A blog and podcast for pastors committed to faithfully shepherding God's flock.


 Every day I get emails, postcards, newsletters, and magazines touting the latest trends and success stories in the world of ministry. In this pastor world of statistics and suggestions, this blog  seeks to provide encouragement and insight to the Biblical call to shepherd the people of God. The goal is to help you be faithful and fruitful, which means you may never be popular. I am aware that creating a site and a podcast for others to interact with seems counter-productive to the message.

This blog and podcast is a part of my personal effort to stay focused on shepherding the congregation where I am a pastor. I welcome your thoughts, insights, and experiences here. This is not just my spot on the web to insert my voice, it is a place for you to join in, learn, and contribute to the encouragement of other leaders who week in and week out preach, pray, counsel, visit, and minister to the local church.

By His Grace,

Rob Armstrong, Sr. Pastor 

Harrisburg Baptist Church in Tupelo, MS


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Rob Armstrong

Husband to Jill. Dad to Hannah, Eden, & Sarah. Pastor of Harrisburg Baptist Church in Tupelo, MS

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For a long time now I have read 30-40 books a year (or more of their small). This habit started in Seminary, and since I made Seminary last longer than most the habit stuck. But, not everyone likes to read books, so I like to put some links to articles I come across to spur… Read More

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Today I read a few different articles I thought were worth sharing: Articles like this one from the NYTimes lead me to believe the impact of COVID is broader and deeper than it feels right now. Habits are changing, businesses are struggling, people are moving, and it’s impacting what life will be like in the… Read More

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Monday morning quick thought: Social media is working against you in ways you might not notice. 1 Samuel 16:7 CSB[7] But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or his stature because I have rejected him. Humans do not see what the LORD sees, for humans see what is visible, but… Read More

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"What you heard from in the presence of many witnesses, entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also." 2 Timothy 2:2