Friday, October 24, 2008

Random Friday Ramblings

Getting a house ready to sell is a pain.

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The politicians and pundits keep talking about "elitists." I can't decide if I've ever met one--maybe I have--or if I am one--I'm pretty sure not. On the other hand, I did graduate from Mercer....

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When a pastor is moving from one church to another, the exciting part is the new challenge you'll face and the new people you'll know; the hard part is leaving people you have grown to love.

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The Auburn and Tennessee football teams are having horrible seasons. I wonder when the last time was that both of those teams were this bad in the same year? Having said that, undefeated Alabama had better watch out for UT tomorrow. That's a bigger rivalry than lots of people realize.

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Speaking of football, we were reimmersed in the glories of South Georgia high school football last Friday when we attended the Fitzgerald Purple Hurricane's victory over Early County. The Canes are 7-0 and ranked #2 in Georgia's AA classification. A good game, a huge crowd, and boiled peanuts--it can't get much better than that.

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At The Hill Baptist Church we're having more and more people come for our grocery distribution program and getting more and more calls from folks needing help with their utilities. I'm sure it's the same with most churches and I guess it's only going to get worse.

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Beverly Hills Chihuahua was the #1 movie in America for a couple of weeks recently. I wonder what that says about the state of American culture? On the other hand, harmless diversion in hard times is a good thing. But in these times, how can we who need a diversion afford a movie ticket?

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It was about this time twenty-two years ago that I assumed the pastorate of The First Baptist Church of Adel, GA, which was my first post-seminary position. Twenty-two years! Time really has flown.

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Speaking of football again, the Georgia Bulldogs play at LSU tomorrow. I still hold out hope that UGA might play in the BCS Championship game. The first goal, though, is to win the SEC East which the Dawgs will do if they win the rest of their conference games. No easy task, that one.

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The Lord's Day--Resurrection Day--another little Easter--is right around the corner. I can't wait.

1 comment:

Trey said...

Gonna be a wet one in Fitzgerald tonight at the ballgame. Brooks County brings in a VERY good football team and it should be one heck of a game. I'll save your ticket for ya. You bring the umbrella and I'll bring the P-nuts!