Thursday, September 25, 2008

Flip Flops, the choice of a generation

As I spend my days hanging out with HS students, one thing that I notice is their choice of shoes. It seems that Flip Flops are taking over the world. If you look at the feet of 10 HS student at least half of them will be wearing Flip Flops, regardless of weather. So I decided to put together a list of why so many people in this generation have chosen the Flip Flop as their friend.

1.They are versatile and dependable
2.When you fell lonely they are there for you
3.Your feet have the opportunity to “breathe” when you wear them
4.Jesus wore them so should we
5.They make my toes happy
6.I don’t have to take the time to put on shoes
7.There is an unstated bond between you and others who also wear them
8.If for some reason you should need to kick someone in the face you can slide off your Flip Flops real fast and pose like “Daniel Son” from Karate Kid and this would intimidate your opponent immediately
9.The Rainbows on some Flip Flops remind me of Luck Charms cereal and how could that not be awesome
10.Most people know that Chuck Norris invented Flip Flops and I wear them so he will not kill me

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


There are so many crazy things happening at Varsity these days it is hard to keep up. The new building is so crazy awesome I can't even begin to tell yo how amazing it is. Students are showing out every week and bringing their friends. We just started a group called Life Hurts God Heals. It is a recovery based program modeled after Celebrate Recovery. I get pretty emotional when I think about students breaking free from addiction and finding peace in pain. I am very excited about our upcoming series, MIRACLES. I am sure that God has so much he wants to teach us and I know that he wants to see miracles happen in the lives of our students. God is rocking at Varsity, and God is rocking me!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

What a beautiful day!

For the past two weeks the much needed rain has blanketed the upstate keeping me from riding my motorcycle to and from work. Although I am glad we got the rain I am not glad I have had to drive my gas drinking truck when gas prices went to over 4 dollars a gallon. I wish there was something we could do to lower the prices, but honestly I doubt that we will stop our busy lives long enough to actually think about refusing to put up with this any longer. It is sort of frustrating, but I can't really complain because I, like you, stand there and throw my hard earned money right down the proverbial drain. I really don't have a good solution to the problem but I am doing my part. I bought a motorcycle that gets 36 miles to a gallon. I love it. Anyway, today was beautiful day for a ride. Thank you Jesus for nice weather.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Why Chinese Buffets are the most amazing places on earth.

I think Chinese buffets are the most amazing places on earth and here is why.

1.It is a place where you can eat as much as you want to.
2.You can not come back to the restaurant for weeks at a time and no one gets mad at you
3.Can anyone say “imitation crab”?
4.I feel very important because I am usually the largest guy in the room.
5.If you and a friend are mad at each other you can go to a Chinese buffet and the relationship will be immediately restored because the place is so awesome.
6.I think Jesus invented China!
7.There is no other place other than heaven where you can get hot wings, fried rice, and a grilled pork chop all at the same time.
8.You can eat with a fork if you choose to do so.
9.The Diet Pepsi is amazing.
10.MSG should make you live longer. It keeps food edible all day long. That should work on humans as well.

I know that many of you may disagree. That is ok. It leaves more for me.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


Because my friend over at has compelled me to jump back into the blogging world, I am going to make an effort to blog every day for the next 30 days. After that I am going to decide whether or not I will continue. Until then I am compiling a list of topics that you, my readers, might be interested in. Here are a few ideas.

1. Why Chinese Buffets are the most amazing places on earth.
2. What does "Change" really mean?
3. "Flip Flops" the choice of a generation.
4. Gravy??? How, when, and why!
5. President??? Do we really have to?

These are just a few of the things that I am going to be blogging about over the next few weeks and I hope that you enjoy it as much as I do.

I think that when I say "my readers" we all know what I mean. Thanks for reading Mom!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Where is the Passion?

This past Saturday, my Family and I went out to watch the Clemson Tigers take on North Carolina State. To be honest I am not really that impressed with the Tigers this year for several reasons.

1. Lack of Leadership - I am not on the field wit the guys, but it seems that no one is stepping up to take this team to the next level. These guys are no longer in high school. If we are going to compete on a national level it will take more than hype and recruiting to get it done. I am looking to see the sidelines filled with players pushing one another to win.

2. We do not have a mentality of winning - If we are going to be a successful football program we must think, believe, and act like we are winners. We are too busy pulling out our memorabilia from the Danny Ford days hoping that one Saturday they will roll him up to the sidelines in a hospital bed to lead us to our second National Title in the schools history. Why not just try winning the next game. This was the problem with the Alabama game. We walked into that game thinking that our ranking would get it done. Not gonna happen. If the players and the coaches could start thinking and believing that we are winners, I believe that our football team could move from mediocrity to success.

3. Lack of Passion - If I have to watch the Clemson Tigers run down that hill hill one more time like they could care less about what they are going down there to do, i am going to puke. What ever happened to the days of passion and zeal. It is pretty awesome watching Skip Holtz lead ECU to a winning season. Those guys are playing like they believe!

If anyone reads this blog who is a South Carolina Fan and you hate Clemson, go ask God to forgive you and send me an apology for being evil.