Baseball Home Opener

The time has finally come! The “boys of the spring” are here with America’s favorite pastime! Toccoa Falls College’s Screaming Eagles, led by first-year head coach Nathan Bowen, play their first home game this Saturday, February 13, starting at 2:00 pm. They will be playing against Tennessee’s Johnson University.

Last year, the TFC team finished with a 28-23 final record, continuing the long-standing tradition of having a winning record by the end of the season. With a solid young team and a new coach to reinvigorate the program, there is no better time to get behind them than this year!

TFC has already played three games this season and has lost all three. On the surface, three losses may look like a grim start. However, looking a little closer at some stats indicate that this could not be farther from the truth as the pitching staff dominated. At worst, TFC lost 3-7 in the second game of a three-game series against the powerful Southern Wesleyan University team. The other two games resulted in losses that were 0-2 and 0-1. The latter of the two lasted an amazing 14 innings! Even more amazing in that game, Dylan Powers threw 10 innings only giving up 4 hits! Dylan Powers is also slated to get the start in the first game against Johnson University.

Screaming Eagle Fans! Get pumped up for this home game!

In case one cannot make this weekend’s games, the next seven HOME games are below:

FRI. 02/26 Goshen College 2pm
SAT. 02/27 12pm
3pm
SAT. 03/5 Indiana Wesleyan 12pm
3pm
MON. 03/7 2pm
TUE. 03/22 Truett McConnell College 3pm

 

Everyone should grab the blankets and fold-up chairs out of the closet and come down for TFC’s multi-time National Championship winning team’s first home game!

 

*Featured image borrowed from Mandy Sullivan.

Spring Cleaning: Renewing Minds for Christ

Spring has finally come to the Northeast Georgia mountains as the warm breeze and sprouting flowers have arrived. Although, this is one of the most beautiful times of the year, there is a dreadful realization… SPRING-CLEANING. With this alarming thought in mind, people begin to pack away their winter clothes and clean out cluttered closets that have slowly piled up with trash. Others begin the annual spring diet to lose the ten to fifteen pounds gained throughout the school year. “Stress eating” has come from the countless assignments around Christmas time. However, as students dust off their sandals and enjoy the warm weather, there is another important thing to remember this spring. After going to meetings, studying for tests, and writing countless papers, students tend to forget to spend time with the Lord.

Suffering from exhaustion from the late, night hours of writing papers and stumbling out of bed to early morning classes, it becomes more difficult to replenish one spiritually. As people look forward to the warm weather that consistently distracts them from studying, people slowly forget about the One who created the distraction. Yes, finishing up last-minute assignments and isolating oneself to prepare for final exams is important, but sometimes the frustration increases as one lacks trust in the Lord.

With Easter approaching, students need to remember to refresh themselves, not only, mentally and physically, but spiritually as well. Sometimes, one needs to take a break from studying and remember to trust in His provision. When one thinks about spring-cleaning, one usually thinks of the household, workspace, or the body, but some have forgotten about spending time with the Lord. With Easter approaching, the spring should be a time to reflect on Christ’s love for His people. Sadly, people forget what He has done on the cross. His magnificent and everlasting love is made ultimately significant through His sacrifice.

Romans 12:2 says, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”

The temptations of the world are overwhelming, but with prayer one can be strengthened through the weaknesses and spiritual storms. It can be difficult to commit oneself to prayer and devotional time with the Lord. Sometimes, one should lay down their books, walk outside, and ponder on what the Lord has created. Students should not allow studies to blind them from remembering Christ love and the endless grace he provides for His people continually.

Taking some time to pray, whether it may be thirty minutes or two minutes, can encourage people in times of stress. Pull out the Bible and read a few verses before walking to class. Meet with people, form relationships, and pray for those who may be going through their own challenges. Everyone struggles from time to time with temptation of faithlessness. Living out faith is not always easy.  However, reaching out to others and forming meaningful relationships are great opportunities to share the good news of Christ. Share with people what God has done throughout the school year at Toccoa Falls College. People can be encouraged by hearing what Lord has done in the lives of others. It is incredible how the Lord works. He provides when one loses trust. He picks one up when one falls down. He loves one when they do not feel loved. How magnificent the Lord is!

So remember, this spring season is not only about the basic cleaning duties, but also, faithfully renewing the mind. Thank the Lord for the warm, welcoming weather that urges people to remember His grace and resurrection on the cross. His beautiful masterpiece is His signature. Gently, He carries His children in His loving arms providing faith to trust and protection. This spring, TFC has the opportunity to recognize what Christ has done and share the good news of the gospel with one another. Each student has the freedom to live out the gospel to glorify the Lord.

Theatrical Society Holds Auditions for Spring’s “Harvey”

The Theatrical Society began the year with auditions for the play “Harvey.” Which is a wonderfully comedic story about a man who sees a 6’5” rabbit. His claims drive his family crazy and hilarity ensues as they attempt to commit him into an asylum. Several students showed up to perform a variety of comedic monologues. Everything ranging from what women are looking for in a man, to Alice in Wonderland, and being stranded on an island. My personal favorite was Alex Luthor’s “Umbridge” monologue from the wildly funny “Very Potter Musical.” In case you didn’t know, he is quite convincing at being an angry woman. If you weren’t able to attend the auditions, but would like to help with the play in some other way, contact Chance Rigdon or Tiffany Rowlett. He is the director of this year’s play and she will be helping him as assistant director. They will be able to answer any questions you have, or point you in the right direction to someone who can.

There are a variety of jobs for everyone. If you enjoy working with people, perhaps you could help with advertising and spread the word about the Theatrical Society. Hospitality is another good option for those who enjoy working with others. In this position, you have the opportunity to welcome people when they come to the play or bring refreshments to the actors. For a more hands-on experience, you could join the backstage crew and help set up, move, and take down props and other play-related items. It’s a good experience for those who are interested drama, but would rather not act on stage. Make-up, which is required on stage, is a little awkward for the men to out on. So all you ladies who are good at putting in makeup should consider helping out in that way. The Theatrical Society can always use more people. It takes a lot of work to put on a play, and every volunteer counts.

And remember, as you’re walking to and from your classes, keep an eye out for Harvey: you may just see him.