Rustlings (October 16, 2017)

Rustlings (October 16, 2017)

I’m not sure how I missed it in my first fifty-five years of life. I had heard about it. I knew people that were familiar with it. But somehow, as time crept past, it never became part of my life. It was not until this year that I saw the movie – and subsequently the...
Rustlings (October 9, 2017)

Rustlings (October 9, 2017)

It’s one of those things that make you tense up. Just the sight of it can cause a knot in your tummy and an increase in your pulse. Your mind immediately starts racing. You start looking for reasons. You start looking for solutions. I saw it this past Thursday. The...
Rustlings (October 2, 2017)

Rustlings (October 2, 2017)

Last week’s Rustlings article prompted conversations around a possible 2018 pilgrimage to Israel. Several have been waiting in the wings for the next opportunity to visit the Holy Land. Tentatively, the dates of this journey are July 16-26. It may be shortened by a...
Rustlings (September 25, 2017)

Rustlings (September 25, 2017)

I’m typing this article on the morning of my birthday. A friend called early this morning with birthday greetings and a poignant question. He asked, “What do you plan to do with the next year of your life?” Hmmm… of course, the operative word is ‘plan’ because I have...
Rustlings (September 18, 2017)

Rustlings (September 18, 2017)

Moving is almost always hard. It typically involves packing, tossing, leaving the old and acclimating to the new. This past Sunday, our church family packed up hymnals, Bibles, guest cards and pencils. We tossed those bits of trash that had accumulated in the pew...

Rustlings (September 11, 2017)

It all happened in one day. During my morning run, I slid in with some United States Marine Corp (USMC) trainees on the Swamp Rabbit Trail. Their steadiness, chants and camaraderie made my run much easier. I thanked them for their service and for helping me keep...