Dawg gone Canes

Change is inevitable.  It can happen over night.  Five days ago, Mark Richt was the head coach of the Georgia Bulldogs, today word came that he will take the head coaching responsibilities for the Miami Hurricanes.

I’m going to miss him and his leadership.  I wish him continued success and I hope he wins the National Championship with the Canes.  He is a great man, awesome coach and faithful believer in Jesus Christ.  He has left a mark (puns always intended) on Athens and the Georgia Bulldogs.

Change comes in many ways at different times and is often unpredictable. We must adapt.  It’s alright to mourn the end of an era, but if we stall out from change we become ineffective members of a movement.

I don’t know him personally, but I have learned much about leadership from Mark Richt.  I love and appreciate him and pray God continues to use his influence wherever he may be.

As for me and my house…..GO DAWGS!!!!



East Georgia College Outfielders

My family had lunch today with two of East Georgia College Bobcats.  I love sports and have been privileged to be around sports for most of my life either playing, coaching or in my new experiences as a chaplain.  So, it’s easy to say I love spending time with athletes.

These two are a little special to me, one is my nephew, Seth Gower and the other is his friend and teammate, John (aka. Boo, J.W. etc.) Wesley.  Both of them are outfielders for the Bobcats and both are very talented baseball players.  They came all the way from Swainsboro, GA this weekend and shared some mexican chow with us after church today.  It was great to spend some time with them.

I pray God’s blessings on both of them.  Also, I’m praying that they do their best at East Georgia and show-off a little on the ballfield in 2013.  GO BOBCATS!!!

Walk Humbly With Your God

He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.  And what does the LORD require of you?  To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.

Micah 6:8

Do right.  Have Mercy.  Walk with God.  I like this verse.  The Lord requires what is simple and yet we strive to make things complex.  No, I love this verse.

Take Heart

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

John 16:33

Deep breaths for the soul.  Great verse for the day.

Sense of Humor

I am learning that sometimes my sense of humor is what keeps me going.  Of course, I rely on the Lord to provide and comfort me; but sometimes I have to find a way to lighten the moment in order to survive my thoughts and circumstances.  The next time your load is heavy, I challenge you to do the same.

“A keen sense of humor helps us to overlook the unbecoming, understand the unconventional, tolerate the unpleasant, overcome the unexpected, and outlast the unbearable.”

Billy Graham

Christmas Eve at Graystone Church

Land of a Thousand Hills served at Graystone Church

Come with me to Graystone Church and I will get you a cup.  All of our donations and purchases of the coffee go to help a country to be reconciled and to give HOPE.