Archive - 2018


Everything in our life has changed
My ideas have been redrawn
We are committed to follow the Lord
Because you have been the focused One for Fifty years

It’s you Carol, you, you, you
Consistently the Lord has revealed His plans for us to YOU!
So many think I’m kidding when I say that, just being kind
You know it’s true, four times HE has redirected us through you

Many say marriage is a fifty-fifty thing
It isn’t, both have to be a hundred percent
In our case I’ve been one hundred percent
And you were one hundred and fifty percent

It takes more than a little trying to make a marriage last fifty years and counting
We have had great highs and sad lows
Everything about these fifty years has been a challenge
You made it work, you made me make it work, you are faithful

That Saturday, September 14, 1968
Next to my salvation the greatest day of my life
I married that thin slip of a girl, thinking I would be the strong one
Little did I know that the Lord was sending the right strong person to guide me

You are still just as beautiful as in 1968
More beautiful, a surface beauty and a beauty of depth
You are kind and gentle with me and long-suffering
I come around so slowly yet you gently and kindly mature me

You and the Lord have equipped me for ministry
It has been forty-six years of ministry as a Baptist
You drug me kicking and screaming to the Baptist Church
We’ve never looked back

We both love Tuscaloosa and now we have returned to our precious city
We love the University of Alabama and now we see it everyday
We have wonderful memories and the good thing is we are daily making new memories
Jesus loves you and me, He walks with us and talks with us, praise the Lord for fifty years

Thank you, Carol, for your wonderful and rich love for me
I love you, I love you, and I am grateful to the Lord for you
Retirement is great but even greater is waking up each day with you
The Lord is good, and He has been wonderfully good to us

Rejoice, today we have been married fifty years, isn’t it great!
Clay Corvin to his precious partner of fifty years. I LOVE YOU! September 14, 2018




Kingdom minded-grounded in his faith in Christ
George serves others as unto the Lord
His family the core of his daily walk
Jesus fills his life – service, submission, wisdom
George lives with the goals of Christ in mind

A financier who takes his charge seriously
He cares for his investors with courage and vision
He is focused, effective, efficient
Long days of research
He is a communicator and a facilitator

George is talented in the investment process
He believes in cash flow
He never sidesteps significant issues
No excuses, failure consistently a stepping stone to success
His results always equitable, and up to speed

He is a teacher and a learner
A careful planner always on the ball
Versatile in his investment expertise
Sharp, smart, intelligent – brilliant
Qualified, shrewd and resourceful

Filled with new ideas
Positive and ingenious
George works hard
Seeking to bless those he serves
Striving each day to grow in Christ-likeness

A Christ filled counselor
Nothing but a winner
George is a helper, a servant, a friend
He knows people need to feel valuable
He believes in people

All who know George
Value his friendship and respect his work
He is larger than life
Favored by the Lord
He is my friend

Clay Corvin – Gratitude and appreciation – August 4, 2018



Sea change
Heart faint
What will tomorrow say?

Listen and you will hear
Commitment, faith
Hard work, grace
Faithful teaching, wisdom

You decide
What is done comes to you
Questions expressed to help

100 years
Providence and prayer
We believe
You trust
A partnership of hope

Hope for God’s call
Belief in what is needed
Jesus is our goal

Clay Corvin
In a trustee meeting, 4/11/18



Call me says the Lord God – A clear command
With promises in a world of pain and chaos
No where can we find the answers that the Lord gives
To life’s perilous journey

Shout out your needs
Desperate days
Life hurts
We don’t know what is going on in the spiritual realm

The fear of death constrains our courage
We don’t believe His word
Walking with the Lord becomes a journey of folly
We stand with the world wondering why we fail

The Lord God will answer you
His promise to each of us
His Word is clear
He will give us the guidance and direction we need

Seldom are His answers detailed
We wouldn’t understand them if they were
He doesn’t ask what we think
Remember we are but dust – Alive today – Gone tomorrow

His revelation will equip us to grow in Christ likeness
We never say – I am helpless – I can’t do anything
We may be bound but the Word isn’t bound
We can do what the Lord says

We have a different world view than the lost
The humblest Christian knows more about the things of God
Than the greatest lost statesman
Therefore the Lord commands us to pray – His phone is never busy

Pray now – pray today – pray everyday
Lord teach us to pray – to pray when hurting
Pray in rejoicing – pray without ceasing
God says pray – He will answer us and tell us what to do

Clay Corvin
New Orleans – Saturday – July 20, 2018




Wise, beautiful, congenial
Careful about her life
She loves the Lord Jesus with all her heart
She cares deeply for people
All people

Alice is gifted in her cooking
Organized, equipped, knowledgeable
Her kitchen is her place
A planner, imaginative, just plain good

A talented, smooth operator
She leads from the front
A versatile doer
She gets stuff done
With the resources she has

No complaints
No excuses
A life lived well
A heart gifted to love
She is energetic and focused

A lifetime of giving
A work ethic beyond compare
Sharp, savvy and insightful
An example for others
A servant of Christ
We are blessed by Alice

Clay Corvin – A Tribute to Alice
July 3, 2018




Strong, courageous, indefatigable
Started her journey and refused to quit
Like the Wild West she forged a way in Santa Fe
Her life an example of wisdom and determination

What she didn’t know she learned
Those things required she dealt with
Things that would have stopped others
Simply took a little more time, a little more elbow grease

A good son, a good life
Built out of her standing up to strife
She would not quit, she refused to lose
Life was hard, Anne was harder

A gentle woman, kind and caring
Neighbors, church, community
Astute, shrewd, in a tough, difficult business
She loves the Lord and cares for others

Brainy, resourceful and teachable
Her life has real value and worth
She did it with her Lord and the strength he gives her
A friend, a planner, a giver, all who know her love her


A Tribute to a Great Woman who made her own way
Clay Corvin – On a visit to Santa Fe, NM. 6/20/18



A Christ follower, a changed life
Eschewed the world’s ways, followed the Lord
Constant learner, a man with vision and wisdom
Hard worker, faithful, committed

A family man who loves his wife above all others
He raised his family, he loves his children
Now they have produced grandchildren equally loved
Dudley is consistent, kind, respectful to everyone

A deep thinker, an experienced businessman
Others call on him for advice, they appreciate his insight
He is Sagacious, intelligent, learned and knowledgeable
He is enlightened in the ways of the Lord and business

Dudley helps his clients deal with their needs prudently
He sees the future and he knows disaster comes quickly
He seeks to build in careful risk control
His methods are efficient and encouraging

He never discounts others, people count with him
His life is an open book, he always cares for others
Controlled, gentle, positive, people enjoy his presence
They feel safe, secure, and important

His focus is Jesus
Family always most important
Friends find him delightful, a man of class
Dudley is a true servant, his life shares Jesus everyday

MORE TO COME. – JUNE 13, 2018



Unassuming, hard-working, genius
Always mindful of his family, committed, loving, caring
He and Jewel did life together, 55 years

Mike was faithful to the Lord
Faithful with his witness
Proud of his boys, loved people

His life was fast-paced
A warrior at heart, he fought for what was right
He connected with people

A wise business man, everyone won with Mike
He was imaginative, positive and successful
An excellent communicator

An efficient and effective provider
Great talent, brilliant strategist
His business was well developed and significant

Mike was versatile and astute
Always up to speed on business processes
A resourceful, dedicated leader

Mike loved the Lord
He was a good student of the Word
Life will be different without him

We miss Mike
We suffer his loss
He is rejoicing with Jesus

Clay Corvin – In honor and tribute to my friend
June 13, 2018



A passionate witness to the Lord Jesus Christ
Willing to do whatever it takes to win the lost
Ed is a faithful loving pastor

Ed’s family of the utmost importance
He loves them immeasurably, complete and total
Always, always making sure his wife and child knew his love
Experienced his love, they were special to him
He continues until this very day
Ed is a faithful parent and husband, a faithful loving pastor

All of the churches Ed has served and now serve
He equips them for the Gospel
They love one another and care about people
Christ is important, and they share that importance
Ed is a soul winner and a faithful loving pastor

A tireless servant, an erudite compassionate preacher
His messages communicate the love of Jesus and the power of God
His life is an example as a faithful, zealous servant of the Lord High God
Ed is winsome, kind, gifted and skilled
People seek him out, his council is valuable
Ed is tireless and a faithful loving pastor

Ed is a student of God’s Word, it guides his life
The Word is preached, taught and caught
People see Ed’s example, do what Ed does
A follower of Jesus, always leading people to Christ
Ed is a student of the Word and a faithful loving pastor

Christ, family, church, the lost
Ed focuses on the most important things in a Christ like life
He is helpful and kind, always going the second mile
A visionary, a warrior, a priest
Ed knows the right way to go and he is a faithful loving pastor

Clay Corvin
To my friend and mentor Ed Johnson
June 2, 2018


Determined for the Gospel
Zealous for the cause of Christ
Unremitting in his efforts to tell everyone about Jesus
Energetic and vigorous in sharing Christ
Hard working and dynamic in his proclamation of the Gospel

Loves his wife, an amazing partner in life
She is perfect in all her ways
Gifted and skilled as Nelson
She too is dynamic in her Gospel sharing
The two are equipped to constantly witness to Jesus

A family filled with love
Each focused on the other
Developing Godly beloved adults
Lives that continue in Christ
Living the Gospel in their life and witness

Our Giant is an erudite pastor
His sermons scholarly works
That communicate to the street
People hear and understand
Everything he does is a witness to Christ

A winsome warrior
When he speaks people listen
Wise and gifted, he really cares for people
Identifying their needs
Everyone is valuable

“He ain’t nothin but a winner”
His life exemplifies “Christ is all and in all”
He refuses the negative
His goal-that all might come to Christ
A kingdom Giant, he walks the land as God’s servant

Clay Corvin
New Orleans, LA
May 25, 2018