One of my favorite movies of all time is The Lord of the Rings trilogy. I realize that is actually three movies, but I consider it one story. Besides, this also allows me to squeeze eight movies into my personal top five list. The story depicts the war of good versus evil and leads to […]
Math has never been my strength. My math skills required me to take “special” math classes in college, beyond what my degree completion program required. Needless to say, my struggles in the past to understand the concepts of “old math” are further exposed as I stare at “new math.” Defenders of the new math philosophy […]
It may not be college football season yet, but my loyalty to my beloved Georgia Bulldogs leads me to still keep up with pre-season plans and recruitment. I have been a fan of the Dawgs since early childhood, and thankfully, I married a Dawg fan. Now, my family loves to experience trips to Athens together […]
STOP AND READ THE SIGNS On a recent mission trip, I noticed a historic marker and didn’t have time to stop and read the sign. I snapped a quick photo on my phone so that I could later go back and learn about what took place at that location. I must confess; I’m the only […]
Cars. Planes. Phones. Television. Social media, and more. The world is a noisy place and seems to grow louder every day. Some sounds are ambient noise that we tune out, like the sounds of a highway nearby. Other noise may even be a silent notification on a device, yet it screams to us for attention […]
Have you ever tried to exhaust a bonfire with a water gun? Of course not! Doing such would be a helpless adventure. I must confess that I enjoy playing with fire, and I have enjoyed my fair share of water gun fights, but the two aren’t meant for one another. We must recognize the spiritual battle we are engaged in and choose to utilize proper weapons that will combat the Enemy.
As a kid, I loved playing basketball. It was an activity I could do with a team, friends or just by myself in the driveway. In fact, it was common to drive past my parents’ house and see all of our trash cans and patio furniture set up in the driveway around the basketball goal as makeshift “defenders” for me to practice dribbling around. The fundamentals of the game I learned to play in the mid 90’s are the result of years of evolution in basketball. 1967 is a year for basketball that will go down in history as a turning point for the game.
I love America, and I am proud to be an American. Our independence as a country is worth celebrating more than just once a year, and on this July 4th I will surely celebrate with family and friends. The freedoms that we enjoy as a country enable us to express our opinions and worship as […]
Have you ever been surprised to find yourself in the right place at just the right time? Perhaps it was the perfect photo opportunity or the pleasant surprise that the person in line ahead of you decided to pay it forward and bless you with a free cup of coffee. We have all had these […]
On Sunday, June 23, 2019, Calvary voted to call Ricky Smith as their next Lead Pastor. Ricky Smith is not a stranger to Calvary. He joined the school staff in 1996 and joined the church staff as the Student Pastor in 2007. Over the years, he has served Calvary as an Associate Pastor, Interim Worship […]