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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It’s true that God is sovereign over the rulers of nations, but it’s not true that He is only sovereign over one nation. We are told in a scripture to pray for our leaders, we are told to obey those whom God has put over us until it compromises the Gospel. This command is for… Read More

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First, the closures and responses to COVID-19 are not a conspiracy attempt by socialist to win the election in November. Can we drop that already? As Christians we don’t give ourselves to unsubstantiated rumors and “what if’s?” Christians are people of truth who live in the light and not the shadows. The closures are not… Read More

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With your down time this weekend check out these posts on Christian living, Pro-life, parenting, & Hurricane Dorian. Christian Life “Joyful Christians are not nitpickers. They’re not looking for reasons to be offended. They aren’t hypercritical. They are known for grace.” Trevin Wax Full article is here: Pro-Life & Adoption Why adoption is a… 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