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Week 21: No, TVCU Is Not a University

Week 21: No, TVCU Is Not a University

I entered today a bit mixed up on what would happen. At first, I thought I was going to some big University. “Today, David, you’ll be visiting TVCU with Mr. Jeff Holley.” It sounded like a University. I mean come on, BYU, FSU, LSU, TVCU, right? But no. “And by the way, that stands for Tennessee Valley Credit Union.” Hmm. A credit union. Kind of like a bank. (Actually it … Read entire article »

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Week 20: From AC to JC

Week 20: From AC to JC

What do Radioshack, IT, and a Baptist church have in common? And no, the answer is not that they all have an “i” in their name. Well, for anyone who can’t guess, the common thread is the man I met with today– Richard Snyder, a former Radio Shack salesman and current pastor and IT manager. After greeting dad, Richard started the day by telling me his story. Richard’s father left when he was a young child, … Read entire article »

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Week 19: Serving God, Serving Your Country

Week 19: Serving God, Serving Your Country

I have found that a lot of people, mostly kids, have a distorted view of war. Some kids hear all their lives “do not kill” and grow up hating war, thinking that it falls under that commandment. Others play war, and run around shooting trees (the enemy), throwing rocks (grenades), and promoting themselves. Today I got the real story on war, because I spent it with Dr. Michael Laney; former Major in the U.S. Army, … Read entire article »

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Week 18: Cliffs, Swings, and Mike

Week 18: Cliffs, Swings, and Mike

AAAAAAUUUUUUGGGGHHH! That’s the sound of a thirteen-year-old boy jumping off a 25 foot cliff into the murky, deep waters of the Hiwassee river. It’s also the sound of gray hair in the making. In case you haven’t guessed, that boy was me, and it was describing my day with Michael Graham Glasgow, alias Mike, alias Mr. Mike, alias Big Mike, alias Mikey G, alias…well, you get the point. Starting the day, I had no clue what … Read entire article »

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Week 17: The Heart of Worship

Week 17: The Heart of Worship

Worship. What is it? Some say it is entertaining others. Some say it is bringing people into God’s presence with music. Some may even call it a time to show off. But for Bob Bevan,the man I met with, worship is only one thing; using his musical talents to talk to and glorify the Creator. For those of you (and probably all of you) who don’t know him, Mr. Bob is the music leader and youth … Read entire article »

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Week 14: Seeds of Wisdom

Week 14: Seeds of Wisdom

I really don’t like working in our garden. I just don’t. So if you told me that I would be planting a garden all day, the normal thought would be that I wouldn’t like it. But despite all that, I immensely enjoyed my day of planting a garden at the house of John P. Thompson, a.k.a. Granddaddy. When dad and I arrived, the temperature was around 55╦ÜFahrenheit, so Granddaddy tried to wait until it climbed … Read entire article »

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