History Facts · The Secret Service

Catching a Counterfeiter – The Other Side

This week I am wrapping up my Secret Service series with a look at the other side, counterfeiting in the late 1800’s. While there is a lot more information to share, I just broke the counterfeiting scheme down to five basic steps with tidbits of extra information.  Enjoy, and don’t get into too much trouble!… Continue reading Catching a Counterfeiter – The Other Side

History Facts · The Secret Service

TBT: Secret Service Dictionary and Fun Facts

Just as any career has its own jargon, so did the counterfeiting world and the Secret Service. Below are a few of the most important terms to know.  Below that are a few fun facts about the Secret Service. Secret Service and Counterfeiting Dictionary Boodle – notes bought from a production firmBoodle carrier – a… Continue reading TBT: Secret Service Dictionary and Fun Facts

History Facts · The Secret Service

TBT: Secret Service Operatives – the Early Days

  The Secret Service history dates back to the Civil War when they were informally created to detect, investigate, and arrest counterfeiters. The early days were fraught with detectives who had less than ethical standards and tactics that disregarded the rights of a citizen. In less than ten years after its establishment, a reformation was… Continue reading TBT: Secret Service Operatives – the Early Days

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TBT: The Trouble with Fashion

Fashion through the ages can be quite interesting, especially when examining women’s fashions. You have the simple beauty of the Empire-waist dresses during the Regency era; the elegant, wide sweeping gowns of the Civil War Era; and the form-accentuating narrow skirts and bustles of the Victorian Era.   I love to peruse the internet for beautiful… Continue reading TBT: The Trouble with Fashion

Biblical Times History · History Facts

TBT: The Restoration of Peter

Day 5: Peter is Restored Today’s story is pretty short, as well as the context. CONTEXT Last week Peter denied Jesus three times. There is no additional historical context I can give this time except what is missing from the story between last week and this week.   After Jesus had been taken away to… Continue reading TBT: The Restoration of Peter

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TBT: The Temple Police & Betrayal of Jesus

Today our mission team is finishing up our last day of Sports Vacation Bible School, so please be in prayer as we say our goodbyes and travel home tomorrow.   Day Four: The Betrayal of Jesus – John 18:1-27   THE CONTEXT: This week’s story starts with the betrayal of Jesus and goes into Peter’s… Continue reading TBT: The Temple Police & Betrayal of Jesus

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TBT: Light Up the World – Phillipians 2

This Saturday, our church mission team will head to Wisconsin for a week of Sport Vaction Bible School. Pray for use as we reach out and try to light up the world. Below is Day 3 of my preparation for the prayer journals. This week I am going to reverse the order on you. First,… Continue reading TBT: Light Up the World – Phillipians 2