I was not inclined to write about college football this week but then last Wednesday occurred. I was trying to keep up with the SEC football media days, but I was mostly hearing NIL, transfer portal, vaccine, and social awareness from the head coaches at the podium so my interest waned until…

Five years ago, in this space I undertook a four-part series chronicling the twentieth anniversary of the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics. Time does indeed fly.

On the very day that the Atlanta Braves fought their way back to a .500 record their hopes for the season may have crumbled in a heap in right field on Saturday when Ronald Acuna, Jr. tore the ACL in his right knee while leaping for a line drive that turned into a Marlin’s inside-the-park homerun.

In 2Corinthians 6:3 Paul stated, “We put no stumbling block in anyone’s path, so that our ministry will not be discredited.” Reading this scripture caused me to do some soul searching. Why? Because I never want to put a stumbling block in anyone’s path and be the reason that someone fails to…

Mississippi State captured its first ever national championship in any sport when it won the College World Series (CWS) finals last week over defending champion Vanderbilt. I’ve encountered a few Maroon Bulldog fans around here, but I bring their story to your attention because the very foun…

2021 is half gone, already! Time flies when you’re not locked down. It has been a while since I have taken a look at a little of this and a little of that, so here goes.

Some mornings we wake up with feelings of weariness, illnesses, and other kinds of battles. We may have prayed that God would deliver us many times, yet there seems to be no end to what we are going through. But, if we read the Word of God as found in Lamentations 3:22-23 we will find this p…

Compassion means to suffer together. According to several resources, it is defined as the feeling that arises when one is confronted with another’s suffering and feel motivated to relieve the suffering. Compassion is not the same as empathy or altruism, even though the impressions are relate…

With the waning of the pandemic and not much else going on let’s talk about tourism. Pam and I spent three nights last week at Myrtle Beach, SC, a tourist trap perhaps second only to Orlando, Florida in the southeastern United States. There are others, but Myrtle Beach long ago mastered the …

For most of my life major college football allowed the media to crown its champion via a popular vote called “the polls.” There was often controversy and occasionally two national champions, depending upon which conglomerate you believed. Many Januarys were spent with fans and scribes fantas…

I often hear people, even some Preachers, stand up in the Worship Celebration and say,

The Second Sunday in June rewinds time for a moment, as we remember to celebrate “Children’s Day” in the United States on Sunday, June 13, 2021.

The Georgia Athletic Director’s Association (GADA) since 1999 has compiled a Director’s Cup award system to recognize GHSA athletic departments who have excelled and shown superior performance. Points are totaled based on the results of 26 boys’ and girls’ sports.

Petros Kyprianou is reportedly leaving the University of Georgia when his contract expires at the end of June. Who, you ask? Kyprianou was promoted to Head Track and Field Coach in 2015 and led the women’s indoor team and men’s outdoor team to national championships in 2018. To Georgia Bulld…

Scripture: “This is My Commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.” (John 15:12-13)

Before I begin my analysis of the way the game of baseball is currently being played allow me to disqualify myself as an expert. There was no Little League in Lincoln County in the 1960s, so the extent of my playing experience is strictly sandlot. I did not play on the high school team. I di…

I do not expect the pandemic to ever be declared officially “over” by any organization that holds such authority, but the University of Georgia has heard enough “science” not to wait. Athletic Director Josh Brooks announced last week that Foley Field will be opened at 100 percent capacity fo…

It is becoming more and more difficult for folks like me to convince folks like you to continue to enjoy and appreciate sports. Many of the most die-hard fans are losing interest, not to mention the casual fan who might give sports only a cursory glance when there is nothing else to do. Ther…

Salvation is not something that we can claim because we were born to believing parents, or because we have attended Worship Experiences – what we call Church - all of our lives. In the 7th chapter of Matthew, as Jesus was teaching, He warned that not everyone who said to Him, “Lord, Lord” wo…

Call it a desire to hold myself accountable or just a review of what I’ve said in the past few months, but some answers are in on issues that I have raised in this space. On February 11 I wrote that football is always in the news. Three weeks later I accused the Valdosta school board of “she…

“Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. When He saw the crowds, He had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then He said…

Morgan Hyde was a centerpiece on Thomson High School’s region championship baseball teams in 2014 and 2016 and thanks to the NCAA’s “Covid mulligan” finds himself playing college ball for a fifth season.

I have never been one to read much into the Georgia Bulldogs’ annual spring football scrimmage, officially known as G-Day, but I must admit that I liked what I saw last Saturday. For many years I would go to G-Day only to see a hurried exhibition of many walk-on players who we would never he…

The Lord has been so good to each and every one of us, whether we acknowledge it or not. God is good and only good! How can we repay Him for all His benefits toward us? How can we repay Him for all His bountiful blessings? How can we repay Him for all His benefits and bountiful blessings toward us?