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Week 12: Therapists and Battle Rifles

Week 12: Therapists and Battle Rifles

What do you get when you cross an OT with an M-16? No, the answer is not a bunch of gobbledy-goop letters, it’s my day with David Cobb. In case you don’t know, O.T. stands for Occupational Therapist, a person who travels to elderly people’s houses making sure their house is safe and that they are able to live by themselves instead of in a nursing home. If you don’t mind visiting other houses on … Read entire article »

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Week 13: Learning To Trust In God

Week 13: Learning To Trust In God

Back in the mid-twentieth century, almost nobody owned a PhD. It just wasn’t cool. People especially didn’t earn a degree like that and then go out on the mission field. However, that is exactly what Doctor James Beaty did, and he was the person with which I happened to be meeting with today. I was deposited at Dr. Beaty’s house around nine, and then he began to tell me his life story: a tale of trusting … Read entire article »

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Week 10: Packing Pills

Week 10: Packing Pills

When asked what a pharmacist does, most people will reply, “he fills up bottles with pills, he puts labels on the bottles, he takes prescriptions, etc.” Truth is, though, that is only a small part of the life of a pharmacist, as I learned today while I was with Terry Forshee, owner of Cherokee pharmacy in Cleveland and an avid Georgia Bulldogs fan. After dad had introduced me to him and vice versa, I started by … Read entire article »

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Week 9: Managing a Church

Week 9: Managing a Church

Is it possible for a Florida fan and a Tennessee fan to peaceably eat lunch together? Apparently yes, because that is what I did today. I got the pleasure of spending some time with the associate pastor of my church, Jason Browning. He is arguably the biggest Gators fan in the state of Tennessee. I had seen him preach occasionally (those are my favorite Sundays), but I had never actually spent time talking with him … Read entire article »

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Week 8: Teaching and Benching

Week 8: Teaching and Benching

If my Dad had told me that I would be meeting with a man who: is an ex-marine used to have a really bad temper could at one time bench press 425 pounds I would have turned tail and ran. However, because God worked a miracle in his life, I actually had a very pleasant day with Bill Stockham. He teaches a computer class at a school for kids who aren’t doing well school-wise or social-wise.  The first thing I … Read entire article »

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Week 7: Down… Set… HUT!

Week 7: Down… Set… HUT!

If I asked ten average rabid football fans if they would like to spend a day with a coach who had worked on a high school and collegiate level for 44 years, probably all ten would have said yes, and they might be drooling. That’s what I got to experience today while I was with Coach Dudley Lytle, also known as ‘Grandpa’. We started off  by watching a DVD of both NFL and college players kicking … Read entire article »

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