April 17, 2014

Pastoral Nuggets: Shadow Boxing

Brother Aaron

One of the training methods that professional boxers, or “wanna be” professional boxers, employ is “shadow boxing.” They imagine that their shadow is their opponent and they spend a great deal of time sharpening their reflexes by trying to become quicker than their shadow – which of course – is impossible. Now, while the boxer can train and condition his … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: He Chose Dying Instead of Changing

Brother Aaron

Without a doubt, my father was the greatest man I ever knew. He loved the Lord, he loved his family, he loved his church, he was honest and hardworking, he could fix anything, and he literally could play any musical instrument that had strings. He was part of the generation that Tom Brokaw called: The Greatest Generation. He spent four years in active … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Responsibility

Brother Aaron

Some time back my wife and I went to hear The Talley’s in concert. For years this group has consisted of Roger & Deborah Talley and their daughter, Lauren. We have literally watched Lauren grow up on the stage, so to speak, singing with her momma and daddy. This night, instead of the normal trio, there was a fourth person on stage with them. Soon, this … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Getting Close

Brother Aaron

This past Saturday Marianne and I attended the season finale of the Upward Basketball League, sponsored by First Baptist Church in LaGrange. We were there to watch our seven-year-old granddaughter, Kaitlyn Walker, cheer. Quite naturally, she was the best cheerleader there. Not just on her squad, but on all the squads! (Paw-paw’s opinion!) As the buzzer … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Your Fragrance

Brother Aaron

As the preacher stood before the congregation, he began to bare his soul as he told about his youngest daughter. He started his story by telling how he and his wife had three children. The oldest grew up to be a preacher and the middle child married a preacher. But his story centered on their youngest daughter. He told how that she had been raised in … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Tribes

Brother Aaron

“Tribes” is a word that we don’t hear used much in everyday conversation. And if we do hear it, most likely we draw a mental image of Native Americans. However, whether we realize it or not tribes are an integral part of our lives. We all belong to different tribes. We all draw a sense of belonging from our tribe, we often find validation from our tribe, … [Read more...]

Below the Yellow Line: Bristol Preview

Pictures of Kyle Busch's Bristol Sweep in 2010
( Photo by pyramidracing.com)

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rolls on into Thunder Valley this weekend! One of the most anticipated races of the year: Bristol Motor Speedway. Here are the previews for this weekend's action at "The World's Fastest Half Mile": NASCAR Nationwide Series: Jeff Foxworthy's Grit Chips 300 This weekend's Nationwide race in Bristol is sure to be exciting! Some … [Read more...]

Below the Yellow Line: Las Vegas Recaps

Winner of the Kobalt Tools 400: Matt Kenseth
(sportsillustrated.cnn.com)

The races this weekend in Las Vegas were both extremely exciting and fun to watch! Here are the recaps from Las Vegas: NASCAR Nationwide Series: Sam's Town 300 This weekend the NASCAR Nationwide Series headed to Las Vegas. Every driver was hoping that luck would be on their side in the spirit of Las Vegas. Qualifying was rained out putting #12 Sam … [Read more...]

I Have Lost My Job!! Now What?? (5 Economic Survival Tips)

Jeff Todd Author Photo

More and more people are losing their jobs lately. This includes folks that have been secure with their company for many years. This suffering economy has affected a lot of people. No one is safe from it! You could be next! If you, by chance, happen to be part of the millions that have currently found yourself unemployed, there is hope! I know that sounds … [Read more...]

The God Lovin’ Redneck:Deuteronomy-Debt Cancellation

deuteronomy

At the end of [every] seven years thou shalt make a release. And this [is] the manner of the release: Every creditor that lendeth [ought] unto his neighbour shall release [it]; he shall not exact [it] of his neighbour, or of his brother; because it is called the LORD'S release. Of a foreigner thou mayest exact [it again]: but [that] which is thine with thy … [Read more...]