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Special Partners in Ministry

Posted on June 12

Special Partners in Ministry I have some wonderful friends whom I have never met. God connected us through our leadership ministry. One day I am going to meet him and his wife personally. His name is Ron Easterling. He is a retired minister in Louisiana. Somehow he got connected with this ministry through a blog or radio or podcast. He and his wife Molly started making a monthly financial contribution. He always writes tremendously encouraging... more »

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A Golfer’s Sermon

Posted on June 5

A Golfer’s Sermon One of the upcoming professional golfers is Harry Higgs. He recently won two tournaments in a row on the Korn Ferry Tour. He was victorious in a playoff at the Knoxville Open on May 27, 2024. He received the trophy and had an opportunity to speak. Remember that the Korn Ferry Tour is just under the PGA Tour and all the players are looking for victories and enough points to get a... more »

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What a Day!!

Posted on May 29

What a Day!! Tuesday, May 21, 2024, was a huge day for me. Two great events—Dr. Anthony Leigh was announced as the new President of Huntingdon College and Valiant Cross Academy celebrated its third graduating class. I graduated from Huntingdon College in 1960 and played basketball on its first inter-collegiate team. I was there for two years and had the privilege of serving as the first male student government President. When I was Senior Pastor... more »

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The Jungle

Posted on May 22

The Jungle College basketball coaches say that one of the toughest places to play is in the Neville Arena in Auburn. It’s referred to as “The Jungle.” Rece Davis of ESPN said that the intensity is as good as anything you will see anywhere. Homecourt advantage has always been important in basketball. Normally it’s considered to be worth about two points. The Jungle has raised that bar to where it’s conceded that homecourt advantage in... more »

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K O K O

Posted on May 15

K O K O My family and I moved to Montgomery in 1972 when I became pastor of Frazer. We lived for the first ten years in Carol Villa on Surrey Road. It was a great neighborhood with a lot of young people. A special family in the neighborhood was Mr. and Mrs. Ben Curry. They lived just around the corner from us. Mr. Curry could fix anything. He loved helping Si and Vicki (and... more »

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Grawlix

Posted on May 8

Grawlix The University of Alabama has a new football coach following the retirement of Nick Saban. His name is Kalen DeBoer. He has a great resume and has been highly successful. He led Washington to a second-place finish in the football polls this year. He has a good personality. He is outgoing. He has made a favorable hit with Alabama fans. There is one thing that I really like about him that has caused so... more »

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Mistaken Identity

Posted on May 1

Mistaken Identity Occasionally somebody confuses a person with someone else that they have seen or heard about. That happened to me three times in one day recently. Each mistaken identity was a compliment. The Camelia Bowl is one of the more popular bowls carried by ESPN. I serve on the River Region Sports Commission, and we sponsor that bowl and the activities connected with it. One of the activities is a huge luncheon at the... more »

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1 Lessons from a #1 Golfer!

Posted on April 24

#1 Lessons from a #1 Golfer! On Sunday, April 14, 2024, the number one golf tournament in the world, The Masters, put the green jacket on Scottie Scheffler again. I predict he will have a closet full of green jackets soon. He is a great teacher. We can learn from the best. Here are some of his real golf lessons: Quiz time: What is your #1 priority? Are your friends a Godly influence? To whom... more »

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A Winner’s Witness!

Posted on April 17

A Winner’s Witness! Women’s college basketball reached new heights of popularity during the recent NCAA tournament. The final game had a TV viewing audience of 24 million, and an average of 18.7 million viewers. That is the most viewers ever to watch basketball at any level, according to Nielsen. It was the second most watched non-Olympic sporting event on US television since women’s soccer beat Japan in 2019. Coach Dawn Staley of the South Carolina... more »

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DWJD

Posted on April 10

DWJD Brett Butler was a great baseball player. In the 1990s, he went in for a tonsillectomy, but discovered that there was also a malignant cancer involved. He had surgery and chemotherapy. He was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers, then to the Atlanta Braves. He worked hard to come back from his cancer surgery. At his first appearance on the field in Atlanta, he was given a five-minute standing ovation. He then developed other... more »

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