The Pastor’s Heart 6/19/2015

Have you ever heard the term, “the lazy days of summer”?  That gives the idea that summer slows things down.  In other words, a “sweet-tea-in-a-Mason-jar-on-the-front-porch-with-your-feet-propped-up” experience.  Sounds good, doesn’t it?  But as I’m sure you know, it’s more fable than fact.  Just ask the ones getting ready for VBS next week!  Life is busy.  Year round. …

The Pastor’s Heart 5/29/2015

I had a couple of topics in mind for today’s note, but they went out the window a little while ago.  You could say I copied today’s thought.  Literally.  Before I left the house this morning, I grabbed a couple of handouts that Tina asked me to copy for children’s church this weekend.  As I…

The Pastor’s Heart 5/15/2015

There were ants, bees, butterflies, and boll weevils.  I also saw a few lady bugs, fireflies, and spiders.  There was even a praying mantis and, of all things, a stink bug.  You never know what you’ll find at a kindergarten graduation program!  I was able to attend my grandson’s program this morning, and what a…

The Pastor’s Heart 5/8/2015

She felt forgotten.  Alone.  Ashamed.  She bore the cultural stigma of being childless.  Her husband assured her of his love and care, but it didn’t help.  I guess it was because his other wife had borne him children, something she couldn’t do.  And on top of that, this “other woman” had it in for her,…

The Pastor’s Heart 5/1/2015

It’s been somewhat mind-boggling.  Between the Men of the Word study group focus on apologetics and the recent topics in our new Wednesday night series on the doctrine of God, I’ve studied and taught things about the grandeur of our God, the immensity and complexity of His creation, the logical proof that points to Him,…

The Pastor’s Heart 4/24/2015

I bet you’ve had a busy week.  If you’re like most folks, it’s go, go, go.  Work, church activities, ball games, doctor’s visits, household to-do lists, school projects, and the general rat race of life have set a pace that can easily leave you out of breath.  Then there may be the pressure of bills,…

The Pastor’s Heart 4/10/2015

It’s spring.  New growth is popping up everywhere.  New buds are blossoming, new leaves are giving everything a fresh look, and new gardens are being planted.  It’s a great time of year, even with the pollen woes many of us face.  This week as I looked around at the signs of spring in Middle Georgia,…

The Pastor’s Heart 4/3/2015

It appeared to be over.  Finished.  The end.  The three years of ministry, miracles, and hope seemed as if they had never happened.  His closest followers huddled in fear in a hidden, out of the way room.  A small group of grief-stricken ladies made their way to the burial site to anoint His lifeless body.  A…