August 4, 2015

Pastoral Nuggets: Sing!

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In her book: A Cup of Sun: A Book of Poems, Joan Walsh Anglund said, “A bird doesn't sing because he has an answer - he sings because he has a song.” What a truth! And what an important reminder for us! There’s an ill-wind blowing in America today like I have never witnessed. People just seem to be mad with each other about anything and everything. Those … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Gay Marriage

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There is nobody more opposed to "Gay Marriage" than me.  I believe it tears at the very core of the Biblical and moral fabric upon which my Conservative Christian values and beliefs are based. I further believe that it tears apart the Biblical and moral values and beliefs our great nation was founded upon. I have fought it on every front I could. I have … [Read more...]

Prospect Church Yard & Bake Sale

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(Franklin) -- Prospect Church is having a yard sale/ bake sale on Saturday, August 1, 2015, starting at 8:00 a.m. You can find us across from the Franklin Piggly Wiggly in the Harper Realty parking lot. There will be plenty of baby items, toys, children’s and adult clothing, home goods and décor, furniture, books, games, bric-a-brac and lots, lots … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Me

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The greatest detriment to my personal testimony - is me. The person who stands in the greatest need of forgiveness, both from you, others, and God - is me. The person I know who fails God more than anybody else - is me. And the most undeserving person of God’s salvation, grace, mercy, and anointing upon their life - is me. In fact, I believe that had I … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: The Wisdom of Athena

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“Happiness depends upon ourselves. Maybe it's not about the happy ending, maybe it's about the story. The purpose of life is a life of purpose. The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra. Happiness is a direction not a destination. Thank you for existing. Be happy, be free, believe, forever young. You know my name, not my story. … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: 4 Very Powerful Statements

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The eyes of many in the congregation were moistened this past Sunday night, and the presence of the Holy Spirit was palpable as she shared her testimony. It was easy to see and understand that her words were coming from a place of darkness and deep hurt in her life. Even after twenty plus years the pain was still very real. And if the truth were known, … [Read more...]

Vacation Bible School at Prospect Church

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(Franklin) -- Prospect Church is excited to announce the dates for our “God is the Highest Power” Vacation Bible School. Join us July 13, 14 and 15 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm as we teach God’s Word to the children in our community. We will enjoy a Bible lesson, music, game time, crafts and a special prize every night for every child. Supper will be … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Baseball and Life

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Life (and Christianity) is much like the game of baseball. I read a quote from Rick Dempsey about baseball that both resonated with and encouraged me. Hopefully, it will encourage you as well. Regarding being effective at the game of baseball, Dempsey said, "You've got to take it one game at a time, one hitter at a time. You've got to go on doing the things … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: The Rest in the Symphony of Life

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Being raised at 38 Borders Road meant a lot of things. One thing it meant was you were going to learn to play a musical instrument. My whole family is musically inclined. Momma played the piano. Daddy played anything with strings on it. Billy plays the piano. Frank plays the guitar. Judy plays the piano. And I play the dickens! (Guitar) I vividly remember … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Passing Thoughts on Busyness and Relationships

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As Christians and as human beings, busyness is something we all struggle with. I'm sure you're like me and have realized there just aren't enough hours in the day anymore. So, I would not be so foolish as to tell you not to be busy. Busyness is a part of life. However, my encouragement to you today is to make sure you're busy doing the right things and that … [Read more...]