The Little Things

By: G.J. Fortier

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters, He refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for His name’s sake. Psalm 23:1-3 (NIV)

Okay, okay, I know that the verse above is in sharp contrast to the title of this article, The little things, because the verses in Psalm 23 are some of the most powerful in the entire Bible.

That’s why I chose them to start this.

With everything that’s going on in the world today, it’s easy to get caught up in the—I hesitate to use the word hysteria … but I can’t think of a more appropriate one, so—hysteria and forget about … you guessed it … the little things. I know, beyond a shadow of a doubt that I have. I’ve gotten caught up in the fear and speculation of the end results of the turmoil we’re witnessing … well … everywhere we look. There doesn’t seem to be any way to get away from the bad news, conflict, and violence. But I’m here to remind you that there absolutely is. Are you ready? Here it is:

The Right Thing

By: G.J. Fortier

But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For He Himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, by setting aside in His flesh the law with its commands and regulations. Ephesians 2:13-14 (NIV)

The times, they are a-changin’ … and not in a good way!

During my writing hiatus these past few months—believe it or not, I’ve been very, unusually, busy … go figure. I have had occasion to watch on that (idiot) box in my living room as more and more unprecedented and decidedly unpleasant events continue to unfold all around us. I’ve heard calls to “Defund the police” and “dismantle or disband the police”. I’ve heard the names, many of which I was brought up to believe were the hero’s, the Founding Fathers of this great nation as it was taught to me all those years ago, besmirched and insulted by people who seem to have no idea that this country wouldn’t exist for them to protest in had it not been for these great men and women. I’ve heard our government officials call for the tyranny and oppression of the capitalist system, upon which this country rose to significance on the world stage, to be dismantled and replaced with … well … to be honest, I have no idea what they want to replace it with.

Or do I?

The Awakening 2016


The Awakening 2016 is a two day Christian Men’s Conference open to men of all denominations. This event will be held in Perry, Georgia at the Georgia National Fair Grounds and Agricenter on August 12-13, 2016 and will feature 8 incredible speakers from all over the country.

Speakers include:

  • Pastor Ken Bevel, Pastor Ken was featured in the Movies Courageous, and Facing the Giants.
  • Mike Huckabee, Pastor – Governor – Presidential Candidate.
  • Pastor Jason Jimenez with Stand Strong Ministries along with Alex McFarland host of Exploring the Word on (AFR) American Family Radio.
  • Former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue.
  • Pastor Marc Pritchett, founder of R.U.S.H Ministries.
  • Pastor Danny Singleton, DS Ministries.
  • Tim Worley, former UGA/Pittsburgh Steelers Running Back.

During this conference you will have the opportunity to participate in three separate breakout sessions to be led by pastors Jerry Walls, Southside Baptist Church, Warner Robins, pastor Jim Perdue, Second Baptist Church, Warner Robins, and we are currently awaiting final confirmation on our last session leader.

Every participant will be provided with an 8 week follow-up discipleship course. This course will be taught in many of the participating Churches in the weeks following the conference.

What will you get for your $30.00 two day ticket? You will hear Gods word shared through eight incredible speakers, you will receive a Chick-fil-A lunch, an event T-shirt, and an 8 week discipleship follow up course. Plus a few other surprises.

This event is Sponsored By the Rehoboth Baptist Association, and presented by IronMen Ministries, in conjunction with R.U.S.H ministries.

Tickets will soon be available for a limited time in your local participating Church, then available online. Check back here or check or watch The Awakening 2016 Facebook page for updates.

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Hot Breakfast Friday Morning

Ironmen_logo_christmas223x300Don’t forget! We will be having a hot breakfast this Friday morning. So grab a friend and head to the Prayer Breakfast for a time of fun and fellowship. Bruce Hullett will be singing a few Christmas songs and sharing his testimony with us.

Prayer Breakfast – Jay Carter

IronMen Ministries welcomes our very own Jay Carter this Friday, September 25th at 6:00 AM at the Prayer Breakfast.. Come hear Jay give testimony on what God is doing in and thru his life. You had last week off, so there should be no excuses not to be there this Friday morning. Reach out and invite someone new or someone who hasn’t been there in a while. We look forward to what God has in store for us all on Friday.

No Prayer Breakfast this Friday, September 18th

Attention: No Prayer Breakfast this Friday (Sept. 18)!!!

Shield_Logo_No_BG_150x210Due to huge requirements of the Golden Olympics events held in our city this week, we will not be able to meet in any of the city facilities. Unfortunately, we were not aware of this until it was too late to adjust to another plan. Therefore, we WILL NOT MEET THIS FRIDAY (Sept. 18th) but will be there bright and early on Sept. 25th with a special speaker and meal. We’ve not had a good warm breakfast in a while so now seems as good a time as any. I’ll miss you all this week and keep you in my prayers. Hope to see each one of you on the 25th. (Russ)

Pray for America

Pray for America!


Video testimony shown at the Prayer Breakfast on September 11, 2015

This is the video testimony that was shown Friday morning at the Prayer Breakfast.


Family Promise – Car City 2015 – Putting the “Brakes” on Homelessness

CAR CITY – Putting the Brakes on Homelessness : Family Promise of Greater Houston County is excited to hold its’ Second Annual fall event beginning 5 PM Friday, September 25, at Central Georgia Technical College. Volunteers and community leaders will spend the night in their cars to experience homelessness for one night, in an effort to raise awareness for homeless children and their families in Houston County. The event will culminate with breakfast on Saturday morning, September 26. Last year youth groups, volunteers, political, military, corporate, educational, and religious citizens felt the cold of a 40 degree night in November. A warmer evening this year will offer the “homeless experience” without the extreme cold temperatures.

Participants will experience a soup line for supper yet enjoy a night of activities and entertainment as we seek to educate the community on the realities of homelessness. In the 2014-15 school year the Houston County Board of Education counted over 327 homeless children in the school system. We also know from national averages that for every one they count we can estimate 1-2 more that are outside the system. Family Promise is the only organization that addresses this issue with respect and dignity for keeping the family together.

CAR CITY is also a fund raiser………participants may obtain sponsors to pay for their “Parking Space” for a minimum of $100 per vehicle. In addition businesses, organizations, and individuals will be offered the opportunity to sponsor “Parking Lots” – Diamond Sponsors will provide the “Priority Lot”; Ruby Sponsors will provide the “Prime Lot”; Sapphire Sponsors, the “Reserved Lot”; and Emerald Sponsors, the “Fleet Lot”.

For more information, visit or contact:
Family Promise
Greater Houston County

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