Thanks for connecting with my blog. It’s a kaleidoscope of topics that interest me, and I hope interest my readers.
I am a retired 8th grade Language Arts/Georgia History teacher, pastor, and baseball/fast pitch softball coach. I did all three for most of my career.
I live in Appling, Georgia, about 20 miles east of Augusta.
I enjoy reading books and articles about Georgia and the South. My favorite and the only magazine that I subscribe to is Georgia Backroads.
My wife Joyce and I like to camp in our beautiful Georgia State Parks. I write about these experiences. We bought a Regency Camper Van on February 20, 2019.
We have two Shelties, Sophie and Lilly Belle, who are our constant companions. Our children have long left the nest. The Shelties are kinda like children to us now. I write about them. And of course, I write about my children and grandchildren.
I am obese. On January 1, 2019, I weighed 240 pounds. I’m down to 222, a loss of 18 pounds! I write about weight loss, eating healthy, and walking. I use my FitBit and Nike Run Club App to measure my steps. I daily try and walk 10,000 steps which is 3 1/2 miles.
I have learned much about healthy eating and feel that I am an amateur expert on that subject. My blog has articles on weight loss, healthy eating, and walking. I have a Christian Healthy Eating, Weight Loss, and Exercise Facebook group. If you need to lose weight, check it out and join.
I am a diehard fan of the Atlanta Braves. My dad used to take me to their games at Atlanta Stadium. I’ve taken my son and grandson to Turner Field, and most recently, we attended a game at SunTrust Park. I enjoy watching the Braves on TV.￼
In regards to religion, I grew up, was baptized, called to the ministry at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Carrollton, Georgia. I graduated from William Carey University, a Southern Baptist University in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and earned a Master of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
I pastored small, rural Southern Baptist churches for most of my career. At one church, we started a youth baseball team and played in the Associational Youth League. Roger Kuehn and I coached. Our sons played on that team.
In 2010, I switched to United Methodist and was appointed Local Pastor for Shiloh Methodist Church in Appling. In 2015, I started my own non-denominational church at the Eubank-Blanchard Communiity Center in Appling. After a key member, a sweet elderly lady passed away and another key family moved to another state, I closed the church.
We then joined Christ the King Lutheran Church in Evans, Georgia.
You will find The Rolling Pen Blog inspirational and informative.
Thanks for reading. Blessings.