Dockery Lake in the Fall

Kristy and I drove up to Dockery Lake near Woody Gap this afternoon and took a few pics. Here is a sample. See the full gallery on Posterous

October 31 and the Re-Discovery of Grace

On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther, at the time a Roman Catholic monk and theology professor, nailed a protest letter to the Castle Church door in Wittenberg, Germany, where he taught at the local university. The letter is known as his 95 Theses, a protest against the sale of indulgences by the Roman Catholic Church. The…

Understanding My MBTI as an INTJ

A few weeks ago I mentioned in a sermon that my personality, according to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI),  is an INTJ. I thought it might be helpful to post a description as a way of explaining myself, just in case you were interested. 🙂 The statements/descriptions below have been selected from an article that…

The DCA Eagles Play for the Championship

Here is a photo of Schaeffer’s football team, the DCA Eagles. They play for the league championship on Saturday in Marietta. And yes, the guy in the red cap is Quincy Carter, former QB for the Georgia Bulldogs and Dallas Cowboys. 🙂  

Recent K-Group Pictures

Here are some photos from the Caston/Turk K-Group’s latest gathering on Oct. 23. A great time of koinonia! See the full gallery on Posterous

North Georgia’s Got Talent!

Join us on Sunday, November 6, at 5:30 p.m. at the Lumpkin County YMCA gym for a talent show fundraiser to help the Pruitts bring Vlad, a Ukranian orphan, home.  There will be dancing (featuring Gainesville Ballet Company), singing (Elaine Holubitsky), a black-belt Karate demonstration (by United Karate), an archery demonstration, a variety of musical instruments, and…

Helpful Quotes: Conflict, Community, Truth and Love

I have heard some helpful quotes this week and thought I’d share a few of them with you. “In conflict, our hearts come to the surface.” “Authentic community is not the absence of conflict and relational funkiness. Authentic community is the result of living out the gospel in the midst of and through conflict and…

SERMON NOTES: “Unmasking the Impostor” (Romans 2:12-24)

See below for the sermon notes to the Creekstone message on Oct. 16, “Unmasking the Impostor.” In this passage from Romans 2, Paul wants us to feel busted as impostors so that we can take off our masks, stop covering up the truth and experience the freedom and power of God’s grace in the gospel.  The…

Eagles Win Big Game Over King’s Ridge

Tonight the DCA Eagles, Schaeffer’s middle school football team, defeated the previously number one team in the league, the King’s Ridge Tigers, 12-6. The Eagles only had 15 players dressed out, and were missing thier leading rusher due to a collar bone fracture. The Tigers played with over 30 players and had a considerable physical…