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!!!!



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.

Christmas Eve at Graystone Church

Northpoint Community Church iBand

My family spent the weekend with some of our friends in Alpharetta, GA and we went to church with them this morning.  This was incredible!  Thanks to whoever shot this video.


Deck the Halls Video

I love the Christmas season because we celebrate JESUS!  Celebrate with me!

Hope Epidemic

At Graystone, we began a new series call HOPE Epidemic.  Nate Rector was the first to speak towards a subject of great need today, HOPE.

All of us have been hit by the baseball bat of this world at sometime.  Some have lost their spouses and family, others their jobs, homes, friends, but there is HOPE.  Here is the idea to remember and a couple of verses from the message this past Sunday.


What AIR is to the BODY, HOPE is to the SPIRIT.

Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me?  Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him, my salvation and my God.


But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.   They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.


If you could use some hope and encouragement, come check out HOPE Epidemic.  God wants you to know there is HOPE.



God at Work at Graystone

This week, following the “I Love My Church” series at Graystone church, God moved through his people and their giving. The number needed to complete the current building campaign was $100k. Did anyone know we were in a recession?

I once heard Andy Stanley say that money follows vision. I believe it. I’ve seen organizations that lacked in vision, go bust. People will invest when they feel God’s vision is being pursued.

So, God’s people gave $113k!

The mission for Graystone is “to dominate our community with the love of Jesus Christ.”

Go, God! Go, Graystone!