Black History

The month of February is nationally recognized as Black History Month. It is a time of directly focusing on great people and great accomplishments. It is also a time of reflecting on horrors and tragedies enacted on an entire race of people. I could use this writing...

Watch Me!

I was 16 years old and I wanted to impress a girl that I liked. I was able to talk her into coming to one of my ballgames. This was where I shone the most and I was confident that I could win her heart with my athletic prowess. I had the game of my life that night. I...

Are You Alright?

Several years ago, I had an automobile accident on the way home from college. I came around a curve on the interstate and a car had stalled and I rear ended it. I can still remember being thrown forward, (Pre-seat belt days) and then rushing out of my truck to make...

Be Prepared

Be Prepared

    I learned this slogan from my time in the Boy Scouts of America. It always made sense to me and has served me well over the years. My understanding of it has deepened from living through Georgia winters. Here in Georgia we can never put any type of...

It Has to Be Jesus

The old joke goes something like this: The pastor sits in front of a group of kids at the children’s sermon portion of church and asks what has big teeth, a long fuzzy tail, climbs trees and eats nuts. The kids were all unusually silent until one boy finally raised...

Do You Hear What I Hear?

The short answer to this question is probably not. With all the technology, teaching on communication, and awareness that we have in this modern day we still do a very poor job of hearing each other. Oh, we hear the sounds, the words and such, but we don’t always hear...

The Happiest Time of Year

Christmas season is strongly upon us. We are most of the way through Advent in the church, last minute shoppers are preparing to step it up this week, and all the Christmas tree lots have come down. We are in the eye of the season. As I look around and listen to the...

The Power of Home

I recently spent a week in North Carolina doing hurricane relief. During our time our team was able to speak to many of the people who had been affected by the devastating floods. The most surprising revelation to me was how often these particular areas go through...

God Is Moving

Thousands of years ago…or millions of years ago…a long time ago when man first broke God’s perfect design by sinning, God immediately implemented a plan to restore mankind. He moved toward us the second we were broken. The thing that many people forget is that God has...