The Christian Index, our Georgia Baptist newspaper, has an article today about Heritage Baptist Church. The reconstruction at Notre Dame is being followed around the world; Heritage is local to my home town of Calhoun, GA. Heritage Baptist is an active partner in the Gordon Memorial Baptist Association. I may have not mentioned it on this blog but friends IRL and on Facebook know that the sudden and expected death of Brent Davis rattled me a bit. Continue reading
September 29th each year is National Coffee Day. Did you get your free cup or other incentive yesterday? Sunday morning church and coffee often go hand in hand and around here coffee gets respect and appreciation every day of the year. We once had a special coffee drinker’s edition of Happy Monday.
This is Happy Monday #343. True story, the last two have been numbered wrong. I just noticed this morning and I spend more time look at these things than anybody. Okay, we’re off like a herd of turtles. Continue reading
It’s fall y’all! Monday was the first day of autumn so I will now officially quit complaining about pumpkin spice, falling leaves and s’mores posts on Facebook and Twitter. My wife finished crocheting my Dr Who scarf just in time. (Tom Baker, the fourth Doctor, Google it.) It’s still in the 90’s here so it’s more fashion statement that useful right now. Btw, the best thing about fall is candy corn. Shout out to the haters! Continue reading
A post from guest blogger Jimmy Humphrey.
I think we could all agree that we want to live lives that feel “blessed.”
We want to feel that God’s fortune shines upon our lives. We want to feel favored. We want to feel like we lack for nothing.
Yet, many of us do not in fact feel that way. Continue reading
Okay, not everybody watches college football and UGA fans are probably limited to the southeastern United States. But stay with me a minute: ESPN Game Day was in Athens Saturday for the cross conference Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Georgia Bulldogs game. A Georgia fan brought a picture of Martin Luther. Someone was awake in history class.
This is Happy Monday #142. Continue reading
We should thank the Area 51 Raid organizers for all the memes (see here and here). It started as a joke back in June, when college student Matty Roberts created a Facebook event. “Storm Area 51, they can’t stop all of us” the title suggested. The event posting went viral and some 2 million people RSVP’d prompting a very real response from the US Air Force. Roberts quit laughing when FBI agents showed up at his door. In the end, the event was re-imagined as a music festival which turned into three different competing music festivals. Local towns near the base, which of course don’t amount to much which is the very reason it is located there, became concerned about thousands of tourists and festival goers showing up. Rachel, NV, has a population of 50 and only 1 hotel.
Well that was fun. Here’s a few more items you may or may not have seen before. Continue reading
Collaborations and remixes are the rule of thumb in the world of hit singles these days. The reason Lil Nas X was able to stay so many weeks at the number one spot on the Billboard charts is that each remix/new collaboration brought new attention from fans but were considered the same entry by Billboard’s method of counting. I don’t know if that has anything to do with what For King & Country have been up to or not but it turns out they are no strangers to featured guests and collaborations. Continue reading