Category Archives: GUTS – What is it?

What is this page all about and why the name GUTS?

You Must Not Quit – Slam’s call to keep on keeping on!

I wrote this on this date 10 years ago. You Must Not Quit – Slam’s call to keep on keeping on! When things go wrong; as they sometimes will,When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,When the funds are low … Continue reading

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Tough Times, Tough People & Lives that last after Their Over!

I wrote this article 2 years ago on this date. But somehow it never made it here. So in celebration of these thoughts which were good ones, I make this post today. Quite a few years ago my daughter TeNae … Continue reading

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Slam’s Alcoholism – And Recovery

Alcoholism has effected my whole life. I remember at a child, my mother’s horror stories with her alcoholic brother’s well. Also remember the terrible reality that was Filmore, her brother. Furthermore, our family friend John Prevo died as a direct … Continue reading

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It is Settled!

Last month while heading to the beach, I had what I think was a heat stroke. This was an I am Unsettling Unpleasant near-death experience.  It really shook me. It was not nearly dying that shook me. I’ve had several … Continue reading

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If you struggle with weight, like I do!

I have really struggled with weight & related health issues. But I argued to myself that I’m a big strong guy & being overweight was OK. Bull! A mini stroke (TIA) 6 years ago got my attention & inspired the … Continue reading

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It doesn’t Intimidate God for You to Succeed!

Some people seem to believe it intimidates God for us to succeed. And that is only through our pain & loss that He receives Glory. While it’s true that we should be willing to take up our cross & follow … Continue reading

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Craig Ellis Daves / ShoDan-Ho / Rock-N-Roll

5 years ago a new student entered my dojo along with his wife and his two daughters. He said he had high goals. I didn’t exactly encourage him. In fact, I made it sound difficult if not impossible to get … Continue reading

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The story of Skywalker continues!

7 – 8 years ago, I began to teach Karate, to a young boy, who was a little awkward & had a posture problem. But he worked hard and had a good attitude. So, I expected good things. Through the … Continue reading

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12 Wonderful Truths of The Gospel of Christ!

12 Wonderful Truths of the Gospel.          ————————————————— 1- God revealed His interest and care for the human race through historical dealings with a specific people he called his own, the Jews. God revealed His wonderful moral … Continue reading

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Life Is Always Now!

All of your life is yet to be lived. What is behind is just history! What is ahead is just mystery. What is now, that’s your life!!! Continue reading

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