Bring a big truck

Yes, folks, it’s that time of year again. The Christmas Giveaway at CRC World Headquarters. We’ve had a blessed year. It is better to give than receive, but for the Chicks it’s better to receive first. And receive we have. The warehouse was jam packed with what we consider really good stuff – all new,…

Sun Kissing Dolphins

It occurred to me today that we are in an odd business. Tim and Ronald from Progressive Directions made a pick-up for the Chicks at a major distributor of the types of  items you see in gift shops in Gatlinburg or Branson. We split the truckload so it’s a win-win. But this is the moment…

It’s cold

It is snowing on Nov. 25. Of course, it is. It’s a giveaway day and the dock doors are wide open from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. There are many advantages to the wonderful jobs Betsy and I have. But conducting giveaways in 30-degree weather is not one of them. The Chicks are prepared for…

It’s cold

It is snowing on Nov. 25. Of course, it is. It’s a giveaway day and the dock doors are wide open from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. There are many advantages to the wonderful jobs Betsy and I have. But conducting giveaways in 30-degree weather is not one of them. The Chicks are prepared for…

Our happy place

The Chicks love almost every part of our job, but the thing we love the most is “shopping” in the warehouse for others. We actually fight each other to go shopping. That’s a lie. We don’t actually come to fisticuffs. We just kind of elbow each other out of the way. Like today, for example….

Mr. Bailey

Betsy and I were honored to receive the Citizen of the Year Award from the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Saturday night. The chapter here in Nashville is a philanthropic powerhouse. If there’s someone in need they will track them down and help them – young or old, no matter the circumstance. During the May 2010…

Let’s live outside ourselves

Where were you Wednesday  night when temperatures plummeted to 24 degrees? Most of us were at home – in  a house with a solid roof, a nice heating system and maybe a roaring fire in the fireplace. Gabe Pizzillo, the owner of Gabe’s Electronics, was looking out for those who have no home Wednesday night….

Let’s live outside ourselves

Where were you Wednesday  night when temperatures plummeted to 24 degrees? Most of us were at home – in  a house with a solid roof, a nice heating system and maybe a roaring fire in the fireplace. Gabe Pizzillo, the owner of Gabe’s Electronics, was looking out for those who have no home Wednesday night….

Blessing Boxes

Sometimes – actually, most of the time – Betsy and I get way more from our nonprofit partners than we give. Funny how it works that way in the nonprofit world. Nice, that. At any rate, one of our nonprofit partners is Heart of Worship, which maintains a school in Haiti by paying for the…

Blessing Boxes

Sometimes – actually, most of the time – Betsy and I get way more from our nonprofit partners than we give. Funny how it works that way in the nonprofit world. Nice, that. At any rate, one of our nonprofit partners is Heart of Worship, which maintains a school in Haiti by paying for the…