Rustlings (December 11, 2017)

Rustlings (December 11, 2017)

Growing pains. It’s a real thing. Infants can grow as much as an inch-a- month in the first year of their life. They can double in size and weight within the first five months! What is it like to have bones, nerves, vessels, and skin expanding at such a rate? Then,...
Rustlings (December 4, 2017)

Rustlings (December 4, 2017)

Hurry and make a last minute reservation! Call the church office today! I mean right now! If you don’t want to eat, just show up at 6:15pm. Even if you haven’t been to church on a Wednesday night in years, be in the Fellowship Hall this Wednesday night, December 6,...
Rustlings (November 27, 2017)

Rustlings (November 27, 2017)

I enjoy spending time with people I like. Some of these folk are or have been close friends and family. During high school, I played guitars, talked about cars and double-dated to prom with Jeff Love. Jeff was a groomsman in my wedding, is a fellow minister and still...
Rustlings (November 20, 2017)

Rustlings (November 20, 2017)

First it was earthworms; next, a starfish. As the semester progressed, we moved on to frogs and finally a shark. Tenth grade biology class was a sophomoric teenager’s delight. We experienced the joys of dissection. With scalpel in hand, we were taught to peer inside...
Rustlings (November 13, 2017)

Rustlings (November 13, 2017)

It is a runner’s trick: When running uphill, never look too far ahead. In fact, it is recommended you look no further than six to seven feet in front of you. From that perspective, any hill looks flat. If you keep your head down, put one foot in front of the other,...
Rustlings (November 6, 2017)

Rustlings (November 6, 2017)

It’s strange, but true. I’ve spent more time in Jerusalem than Jesus did – at least in the synoptic gospels. Most of you know that three of our four gospels follow the same general chronology of Jesus’ life: Matthew, Mark and Luke. A close reading of those gospels...