December 11, 2016

Pastoral Nuggets: Wandering Thoughts From a Wandering Mind

This Pastor’s Column is a collection of random thoughts from a wandering mind.  Hopefully they will bless you. Recently, I was speaking with a friend who use to drive a bus in Atlanta.  She said that when she finished her route she then had to take her bus back to the bus barn.  She would reach up and turn her “Out of Service” sign on.  Often, she … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Move On

When you write as much as I do you are constantly in the acquisition mode for subject material. So, whenever I run across something, I write it down. Consequently, I have many bits, pieces, and scraps of information that I refer to from time to time for inspiration. Unfortunately, I am better at writing down the subject material than where I heard it or who … [Read more...]

Not so little Rascal…

I was going to write a column about the election. But it would only serve to make half the readers angry, the left half.   And if you are like me, you’re sick of hearing about politics anyway, no matter which side of the political spectrum you find yourself.    So why bother with a political column? The phrase “you raise a valid point and I shall now … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: A Use To Be World

This past Saturday, my wife and I took a motorcycle trip with our good friends, Pastor Randall Hodge and his wife Kaye. We rode to Lumpkin, Georgia to visit Providence Canyon Sate Park. (The Little Grand Canyon) As we entered the park, I noticed an old white clapboard church with a cemetery on the right side of the road. It piqued my interest and I told the … [Read more...]

A Beautiful Church

Oftentimes a law enforcement officer will pick up a part time job to add extra money to the stacks of money we make at our day (or night) job. A buddy of mine recently asked if I could pick up one of his side jobs; working at a local church for a couple of hours while the congregation holds a weeknight bible study. I’m always looking for extra money, as … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: My Thoughts Regarding the Upcoming Election

Hosea 8:7 uses an axiom that in my opinion fits America today:  “For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind …” Another familiar axiom states, “What one generation allows in moderation, the next allows in excess.” As America stands upon the precipice of possibly the most influential election we ever have or ever will face, it is evident … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: We All Have a Story

As I listened to the praise team singing in a revival I preached recently, the Spirit of the Lord shifted my attention from what they were singing - to each of them as individuals. The Spirit of God nudged me and said, “Aaron, all of them have a story regarding the different paths they have travelled to reach the place they are in their relationship with … [Read more...]

Deer Hunting, sort of…

Last year my son and I went to get our hunter safety cards. I never had any desire to hunt growing up, but the more I live in the country, and the more I strive to become more self-sufficient, the more I wanted to start hunting. The two of us finished as much as we could complete of the hunter safety process online. We then signed up for the classroom … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Don’t Miss the Moment

I was at an Associational Missionaries Conference in Toccoa, Georgia when I heard the Georgia Baptist Mission Board Executive Director, Dr. J. Robert White, tell a very personal story about missing one of life’s moments. While still serving as a pastor, he left the church office one afternoon headed home. As he walked toward his car he was thinking about … [Read more...]

Guest columnist shares 911 story

(Editor's Note: Guest columnist Mr. Toby Nix is a former 911 employee and current deputy sheriff in Coweta County. We are pleased to announce he has agreed to share some of his writings with readers in future editions.) I hear dead people… well not exactly, what I should say is that I hear people dying. I hear people crying. I hear people … [Read more...]