John Pierce’s Blog

A rare find

By John Pierce While pounding the payment this afternoon I came upon a rare and wondrous sight: a pick-up football game. In the yard. Without uniforms. No helicopter parents telling the kids what they should or shouldn’t have done on the last play. No constraints of a...

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‘Cultivating Generosity’

By John Pierce Someday I hope to meet Rembrant (Rem) Stokes. I’ve learned a lot from him already. One of his Clemson University classmates of old shared with me a copy of Rem’s book, Cultivating Generosity: Giving What’s Right, Not What’s Left (LifeRich Publishing,...

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By John Pierce All-day planning on Monday was broken up with 10-mile bike ride — with the first nine miles free of rain. This photo by Larry Hovis was taken at the mid-point, not the end, fortunately.The Baptists Today/Nurturing Faith staff is spread from North...

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My Way

By John Pierce Some people have accused me of beginning every day by participating in a coffee ritual at the closest Panera Bread Company. That’s a barefaced lie, of course. They are closed on Christmas day. Early morning hours accompanied by hazelnut coffee are...

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Eat the BBQ first

Wilder Tower, Chickamauga NP, by JDPBy John Pierce Age can bring perspective. For example, the U.S. Civil War seemed like ancient history when I was a child and youth. Yet less than a century had passed from the bloody Battle of Chickamauga on Sept. 19-20, 1863 to my...

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Good to get together

By John Pierce Having the Baptists Today/Nurturing Faith staff together for three days was a real treat. Rather than firing emails at each other or joining a conference call, we sat uninterrupted for many hours to share, plan, refine and dream. The results were beyond...

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