After living through 2020, a year like none other in our lifetime, I believe I can honestly say that we all are looking forward to a better year in 2021. I heard someone say that 2020 went home, put on a wig, then came back as 2021. Right now, there are times it appears that it is not going …

As we move deeper into the new year I read and hear a lot of assumptions being made about sports. The Masters recent announcement that a limited number of patrons would be allowed to attend the tournament is one of them. I assume the Augusta National assumes that the virus situation is going…

It is apparent, to me, that prayer is incredibly significant to the faith of a believer. When we read the Gospel accounts about the life and ministry of Jesus, we find that He made prayer a priority in His life and took time to spend time with His Father (God) often. Prayer is incredibly imp…

The University of Georgia moved quickly to promote Josh Brooks to Athletic Director to succeed the retiring Greg McGarity. When McGarity announced his retirement effective December 31, Brooks was named by university president Jere Morehead as the interim AD. Brooks rejoined Georgia in 2016 a…

Big time college football has long been whistling past the graveyard concerning its professionalism but now it is dancing on the tombstones. Alabama and Ohio State will play for the national championship Monday night. College football is the NFL’s minor leagues and in reality, those powerhou…

We often describe Jesus as Savior, Lord, King, and God. I am thankful that He is all these, yet as we read the scriptures, we see Him offering us so much more. The Apostle John writes that, if everything were written down about Jesus, “even the whole world wouldn’t have enough room for the b…

Back in the good old days, 2019, good teams would be enjoying bowl games this week, including the semifinals and the national championship on January 11. If you think there are too many bowls, that is a matter of opinion, so you would not be wrong, or right. Adding to any argument of excessi…

Last Thursday morning my mind was made up. I could think of several good reasons not to go to the Georgia game in Missouri, and I could think of only one reason to go, because I wanted too. Logic told me on Thursday morning that I was staying home, but my heart told me on Friday morning to g…

“I will lie down and fall asleep in peace because you alone, Lord, let me live in safety.” — Psalm 4:8

What does Greg McGarity’s legacy tell us about the type of athletic director the University of Georgia will hire to replace him? When McGarity announced his retirement on November 30 the reflection began. Why was McGarity such a tightwad and why did he fire Mark Richt were the two most promi…

An opportunity to discuss someone who is politically incorrect rarely presents itself without involving a matter of race, but recently, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney did just that. When Florida State cancelled their game with Clemson three hours prior to the scheduled kickoff, Swinney declared …

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Do you have a hard time staying encouraged, when it feels as though nothing in your life seems to be going right?  If your answer is “Yes”, you’re not alone. Many, if not all of us, face times when life becomes so difficult it seems as though we are not going to be able to hold on. However, …

When GHSA reclassification dropped Thomson High School into Class AAA fans may have assumed that the path to a state football championship would be much easier. With Thomson competing against smaller schools, the Bulldogs were a lock to capture their sixth state title within a year or two, r…

Keeping in mind that all scripture is inspired by God (2Timothy 3:16), God inspired Isaiah to write Isaiah 43:18 saying: “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.” Isaiah’s writings to the children of Israel came at a, seemingly, hopeless time in their history. They were in captiv…

Please indulge me in a few scattershot observations about high school football around Georgia. The season of Covid has not been pretty, but at least there has been a season, so far. The new normal cannot be guaranteed even for one hour. The GHSA state playoffs are scheduled to begin Thanksgi…

In the sports world, fans will contend that you can’t be rivals when one team is dominating a specific other team. The last two decades of the Georgia-Georgia Tech series could be used as an example. Georgia won sixteen and Tech won only four because Georgia started to care much more than Te…

Social media is the modern-day gospel and a common refrain in the Twitterverse following Georgia’s 41-24 loss to Alabama was that Kirby Smart is just another Mark Richt, he can’t win the big one. If you measure Smart by his 0-3 record against Alabama, then you may be right, but in every othe…

“Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you disquieted within me?

The Georgia Bulldogs head to Tuscaloosa, Alabama Saturday night looking for their third consecutive victory on the hallowed turf of Bryant-Denny Stadium. Now go ahead and admit that is not a sentence you expected to read to open a story about the Georgia-Alabama game, but it is true. Also tr…

Scripture:    “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be trou…

Morgan County and Thomson will renew an old rivalry Friday night in The Brickyard. The last time the red and black Bulldogs from Madison played Thomson, Coach Paul Leroy was at the helm of the black and gold and current McDuffie County school board chairman Andy Knox, Sr. was a sophomore end…

So, how’s your October going? Better than the previous six months, I hope. I concluded September by doing something that I thought would be impossible just a few weeks ago. I traveled to Arkansas for Georgia’s first game, and I went in an airplane. I joined many of you in wondering if air tr…