October 21, 2019

Pastoral Nuggets: Growing Into Your Destiny

On several occasions, I have mentioned to you readers that I was raised poor. And if the truth be known, I am glad I was. Why? Was it because I enjoyed not having things, or being forced to learn to “make do” with secondhand things, or even having to wear hand-me-down clothes? Of course not! I’m glad because being raised poor shaped me into the person I … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Jigsaw Puzzles

When I was growing up, you know, back when dinosaurs roamed the earth, we were so poor at 38 Border Road in LaGrange, Georgia - we couldn’t even pay attention! Oh, I can tell you all kind of stories about just how poor we really were. We didn’t have indoor bathrooms until I was about thirteen years old. We certainly didn’t have any air conditioning. We … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Stuff I Heard Somebody Else Say Along the Way

In his book, “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People,” one of the habits Stephen Covey gives is this: “Seek first to understand, then to be understood.” What’s he saying? He’s saying that before we try to convince somebody else that we are right and they are wrong, just maybe, we need to understand their point of view first. We need to learn to listen … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Getting the Corruption Out

My momma was a sage. She had a way of boiling her wisdom down to simple little sayings, that even as a child, I could understand. However, I later discovered that some of her sagely sayings were not grounded in as much scientific fact as she asserted. She was just manipulating my behavior! Sayings like: “Don’t cross your eyes; they’ll get stuck that way,” … [Read more...]

Friends and Family Day at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church

Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church 385 Old Field Rd Franklin, GA 30217 Rev. Henry Smoke, Sr. Pastor   Invite you to join us as we celebrate Friends and Family Day Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 3:00 P. M. Guest Speaker Rev. Milton Reeves Pastor of Rising Star Baptist Church Fayetteville, Georgia We look forward to you worshiping with us! … [Read more...]

WOW is back at Centralhatchee First Baptist

(Centralhatchee, GA) -- WOW is back at Centralhatchee First Baptist Church and after ten incredible years we are excited about new ideas, new teachers, new classes, new faces and new curriculum which adds up to a whole new world of fun! All the fun starts at 5:30 pm each Wednesday night. W.O.W. also provides a study for our adults (18 and over) beginning at … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Because You Are His

What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's … 1st Corinthians 6: 9 & 10. Leadership Magazine once published an article about the 1995 Disney Movie, Toy Story. The … [Read more...]

Homecoming/Revival at Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church

(Franklin, GA) -- Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church, 385 Old Field Rd, Franklin, GA  invite you to join us as we celebrate our Annual Homecoming and Revival. Homecoming Celebration is Sunday, August 25, 2019: Pastor Henry L Smoke, Sr. will be the Speaker at 11:30 AM. At 2:00 pm the Guest Speaker will be Rev. Keith Lewis, Pastor of Flint Ridge Baptist … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: It Happened – Just This Way

Proverbs 17:22(KJV) says, “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.” So, I think that from time-to-time it does all of us good to laugh – even if it is at somebody else’s expense! Speaking of laughter, I am convinced that sometimes the Lord looks down from heaven, sees me, and starts belly laughing! I have a vision … [Read more...]

The Browders in Concert at Ridgeway Baptist Church

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