Last week I shared with you, from the third chapter of Revelation, the letter God dictated to John, to the Church in Laodicea, as he was on the Island of Patmos. My text was taken from Revelation 3:14-22. God told Laodicea they were neither hot not cold. He wished that they were either hot o…

I receive a daily email called On This Day which reminds me of significant events in world history. I usually give it a cursory glance without much thought but on August 7 an item jolted my memory into a nostalgic flashback. On that date in 1990 President George H.W. Bush ordered the US Mili…

I got an email message earlier this week that started out, this is not urgent, but I would really like to know. Now any time I get a message like that, my imagination starts to wonder. The rest of the email described a rather large green insect that was swarming around the shrubs out in fron…

I’ve been asked tons of questions this summer. In no particular order, here’s a sampling of your questions along with my answers or lack thereof.

“Behold I stand at the door and knock.  If anyone hears my voice and opens the door I will come in and eat with him and he with me.” (Revelation 3:20)

One day, I’m going to solve one of life’s great mysteries: why don’t terrorists realize how great we Americans are and change their minds about killing us? What compels those deplorable fanatics to leave their stone-huts on the edges of their dirt highways and come over here to kill us?

I could only chuckle when I read the minutes of the July 18 Georgia High School Association (GHSA) Board of Trustees meeting. Associate Director Kevin Giddens informed the trustees that there is widespread support among the state’s high school coaches to add a second “dead week” to the GHSA …

Immediately after one Presidential election, a friend said, “Don’t look so gloomy; we haven’t gone to hell in a handbasket.” I hoped he was right, but that handbasket has overflowed, causing us more hell than the Civil War. First used in 1610, ‘going to hell in a handbasket’ means ‘going to …

I know that most of you have heard about stockpiling forages for late fall feeding, but I was wondering how many of you take advantage of it? It is a management decision that takes a little foresight but can help reduce feed cost and add to profitability. The main reason for mentioning it no…

I put the sports world on hold last week to take a trip so here goes one of those travel and leisure columns instead. I’d been saying for years that we needed to go to Washington, DC and we aren’t getting any younger, so Pam and I finally went. No, there has never been a Georgia football gam…

Sometimes, I observe people. Many are dressed in their finest, driving expensive cars, living in expensive houses, every hair in place, have nice jobs and bank accounts, educated in the best schools, have nice families, are church-going people and some even confess to be saved; some may be p…

We have been getting a lot of calls lately about a certain weed that seems to have several different names. It has been hard to determine which weed it is, because both possibilities are herbs, members of the mallow family, and native to North America. They can grow up to 3-feet tall and bot…

When you think of serving do you think of an activity done by low skilled persons; someone who is of a lower disposition than those they serve? If so, you need to ask yourself, “Why do I think this way?”

I first met Anne and Sonny Poss when we were members of the Leadership McDuffie Class of 1997. I’d always heard of Sonny due to his legendary athletic career at the University of Georgia and his tenure as Athletic Director and Head Boys Basketball Coach at Butler High School. If she didn’t k…

I love now how it is so easy to see information on a television show or a movie. In the old days, you needed a “TV Guide” or the tv listings from a newspaper.

Well how is the hay coming? The weather has been its normal, unpredictable. I have heard that the second cutting has been a bit disappointing, but how is the quality?  

While out talking with a few producers about the second cutting of hay, most were a little disappointed. That dry spell a few weeks ago truly hurt the second cutting as far as yield goes. One individual said he got about half as many bales as he did on the first cutting. Now let’s take into …

Romans 10:9 tells us: “If you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you WILL be saved.” This is the beginning, because we cannot get saved unless we first believe. However, let’s really look at that verse closely. It says if we…

Boycotting doesn’t carry much logic with me. Once you start, where does it stop? Where do you eat, what do you eat, what clothes do you wear, where do you shop, what car do you buy, where do you seek entertainment? It just seems to me that if you are going to stand on principle, you should d…

My friend Gabriel Michelena and I were on the USS Constellation on a West Pac deployment during Vietnam. In Hong Kong on liberty, one cheap junket was riding the tram up Victoria Peak to the top and looking around the harbor; a view that inspired all tourists. One night after drinking a barr…

We usually associate the word “freedom” with the right to live as we please and pursue our ambitions and dreams. However, Jesus spoke of a deeper aspect of freedom that pertains to the state of our souls.

Our history lessons tell us that the 13 original colonies declared their independence from Britain on July 2, 1776 but the Declaration of Independence was not signed until July 4, thus the advent of the second biggest holiday in our country. I learned that as a member of the Bicentennial Cla…