Educational Apps for Military Kids

Many kids around the world are out of school these days because of the Corona Virus. Military children have a good number of free programs available. This includes Guard and Reserve Families as well:

  • Sesame Street for military families has apps for kids ages 2-8.
  • Explora Primary features a database of colorful and fun resources that help children in grades K – 5 learn about animals, music, health, history, people and places, science, math and sports. It can be found in the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Digital Library.
  • EBSCO Learning Express provides eLearning tutorials, practice tests, e-books, flashcards and articles that help users build their skills in a wide array of core subjects for success in the classroom, on the job, and in life, including preparation for CLEP, DSST, ACT, SAT, GRE and more. It can also be found in the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Digital Library.


Jesus on Infection Control and Quarantine


During the Corona Virus outbreak there is a lot of talk about infection control and quarantine.
Today I was reminded of this odd little story of a healing that Jesus performed:

Jesus Cures a Blind Man at Bethsaida (Mark 8:22-26)
They came to Bethsaida. Some people brought a blind man to him and begged him to touch him. He took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the village; and when he had put saliva on his eyes and laid his hands on him, he asked him, “Can you see anything?” And the man looked up and said, “I can see people, but they look like trees, walking.” Then Jesus laid his hands on his eyes again; and he looked intently and his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly. 26 Then he sent him away to his home, saying, “Do not even go into the village.”

Sounds gross, right?
Smearing spit in someone’s eye would be the greatest way to spread all kinds of infections. But then all of a sudden Jesus seems to understand what he just did and asks the man to self-quarantine: Stay at home and avoid public places.

The moral of the story?
Finding the right balance of engagement and solitude is not easy