February 11, 2016

Benefit Singing for the late Calvin Bentley

(Carrollton, GA) -- Lowell Congregational Holiness Church in Carrollton will be hosting a benefit singing for the late Calvin Bentley on March 5, 2016 at 6 pm. The church is located at 1725 Lowell Road in Carrollton. Proceeds from this event will be put towards the funeral expenses of the late Calvin Bentley who passed away on November 8, 2015. Born on … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Life Change

“We preach and teach for life change.” I first heard my friend Randy Atkins make that statement. It encapsulates in a nutshell the totality of our Christian mission. Everything we do, whether it be keeping the nursery on Sunday, bringing a casserole dish to the pot luck supper, (Hello Baptists!) serving on volunteer auxiliary boards and committees within … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: The Law of Unintended Consequences

An article in the Library of Economics and Liberty, entitled, “Unintended Consequences,” states, “The law of unintended consequences, often cited but rarely defined, is that actions of people -and especially of government - always have effects that are unanticipated or unintended.” And Stone Gossard said, “Politics is tricky; it cuts both ways. Every time … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Buffet of Menu?

Just because we “can” do something, doesn’t mean we “should” do something. For example, if we go to a restaurant that offers a buffet, we can eat everything on the buffet.  However, common sense tells us we shouldn’t!  (Done gone to meddling now, haven’t I?) There are a lot of similarities between a restaurant that offers a buffet and our lives. People … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: The Church is Not a Daycare

You don’t need me to tell you that we are living in extraordinary times. Day by day, end time prophecies are coming to life right before our eyes. There is an ill-wind blowing in America and the world today. In the past few weeks alone we have witnessed terrorist’s attacks in Paris and in California. In addition to this, this ill-wind is manifesting itself … [Read more...]

Free Movie Night at Glenloch Baptist Church

(Glenloch) -- We would love for you and your family to join us as we show the movie War Room on Sunday, January 24th at 6 PM at Glenloch Baptist Church. This is a free event, with all invited to attend. The showing will take place in the sanctuary. We really look forward to seeing you, your friends, and family there! … [Read more...]

The Heard Citizen’s Most Inspirational Person of 2015

(Franklin, GA) -- We have covered many tragic events at The Heard Citizen, but none compares to the loss of Ms. Lilly Scott, Heard County High School's senior Marching Brave drum major. Lilly passed away on October 18, 2015 from injuries she suffered in a horrible car accident on October 12 near Franklin. No event we have covered has rocked the community … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Intention Versus Action

Florence Nightingale once said, “You ask me why I do not write something … I think one's feelings waste themselves in words, they ought all to be distilled into actions and into actions which bring results.” Aristotle said, “Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way...you become just by performing just actions, temperate by … [Read more...]

Men’s Conference at Centralhatchee First Baptist

(Centralhatchee) -- Centralhatchee First Baptist Church will host a simulcast of the TAKE AIM Men's Conference on February 5-6, 2016 from First Baptist Church of Woodstock for the Johnny Hunt Men’s Conference. Pastor Johnny has prepared three inspiring keynotes: Our Minds: Thinking Philippians 4:8-9 Our Bodies: Struggling 1Corinthians 9:24-27 Our Purity: … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Water Pipe Moments

As I was thinking about Christmas and the cycle of life, my mind wandered back to the days of long ago that I spent growing up at 38 Borders Road in LaGrange, Georgia. God knows it was a simpler time way back then. We were the “poster family” for being poor. However, everybody else in the neighborhood was poor too, so we didn’t know the difference. But … [Read more...]