April 19, 2014

Pastoral Nuggets: Shadow Boxing

Brother Aaron

One of the training methods that professional boxers, or “wanna be” professional boxers, employ is “shadow boxing.” They imagine that their shadow is their opponent and they spend a great deal of time sharpening their reflexes by trying to become quicker than their shadow – which of course – is impossible. Now, while the boxer can train and condition his … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: He Chose Dying Instead of Changing

Brother Aaron

Without a doubt, my father was the greatest man I ever knew. He loved the Lord, he loved his family, he loved his church, he was honest and hardworking, he could fix anything, and he literally could play any musical instrument that had strings. He was part of the generation that Tom Brokaw called: The Greatest Generation. He spent four years in active … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Responsibility

Brother Aaron

Some time back my wife and I went to hear The Talley’s in concert. For years this group has consisted of Roger & Deborah Talley and their daughter, Lauren. We have literally watched Lauren grow up on the stage, so to speak, singing with her momma and daddy. This night, instead of the normal trio, there was a fourth person on stage with them. Soon, this … [Read more...]

Ephesus Baptist Church Bake Sale


(Ephesus) -- On Saturday, March 22nd, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Ephesus Baptist Church will be having its annual Bake Sale to raise money for children's t-shirts for Olympic Day at Ephesus School. They will accept donations for this cause as well. There will be fried pies, cakes, cookies - anything and everything to tempt your sweet tooth! Thank you for … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Getting Close

Brother Aaron

This past Saturday Marianne and I attended the season finale of the Upward Basketball League, sponsored by First Baptist Church in LaGrange. We were there to watch our seven-year-old granddaughter, Kaitlyn Walker, cheer. Quite naturally, she was the best cheerleader there. Not just on her squad, but on all the squads! (Paw-paw’s opinion!) As the buzzer … [Read more...]

Dixie Sound at Elim Baptist Church


Dixie Sound (Bluegrass/Gospel) will be singing at Elim Baptist Church, on Sunday, March 9th at 5 p.m. All are welcome! Elim Baptist is located at 1529 Handy Road in Newnan (3 miles from Power's Crossroads). Come and worship through song with us! Thank you and God Bless You, Outreach/Discipleship Committee … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Your Fragrance

Brother Aaron

As the preacher stood before the congregation, he began to bare his soul as he told about his youngest daughter. He started his story by telling how he and his wife had three children. The oldest grew up to be a preacher and the middle child married a preacher. But his story centered on their youngest daughter. He told how that she had been raised in … [Read more...]

Family and Friends Day Celebration at Heard Wesley UMC


You are invited to attend our annual Family & Friends Day Celebration at Heard Wesley UMC, Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 2:30 p.m.  Rev. Anthony Pierce, Sr. and the Friendship Baptist Church of Franklin are our special and honored guest.  We look forward to your presence. Dinner will be served. … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Tribes

Brother Aaron

“Tribes” is a word that we don’t hear used much in everyday conversation. And if we do hear it, most likely we draw a mental image of Native Americans. However, whether we realize it or not tribes are an integral part of our lives. We all belong to different tribes. We all draw a sense of belonging from our tribe, we often find validation from our tribe, … [Read more...]

United Hospice: Caring Hearts Needed


Caring Hearts Needed -- Do you find it easy to care for others? You can make an enormous difference in their lives as a volunteer by providing companionship for our patients and respite for their caregivers. -- Volunteers that provide companionship visit patients 1-2 times per month for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Volunteer training provided. Description -- … [Read more...]