Sunday, September 30, 2012

Lady Scots Stymie Spirits, 1-0

LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN -- Mo Cross' goal in the 11th minute of action gave the Covenant women's soccer team all the scoring they needed as the Lady Scots held off visiting Salem College 1-0 on Saturday night at Scotland Yard.
The win is Covenant's eighth straight victory and puts them at 8-1-1 overall with a perfect 4-0 mark in the GSAC. The victory also put head coach Mark Duble just one win short of reaching 200 for his career.
Cross' score was her third of the season. The senior from Charlotte, N.C., chipped the ball from the left side perfectly over the outstretched arms of Salem keeper Jessi Carter for the eventual game-winner.
The two teams combined to take just 14 shots, with Covenant having 10-4 edge. Carter tallied four saves for Salem (6-3, 2-1 GSAC). Covenant keeper Hannah Bales made three saves, including one late in the 88th minute off Taylor Norman's shot, to preserve the shutout.
Rachel Bernard and Ruth Terry each had one shot on goal, with Cross taking two. Salem's Bethany Kent and Norman combined to take all three shots on goal for the Spirits.
Covenant returns to action on Tuesday, October 2 on the road against Maryville College. Kickoff is set for 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Monday, March 19, 2012

Harold Camping Says May 21 Rapture Prediction Was 'Incorrect And Sinful'

Harold Camping Says May 21 Rapture Prediction Was 'Incorrect And Sinful' -- Huffington Post
Radio evangelist Harold Camping has called his erroneous prediction that the world would end last May 21 an "incorrect and sinful statement" and said his ministry is out of the prediction business.
"We have learned the very painful lesson that all of creation is in God's hands and he will end time in his time, not ours!" reads the statement signed by Camping and his staff and posted on his ministry's website.
"We humbly recognize that God may not tell his people the date when Christ will return, any more than he tells anyone the date they will die physically."
The "March 2012" letter, which included multiple mea culpas, was released with a note from the board of California-based Family Radio. The group intended to mail it to listeners first, but immediately posted it "to avoid confusion" after it was leaked online.
Camping said people have continued to wish for another prediction, but he is now convinced that critics were correct about the biblical admonition that "of that day and hour knoweth no man."
"We must also openly acknowledge that we have no new evidence pointing to another date for the end of the world," he wrote. "Though many dates are circulating, Family Radio has no interest in even considering another date."

Was directed to this info from Dr. Ed Stetzer.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Tattoos and Business - updated

Yesterday I got a request to take off a picture from this blog entry posted May 24, 2009 from the lady in the picture. She was misquoted by the NY Post and I certainly and more that willing to do that for her. I checked the NY Post to see the original article and they had removed the picture as well.

This post has been one of the most read in the short history of my blog so I am reposting/editing it without our this dear lady's picture and I am removing any mention of her. The least I can do!

I added a picture of Abby Sciuto from NCIS fame instead!

Below is an article from the NY Post. I was linked to it by Tim Callies. I found it interesting because on the one hand we are told it does not matter what other people think about what we wear or how we look as long as we are not fat. Right?

I have a few rules for my 5 kids that deals with college. I will pay for 8 semesters if you do not break these rules:
  1. Only 8 semesters
  2. If you fail a semester, I not long have to pay for future semesters.
  3. If you get a tattoo, the money is turned off.
The first two I will not defend. Here is my defense of the last one. When you are older and on your own it is your decision and a tattoo will not affect how much I love you or accept you. But I will not have paid for it - you have no $ in college .... And the wisdom that comes at 23 or so is so much more than you have at 18 or 19. When you are out of school you are less influenced by a crowd and you realize some of the truth of this world that is mentioned in the article below. Enjoy the article! Here is another article that talks about the pain & cost of removal.

Abby on NCIS
Here is a newer  article worthy of your reading.


Last updated: 4:01 am
May 24, 2009
Posted: 3:22 am
May 24, 2009

When the Dow is low, the "tramp stamp" has to go.

Dermatologists across the city are reporting a boom in tattoo laser removals, as body-art fanatics fretting over their professional image rush to erase their inky mistakes.

"People can't afford to handicap themselves be cause of a tattoo in a tight job market," said Dr. Jef frey Rand, founder of the Tattoo Removal Cen ter in Midtown. "We're seeing a huge surge right now in people getting rid of their tat toos."

Mobeen Yasin, a graduate student at Mercy Col lege, said the script tattoo of his first name creeping around his neck is a lia bility.

"I can cover it with a collared shirt, but if I turn my head it sticks out," said Yasin, a 22-year-old planning a career in finance or law enforcement. "I used to idolize rappers with tattoos. Now I don't want it to hold me back from getting a job."

One 34-year-old pharmaceutical salesman said the Irish flag and the wizard that decorate his calves were costing him clients.

"I play a lot of golf with doctors, and these tattoos really stand out," said the salesman, who did not want to use his name because he feared losing clients.

"I'm embarrassed. I feel like they judge me, and it's affecting my business."

Now he gets costly laser treatments once a month to expunge the images from his legs.

Erasing a tattoo requires monthly laser blasts, which break up the pigment dye under the skin.

Each painful zap takes about two minutes and costs at least $200 -- and a small tattoo the size of a human chin requires a year of treatments to burn off.

More than 45 million Americans have at least one tattoo, according to an FDA report. At least 25 percent of tattoo-removal clients are erasing the name of an ex from their skin, New York dermatologists said. More than half of their clients are women in their mid-30s.

Dr. Carol O'Brien, owner of Midtown medical center Smooth Laser, said she has personally lasered off about 50,000 tattoos in the past 11 years -- including some of the body art of rapper 50 Cent. Her clients range from doctors and lawyers to former gang members and inmates.

"I have at least 10 tears [scheduled to be removed] right now," said O'Brien, referring to the common gang marking of a teardrop carved beneath the eye.

The tear symbolizes having lost someone to a violent crime or having committed a violent crime, said O'Brien.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Second Player of the Week at Covenant this school year!

Engbers, Cross Nab Covenant Player Of The Week Honors

LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN -- Freshman Bryant Engbers and senior Margaret Cross were named Covenant Players of the Week for Jan. 23-28. 
Bryant Engbers
Bryant Engbers
It is Engbers’ first time being recognized with this honor. The freshman forward from Sioux Falls, SD had a career night against Piedmont. Engbers scored 24 first half points and 26 for the game in helping the Scots to a 91-78 win. Engbers’ previous career-high in points was 14. He then scored nine points and grabbed five rebounds in a 90-81 loss to Rust College. For the week, Engbers averaged 17.5 PPG and 6.0 RPG while shooting 56 percent (14-25) from the floor.

Margaret Cross
Margaret Cross
For Cross, it is her second time being named player of the week, but only her first in basketball. The senior from Southern Pines, NC was a two-sport star this season when she suited up for the Covenant women’s soccer team. Cross led Covenant in points with 15 in a 63-44 loss at home to Great South member Piedmont. She went 6-of-12 from the field and connected on three 3-pointers while picking up one steal and one rebound. For the season, Cross is the second leading scorer for the Lady Scots at 10.4 PPG while averaging nearly 30 minutes per game.

Click here for a complete list of previous player of the week winners.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Margaret gets her first Player of the Week for Soccer at her college and for the Conference - she has 4 of them for Basketball

Margaret Cross, Zach Smith Win Covenant Player Of The Week Award

LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN -- Margaret Cross and Zach Smith have been named Covenant’s most-outstanding players of the week for the week ending October 15.  For Cross, it’s the first time in her career to be distinguished in such a way for her efforts on the soccer field.  Smith, meanwhile, wins the award for the fourth time this season.

Cross, a senior but first year player for the Lady Scots soccer team, had a hand in both of Covenant’s wins last week.  She began the week assisting Kara Lee’s game-winning goal on the road at Piedmont.  Prior to Wednesday’s contest, the Lady Lions had swept all conference opponents and boasted an impressive 12-0-1 record.  Three days later, Cross scored the game-winner herself just four minutes into the overtime period against LaGrange College.  It was her third goal of the season and helped the Lady Scots win-streak climb to five games.

Smith, sophomore runner for the men’s cross country team, led the Scots to a second place team finish at the Oglethorpe University Invitational last week.  His 8K time of 29:35.76 was good enough for fourth overall in the field of 65 harriers.  Smith has now led Covenant in the last four meets.

For the complete list of players of the week, visit the player of the week page.

player of the week
DECATUR, Ga.- Nearing the end of the fall sports regular season play, the Great South Athletic Conference Player of the Week awards feature first time winners for this season. Erin McKinstry from LaGrange for volleyball, Brian Beckham of Maryville and Margaret Cross of Covenant for men's and women's soccer, respectively. The duo of Beth Burgess and Zach Smith of Covenant round out this week's awards for women's and men's cross country, respectively.
Earning her first volleyball award is McKinstry from LaGrange. She lit up the competition over the past week breaking a school record for assists in a match with 59 versus conference competitor Huntingdon. A few days later, McKinstry exploded with 56 assists against Toccoa Falls in a Panther victory. She currently is second in the GSAC with an average of 7.84 assists per match.
Beckham, reigning men's soccer Conference Player of the Year, is setting himself for a second straight honor with his performance last week. The senior from Knoxville, Tennessee registered the game winning goal in a 3-1 victory over conference foe Huntingdon. Beckham has anchored the Maryville College midfield all year, paving the way for a 2-0 start in GSAC play along with a 9-2-2 mark overall.
On the women's soccer side, Cross nabbed her first Player of the Week award after helping the Lady Scots earn conference wins. She assisted the game-winning goal to take down the undefeated Lady Lions at Piedmont early in the week before scoring the game-winner herself at LaGrange three days later. That goal- her third of the season- came in the fourth minute of overtime and helped the Lady Scots win-streak climb to five games. 
Freshman Burress lands herself as the top women's runner of the conference this week after anchoring the Lady Scots cross country team. Burgess finished second overall at the Oglethorpe University Invitational last week. The freshman ran the 5K in 21:10.09 (a 6:48.8/mi pace). It's the second time Burgess has led the Lady Scots this season. Covenant finished second as a team for their third straight event.
Winning his third Men's Runner of the Week award, Smith continues to be a crucial asset to Covenant's cross country team. He led the Scots to a second place finish at the Oglethorpe University Invitational last week after finishing the race fourth overall. His 8K time of 29:35.76 (5:57.3/mi) was only 45 seconds off the individual race winner.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Covenant Wins In Overtime

LAGRANGE, Ga. -- Saturday afternoon, the Lady Scots soccer team was forced into additional time to determine the winner of the conference match-up against LaGrange College but still found a way to sneak by the Lady Panthers with a 2-1 victory.  Senior Margaret Cross scored the game-winner in the 94th minute of play to propel Covenant to its fifth straight win and a 6-6-1 overall record.  LaGrange drops to 3-9-1.

Covenant now sits tied with Piedmont College- whose only loss came at the hands of the Lady Scots- for second place in the conference standings at 4-1.

Covenant started the game ready to play as Katelyn Newsome was able to assist Kara Lee to score the first goal in only the second minute of the game.  The shot was one of only three taken by the Lady Scots in that half, but with a stout defense that denied LaGrange any first half shots, all seemed to be in control for Covenant.

That changed after the break as LaGrange made some improvements to its attack and started to see progress toward a goal on its end of the pitch.  In the 59th minute, Mendi Kallam provided the equalizer on a free kick to knot the score at 1-1.

Covenant took nine second-half shots but never managed to get one by Panther keeper Chelsea Totaro.  Totaro finished with four saves.

In overtime, the Lady Scots remembered what they had done to start the game and Cross scored within the first four minutes.

Covenant plays again over fall break on Tuesday against Salem College in Winston-Salem, N.C.