Saturday, December 29, 2007



My four year old nephew Billy was visiting and upon a stroll of my yard saw my collection of seaglass and exclaimed---"Uncle Tate, you are so rich"

A good friend of mine Raife (six years old) , who was visitng me today took a tour of where I work and figured out I was a boss. He was confused.....he wanted to know why if I was the boss my house was so small.

Friday, December 28, 2007

twists turns jumps

will you dance w/me?

will you sing w/me?

will you pray w/me?


will you sit on the sidelines





What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save him? Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to him, "Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed," but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
From the book of James

action is louder then words

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Guitar Hero III

soooooo my 16 year old bought two albums today.
One was Coheed and Cambria and the other was Heart's Greatest Hits.
Apparently Guitar Hero III features Barracuda as a song to play......
looks like air guitar has elevated to a new level
get it

Saturday, December 22, 2007

America, home sweet home

ahhhhhh......Born in the USA! Home of hot dogs, apple pie and my Scion XB! I earn a living off of RETAIL, but I think America is going to far!!! How much more retail can we build?! I have heard of the container store and like it's a little obvious as to what they sell......BUT ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! Americans have clean drinking water in hot or cold and most of us own more pairs of shoes then we should. I mean are we blessed or what? Sometimes I wonder?!

Jesus hung with the poor. The really, really poor. People that didn't own more then one pair of shoes or quite possibly didn't own any. I mean can you imagine not owning a single pair of shoes?

So now, we Americans have so much stuff that we needed a store that sells stuff to put our stuff in......containers.

Sometimes I think the camel trying to get through the eye of the needle is me.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Victoria's Secrets vs. the toy stores

So.....A giant mall in Pentagton City VA. has a giant, and I do mean giant, Victoria's Secrets.
It is the size of 2-3 Wawas combined!!!
That's a lot of underwear!
Yet.....the mall does not have one single toy store!
there is something wrong with this picture!!
in the midst of all this:
Yolonda who sleeps in the alley @ 6th & Market Streets
and panhandles the corner of 8th & Market
could really use some underwear....size 5