I grew up when Diff'rent Strokes was a popular television show. That's no big deal unless your last name is Willis. To this day I still hear those famous words popularized by Arnold: "Whatchu talkin bout Willis?" Usually they are uttered by someone looking at me as though I may have never heard it before. Yeah, right! Well this blog is what I (Willis) am talkin bout...my thoughts, observations & opinions. Enjoy...

Thursday, December 21, 2006


Man, I hope this Prilosec stuff works. I just started it. You see, lately I have been struck with heartburn & acid reflux (yuck!). I wake up at 3 AM and it feels like I've been nursing a car battery or something. Then I can't get back to sleep (who can sleep sitting up anyway?) and then I'm beat all the next day. Then it's the same thing the again the following night! It might be that I'm pounding down enormous quantities of greasey foods along massive amounts of sugar. Of course I've always done that. It might also be the 12 packs of Diet Coke that I rountinely put away. Who knows? What a lousy time of the year for this to happen!

Monday, December 18, 2006


Carmelo Anthony sures knows how to throw a sucker punch. Did you notice how he backed up. Gutless. He looked like DB Champ Bailey backing up in prevent coverage. I say it's time for a new nickame for "Melo." I'd like to suggest the more appropriate "Yello." It still rhymes and, more importantly, it better defines Mr. Anthony. The NBA has suspended "Yello" for 15 games. Maybe he can get a gig in the WNBA.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Christian vs. Christ Follower

I'm a Christ Follower (Mac vs. PC Parody) ... I found these videos linked at a blog I occasionally visit - INTERNETMONK.COM. The monk's reformed theology is not to my liking but I do frequently find his thoughts interesting. Anyway, these vids were likewise thought provoking. People who commented represented a wide range of reactions. I thought the videos were well done and could be used as good illustrations. They will certainly get a discussion started as well as create strong reactions and very divergent opinions... Just check out Monk's comments as well as the others.

Thursday, December 07, 2006


I recently got to be in on a conference call with Reggie McNeal. He is with Leadership Network and a fairly prominent author. He also wrote one of my favorites - The Present Future. The guy was great. He said he has a new life coaching book coming out soon titled "Get a Life." The best part is the subtitle: "It is all about you!" Very funny. He said he "figured if Rick (Warren) could sell 30 million people on the idea that 'it's not about you'" then he could sell 100 million saying "it IS about you." He said " I'm a little tired of self-absorbed people telling me it's all about God." I really like this guy.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Interesting Contrast

Last night we held a meeting for those who had committed to helping serve on day/night at a homeless shelter here in town. We had 20-25 people show up. I was pleasanttly surprised with the tunrout but also for another reqson... The meeting was held in a room where I regularly teach on an adult Bible study on Wednesday nights. What struck me was that of the 20-25 people present this past Tuesday (same attendance on Wednesdays) ONLY ONE PERSON, excluding myself, was present in both groups. I'm sure I could put my interpretation hat on an explain this, but I won't. I did find this very interesting and will continue to ponder this for a while.