So it turns out I have a lot of questions today. I thank you in advance for bearing with me!
I'm having an issue with my pages that I set up for pages posts. First, the content I wrote as a description of the page, is in the content area AND above the header. I have tried using the default template, the sidebar template, and I created a pages posts template, per the codex pages section. I'm just not getting it.
Also, I'm unable to make the navigation text the color I want it for the active page.