Preaching at Seven Hills and Trinity

This past Sunday I preached for Seven Hills Fellowship, a church plant in Rome, GA, a really cool, smallish college town with an outstanding downtown. They meet downtown in the Rome Little Theater, one of the most excellent sites for a plant that I have ever seen. The planter is Bryan Pierce. If you know…

Schaeffer Scores “Hat Trick”

In this past Saturday’s soccer game, Schaeffer pulled a “Hat Trick” (which means he scored 3 goals in one game) while leading his team to a 3-2 victory. Afterward, we went with some friends (the Blounts) to The Mellow Mushroom for pizza (see picture below).

Sarah Wynn on American Idol (Home Edition)

Last night Sarah Wynn sang “Mighty to Save” on American Idol (Home Edition). All three (biased) judges were impressed, claiming that her performance was “brilliant.” You judge for yourself. We think you’ll agree.

Snake Handlin’

Being so close to the Appalachian Mountains, we’ve decided to make our ministry as culturally relevant as possible. Schaeffer is taking the lead by becoming a genuine, bonafide snake handler. Enjoy this 2-part home-documentary on Schaeffer and our Ring Snake, Prince (not to be confused with the snake formerly known as Prince). Video Part 1…

Super Soakers

Even on a clear day you may get wet on the Caston homestead. With super-soakers in hand, Schaeffer and Ann Ferris are not afraid to pull the trigger. By the way, I was seriously nervous taking this picture. Those guns were loaded!

Sarah Wynn Enjoys the Fort

With the beautiful spring weather we’ve been having, it has been so much fun to be outside. Here Sarah Wynn poses for a photo on the top deck of the play fort/swing/slide. Watching her play is amazing. I just love a 4 year old’s imagination. When do we lose that?

North Georgia College and State University

This is a view from the south side of North Georgia College and State University in Dahlonega, GA. Established in 1873, the school has a rich history as well as stunning natural beauty surrounding it. Due to the Hope Scholarship in Georgia, high school residents of Georgia who maintain a B average can attend a…

Gracie Turns Two

Our dog, Gracie, turns two around this time of year, although we are not sure of her exact birth date. You see, Gracie was an orphaned mutt (Lab mix) who was found by our children on the steps of the church in Greenwood during Vacation Bible School in early June of 2006. She was cute,…

Soccer Update

Schaeffer played two games this past weekend. In the second game he scored his team’s two goals for a 2-1 victory. He had one goal called back and a beautiful assist for a goal that was called back due to an offsides call. The first game was a defensive battle, and ended in a 0-0…

Excursion and Picnic at Amicalola

Friday afternoon we took off for Amicalola Falls State Park (45 miles north of our house) for an excursion and picnic. Here are some highlights. This picture was taken at the top of the falls (this time I cheated and drove us to the top- the hike is far too strenuous for Sarah Wynn… and…

Plan Your Vacation to the Mountains of North Georgia

This afternoon (after Kristy’s “ladies lunch” with area church planter’s wives) we are heading for an excursion and picnic to Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge, one of the many mountain parks in our area. (I promised Schaeffer we’d go catch crawdads today, and so we’re making a day of it.) Anyway, if you are…