Katrina’s 3 Year Anniversary

This is the three year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which, to date, is the most devastating natural disaster in United States history. For a photo gallery of the hurricane’s aftermath along the MS coast, go here. The historic Dantzler House before… and after Katrina.

Georgia Weather

The weather in north Georgia this summer has been unusually cool. Last year the highs in Atlanta during August averaged around 100 degrees. This year we’ve averaged at least 15 degrees cooler. Many days have been like fall, around 80 with very low humidity. We’ll enjoy it while it lasts. Of course, it looks like…

First U12 Soccer Practice & the Cherokee Rose

Today I spent most of the day working in Dahlonega, but came back in time to coach Schaeffer’s soccer team, the Rangers. Ten of eleven boys showed up for a perfect weather, early evening practice. Schaeffer has been waiting all summer for soccer to start, and had a GREAT time… even stayed after to shoot…

The Drought Killer

It looks like Tropical Storm/Depression Fay may be renamed The Drought Killer. Folks in Georgia are so thankful that she has lingered over the mountains for the past couple of days, dropping upwards of 15 inches of rain in some places—wow! At almost 40,000 acres, Lake Lanier, the primary reservoir for the Atlanta area, has…

First Day in 4-K

This morning Sarah Wynn got dressed and ready for her first official day of 4-K. Although we’ve been doing school for almost three weeks at home, today was Classical Conversations’ kick off for 4-K through sixth grade (seventh and up began two weeks ago). Anyway, she loves her “hand me down” backpack from Ann Ferris-…

Saturday Sermon

In case anyone is interested, a streaming version of the sermon I preached at Perimeter’s Saturday night service is online on the Perimeter sermon page here.  Or you can download it for free as an mp3 at iTunes. Go to the iTunes store and search “perimeter church podcast.” Click on the white album and you’ll…

Evening with Friends

Last night our friends, the McDonalds, hosted us for some BBQ and Olympics. The kids climbed trees, played football and dress-up. I wish I’d gotten the picture of Sarah Wynn in the princess dress. She felt so at home in it! After a game of football in the front yard, Schaeffer and Coleman put on military…

Emeril and Rachel Ray Caston

This morning I woke up and discovered two young chefs, Emeril and Rachel Ray Caston, making pancakes for breakfast. She stirred. He flipped. Notice the apron on Sarah Wynn. :0)

Coach Caston

Today I agreed to coach Schaeffer’s U-12 soccer team this year with ASA (the Atlanta Soccer Academy). It will be a great way to spend time with him, meet folks along the 400 corridor (which leads to Dahlonega) and maybe influence some kids. Schaeffer and I are really fired up. Practice for The Rangers begins…

Sermon Online

FYI: Perimeter posted my Saturday night message here.  I really appreciate Randy inviting me to fill in for him, and count it as a huge privilege. Although I was more nervous than I expected to be, it was a great experience. 

Trampoline-Ball

Today while Kristy and Ann Ferris were at CC at Periemter, I was at home enjoying a reading day. While I was in my chair in the backyard, Sarah Wynn and Schaeffer played Trampoline-Ball (a bouncy version of short field football). Weekend update: Since Randy Pope was at the Men’s Retreat on Saturday, I was…

House of Cards

Ann Ferris very delicately crafted a “house of cards” on the dresser beside her bed. Considering that Sarah Wynn was in the room makes the feat all the more amazing!