WHATCHU TALKIN BOUT WILLIS?
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Delaney asks: "Where are we going?"
I reply: "We are going to the store."
She asks: "Why are we going to the store?"
I reply with my own question: "Why do we usually go to the store?"
Preston pipes in: "To buy stuff that we dont even need."
BRILLIANT! That's all I can say. My boy is wise beyond his years!!!
Friday, June 19, 2009
My 3 children swim for the Glendale Gators (1994-2001 2003-2008 GPSA Champs). Needless to day the team is really good. My kids dig swimming, especially just being a part of a team. It will be another busy summer. Will we repeat as champs? It's supposed to be more competitive than ever, but if history means anything, we will be the favorite to win it all again. The vid is from last year's championship. One of my daughters, Bethany, is in the back left. My other girl, Delaney is in the front right. Go gators!
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
Friday, June 05, 2009
The video clip is of Bob McDonnell. He's a former Attorney General here in the Commonwealth and the current GOP candidate for Governor. Virginia is a "blue state" as of late, so this will be an interesting race this election. McDonnell appears to be the strongest candidate the Republicans have produced for a statewide race in quite some time. I think he just might have my vote.
Thursday, June 04, 2009
- Paycheck? Yes for both.
- Office? Yes for both.
- "Full-time"? Yes for both
- Special status? Yes for both.
- Special tax considerations? Yes for both.
- Degree(s)? Yes for both.
- Ordination? Yes for both.
- Perform weddings? Yes for both.
- Perform funerals? Yes for both.
- Do counseling? Yes for both.
- Do hospital visitation? Yes for both.
- Visit "shut-ins"? Yes for both.
- Send letters to visitors? Yes for both.
- Write newsletter articles? Yes for both.
- Preach in church services? Yes for both.
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
NEWPORT NEWS - Theodore "Ted" Edward BaCote Jr., died June 1, 2009, at Sentara Careplex Hospital. He was born in Ansonia, Conn., and was one of three children born to Nancy Saunders and Theodore BaCote Sr. He was the husband of Delegate Mamye E. BaCote of Newport News, Va. Mr. BaCote graduated from Virginia Union University, Richmond, Va., where he excelled as a football player and was captain of the 1959 undefeated football team. He taught and coached in the Newport News School System from 1951 to 1991. He was a dedicated passionate teacher and coach.
I've been influenced by many different people throughout my life, but my high school football coach was definitely one of the most significant. Coach Bacote was a profound influence on me during those formative teenage years when I moved from boyhood into manhood. I remember my early encounters with Coach - he was quite intimidating! It may be hard to believe but I still regularly refer to Coach Bacote even now - some 26 years after my graduation! His influence still looms large in the Willis family too. I was very honored many years ago when his wife Mamye asked me to speak at a "Roast" in his honor. A few years later she and Coach were at my wedding. I saw him most recently when I noticed him entering a barber shop. I stopped, went in and we chatted. He was exactly the same. Coach was "old school" and he worked with a rough bunch of guys most of the time. He employed some "techniques" that would not be acceptable today, but he helped many boys become men and stear clear of the temptations and pitfalls that encumbered many of our peers. He was hard on us and we are better because of it. Coach could motivate like no one else. I still remember his daily "sermonettes" before (& sometimes after) footbal practice. I've used many of his stories in my sermons throughout the years. I like to the think he was the earliest preacher I heard and that I acquired some of my style from him. Coach would not tolerate quitters or guys who weren't part of the team. He touched untold numbers of lives and will be greatly missed. I thank God for Coach Bacote's impact on my life.