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...

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

George L. Faull

I'm excited to announce that George L. Faull will the speaker for our fall revival. He happened to be available so we decided to go for it. Brother Faull brings some seroius bible teaching/preaching when he comes. I don't know anyone who knows the Book like he does. Anyway, I asked if I could make some sermon requests. I hope he does at least one of them. Here they are...

  • I Have Never Split a Church
  • Where I Disagree With God
  • In Essentials Unity
  • Joe Brown’s Funeral
  • Mutiny on Old Ship Zion

And I threw in a couple of others with titles I can't remember. One about having a clear sound and one about being a disciple. I know he is going to rock!

Thursday, July 26, 2007


I used to think I could swim, but not any more. My family is now full of robust swimmers with the exception of yours truly. My wife swam a mile the other day. A MILE!!! My 8 year old daughter just started on the swim team this year and qualified for the City Meet (it's a big deal) tonight. My six year old daughter, who could barely swim a few weeks ago, is now smooth and fast in the water. Then today my 4 year old son stunned me by swimming the length of the pool (25 meters)! What's up with this?! I swam the pool, up & back, last week and I almost didn't make it.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Freak Show

I used to think that a Republican Congress & Whitehouse would rescue America from the peril of liberalism & socialism. Well, I was wrong. I'm a right winger for sure, but I've continued to slowly become a little more Libertarian these days. Admittedly, I've been disappointed in the Bush administration and in general with the semi-democrat modern big government republicans. Just when I thought there was no difference between the two major parties I got a wake up call in the form of the recent democrat debates. What a freak parade these "debates" are. Can you imagine a President Dennis Kucinich? I can't fathom the catastrophy that would be! Anyway, after I listened (this was difficult) to these folks promise everything to everyone I realized that these guys are essentially socialists. Obama? Clinton? Edwards? Say it isn't so!

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Vacation Ending

It's a sad day. It's the day before my vacation ends. We stayed home this vacation and it was really good. I actually enjoyed the pool that we joined a few years back. I rarely go , but we went several days this past week. My children are all swimming these days and that makes it a lot easier on Mom & Dad. We've done a little work around the house (but not too much). We've spent some money (but not too much). Mrs. Willis and I have done several workouts together including a 20 mile bike ride this morning. We've played hard and relaxed too. It's been a simple, no frills vacation, but I've enjoyed it much. I'll pick up the pace here at WTBW next week. grace & peace...

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Vicktim? I don't think so...

Things will be heating up in these parts soon. Michael (aka. Mike) Vick has been indicted by a grand jury. I had a feeling that this dog fighting business wasn't going away in spite of the efforts (or lack thereof) by the prosecutor in Surry, VA. Once outside authorities showed up things took a turn for the worse. Hmmm....

Stick a fork in him...

McCain is done! And that's fine with me. No, he's not officially done, but the writing is on the wall.

Thursday, July 12, 2007


I've never been good at tennis but I really like the game. As a kid my favorite player was Bjorn Borg. The headband...the Donnay racquet... the two-handed backhand and the court cool of course. I couldn't stand McEnroe back then as he was Borg's nemesis and was the one who ultimately overtook Bjorn. Now I like Mac, but that's another story. I didn't catch breakfast at Wimbeldon this year (like I did back in the day when I was lost), but I did see a little of the postgame stuff in the afternoon. The coolest part was seeing Bjorn again. There he was talking about his Wimbeldon glory days. Great stuff! I used to try to look and play like him. It's funny how much I idolized the guy when I was a kid.

Delmarva Family Camp

Well, I finally returned to the Delmarva Family Camp up in Delaware. It's been over a decade since my last time there. I spoke Monday night along with David Jones who preaches across town in nearby Hampton, VA. It was good to see many folks I hadn't seen in years and it's always a treat to see Ray & Gyneth Bennett. Ray's one of the most influential preachers in my life. I'll never forget the first time I heard him. It was via a cassette tape and I had never heard anything like it! When he's on there's no one like Ray in the pulpit. It was hot at Delmarva and I just about preached myself to death. It's funny how I get going up there. People are "amening" and talking back to you and the encouragement gets you going. I hope I get invited back next year. At least I think I got my right wing street cred back!