America's Compassionate Army

Posted by Truckers Helping on Monday, June 27, 2011 Under: Words By Terry

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

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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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