August 20, 2019

The Browders in Concert at Ridgeway Baptist Church

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Pastoral Nuggets: Old Friends

“Most of the time, a kid doesn’t think about what he’s doing or why.  This is the privilege of childhood.” ~ Robert Fulghum. As I read the quote above, my mind went back a couple of weeks to a Homecoming service that I was blessed to be asked to preach at my home church. One of my childhood friends attended the services that day. He’s one of those rare … [Read more...]

‘Trafficking Hope’ event at Franklin First Baptist Church

(Franklin, GA) -- Franklin First Baptist Church will be hosting a free community event on Saturday, August 17 from 10:00 AM until Noon. Come learn about the realities of human trafficking and how we can stand against these injustices. Guest speakers will include Amy Wagar and Lt. Darren Beams. Amy has been active with her church in fighting sex … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Train Engines and Pastors

Have you ever been stopped at a railroad crossing and watched a train go by that had six or seven engines on the front and only fifteen to twenty cars behind? How about this one? Have you ever seen a really long train going by that had an engine stuck smack-dab in the middle? One more. Have you ever seen a train with an engine on the rear? Now, perhaps … [Read more...]

Women’s Day at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church

Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church 2019 WOMEN’S DAY “Women Recognizing, Acknowledging, and Accepting Our Purpose” Saturday, July 27, 2019 Prayer Breakfast 11:00 AM -1:00 PM Speaker: Minister Cynthia Ward Mount Canaan Full Gospel, Birmingham, Alabama Sunday, July 28, 2019 11:30 AM Speaker: Evangelist Sarah Smoke Macedonia Miracle Kingdom & … [Read more...]

WOW ‘Blow-up Blowout’ at Centralhatchee First Baptist

(Centralhatchee, GA) -- Go wild with excitement at the kickoff for our Worship on Wednesday night program at Centralhatchee First Baptist Church with food, fun, and fellowship on Saturday, August 10, from 10 am until 1 pm. There will be hot dogs, a water slide, and other games for all ages. WOW will restart at 5:30 on August 14 for ages 4 through adults. … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Finding Your Spot

John Wooden was the Head Coach for the UCLA Men’s Basketball Team. He was one of the most successful coaches in the history of college basketball. At ninety-two years of age, he was voted as College Basketball’s Coach of the Century. John Wooden would take kids straight out of high school, and by the time they graduated UCLA, he would raise their scoring … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Birds, Fires, and Earthquakes

(Note: I originally wrote this column sixteen years ago. I hope it blesses you today.  ~ Brother Aaron) Some really strange events have occurred in my life during the past few weeks, things I have never experienced before, and things I don’t want to experience again. The first event occurred about three weeks ago. The Mid-west Ministerial Association asked … [Read more...]

Local church honors life-long member Edward Potts

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard Wesley United Methodist Church recently honored one of its most tenured members, Mr. Edward Potts, with a special "Honoring Ceremony" on Sunday, June 9. A host of family, friends, and members of the church gathered to recognize Edward, a member of the church for his entire life. The beloved Heard County icon and inaugural Heard … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: You are a part of their story

The first part of this column is from an end of the school year article I wrote to the teachers and staff at Berta Weathersbee Elementary School in LaGrange, Georgia. (Berta is the Troup Baptist Association’s Partner in Education.) “‘Don’t let people who don’t know your story stop you from going after what you know God has promised.’ – Desperate Prayers for … [Read more...]