Rustlings (September 21, 2020)

Rustlings (September 21, 2020)

I have multiple friends (which in and of itself is a blessing) who daily journal their gratitudes. Each evening, as they reflect upon their day, they list three or four or five things for which they are grateful. I’m writing on Sunday evening, September 20, and...
Rustlings (September 8, 2020)

Rustlings (September 8, 2020)

If your mailbox has been like my mailbox, it’s been void of the typical invitations. Oh, there have been a few, but the number of opportunities to gather, celebrate and mark the milestones of life have been few and far between this year. Graduation invitations,...
Rustlings (August 31, 2020)

Rustlings (August 31, 2020)

Labor Day was a random marker during my childhood. My parents did not allow us to go swimming after Labor Day—even if temperatures were still in the 90s in the Mississippi Delta! To ensure our warmth, we had to start wearing t-shirts under our regular shirts after...
Rustlings (August 24, 2020)

Rustlings (August 24, 2020)

The COVID Crisis has certainly stymied some routines and rituals. On the other hand, at First Baptist Greenville it has been a catalyst for creativity. Nowhere is this more vivid than during our MidWeek Fellowship Bible Study and Prayer service. Typically, we take a...
Rustlings (August 17, 2020)

Rustlings (August 17, 2020)

Hold on Loosely—the 1981 rock hit by 38 Special—was blaring on my radio as I drove to work this morning. I bobbed my head, rhythmically patted the steering wheel, and mentally concurred with the good bit of advice. We tend to hold more tightly during a crisis. If we...
Rustlings (August 10, 2020)

Rustlings (August 10, 2020)

Lessons from a Covid Haircut. To be safe, the hairstylist came to my condominium—masked and sanitized. In the open air of the parking lot, she turned on her clippers. I told her, “You know you are about to disappoint and delight two different populations at the same...

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