Sunday, February 19, 2012



In my last blog, I told you about my son Collin who played Basket ball at Calvary Christian School in Columbus, Georgia (all the while maintaining a 3.9 gpa!)So let me tell you about our son Cameron...

Cameron is pictured in the middle of our photo, in the graduation get-up! In that photo, he had just graduated from Columbus High School which is ranked in the top three in the state of Georgia!

Cameron decided that he wanted to go away from home for college...his mother and I agreed that he was ready to spread some wings and see what he could do...he decided on Kennesaw State University located in Kennesaw, Georgia...little did we know that this was the third largest school in the University System of Georgia (Behind the University of Georgia and Georgia State)...

Cameron has done very well...his first year was highlighted by being accepted into their honor's program and then a trip to Brazil (where all the kids who really could not speak English, called him Justin Beiber!)...

In his second year, Cameron became an RA...Residence Assistant, and has flourished in that role...

The biggest news is that he has made the Dean's list for the second time! Congratulations to Cameron on a job well-done! looking forward to what he will accomplish over his final two years!



My youngest son, Collin, pictured in the white and blue stripped shirt in our photo, has played Basketball for Calvary Christian School for the last 5 years...the J.V. squad in 8th grade and the Varsity squad from 9th grade until this his senior season...he has played extremely well, even though I am his dad I can say that!

As the season wound down, Collin got to within 74 points of 1,000 for his note that Collin plays the "point" position, meaning that he normally is the play-maker who dishes the ball off to others who shoot and score...and in fact, he is very near if he hasn't passed, the all-time assist record! At any rate, as our team made the regional tournament to determine which four teams would make the state tournament, he needed 11 points for 1,000...Collin scored 10 points and we qualified for the next round of the Regional's, one (1) point short of 1,000! he was sitting on 999 going into the next game...our family travelled to Tifton, Georgia where we had just watched him fall one point short...The game was played against Sherwood Christian Academy from Albany, Georgia, the school is a ministry of Sherwood Baptist Church which has brought us such outstanding films as "facing the Giants", "Fireproof" and of course, "Courageous"...Collin shot a Free-throw after being fouled and scored his 1,000th point! Our fans erupted and I am sure that the opposing fans thought we were crazy! After all, it was just one free-throw! At any rate, we were overjoyed! After all that we have been through (see previous postings)here was a ray of sunshine!

CCS made the state tourney and we played Tatnall Square Academy in the first round...Collin decided he would not lose in the first round like we did when he was a any rate, he lit up the night with 26 points, including a three-pointer that moved us 4 ahead after Tatnall had clawed back from 6 down...from there, we held on to win 58-56!

In round two, we played the defending state champs, Mt. Vernon, and the outcome was not the same...we lost by 15 and Collin only scored 5 points, shooting only twice in the second half...our team reverted to some late season bad habits of jacking up shots that were not there...oh well!

Collin had an outstanding career at CCS, becoming only the fourth player in the school's history to score 1,000 points!

I'm Back!

Hello Everyone! Sorry! I have been gone for a while now, but I'm back!

Just as an update: I started teaching at Calvary Christian School in Columbus, Georgia and have been really busy with getting back into the swing of teaching...I teach 9th through 11th grades with the 9th graders studying the Old Testament, the 10th graders learning the New Testament and the 11th graders studying Apologetics and Theology...Whew!

In recent days, I have had opportunity to preach in several locations around Columbus and was even asked to consider being the bi-vocational pastor at a church here in the area...word to the wise...if you serve on a Pastor Search committee, deal with only ONE prospective pastor at a time! I was called today and informed that the church had voted in a different guy as pastor...where did he come from? I never knew that there was anyone else being considered...I was told they were voting on me today, so what gives here? This is highly unusual...Most churches would never do something like this, but I guess if you do this long enough, you will see most anything!

On a positive note, we have an opportunity to stop the foreclosure of our home, but I must come up with $2400.00 before Friday, February 24th, 2012...Let me back up...After leaving my former church, we were unable to make our mortgage payments after May 1, 2011 and you can see previous postings for the reasons why, anyway, our original note holder sold our note to a company in California who offered to try and help us by reducing the interest rate...however, it really was not low enough for us because whereas I am now employed, I am under-employed, meaning my salary is much received a letter from an attorney in Atlanta representing the note-holder letting us know that we were being foreclosed...We got another letter from another Law Firm in Atlanta who stated that they worked to help people in foreclosure to maintain their we must pay them their fee ($600.00) and then pay the court costs of stopping the foreclosure ($1700-1800)...

Please pray for us as look for guidance from the Lord on our next move...Thanks!