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, August 28, 2007

Dry Spell

I go through periodic "dry spells." I don't think I'm unique in that. The proverbial rollercoaster ride is my life particularly the professional ministry part. There are highs and I'm excited and then someone rains on the parade every time! Ironically, the rain usually comes from those you least expect. I used to wonder why some preachers avoided "getting close" to people in the congregation, but now I'm starting to see why. Invariably, some of the biggest complainers & winers are the the used to be fun to be around supportive types. Is this weird or what? In my old age I'm growing ever more intolerant of these folks. Is this bad? Maybe, but I just want to say: "If you don't like it here...if want to believe those rumors...if the leaders are as bad as you think...if you're that petty...if you're that mypopic and self-righteous then...good bye! Oh...and GOOD LUCK finding the perfect church! "


Soren said...

Reminds me of a line in Mel Brooks' "History of the World."

Servant: "The peasants are revolting!"
King: "You said it, they stink on ice."

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you would like nothing more than to be a one man ministry.... You seem much more concerned about achieving your occasional "highs" than with those who have been entrusted to your care. God has spoke throughout history through the mouths of others....unfortunately you have shut your ears to the comments of others and written them off as "whiners and complainers". Maybe it's time for you to follow your own advice take a hike.

David H. Willis said...


Thanks for making my point.