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, June 28, 2007

Hannity vs. Voinovich

Yesterday I'm in my car when I tune into a discussion between Ohio Sen. George Voinovich & talkshow host Sean Hannity. I tire of Hannity rapidly these days and I think he's too much of an apologist for President Bush, but I have to give him credit this time. He was like a dog on a bone with Voinovich. I thought to myself: "I thought Voinovich was a republican." Well he is and Hannity cut him no slack. The sad part was that the Ohio senator came across as arrogant and ignorant. Sad. Read the details if you wish.

My Guy

I've found my favorite of the potential presidential candidates out there: Ron Paul. I like this guy. He actually seems to have unwavering convictions and he sticks to them. He's proabaly too libertarian for my friends but I'd love to see him have a shot at the Whitehouse. Yeah, I know it's unrealistic. Can you say "Fred Thompson?" He's knwon as "Dr. No." I love it!


It's been a few weeks since I've posted here. Frankly, I lost momentum. We had a big loss here at Olivet. One of our members, Bruce Horner, was killed in Iraq. Bruce was serving in the Army and was shot by a sniper. Bruce was such a good guy... He kept it simple: He loved God & loved people. He shared his face frquently and effectively. He was the guy who really cared about others. I was blessed to have known him. His loss really hit us hard. I saw Bruce frequently at the gym where he regularly introduced me to people he was trying to reach for Christ. He seemingly always had a song on his lips and a smile on his face. We'd sit around laughing and talking about music and the gym and the Lord. And Bruce could eat too. I used to tell him that he could find any desitnation in town if you told him what buffet was nearby. It was amazing how many people he touched in his 43 years. His memorial was a major event: TV crews, the newspaper, the Army, hundred of friends. Bruce was presented the Purple Heart & Bronze Star posthumously. It was simultaneously one of the most stressful and rewarding times in my ministry. It's odd I know but it still doesn't seem like he's really gone. I miss Bruce, but I look forward to seing him on the other side.