The devil doesn’t like trains

My secondary title of this blog is: “Oh, don’t you let the devil ride…” Several gospel artists recorded their version of the song, but it was first recorded in 1969 by Gospel artist Brother Joe May. The song goes on to say that if you let the devil ride, he’s going to want to drive….

I’ve never met a beetle that I didn’t like

We were bug boys growing up.  We loved learning about bugs, snakes, lizards, mice, rats, wasps, we were fascinated by pretty much anything living.  I remember when we discovered that some bugs wore armor that protected them from would-be attackers. To learn more about those bugs, we did what everybody did in the ’60s and…

la familia es importante para todos

Warriors is a 1979 Paramount film about a New city gang who must travel from the Bronx to their home turf in southern Brooklyn after they are framed for the murder of a respected gang leader.  For me this movie is right up there with The Blues Brothers (the original) and Coming to America. I…

Your kid might need an oil change

Do you listen to your car when it’s talking to you?  I’m not talking about that luxury brand computer on wheels that can email the dealership when it’s time for an oil change. I was thinking more along the lines of the 1996 4Runner with 306,000 miles on it like the one I drive. When…

Your kid might need an oil change

Do you listen to your car when it’s talking to you?  I’m not talking about that luxury brand computer on wheels that can email the dealership when it’s time for an oil change. I was thinking more along the lines of the 1996 4Runner with 306,000 miles on it like the one I drive. When…

Turkeys love seeds

Seeds contain everything plants need to grow. Likewise, I believe God creates people with seeds of greatness that are in each of us, from the very beginning. In that seed is everything we need to live a full life and bring glory to His name. But just like plant seeds, we have to care for…

A question to start the year

Questions have the unique power to nudge us to reflect and to act. The legendary Dr. Seuss asks: “Why fit in where you were born to stand out?” We really need you to stand out. Hamsight: Always listen to a cat in a hat

Give

Give yourself away…He did. Hamsight: Give.

Ms. Annie Pearl Fisher

Ms. Annie Pearl and her family ran a neighborhood store in the late sixties and early seventies.  It was only two blocks from my house and they sold just about everything you could want or need. We only went there for one thing…junk food!  You could buy pickles, pickled pigs feet or even pickled eggs;…

Put in a good word

“Hey, when you see her, will you put in a good word for me?” When someone uses that phrase it’s usually used as a request to leverage your influence to open a door of opportunity. As I looked at that phrase, I started to think about the power of words and the impact they have…