Rustlings

Rustlings (July 24, 2017)

Perspective. Life pivots and moves on glasses that are half-full or half-empty. A sense of purpose and happiness (or aimlessness and bitterness) is the result of how we embrace the twists and turns of our daily existence. The events cannot be changed; it was what it...

Rustlings (July 17, 2017)

Music is often called the universal language. It is a human expression that brings people together all over the world. African rhythms, Mediteranean semi-tones, classical motifs and any language of lyric tends to pull us in, make us move and somehow find a sense of...

Rustlings (July 10, 2017)

I have never struggled with the intersection of science and faith. The struggle was always around; it just never had an impact on me. My childhood pastor was not an advocate of scientific method and often berated academic theories that – in his opinion – ran contrary...

Rustlings (July 26, 2017)

Again. It’s my granddaughter’s favorite new word. Again. Chase her around the house. “Again!” Read her favorite book. “Again!” Watch an ‘Elmo’s World’ video. “Again!” Sing a song with the ukulele. “Again!” Talk like Donald Duck. (I’m really not very good at that...

Rustlings (June 19, 2017)

In April of 1867, sixty-five members of First Baptist Church requested they be given ‘letters of dismission’ from the church so they might constitute a new congregation in Greenville. There was no anger in the request. Rather, their stated reason for separation was in...

Rustlings (June 12, 2017)

I’ve run enough marathons to know… the middle miles are always the hardest. In a 26.2 mile race, the first six miles are always exciting. Adrenalin is flowing, muscles are awakening and the excitement of the crowd is compelling. When there are only six miles remaining...