Why a Scorpion?

Scripture & the Scorpion Riddle:

When a business opens the owner’s/operator’s typically establish goals, visions & values that dictate the way the business is to be run, the way customers will be served, etc. All those things end up effectively branding the business and set the business’ culture. We have done the same thing but have amplified the values statement with an appropriate quote from Scripture to firmly brand our business and let our customers know who we are.

An issue surfaced when we realized we each had several verses we love and wanted to use with our business. Our current scripture verse is Psalm 20:7 was suggested by our Senior Pastor and is very appropriate. However, look for a new verse every 3 months or so; hopefully they will be as relevant to you as they are to us.

Psalm 20:7 NASB – Some boast in chariots and some in horses, But we will boast in the name of the Lord, our God.

NIV - Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.

KJV - Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the Lord our God.

OK? So why is a scorpion in your logo but not in the company name? Well, it’s a Texas thing. Scorpions fear NOTHING and are survivors! If you’ve ever watched one for any length of time they will take on anything, including a human. We’ve all been stung and have a very healthy respect for them. We’ve tried to eradicate them and they still keep coming back. I just got a text while composing this piece that my wife caught another one in our living room. I guess we could hermetically seal the house but I bet they would still find a way to get in. You just have to find a way to exist alongside of them. However, as my wife can tell you they make a great conversation piece, especially when she makes jewelry items out of them; rings, bracelets, pendants, and she’s working on doing scorpion belt buckles. The riddle of the scorpion is:

    1. An inside joke between Texans who live outside the Beltway (or Loop, as we say here) and
    2. Our way of showing that we are survivors; it’s in our DNA.