March 14, 2014

What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name?Choosing a name for your child can be a challenging and daunting task, as it will stay with them for the entire life.
Alan Robertson, pastor and eldest son of Phil and Kay Robertson (stars of “Duck Dynasty”), does not agree totally with the statement that a person’s name will determine an individual’s ultimate character, but he does advise parents that believe in the teachings of the Holy Bible, and whom profess their love and dedication to the Lord Jesus Christ, to carefully and prayerfully choose a name for their children.
Names can have a significant impact on a child’s future. According to the Bible, God gave a lot of significance to names, and many parents use the Bible as a source of knowledge – especially when choosing a name for their child. “Israel”, may seem like a strong and powerful name, but it also means “one who struggles with God”.
“Jezebel”, may be a poor choice for a girl’s name, in this day and age, as they may feel outcast, rejected, and think it glamorous to follow the path of the biblical Jezebel.
The name “Silas”, like the beloved Uncle Si on the hit TV show “Duck Dynasty”, is said to attend regular church services almost 54% more than other named individuals.
Knowing, the menacing meanings behind names provides parents with the knowledge of choosing a name for their children that emanates admirable qualities.
“Aaron”, for example, means a person that is enlightened. “Abigail”, means a source of gladness and “Agnes” is humble and gentle.  “Zoe”, refers to an abundant life and “Katherine” is a name that symbolizes purity.
Selecting a name from the Bible for your child is an important decision that should not be taken lightly. A name can affect a child’s self-esteem, and their perception of themselves, others and the world around them.
March 14, 2014

Robertson Wine

 Robertson WineSit back, and watch the #1 cable reality show, “Duck Dynasty” with the 12 million other fans/viewers, and pour for yourself, a glass of wine.  That right, “Duck Dynasty” now has a wine label. In fact, it is the same winery that makes the delicious and long standing “Sutter Home” wines.
Watch the “Duck Dynasty” episode entitled, “Sauvagnon Beard”, where Willie Robertson decides to expand the family business into the wine-making industry, and also there is endless laughter, as Si and Phil are on baby-sitting duty for the youngest Robertson ladies.
After you watch this hysterical episode, you will clearly see that it is no small wonder that they finally decided to hire someone else to make their wine.
Not only is this a great and inexpensive gift (under $10 a bottle), but there is one to accommodate everyone’s taste buds. The “Wood Duck” Chardonnay blend has a wonderful aroma of tropical fruits (including apple and citrus); “Miss Priss” Pink Moscato is made from vanilla, sweet honeydew melon, honeysuckle, caramel and peaches, and the red version of the
Robertson wine is called the “Triple Treat”, and it is a medium- bodied wine that offers a smooth, soft and silky finish.
These wines are now available in over 2,500 Walmart stores worldwide. In just over 120 days (4 short months), over 100,000 cases have been sold to the general public.
The faces of the “bearded ones” can be found on everything from backpacks, footwear, food, Band-Aids, and of course, duct tape. So why not wine? We would love to hear your opinion. Would you purchase this product? If so, would it be for your personal consumption? A gift for a loved one? Or a souvenir?
I’m certainly going to support my favorite reality TV family, but I can’t help but wonder – wouldn’t moonshine have been a better choice?
March 11, 2014

Jase Robertson

Jase RobertsonJason Silas Robertson, fondly known as “Jase”, is the older brother on the hit TV show “Duck Dynasty” that is always making fun of his brother (and CEO of the family company) Willie, and always finding new and fun ways to get out of working.

Make no mistake about it, just because Jase prefers to be hunting, instead of working, does not mean that he is not a talented and effective worker. In fact, when the mood strikes, he can produce thousands of new calls in a flash.

Jase has spent more than 25 years of his live creating and carving duck calls from cedar trees. Each call is hand-tuned, and since he (Jason) is in charge of manufacturing the product, that has made the family rich and successful, he does take the quality of each and every duck call that leaves the shop seriously, as he realizes and respects the fact, that their new and loyal customers expect consistent quality. Although, he would much rather cause mischief with his fellow shop mates, Godwin, Martin, Jep and Uncle Si. This is great news for us, because it creates some hilarious adventures for us to enjoy. From previous episodes of Duck Dynasty, we have learned that Jase loves hot donuts, fresh coffee and playing basketball, but refused to wear a “uniform” for work.

If you don’t already know, Jase is off the single’s market, as he has (and is) currently married to his high school sweetheart, and together they have three wonderful children.

Like his father, Phil, Jase loves to duck hunt, but before hunting – God and Family always comes first, and he believes that is part of the success and popularity of the show.

Jase loves the fans of Duck Dynasty, and appreciates their support of the family. He states, that there is plenty of drama and friction in many current TV programs, and the Robertson family has taken a stand not to compromise their faith, support of family and their love of duck hunting.


March 6, 2014

Uniqueness of Duck Commander Duck Calls

Duck CommanderHunters use duck calls as an assistance, to draw ducks closer for an easier shot. This tool resembles a traditional type whistle.

Phil Robertson, who is considered to be an inventor, pastor, patriarch of the Duck Dynasty Robertson clan created one of the most famous duck calls referred to as the “Duck Commander”. Like many other successful inventors, he found a need that needed to be fulfilled, and went about to fill that need. The questions any good inventor need to ask is, “why the world needs it?”

In Phil’s situation, there needed to be a duck call that not only simulated the call of the male ducks (which sounds like a “hiss” or “buzz”), but also something that was dependable in any type of weather conditions. In addition, it needed to be easy to assemble and use. All of these things needed to be considered in the creation of the now famous Duck Commander duck call.

Overall duck calls were not a new concept, as many had been developed to mimic wild duck sounds and simulate the sound of hens (female ducks), but the mallard (male ducks) makes a unique sound that had not be able to be recreated, until Phil Robertson invented his first duck call in the mid 1970’s. He started selling his invention from the back of his truck, and finally got a break when Wal-Mart decided to sell his product.  Today, the original Duck Commander sells for approximately $50.

Phil was persistent, but if the duck calls he created were not as good as they are, all the promotion and persistence would not have meant very much. His sons are great business men, which allows duck call making to remain a family business, but remember, if the Duck Commander did not work, none of that would have mattered.