Rustlings (September 17, 2018)

Rustlings (September 17, 2018)

Have I mentioned my birthday is in September? It is September 22, to be exact. I realize we all have birthdays, and I’m aware that writing a weekly newsletter article allows me an easy venue for self-serving announcements and advertisements…such as, “My birthday is...
Rustlings (September 10, 2018)

Rustlings (September 10, 2018)

Consistent with our personnel policies, our Personnel Committee has granted me a sabbatical during the month of October. Many of you have asked (and they are fair questions), what will you do on sabbatical and how does this benefit you and the church? I’m calling this...
Rustlings (September 4, 2018)

Rustlings (September 4, 2018)

I’m finally back. Maybe it was the demands (kind suggestions) of the Personnel Committee. Maybe it was jealousy. Maybe it was grief. Maybe it was the pending expense of new clothing. Maybe it was just the scales. Perhaps it was the internal drive to reclaim a...
Rustlings (August 27, 2018)

Rustlings (August 27, 2018)

I am about to create another winner. This is not information I typically share. I don’t want to sound braggadocio, and I am not taking requests from coaches or fans…but I am about to create another winner. A little history first… I moved to Kentucky to attend...
Rustlings (August 20, 2018)

Rustlings (August 20, 2018)

In recent years, an abundance of research has been performed with regard to human life expectancy. (As deeply as most Christians believe in heaven, avoiding immediate entrance seems paramount.) The research uncovered some expected indicators of long life: no smoking,...
Rustlings (August 13, 2018)

Rustlings (August 13, 2018)

When the power of the Holy Spirit comes upon you, you shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and the uttermost parts of the earth. – Acts 1:8 In Jerusalem… Much of our energy at First Baptist Greenville is expended on our particular faith community. In...