Why Sports Create Strong People

“He would butt heads, and it would bleed a little bit. I always say, ‘Players like to see the coaches bleed.’ So they’d play hard for him.” – The late Georgia football coach, Vince Dooley commenting on his defensive coordinator, Erk Russell. – 1989 –...

Tribute To Randy Nix

“The supreme quality of leadership is integrity.” — General and President Dwight Eisenhower – Politics is often ugly and dangerous. These hazards increase with being a public servant. It is often said that some who gain power develop a strong fear of...

The Two Wolves

For 49 years, I have been taught many things by the men in my family. But, I have always respected the advice of my Uncle Robin Worley the most. I have always been shocked at his fearlessness in the face of adversity and his ability to forgive others who had wronged...

Healing With Music

“Music is the universal language of mankind.” – Henry Wadsworth – Unlike my uncle, God did not choose to give me the gift of making music. But, He did give me the passion to listen. There is something about music that is healing to the spirit, body, mind,...

Appeal Your Property Assessment

Recently, I was shocked when I opened an envelope from the county informing me that my home had increased in value by 100 percent in one year. Thus, my property taxes doubled as well. I have learned that many homeowners in Carroll County received similar surprising...

Waking A Sleeping Giant

“I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.” – Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto – 19th Century – Japan – Japanese military leaders watch Western countries establish colonies in Asia and the Pacific to...

The Prodigal Son

“The most valuable things in life are the things we cannot buy or replace.” – The title to this column is somewhat misleading. This parable from Jesus does not focus on a son. The focus is on the father and the powerful impact of grace. The Younger Son A Long...

How Good Becomes Evil

“Much fear I sense in you.” – Yoda speaking to a young boy named Anakin Skywalker. – Anakin is a small boy who was born into slavery. He loves his mother and promises he will free her. His attachment to his mother will later unleash the rage that he keeps...