had scoliosis but was not a hunchback
- King Richard III will be reburied in Leicester
- The Blood Countess of Slovakia
- ‘Extraordinarily rare’ Crusade-era seal discovered in Jerusalem
- Blood in gourd ‘is not from beheaded Louis XVI’
- Scientists pry open 850-year-old coffin holding murdered king
- Spain begins search for remains of ‘Don Quixote’ author Miguel de Cervantes
- William Tyndale vs. William Shakespeare
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- British files reveal secrets of WWII spies & traitors
In America today, personality testing is a growing industry of $400 million, with testing ranging from education to employment to fun online questionnaires (Paul, 2004, xiv). Personality testing begins in the elementary schools so students can gain admission into certain programs or be diagnosed for academic problems, and it continues on through the professions so people can advance their careers. The first personality test was designed in the early 1920s to help with personnel selection in the armed forces, but now a plethora of such tests exist.
One of the most famous personality tests is the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. This test “is now given to 2.5 million people each year, and is used by 89 of the companies in the Fortune 100” (Paul, 2004, xiii). Another widely used personality test is the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory which is considered to be reliable and valid by many psychologists. These two examples of personality tests are used to look at changes in personality, screen job candidates, and diagnose psychological problems. Many teachers give personality tests in class so children can realize their strengths and learning styles (Personality test, 2013). Further research claims that the combined results of a number of these personality tests can help teachers “make fairly accurate judgments concerning student progress and change in these areas” (Miller, Linn, & Gronlund, 2009, 36-37). Continue reading
Biblical counseling is glorifying God by assisting believers in their progressive sanctification through the ministry of God’s sufficient Word by the Holy Spirit. Counselors themselves should be prepared to counsel by having a ready heart, a pure life, and right relationships with others. Although formal counseling training is not required, every Christian must be ready to give an answer for the hope that is found only in Christ.
The ultimate purpose of biblical counseling is to glorify God by being conformed to Christ in order to bring exaltation to Him. Counselors should help believers glorify God—the very reason that God created them, saved them, and is sanctifying them. Colossians 1:16-17 states that people were created to glorify God – “For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist” (NKJV). All things were created by Him and for Him. Romans 8:28-29 further explains that people are being sanctified to glorify God – “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren” (NKJV). All things work together for a Christian’s good, and this good is conformity to Christ. Christians conform to Christ in order to exalt His holy name because their changed lives bring Him glory. Continue reading
In 1904, French psychologist Alfred Binet created a test to measure the intellectual skills of schoolchildren. The purpose of Binet’s intelligence test was to determine which children would need special assistance in their classes based on attention, memory, and problem-solving skills (Dearly, 2001, p. 91). Binet assigned a “mental age” to each child’s score as a measure of intelligence based on the average abilities of children in that age group. Binet’s original intelligence test formed the basis of modern IQ tests and achievement tests which have changed the face of education and employment.
In 1916 standardized testing based on Binet’s early model became commonly used for American education and acceptance into the military. Today, the fifth edition of the Stanford-Binet intelligence test consists of five factors divided by two domains: fluid reasoning, knowledge, quantitative reasoning, visual-spatial processing, and working memory (Miller, Linn, & Gronlund, 2009, p. 428). In 1955 American psychologist David Wechsler created an intelligence test for adults known as the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WEIS). Wechsler’s test reports a full-scale IQ covering verbal comprehension, perceptual reasoning, working memory, and processing speed (Miller, Linn, & Gronlund, 2009, pp. 428-429). Wechsler’s IQ scale replaced the Stanford-Binet scale so test-takers are now compared to those within their own age group instead of the average ability. Continue reading
I finished my master’s thesis on the diary of Almanzo Litchard. He guarded Washington, D. C. during the first year of the Civil War. During this time, he visited the Smithsonian, the White House, and Mount Vernon, met President Lincoln, and listened to Congressional debates. My research adds historical significance to his diary entries as well as telling his life story.
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– Amelia Lloyd-Jones
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 25,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 9 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.