The Soil of Service

This article is part of an ongoing series exploring the rich spiritual soil that can be found in Griffin and Spalding County.  “Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth” (1 John 3:18). As a young man, one of my biggest...

The Soil of Recovery

This article is part of a ongoing series exploring the rich spiritual soil that can be found in Griffin and Spalding County. “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the...

The Soil of Stability

This article is part of an ongoing series exploring the rich spiritual soil that can be found in Griffin and Spalding County. A friend once asked, “Have you ever wondered why the grass is greener on the other side? It’s because somebody stayed there and watered it.”...

The Soil of Hope

Words are powerful things. Words, written and proclaimed, have started revolutions, brokered peace treaties, and founded nations. Whispered words have united hearts, formed families, and calmed anxieties. Words can call new realities into existence. Words can build up...

The Soil of Compassion

As a new year dawns, many will be making resolutions, looking to make changes, and searching for ways to meaningfully connect with the Divine. The truth is, we all want our life to have purpose and meaning. We want to invest in something beyond the humdrum of our...

The Divine Harmony

I started playing the trombone at age eleven. As any parent of a first year band student can attest, those first sounds could be described by many different adjectives. “Beautiful” or “musical” are probably not high on the list of options, however. For weeks, the goal...

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