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!!!!



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.

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

Growth in Unstable Times

“In unstable times, growth comes from leaders who create change and engage their organizations, instead of from managers who push their employees to do more for less.”      

Tribes by Seth Godin

Thanksgiving thoughts 2010

My twelve year old son and I are spending the day together.  Here was my question to him.

“What are you thankful for?”  I know I shouldn’t end with a preposition, but this is what I asked.

His responses:

“I don’t know.  Is this a trick question?” he said.  Recessions touch everybody, even kids. 

“No,” I replied.

“Well, my family…my toys…my house…friends…a yard to play in…food…clothes and our cars.”

Then I told him this:

While looking at verses for giving thanks, I came across several that all said, “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good and His love endures forever.”  He loves us and always will.  God, our Father knows all of the hardships we are going through, but still His love endures.  Even when we question those circumstances or His will for our lives, His love endures. 

Let’s think and give thanks for what He has done.  Maybe our perception will change and maybe we will bring positive thinking and hope to those around us.  Then we can move FORWARD and make a difference instead of sinking inward and being paralyzed.  

God loves us!  There is hope!

Graystone Video – Training Camp

Graystone Church – New Series for August 2010