November 18, 2019

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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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...]