Can A Scrabble Game Launch A Rock Song?

by Kevin Burton    You’ve heard of writer’s block, when a writer either can’t think of new ideas or has trouble developing them?    One of the things writers do for each other is provide writing prompts.  These are words or phrases you’re supposed to use and elaborate on to create a story.     So …

Many Reasons To Memorize Bible Verses

by Kevin Burton     One excuse I finally stopped allowing myself: I’m not good at memorizing Bible verses.       I’m still not good at it, but I’m doing it and have started reaping the benefits.       Why should you bother memorizing scripture when it’s a close as your Bible or Bible ap?  Why …

Favorite Songs With Brown In The Title

by Kevin Burton    It takes red, yellow and blue to make brown.  So you have to do some work to get where we’re going this week on Flying Colors.    “The color brown symbolizes stability, reliability..wise beyond its years…exuding vigor….” says http://www.color-meanings.com.  That’s all news to me kids.  But if they say so.    …

What Was Pilate Really Asking Jesus?

by Kevin Burton    Remember the days when playing solitaire on computer was a wonder?  We had just advanced to the point where getting online didn’t mean tying up your phone line.     After that there was no holding us back!    Solitaire was as far as my father stretched his computer skills. He had …

Of Hank Aaron, Uncle Pint And Statistics

by Kevin Burton    To me, Hank Aaron has been the Major League Baseball homerun king since 1974. He is still the man.      I have never acknowledged steroid cheat Barry Bonds as anything but an all-around jerk with baseball skills.     Did you know Aaron played one season in the Negro Leagues? Major League …

Choose The Solid Rock Over Sinking Sand

by Kevin Burton    Amy Grant’s 1979 album “My Father’s Eyes” didn’t make my “album challenge” series, but one of its songs seems to be emerging for me.    The song is “Faith Walkin’ People.” I liked it immediately back in the day and have been drawn to it ever since. But these days some …

Favorite Songs With Yellow In The Title

by Kevin Burton      If I say “yellow’ you’re going to think about the sun and all things happy, right?  Not too many menacing references from the color yellow.     The sting of a yellow jacket maybe. But we have no flying insects on Flying Colors, just great songs with yellow in the title.     …

What Kind Of Draft Choice Will You Be?

by Kevin Burton    If you follow team sports, I am sure you can remember a time when your favorite team drafted poorly.     A highly-touted amateur player who does not perform well is called a bust. And you think, of all the players you could have chosen you picked this bum? Who is this …

Cleveland Indians Should Become “Blues”

by Kevin Burton    Cleveland’s Major League Baseball franchise is doing the right thing by dropping the name “Indians,” but what should the new name be?    The team, established in 1901, announced the move last month, following the lead of the Washington DC pro football franchise that dropped the name “Redskins.”    These moves …

In Your Life, What Time Is It Really?

by Kevin Burton    Did you ever ask God what time it is?    You may be thinking, with all the mysteries of this life and the next, If God is hearing me, the last thing I would ask Him is what the time is.    Well I’m not talking about the time of day.  …