Rustlings (January 14, 2018)

Rustlings (January 14, 2018)

10,000 steps a day. That’s the magic number. 10,000 steps. I have not hopped on the Fitbit (or the iWatch or the Garmin) bandwagon. One, I’m not drawn toward technology – it tends to frustrate and scare me – and two, I already employ a fitness regimen that has served...
Rustlings (January 7, 2018)

Rustlings (January 7, 2018)

Decades ago, a spiritually sensitive architect designed the interior of First Baptist Greenville’s Sanctuary. While many other sanctuaries throughout the world were designed around the shape of the cross, the shape of a boat, or sadly with no theological shaping at...
Rustlings (December 21, 2018)

Rustlings (December 21, 2018)

My daughter opened the uppermost cabinet on the right side of my kitchen. It’s my medicine cabinet. All the syrups, pills, gauze, tape, thermometers, and other items necessary for the alleviation of sickness and symptoms are stored there. My daughter asked, “Why do...
Rustlings (December 17, 2018)

Rustlings (December 17, 2018)

Almost everyone I know cares for, loves or knows someone who struggles with addiction. None of us are immune to the reach of addiction…not even ministers like me. Over a decade ago, I painfully discovered one of my daughters struggled with the disease of...
Rustlings (December 10, 2018)

Rustlings (December 10, 2018)

I’ll confess. I’m one of those ‘pre-Thanksgiving Christmas music listeners.’ It does not bother me in the least when radio stations go all-Christmas two days before Halloween. I do not mind listening to ‘Winter Wonderland’ on a 78 degree South Carolina November...
Rustlings (December 3, 2018)

Rustlings (December 3, 2018)

Walking the path of Jesus’ final footsteps on this earth is a highlight of any pilgrimage to the Holy Land – a journey undertaken by millions of Christians since at least the Fourth Century. For decades, members of First Baptist Greenville have made pilgrimages to the...