Showing posts from June, 2011

Seven Days in Utopia

The author of Golf's Sacred Journey , David L. Cook, was the guest speaker at Second Baptist Church last Sunday. It was a moving message about the story behind the upcoming movie Seven Days in Utopia based on his book. The movie comes out on August 12, 2011 and is rated G. Max Lucado, bestselling Christian author said, "I read this book in one sitting. It stirred my heart. What a fun and stimulating read."

The Magic of Social Media

From "Voices of the Storm" by Jesse Chambers of b metro  Alabama’s recovery has been marked by the use of social media to help spread information about donation drops and volunteer activities, and by the breaking down of race and class barriers among those trying to help. Another barrier was broken by Toomer’s for Tuscaloosa, a group of Auburn fans who put aside the ’Bama-Auburn football rivalry to help Tuscaloosa’s storm victims. Toomer’s began as a Facebook page that quickly went viral and has over 80,000 followers. One of the people who volunteered to assist in Toomer’s social media efforts was Lisa Michitti Cross of Birmingham, an art teacher at the University of Montevallo. Cross is the perfect person to take part, since she attended grad school at the University of Alabama but also teaches art in Auburn University’s Prison Education program. Cross started the group’s Twitter feed. She discusses the importance of social media during this event: For me personally, it