Famous cousins

I’ll bet you didn’t know that “Doc” Holliday and Margaret Mitchell were cousins. I’ll grant you I am stretching it a bit, but stay with me here. Miss Mitchell’s ancestry, great grandfather Philip Fitzgerald, came to Fayette County from Ireland in 1835 and is probably the prototype for Gerald O’Hara. Philip and wife, Eleanor, lived […]

Your happy and successful marriage

If you know me and my ministry at all, you know that I strongly believe marriage is “God’s idea” and that His sole intention, specifically declared in Scripture, is for marriage to be the life-long union of one man and one woman. And I believe that marriage and family are still the backbone of our […]

The Millennials: I’m not worried for them

Much has been made about the generation known as “the Millennials,” those born between and including 1980 to 2000. They are the most studied generation in history, the largest generation and most educated in Western history, are technologically savvy, and are interested in purpose rather than perks. They are also found to be civic-oriented, socially, […]

The government is not God

Anyone looking for another reason not to leave life-and-death issues to the state need look no further than the conflict between the British government and the parents of 11-month-old Charlie Gard. Governments, including the British courts and the European court of human rights have refused to allow Charlie’s parents to take him to the U.S. […]

Minimum wage cruelty

There are political movements to push the federal minimum hourly wage to $15. Raising the minimum wage has popular support among Americans. Their reasons include fighting poverty, preventing worker exploitation and providing a living wage. For the most part, the intentions behind the support for raising the minimum wage are decent. But when we evaluate […]

The city slickers

Bree, the 8-year-old daughter of my niece Nicole, was riding shotgun with me one day in Tink’s pickup truck. We were in foothills of the mountains headed to a Sunday afternoon baptizing in the Chattahoochee River. I turned the truck onto a road that runs through a gorgeous, large farm. In the pasture on the […]

‘Cars 3’: Third in Pixar Series Needed Some Fine Tuning

Anyone who knows me knows that I love Pixar. They have provided my generation with animated classics finding heart, humor, and emotion in ideas that seem poised to fail. However, Pixar’s track record as of late has been very hit-and-miss, alternating between tear-inducing masterpieces like “Inside Out” and serviceable fair like “Brave”. Every film studio […]

All are created equal: Do you believe that?

On July 4th we celebrated the signing of a document containing some of the most stirring words in the history of the world. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the […]

After July 4th, America nods back to sleep

July 4th in Peachtree City is particularly memorable for first-timers, with flag images adorning everything from hats, shirts, cups, or straws, and covering or hanging from any imaginable surface on golf carts, gathered by the thousand it seems for the parade, with scenes that would make Norman Rockwell proud. After the flag-waving frenzy of the […]

The Rainbow Bridge

If pure love could be symbolized with a form of light, I’m sure it would be a rainbow. From the very young to the not so young and everyone in-between, the sight of the rainbow’s vivid bands bring forth a flood of pure happiness. The fleeting seven bands of light bridging the heavens to Earth […]

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