Tuesday, November 5, 2013

The Bob Book

 One of my guitar students was so incredibly nice to share this book with me that he found while working at a local book sale.  This is Incredible !

  It is actually a very off-the-wall humorous book, which is fine with me. 
I enjoy that sort of stuff.  But I just find it so marvelous because of all of the information that has been so thoughtfully and meticulously compiled.  Trivia and facts, stories, and quotes from all sorts of people who just happen to have been gifted and blessed enough to share my name.

   Here are some of the section and chapter titles--
The Meaning of Bob.. Why Bob?.. Who is Bob?.. Bob-ness.. The World According to Bob.. What Makes Bob Squirm? (how did they find out?) .. Bob's Dreams.. Bob Style.. the Romantic Bob..  In Bob We Trust.. etc.. you sorta get the idea.. don't ya ?

  Example of the sort of info in this book- there is actually a place called No Bob, Kentucky.  Population of only 50.  I figured because of the name that there were actually no residents of this town named Bob.  I was thinking of moving there to even things out.  Every town or city needs at least one Bob to make up for all of the non-Bobs that are polluting the atmosphere.  But I find out that the name actually comes from a time in the 19th century when a resident named Bob became lost and a search party would return each day and be asked, "No Bob?"  Strange but true!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Save Me From Myself / Brian Welch


I just finished reading this 225-page bio of former Rock Star --electric lead guitarist of Korn-- Brian Welch.  He tells his story of rock stardom and drug addiction, and relates how he found freedom and victory over his own self through a relationship with Jesus Christ.  Amazing true story account !
I highly recommend this book.  Prior to reading his story, I'd never heard of Brian Welch or listened to Korn's music.  But this story grabbed my attention.  This book was hard to put down.  I finished it in only 2-3 days.

"Here I was, the guitarist for one of the biggest rock bands in the world ... I was able to do what I wanted to do, go where I wanted to go, and buy what I wanted to buy... but I was completely miserable.. some nights I would go to sleep hoping I wouldn't wake up-- other nights I would go to sleep scared, hoping that I wouldn't die... I didn't understand how a person who had everything that he wanted, with millions of dollars in the bank, could be unhappy... Take it from me: nothing you chase after on this earth will satisfy you like a real, everyday, intimate relationship with Christ."  --Brian Welch  

Monday, August 5, 2013

Special Back-to-School Movies


I'm not a teacher.  But these three films all really touched my heart in a special way.

 I recommend them to you, no matter who you are. These are great family-oriented films.

But if you are a teacher, I would say that these are REQUIRED VIEWING. They're great!