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...

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

My 9 year old speaks...

My 9 year old daughter dropped her Chrstmas wish list on me tonight and she surpasses her little brother. Her list...

  • Nintendo DS Lite

  • Nintendo Wii

  • Laptop computer

  • Digital camera

  • Cell phone

  • Ipod Nano

What happened to a Barbie & an Easy Bake Oven???

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Oh boy!

We were leaving our Real Life Group (aka. home Bible study/small group) tonight when my son suddenly stuns me. He's only four but he has quite a Christmas list. He said he wants a bumble bee transformer (seems reasonable) and an Ipod! ... and a cell phone! ... and a Nintendo DS lite! ...and a Nintendo Wii! Oh boy! Things have changed that's for sure.

I'm back

Yes, I'm finally back, but I'm not quite 100% yet. I've picked up the "crud"...with the congestion, etc. It could be worse for sure. I did enjoy my time away and Thanksgiving with the family and ate lots of good stuff. I also indugulged my pumpkin pie craving. We did a little shopping too. Yes, I did the "Black Friday" thing this year. I haven't sone it in a couple of years but my wife & I decided to get back in this year. We went to Walmart & picked up a couple of GPS's. They was actually for my Mom who is giving them as gifts. She saved a nice chunk of $$$. Anyway, it was fun and it got me a out of bed. As I walked a mall in South Carolina I noticed something you've probably observed too. I don't think there has ever been a time that a jeweler didn't have a "sale." There is always a discount: 50%, 60%, etc. ...be it Mother's Day, Valentines Day, Christmas - it doesn't matter. Anyway, I'll get my blogging groove on tomorrow (maybe).

Monday, November 19, 2007


The Willis family is off for a little "R & R" in South Carolina. My sister lives in Pawley's Island & we will be going down for Thanksgiving. I might update my blog while I'm there...then again...I might not. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Friday, November 16, 2007

Flax Seed Oil?

The jig is up, the news is out... Barry Bonds appears to be in deep trouble. He thought it was just flax seed oil and some vitamins. Sure he did...

Thursday, November 15, 2007

John Piper on the prosperity gospel

John Piper rocks!

Don't get too excited

I know a lot of conservatives & republicans are excited that Hillrry Clinton is in "trouble." Some are even suggesting that she is finished. Really? Are our memories really that bad? Bill Clinton has adroitly dodged much more serious problems. If the Monica Lewinsky scandal (& MANY OTHERS) couldn't topple Bill Clintion I don't think that the Mrs. is any serious trouble. I still think we will see a Clintion/Obama ticket in '08. As crazy as it seems to some, I actually think they have a chance thanks in part to the ineptitude of the republicans.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Benny & the Feds

Looks like Benny & other well known preachers & preacherettes are under investigation. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is questioning how the churches are allocating their funds. He's concerned about tax issues & charitable organizations. I'm glad that it will bring attention and scrutiny, because some these "ministries" are the worst purveyors of the word-faith/prosperity deception. The others "minstries" being examined along with Benny Hinn's are those led by Eddie Long, Joyce Meyer, Creflo Dollar, Kenneth Copeland and Paula White.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Sermon Warning

This week I'm addressing the Charismatic movement (& surrounding issues) and specifically answering why we are not a part of it. Simply put, it's a counterfeit of the real thing. What is happening today is nothing like the authentic recorded events in the Bible. Just compare Jesus' healings with those of Benny Hinn! It seems, however, that charismatics have no problem preaching, teaching and advocating their beliefs. We, on the other hand, often refuse to speak clearly on these matters. It is a sensitive/controversial subject so I'm employing a sermon warning label this Sunday. What we need is not ambivalence; rather we need clarity and correct handling of the word of truth. I hope people will open their Bibles & their minds. It's a lot to cover, but I'm giving it a shot. I'll cover miracles, prophecy, tongues (everyone's favorite), healing, etc.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Go Navy!

Wow! I know Soren had to be stunned, but it was nice to see Navy win.

Election Day

I just voted and this year we have a very controversial and close race for state senate. I'm with Tricia Stall. She campaigned in my neighborhood and stood in my yard and talked at length with me and with my family. Moreover, I like where she stands on the issues and she strikes me as someone with conviction and abiding philosphy. She is on the "fringe" in the minds of many (i.e., the liberal paper) and that is okay by me because I'm one of those "extremists" too! This will be a close race in an otherwise "republican" district. Some of the repubs aren't "comfortable" with Stall and are supporting her opponent! I hope they realize that door swings both ways.


Recently here at WTBW? we've seen an increase in anonymous replies. I'm not sure what to make of it. It could be coming from my regular readers - this I seriously doubt. Maybe my blog is becoming popular - this I more seriously doubt! Maybe it's just an anomaly.

It does raise the issue of people writing in anonymity. I leave this blog wide open and don't even screen replies. I've never removed a reply either, even the asinine ones. I will, of course, remove anything that is blatantly offensive or immoral. I've just never been a fan of writing in anonymity because it seems so cowardly. I know the anonymous reader/replier will be offended but so be it.

On the positive side, however, it does give you information you would otherwise be denied. And maybe that's a good thing.