I’m the father of 5 children and I still think this sign is AWESOME!!
To be filed under, “What in the world were you thinking?” department. I saw these photos of John Daly posing with past winners of the British Open and for a quick moment, I thought to myself, “Wow, I’d wear a jacket like that!” and then began thinking where in the world I would wear it. Not being a former British Open champ, I guess I would just have to wear it around the house…
I’m not trying to promote vandalism but I did find this kinda funny. I saw it on CNN.com
I took this over the weekend in my hometown of Pearl, Mississippi. I had to laugh but then I got to thinking “Do the people of Pearl really need a sign that says CURB?” And then I asked the really awkward question, “Do they need the big red arrow telling them where the curb is located?!!” I don’t know about you but I’ve never looked anywhere but down to see a curb.
Then I thought to myself…”Wow, this is my hometown. This is the place where I received my basics for life.” This sign could explain a great deal.
All these photos were taken by our daughter Erica who was there for the entire birth process. I’m so proud of her as she has become quite the photographer and even under the pressure of babies being born, she still took some great shots.
This is the Communion Table from Chapel Hill UMC. Chapel Hill was the first church that I served and did that congregation ever take care of me. They allowed me to try things, work on sermons, do things a little bit different than they have ever been done and love me through it all. I am so glad that I had the opportunity to begin my ministry here and I will always cherish my time with this congregation.
Hugh Campbell is one of the finest men that I have ever had the privilege of calling my friend. When I first got to my appointment at Latham, Hugh called and ask if we could meet for dinner. Being one that never passes up dinner, I said of course. That night during our meeting, Hugh told me of his struggles with alcohol and that he was in fact an alcoholic who was in recovery. It was this evening that he asked me to help hold him accountable and I agreed. A friendship was born.
Our friendship grew as we traveled to Nicaragua on mission trips. We would lay in our hammocks looking at the stars at night just chatting away. It was truly an experience from God. Hugh told me that he was feeling a calling from God, but he still wasn’t sure what it should be.
He was assigned a mentor and decided that he was called to be a License Local Pastor. This photo was taken the morning that he was leaving for Licensing School and the entire church gathered around him and prayed for God to be with him. It was one of most memorable moments of my ministry.
Hugh has become my mentor, sounding board, confidant and friend. I had the honor of officiating his wedding and I can’t wait to see where God leads him in the next chapter of his ministry.
Yesterday, I had to travel to Birmingham to pick up Jo’s children. As I drive, I’m always on the lookout for something strange, out of the ordinary and things that I can use in sermons. As I was driving I saw this sign at a Co-Op and had to take the photo.
I thought to myself. Wow, that says a lot about the Bible. I think of the Bible as having all the answers to whatever questions we may have. ”A Feed for every Need”
It was snowing last week as I traveled to Camp Sumatanga for the Board of Ordained Ministry meetings. I wanted to get there a little early so I could stretch my legs after the long drive and prepare my mind for the stress of the interviews. When I arrived at camp, I was overtaken by the beauty of the grounds being covered with snow. After all the years of being at Sumatanga, I have never had the blessing of seeing it with snow. Enjoy the photos.