Rustlings (October 10, 2022)

Rustlings (October 10, 2022)

It is one of the most common mealtime prayers, “For the blessings we are about to receive, we give you thanks, O Lord. Amen.” I’ve always liked this prayer. Most gratitude is expressed after the fact. We receive, taste, experience, and then decide whether to give...
Rustlings (October 3, 2022)

Rustlings (October 3, 2022)

I’ve never been a huge fan of graphic t-shirts, promotional mugs, or bumper stickers. I don’t disdain these items; I’ve just never been a huge fan of them. I do, however, enjoy some of the quips and quotes these marketing palettes carry. During a recent stroll through...
Rustlings (September 26, 2022)

Rustlings (September 26, 2022)

Purchase stock in bubble wrap. Why? I am in the process of driving the market price up. Bubble Wrap is the official name of a product marketed by the Sealed Air Company. The first sheet of bubble wrap was produced by gluing two shower curtains together and was...
Rustlings (September 15, 2022)

Rustlings (September 15, 2022)

We’ve been studying the Hebrew Scriptures in the kick-off series of Forum@First on Sunday mornings. A part of our exploration has included the identification of four sources/voices/perspectives that contributed to this body of Hebrew literature. Scholars—and we—have...
Rustlings (September 12, 2022)

Rustlings (September 12, 2022)

Does everyone have a junk drawer? For those unfamiliar, it’s that drawer in the kitchen that catches everything necessary and unnecessary for daily living. It contains necessary items like staples, pencils, a loose adhesive bandage, a tape measure, a screwdriver and...
Rustlings (September 6, 2022)

Rustlings (September 6, 2022)

My days of marathoning have ended. I still run, bike, swim and engage in a host of physical activities, but running 26.2 miles in one morning has become a thing of the past. There are many things I miss about those long races. I miss the quiet comradery of like-minded...

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