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?

Riding by Pine Top Farm on the Augusta Highway on several late winter weekends, I noticed a large contingent of trucks and horse trailers parked on the grounds, so my curiosity was naturally piqued. I knew that Glenn and Janet Wilson hosted riding events but to see evidence of so many equest…

I assume that The Masters will still be played in Augusta this weekend. The same special interests that demanded that the tournament be moved out of Georgia got the knee-jerk reaction that they wanted from Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred. Manfred moved July’s All-Star game out…

What do we mean when we pray, “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven”? We are praying that God will use us to do His will on earth. We are making ourselves available to our heavenly Father to fulfill His will on earth.

After an era of cord cutting, I have noticed some folks suddenly signing back up to cable television. Many people are scrambling to change their satellite provider. What is going on, are cable and certain TV providers suddenly offering discounts? Maybe, but what I do know is that the Atlanta…

As we approach our celebration of the Risen Christ, let us take time to think about all He has done for us. Let us remember the great love He has for us and the gift of everlasting life He has made accessible to us, in addition to the many other benefits available to us when we receive Him a…

If amateur athletics were ever as pure as the driven snow, and that is debatable, most of you would like to have seen it stay that way, but it has not. Kids start taking sports seriously, or not, by third or fourth grade. To borrow a Christmas expression, that is when many parents have visio…

Because of growing up on Clark’s Hill Lake and the enjoyment I get from watching competitive athletics I have always kept an eye on the leisure industry. One of my traveling buddies to ball games tells his coworkers that I am a great travel agent. Even though most of my trips are to ball gam…

Here we are on the first anniversary of the sports world going dark and things are much better, but still, some things are quirky. Not all the quirky stuff can be blamed on the pandemic. Let’s take a look at some of the unusual from both near and far.

We never know what’s happening in another person’s life. But God knows. When we see each other, we never know what’s behind the smile. We never know when someone is wearing a façade on the outside but a storm is raging on the inside. When I say storm, I am using the word as a metaphor for so…

Embattled Valdosta High school head football coach Rush Propst is back in the news, and as usual, for the wrong reason. In a sworn deposition taken February 19, Valdosta Touchdown Club executive director, Michael “Nub” Nelson accused Propst of everything from being a drunk, chintzy tipper to…

There is incredible power in prayer. When we pray, we are inviting God into our lives and into our situations. Prayer changes thing, but more importantly, prayer changes us. The more we pray, the closer we get to God, and the closer we get to God, the better people we will become. Through pr…

As the 2011 edition of the Thomson High School Diamond Dogs prepared for a new season, fans had to wonder what they would do for an encore. The 2010 team was the best in Thomson High history, compiling a record of 27-6 before losing to eventual state champion Columbus in the state semifinals…

When God told Moses to go to Pharaoh and tell him to let His people go, Moses wanted to know, “What if I tell the Israelites that the God of your fathers sent me to deliver you and they ask me, ‘What is His name?’ what do I tell them?” God told Moses to tell them that I AM has sent me, meani…

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I can imagine that there are times when: 1] We all get tired; 2] We all feel unappreciated; 3] We all hear or read things that challenge our faith, as we travel on this journey with Jesus. But today, I want to encourage each of us to never give up and not to grow weary, but to remain steadfa…

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I could use a lift, you could use a lift, we all could use a lift. A year ago, we started hearing about the virus and when it locked us down mid-March, baseball went away with it.

It’s very likely that we all have been hurt by someone and we all have hurt someone, which means there is a probability that everyone need to practice forgiveness at some point in our lives. Therefore I want to talk about forgiving others, which will cover all of us. If we do not practice fo…

Covid has played with basketball season like a yo-yo making it hard to keep up with but as always, you do not need an almanac to find plenty of offseason football facts. Compared to most sports, football season is short, but the news cycle is forever long. Let’s look at some items of interes…

It’s February, which means that for some, love is in the air. But February is not only about sweethearts, chocolates, flowers, and ginormous stuffed animals, it is also Heart Health Month. According to The American Heart Association, focusing on heart disease prevention early in life can hel…

The youngest of four children, Sonny Poss came from an athletic family in Thomson, Georgia. Varnell, the oldest, had to decline a football grant to the University of Georgia because of his obligation to the U.S. Navy during World War II. The next brother, Dexter, did accept a football grant …

Pray Without Ceasing? “Learningreligion.com” states that after Paul established a new Church in Thessalonica, he had to leave the new converts before he wanted to. There were others in Thessalonica who thought Paul was trying to destroy Judaism, therefore he was concerned about the new conve…

This column and my daily radio commentary were turning into a stream of memorials with the loss of so many icons both nationally and locally. That led me not to mention the recent passing of baseball stars Phil Niekro and Don Sutton, and now comes the deaths of Hank Aaron and our local hero,…

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…