Another Good Season!

Mack played flag football on an Upward League through Johnson Ferry Baptist Church. He learned so much and had a great time playing football! After the last game, the coach gave out trophies and said something about each player. He said that Mack was by far the most coachable, always in the huddle and listening intently. And I, as his mother, couldn’t agree more. ūüėä I’m thankful for Mack having the opportunity to play football in a way that doesn’t take over our life! One practice a week, one game a weekend for eight weeks and lots of time in the backyard with his family throwing the ball and practicing…that is about all I can handle at this point! Josh, having played sports most of his life through college, is a good point of reference for me, having not played sports and not having a brother. He wants Mack to do well, but is extremely aware of how non-important sports really are in the big scheme of things. We want Mack to know God’s purpose for him and to do that whole-heartedly! There is nothing more important in all of life. Mack, we are proud of how you played football! We are even more proud of how you listened and worked hard at all the practices. I loved watching you congratulate your team mates when they did something good in the game! You are special to us! Love, Mom and […]

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ISOLATION vs SOLITUDE

With all that is going on in the world, sometimes I wonder if we should lock the doors of our homes and order in all of our food, being sure to isolate ourselves from all others…However, I know that is not even close to reasonable. ¬†But, I do think that I need more solitude in my life…quiet reflection on Who Jesus is and on His Word. There is a big difference between isolation and solitude, yet I can mix up the two. When our pace of life overwhelms me, and I start googling “best small town in Georgia to move to,” then I know something isn’t right. Or when I pull out of neighborhood onto an increasingly busy road, and I daydream about actually needing to use the phrase I abhor, “Hey Kids, let’s load up and ‘go to town.’” It’s these days my thoughts run toward ISOLATION. ¬†Get me away from all of these people and cars and lines and construction work!!!!! These are extreme cases, but there are more subtle circumstances that tempt me to ISOLATE¬†when what I truly need is SOLITUDE. Some weeks are so rough around here that I feel like a total mom-failure. ¬†I lose my cool too many times with the kids and wonder if I will ever be able to make it through a week without such regret. ¬†Sunday morning comes along, and quite honestly, I don’t want to go and be around […]

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Do What You Can!

Josh grew up listening to Ron Dunn preach. ¬†He would come to their church in south GA for revivals. ¬†Josh quotes Ron Dunn often when he teaches Sunday School…he actually quotes him around the house as well. ¬†He doesn’t need to have a room full of listeners to share Ron’s wisdom. ¬†I have grown to love Ron Dunn even though […]

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