Lean On Me

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve remembered the old rock song “Lean On Me.” You probably remember it as well. It’s almost as popular today as it was when it was recorded by Bill Withers. I checked out the lyrics the other day. These are a couple of the verses: “Lean on me, when you’re not strong. And I’ll …

The Words You Never Want to Hear

Years ago I heard a sermon by a preacher speaking to young preachers. I have never forgotten the wisdom of his words. I’m so thankful he dared speak about such a personal and necessary subject. The message was the four ways that Satan tempts us. He talked about the flesh, how we use time, but the one that struck me …

The Tooth Fairy Economy

Monday at noon I happened to be in my automobile going home for lunch. In my automobile I’m always listening to the radio, never music, always talk. I was listening to a financial network. I’ve really forgotten what the subject was, it obviously wasn’t very important,. But, what was said at the end of that segment caught my attention. The …

The Martyrs of Egypt

I awoke last Monday morning to a horrific sight. You’ve probably seen it as well. Twenty-one barbarians from the group ISIS standing behind twenty-one Egyptian Coptic Christians dressed in orange suits (to resemble the prison garb of terrorists at the prison in Guantanamo, Cuba?). I’m thankful I only saw the picture. The video showed the men being beheaded and their …

Super Bowl Saver Malcolm Butler Receives Amazing Gift

Tom Brady is the Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl XLIX, and the New England Patriots are the world champions. Neither of those would have happened without little known and underappreciated Malcolm Butler. If you would like to read more about Malcolm Butler, click here:http://waylonbailey.com/2015/02/04/how-much-talent-do-you-have-to-have-to-win-a-super-bowl/ To show his appreciation for what Malcolm Butler did, Tom Brady gave the Red Chevy …

How Much Talent Do You Have to Have to Win A Super Bowl?

How much talent do you have to have to win a Super Bowl? Here are some surprising facts. None of the starters for the Patriots or the Seahawks were five star athletes in high school, and the stars of the show were not considered “elite” either in high school or in college. Take Tom Brady, the all-everything quarterback and Most …

I’m Awesome, How About You?

Yesterday I took a break to get a cup of coffee and walked out into our larger office area. Standing next to my assistant’s desk was one of our interns. As I walked by I said, “How are you.” Her reply took me by surprise. “I’m awesome, how about you?” This is the way I replied to her, “I’m not …

Why “Deflategate” Is Such A Big Deal

It’s Super Bowl week and we should be reading and writing about who is going to win the big game and why. Instead, we’re talking about how much air footballs have in them. As much as I love football, I have no idea how much air you put in a football. Anytime I’ve aired up a football, I read on …