America's Compassionate Army

June 27, 2011

America's Compassionate Army

I am a firm believer that things come our way, problems arise just to tempt us and either make us stronger or help us to find our weaknesses.  The good Lord knows I have many weakness.  I can't walk by a candy dish without filling my hands and pockets with sweets.  I am the poster child for potato chips, because I can not eat just one.  Really I can eat just one as long as it is one whole bag.  I drink coffee and softdrinks like they are water.  But one of my greatness and biggest weakness is never being able to say no to someone in need.  I believe in helping in any way I can,  Whether it be charities for children, truckers, or those who have faced disaster or hardships.  Now I have had a life of hardships, and financial struggles, but The Lord has always provided what I needed.  Like everyone else I have not always had everything I wanted, but I have had what I needed. 

I have found that by helping others, I always help myself.  I am able to look in the mirror and know that someone somewhere will benefit from the things the Lord has blessed me with, whether it be my talents or my abilities.  When I look around at all the things I don't have, it would be very easy to want to become selfish and keep everything for myself.  But when I look around at all the things that others don't have or have lost I realize that I am very blessed and very rich in many ways.  When we are able to say I went the extra mile to help someone else is when I can truly be happy with myself.  Some folks don't believe in karma, and I myself am not sure I know what it is or how it works, but I do know that the more I give the more I recieve. 

Recently while attending and working at the Mid America Truck Show, with the great folks in The Trucker Charity Booth, I was approached by an elderly gentlemen in a wheel chair asking for a very strange request.  He ask for a Bible, and ask if I could hurry and find one.  Now I do keep one with me whenever I go anywhere, but mine happened to be in the room at the motel, and the motel was 7 miles away.  Now we are in the Louisville Fair and exposition center, with 80,000 people, who had come to see the truck show, and the truck show exhibits.  I was guessing that the odds of finding a bible quickly for this gentlemen might be extremely slim.  But I immeadiately took off in search for this gentlemen because he had ask. 

The crowds were heavy, and simply walking through was difficult and i had no idea where to start.  But the Lord provided.  The Bible tells us to seek and ye shall find, and within a matter of minutes my journey took me directly to a group of ministers who not only were able to provide us with the Bible, but they went back with me to pray with and for this gentlemen.

I realize that this blog is not like my others, entertaining and comical, and even though they are  truthful, they are meant for enjoyment, hoping that folks can laugh along with me at my own troubles.  This one is meant so that we hopefully can realize that each and everyone of us have the ability to do something to make a difference.  I sincerely hope you will join us in our efforts to help others and become a member of America's Compassionate Army.  You can make a difference, regardless of how large or small it is still a difference. 

May God Bless and protect you and yours......

Terry Wooley
www.terrywooley.com
 

Friday The 13th

June 27, 2011

Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th is considered by many to be an unlucky day.  To me it is just another day but I'm sure it has in the past been considered by some as the day that everything could go wrong.  I guess I look at things somewhat different than most folks because in my case I try to find the good and humorous in everything.  Now don't get me wrong everything is not funny, everything is not humorous, and most of the time these ramblings are just that. Some truth mixed wi...

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Nap Time

June 27, 2011

Nap Time

I spent last evening doing exactly what I should have been doing.  I went to church.  Now occasionally I have been known to nod off in the service, and I really don't know why.  The preacher is plenty loud enough, the seats are very uncomfortable, and his fire and brimstone messages usually leave me sweating bullets, and pretty convinced that he spent the entire week following me around taking notes on all the things I had done wrong, and then he prepared his sermon acc...


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Political Aspirations

June 27, 2011

Political Aspirations

I am thinking seriously of going into politics. It really can’t be that hard. First I need to learn how to lie, cheat, steal, and spend my huge salaries while the rest of the civilized world goes hungry or starves. I also need to learn how to spend other people’s money with absolutely no concern of the hardships that it might put on any other human being. I also have to learn two words. NO COMMENT. Almost like when I got married for the first time. I onl...
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Neighbors

April 23, 2011

Neighbors

There are certain days, that I am the most energetic person in the world. The kind of days where I believe that I can do almost anything. Of course you have to remember, I am a musician. That being said you have to realize that I’ve been doing so much with so little for so long, I can dang near do anything with nothing.

Today was one of those days. After a grand total of about 2 hours sleep, considering I was up all night watching the weather, I jumped right out of b...
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Bills-Bills-Bills

April 21, 2011
I have decided to write a letter to postmaster general in Washington D.C., and request another postal carrier to deliver my mail. It is not I dislike the carrier that I have, and it is not that they have done anything physically, emotionally, or personally to me, it is simply that they don’t know how to deliver anything to my mailbox other than BILLS.

Every day when I retrieve my mail, there are handfuls of past due notices, collection notices, disconnect notices, well you get the pi...
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Trouble with Traffic

April 20, 2011
With all the traffic on the highway these days, you would think some folks would actually learn how to drive. There are just to many people who don’t pay attention
when they are behind the wheel.


Just today I was driving down the interstate when out of nowhere a big truck almost ran me over. Now if I hadn’t looked up from my cell phone when I did, I would have been the rear bumper on this 18 wheeler. It caused me to completely loose the text I had started. Now I had been working o...
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It's all in His hands

April 19, 2011
It was January the 8th of 2008, and I was on my way from my home in Central Ky, to Nashville for a business meeting that I had scheduled regarding several up and coming shows, for myself and the band that I had assembled. The weather was nice, the sun was shining, the birds were singing, all in all it was a beautiful day. Kind of strange for it to be that warm and that nice in January, but I wasn’t about to question it or complain about it. Lord knows I complain about enough. I stoppe...
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The whole truth and nothing but the Cyber-truth

April 18, 2011
I woke up this morning to the sound of a cell phone beep, alerting me to the fact that I had an e-mail telling me that my on-line farm that I had worked on for so many hours, cultivating, planting, harvesting, decorating all while seated at my desk slaving over my keyboard had been repossessed because I had failed to make my imaginary payment to the off-shore cyberspace banker in charge of controlling all internet properties.

I lost it all. The golden chicken that lays the beautifully ...
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I know what my problem is.

April 18, 2011
I was standing in line at a major retailer, that I won't mention the name, and it suddenly hit me like a ton of bricks why I am like I am. I'm not saying that's a bad thing, cause I definitely have my moments, but the very reason I turned out the way that I turned out is because I didn't have an x-box or a play station when I was growing up. Forget the fact that the bathroom was in a little house in the backyard, that made for an interesting trip in the middle of the night when the snow...
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About Me


Terry Wooley Born on a small family farm in central Kentucky to hard working God fearing parents, Terry learned the meaning of responsibility at a very early age. While most of his schoolmates were playing and having fun, Terry was busy tending to the crops and cattle and polishing his guitar and songwriting talents. With the nearest neighbor almost a mile away and very few friends to pass the time with, he spent most of his spare time perfecting his craft, always dreaming of creating music. At the ripe old age of 8, he persuaded his parents to allow him to enter a local talent contest. They agreed and Terry walked away with all the hardware, performing a solo with only himself and a guitar almost as big as he was. A few years passed and he decided to set out and make his mark in the music world, traveling all over the world fronting and playing guitar for many legends and current and future superstars, and in 1982 became one of the few acts chosen to perform the entire run of the World’s Fair in Knoxville, Tennessee. Terry’s guitar playing always left him in great demand as a session player, and traveling musician, playing on countless albums and road shows. Known as one of the most prolific songwriters to ever pick up a pen, his songs have always been highly sought after by major stars and beginning artist alike. Well respected and admired by musicians and entertainers the world over, he has branched out into other areas of the entertainment business. Terry founded One BAR Records, an independent label to help further the careers of young artist, Lexie Rae Music, a publishing company to handle the many songs he has written, and Flip Flop Productions, a production company to produce young talent and help guide them along the path to stardom. His greatest passion has always been writing, producing and creating music that he feels will last for many years. With all of his many accomplishments and awards, Terry has somehow managed to remain in the background. However with his uncanny writing ability, his unequaled vocal talent, and his superb musicianship, he is quickly being pulled into the limelight. With the release of his critically acclaimed gospel album “SOLID GROUND” and his tribute album "ANY GIVEN DAY" and his tribute album to truck drivers "HIGHWAY FEVER" it is unlikely he will be able to stay out of the spotlight for long. Terry was honored to be able to write some music and lyrics for The World Global Peace Concert. With all of his many awards and accomplishments Terry still remains an unassuming man who is thankful and grateful for all that he has and all that has been given to him. “ I give the Lord all the credit and all the thanks” says Terry. And blessed he has been as many of today’s jingles, commercials, popular music and hit songs are influenced by the creative genius of the one and only Terry Wooley. Terry Wooley

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