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…

The Pastor’s Heart 3/27/2015

Simplicity.  We could use a little more of it in this complicated world.  I sat at the Capitol in Atlanta on Tuesday listening to a House subcommittee meeting about some important legislation, and the “legalese” often spoken was complicated.  On Wednesday, I sat with a web site designer and saw a page of codes and…

The Pastor’s Heart 3/20/2015

Being put on the spot can be uncomfortable.  Especially when something big is at stake.  Like God.  This past week Tina and I were privileged to be a part of the missions conference at Anthony Baptist Church in Jersey Shore, PA.  On Wednesday, we met an older missionary who pioneered a work with a small,…

The Pastor’s Heart 3/12/2015

It all started with the words, “Mr. Watson, come here.  I want to see you.”  When Alexander Graham Bell made that first phone call 139 years ago this week, I don’t think he had any idea where modern communication was headed.  Obviously, there isn’t enough time or space here to give a history of communication,…