Travel Log
Sunday February 22, 2008
Last week was President’s Day…but today is really George Washington’s birthday!
I was up at about 7:30 this morning…usually at home I am up around 6 am on Sunday…since I have to be at BHCC before our 8 am service begins. So with the time change…I was really up at 6:30….and my internal clock woke me up about an hour before…but it was nice to roll over an get another little nap!
A light breakfast…about 8:30 this morning…Coach had asked me lead the devotional/communion service scheduled for 8:45 AM. Rob Murphy’s parents joined us for the devotional…and Grant Sanderson (coach’s youngest boy) led a song while Clint Sanderson had our opening prayer.
I shared some thoughts from Ephesians about preparing us all for “service” and the unity that comes in the body---as we all serve together. I talked about our influence on others…and the community where we live.
The Basketball team had a service project this past fall…and I know the coaches are doing more to help our young men---know that there is more to life than basketball and the importance of serving others.
I shared with them the words of the song…God of this City by Chris Tomlin:
[Verse 1]
You're the God of this City
You're the King of these people
You're the Lord of this nation
You are

[Verse 2]
You're the Light in this darkness
You're the Hope to the hopeless
You're the Peace to the restless
You are

There is no one like our God
There is no one like our God

[Chorus]
For greater things have yet to come
And greater things are still to be done in this City
Greater thing have yet to come
And greater things are still to be done in this City

[Verse 1]

[Verse 2]

There is no one like our God
There is no one like our God

[Chorus]
For greater things have yet to come
And greater things are still to be done in this City
Greater things have yet to come
And greater things are still to be done here

There is no one like our god
There is no one like our God

[Chorus]
Greater things have yet to come
And greater things are still to be done in this City
Greater things have yet to come
And greater things are still to be done here

There are some great things to be done in our city…and I know that the church, Lipscomb and our athletic programs…will lead the efforts as we follow GOD. There is no one like our GOD!
Following the devotional….the team had a film/tape session….I got in about 15 minutes on the bike…and then came back to the room to do a little work, etc.
The bus leaves for pre-game at 10:40….and then we will come back—rest, back up and load the bus to go over to the gym to get ready for what is Senior Day at Kennesaw State. It is there final home game.
The Bisons need to jump on them early…and not let up.
Immediately after the game the team will bus back to Nashville.
By the way Trevor Garrett…was early for breakfast….he said he woke up a lot last night…fearful that he would over sleep…for you see he slept through dinner last night….
Here the re-cap of the events last night….
About 7:15 PM I headed to the bus…talking on the phone to an old friend that lives here in Kennesaw. I was finishing up the conversation as the bus pulled out and headed toward I-75 South…and I asked, “Where is Trevor?” Ryan Daly always makes sure that we have all the players…but it up to those of us in the front of the bus to make sure that the support staff is on the bus. Coach Sanderson and Coach Pete….were meeting us to eat…Coach Jay was responsible of getting Clint and Grant on the bus…so that left, Benjamin, Anthony and I for making sure that we had Trevor.

We forgot him.
We tried calling but no answer. Coach Jay tried…Benjamin tried…no luck
Grant Sanderson spoke up, “Don’t worry, he won’t notice it”.
Trevor was sleeping away. His alarm didn’t go off and his fellow staffers…left him asleep.
Rob Murphy was sitting in Trevor’s seat….and Benjamin said…that the problem---we thought Murphy was Trevor. Rob said, “Yes I am smiling just like Trevor” and then Michael Teller said it best, “And Rob really looks like Trevor”!
Waiting to be seated…Coach Sanderson wanted to ask some questions about the A-Sun standings…but then he said, “The person with all the answers isn’t here”! He later said, “Trevor is just not dependable---we can’t bring him on trips anymore! Ha! Ha!
We brought Trevor back his dinner…and later he came down to the room to relive the experience….and Coach says he’ll have to run tomorrow….and it will be a long time before we let him live this event down…or let him forget it!
Now that is one…You can Put it in the book!!!
The Bisons won for the sixth straight time this afternoon…defeating Kennesaw State 61-44. We come home for the final two games of the regular season…and the A-Sun tournament. We have been on the bus for a few hours…and we still have about an hour or so before we arrive back at Lipscomb.
I got to listen to the 10:30 service this morning…and I was going to listen to the 6 pm service—while riding the bus…but we have had some audio problems and I have not been able to listen to the broadcast.
This is our last regular season road trip…we are all hoping for a least one more trip…a trip to the NCAA. Bisons are playing their best basketball as we head into the last week of the season…and the A-Sun tournament will follow!
Barbara stopped in Oak Ridge today on her way home from Winterfest. She said they had a great weekend…snow this morning…but the roads were clear as she headed to her parents. She is going to spend a couple of days with them….and I will be left to take care of Bethany.
Tomorrow…I plan to get her up and get her started getting ready for school…so I can head in to meet with the Monday Morning QB crew. Later tomorrow…I plan to attend Jim Wood’s funeral service. Jim was a big Bison Booster…and served as the first President of our Booster Club (The Bison Club). His children have been good friends during the year---and a couple of grandchildren have been teammates of my boys.
I have a full week…including Ronald Millon coming to Nashville for a couple of days. I have to be at the airport late Tuesday night to pick him up---he will be staying at our house for a couple of days. I look forward to his visit.
Have a great Journey this week….
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Church of Christ
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Nashville, Tennessee 37220
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