Farewell TaB

by Andy Wood on October 17, 2020

in Spoofs

(Originally published in February 2013, with the last stanza added in light of yesterday’s tragic news.)

It’s hard to explain to a Diet Coke fan
Or a four-wheel-drive, six-pack and Marlboro man,
But I still get my kicks from a little pink can –
It’s TaB, baby.  It’s TaB.

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Can You Tell Me, What is Pride?

by Andy Wood on August 4, 2018

in 100 Words, Photos

Can you tell me, What is Pride?

A setup for falling if your only view’s the mirror…

Theater of division if you focus on race or ethnicity.

Create “we” out of “I” however, and when “we” charge the world together,

Heart-borne pride becomes the wonder we share

In serving something bigger, uniting us together.

Now pride happy-dances with humility and

Glories in ways we resemble and differ.

Furthermore, when new generations

Own and advance your legacy…

Xenophiles, teachers, Kingdom builders, preachers…

Everlasting pride is the gratitude you feel that

Somehow God would give you an earthbound witness to His glory.


One Stop Shopping

by Andy Wood on October 17, 2014

in 100 Words, Photos

Spirit store 2

Here it is!

Mobile’s answer to one-stop shopping.

While you’re picking up your Tommee Tippee Back to Nature bottle warmer (currently on sale at you-gotta-be-kidding-me prices), you can also check out some fake blood or a Walking Dead costume next door.

We’re talking odd couple convenience, friends. [click to continue…]

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All Your works shall give thanks to You, O Lord… Psalm 145:10

This is a work of God.

This little guy has lived at my house longer than I have.

Throughout the summer he’s maintained this exquisite work of art, despite several collisions with humans.

He’s not alone.

He joins with all creation, using their gifts and design, worshipping their Creator.

And on days like this, I get to have a front-row seat.

Blue jays, cardinals and mockingbirds call to each other nearby. [click to continue…]



by Andy Wood on June 30, 2014

in 100 Words, Photos

callings 7

Callings spur on much of our lives, and can come from many sources.

callings 4

Some people are called by deeply held values, such as liberty and country. [click to continue…]


Old Jalopy

The Rental

Last week we made a cross-country U-turn and returned to Lubbock for a wedding and some work and training.  We needed to rent a car, but weren’t too worried about it.  Hey, it was Wednesday, in June, in Lubbock Texas.  What could possibly be a problem with renting a car?

Texas Tech University, that’s what.  It’s the tail that wags everybody’s dog in Lubbock, and it seems they were having Freshman Orientation or something, and all the cars were booked.  Except at Hertz.  So we stand in the long line and wait.  Finally I tell the desk jockey I would like an SUV for four days.

“I can do that rental for $131.00,” she says.  I’m impressed.  “Go for it,” says I.

Turns out that was $131.00 a day.  Something about supply and demand.

Oh well.  Sometimes you’re just running on five cylinders.

(Speaking of supply and demand, the next day Alamo had a supply – $21.00 a day for a Camry – and I made a demand that Hertz take their gold-plated rental back.) [click to continue…]


A Day in the Life of a Boy

by Andy Wood on March 17, 2014

in 100 Words, Photos

To forge the skills of teamwork, timing, and synchronized face planting…

To turn the most ordinary of fixtures into an adventure in the making…

Boys in Dryer

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Father of the Bride

by Andy Wood on August 1, 2013

in 100 Words, Photos

This is what everybody else sees.

Bride 1

This is what he sees.

Bride 10

It’s not just a difference of perspective… [click to continue…]


Say Good-bye To Your Frog Mummy

by Andy Wood on March 18, 2013

in 100 Words, Photos


What a wondrous time… when in a matter of days winter’s chill …

Winter Chill

Gives way to the life and hope of spring. [click to continue…]

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Five Signs of a Possible Home Invasion

by Andy Wood on February 18, 2013

in 100 Words, Photos

Your home is a sanctuary… your last defense against this crazy world.

That’s why you should be prepared to recognize the often-subtle signs that accompany a breach of your outer perimeter.  Here are five things to watch for:

1.  Your instincts tell you that something just doesn’t seem right.


Home Invasion 4

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