July 27, 2016

Pastoral Nuggets: The Selfie

In my opinion, one of the most tangible expressions of our society going bad is: The Selfie! While there is nothing inherently wrong with the selfie itself, it is the thought process of the people taking them (me included) and the morphing of our cultural values it has caused, that make them dangerous. In a word, the selfie is the Poster Child for a … [Read more...]

Back the Blue Day – August 1

(Franklin, GA) -- The Beautifully Designed Ministry has over 16,000 women from all over the nation in their community. On August 1st they are coming together for “Back the Blue” day. The women and families are committing to go to their Law Enforcement Precincts that day and pray, give cards, bottled water, and pre-packaged snacks. Right now they have … [Read more...]

Community Event at New Covenant Worship Center

(Editor's Note: This is the same event originally scheduled to be at the Franklin United Methodist Church. The event has been moved to New Covenant Worship Center on the same date.) Let's Come Together: Voices of Unity for the Community  (Franklin) -- It's a blessing when we can talk about different situations that has affected the community near and far … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Failure – When Rock Bottom Becomes a Solid Foundation

There is within each of us, regardless of who we are or our station in life, the propensity to fail. At any given moment in time - failure is only one step away. Our propensity for failure crosses all personal, social, moral, governmental, business, educational, and religious boundaries. And there is not a person reading this article today who hasn’t … [Read more...]

Community Event at Franklin United Methodist Church

Let's Come Together: Voices of Unity for the Community  (Franklin) -- It's a blessing when we can talk about different situations that has affected the community near and far and to encourage one another through times of turmoil between the law and the people. Come out to share an encouraging word or song, and let's continue to lift one another up! The … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: The Fear of Change

Speaking about the Demoniac of the Gadarenes, Dr. Joel Hunter said, “We fear change more than crazy. It was easier for Jesus to heal the sick man than to deal with those who had built a life around the sick man!”  Wow! They had compartmentalized his craziness. His craziness was their normal. They knew what to expect. But when Jesus healed him and cast all … [Read more...]

WOW Nights at Centralhatchee First Baptist

(Centralhatchee) -- "Organized chaos" is what Pastor Mark calls our WOW nights at Centralhatchee First Baptist! He has had the summer off and he is ready to get the fun started! Our first WOW (Worship on Wednesday) night will be Aug. 17th starting at 5:30 p.m. During the evening students will be exposed to Bible study, worship and fellowship, recreational … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Moving Forward

Note from the author: This particular Pastor’s Column represents a personal milestone for me. This is the 200th column I have written since I started back writing them. I used to write them in the 1980’s but I took a hiatus and have only been writing them again for about four years. It is hard for me to believe that 200 times now I have sat down at my … [Read more...]

Free Fireworks Show at Callaway Baptist Church

(Lagrange, GA) -- Callaway Baptist Church in Lagrange will host a huge fireworks show on Sunday, July 3rd, 2016. The event is open to the public with FREE admission. Callaway Baptist Church would love to have everyone come and enjoy this wonderful event. The music starts at 8:00 PM, and the fireworks will being at dark. CBC is located at 310 John Lovelace … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Random Thoughts on Looms and Weave Sheds

It what now seems like another lifetime; I worked in the weave shed at a cotton mill in Langdale Alabama. There were approximately two hundred or so of the old-fashioned shuttle type looms in that weave shed. (Picanol looms for all you readers who ever worked in a weave shed.) And, oh my! They were some more loud! The first time I walked into that weave … [Read more...]