Do something with the bar

Jack Watson was my granddaddy, we called him paw paw, and he was known for doing his part to make sure his grandsons knew how to get things done. He didn’t believe in “holding our hand.” He would tell us one time how to do something and then walk away expecting us to get it…

Do you prefer leftover cabbage?

Just in case you haven’t heard me say this already, there is no such thing as “good vegetables.” As far as I’m concerned, the word “good” and the word “vegetables” should never be put side by side.  There is no greater oxymoron than “good vegetables.” One of my least favorite vegetables is cabbage, and I’m not…

Don’t bug me

I have had many conversations with people trying to figure out why God made some bugs.  It’s not hard to see that some bugs have a purpose. Think about the fly. It clearly plays a role in the disposal of decaying flesh.  Maggots, which are baby flies, (I hope you are not eating breakfast) do…

Have you ever been invisible?

When I was growing up I was always fascinated by superheroes who have the power to make themselves invisible.  Being invisible was one of those things that really came in handy if you were facing a foe that was bigger or more powerful than you.  I think every kid has pretended to have the ability…

All you need is love

“All You Need Is Love” is a song by the English rock band the Beatles that was released as a non-album single in July 1967. “All you need is love, All you need is love, All you need is love, love, Love is all you need.” A couple of thousand years before that, a young…

Resistance is futile

“We are the Borg. Lower your shields and surrender your ships! We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own. Your culture will adapt to service us. Resistance is futile.” Star Trek: The Next Generation is my favorite science fiction TV series, and “the Borg” is my favorite enemy of Captain Picard and…

Mama said knock them out

“I’m gonna knock you out, mama said knock you out, I’m gonna knock you out” This 1990 song was written by rapper turned actor LL Cool J. Apparently LL had the same type of mother that I did because that’s basically what my mother told us.  It was her way of helping us deal with the…

Can I fix you?

My favorite rock/pop musical group is the British band Coldplay.  Their 3rd album X&Y released in 2005 includes a song called Fix You. “When you try your best but you don’t succeed When you get what you want but not what you need When you feel so tired but you can’t sleep Stuck in reverse…

That’s all I can stand, I can’t stands no more!

What do you usually do when you encounter a behavior or activity that really makes you angry?  What I’m talking about could be something as major as the number of kids that will be raised without the influence of a father or something as minor as when your favorite store stops stocking your brand of…

Do you smell something burning?

77% of people in ministry say they have experienced burnout. Here are a few things that might keep you out of that statistic and wondering what that burning smell is. Don’t take yourself too seriously Don’t do anything for someone that they can do for themselves Take time off Develop a hobby Exercise You can’t…