It is amazing the connectivity of a church and a community. Here we are celebrating the 70th birthday of a dear friend Mrs. Sarah Sprague. She has taken on the role as teacher, connector, leader, and even grandmother to many of our children.
She has served Anderson University, Boulevard Baptist Church, and the Anderson community both within the city limits and as far as China. She is one that I am most appreciative of our relationship and her connective energy is representative of so many in the room celebrating.
Happy Birthday Mrs. Sarah Sprague!
I had the wonderful opportunity to interview Mr. Bill Barnet. I am sure many of my friends and colleagues know Bill, but our time chatting was more than intriguing…it was insightful. Here is a man who grew up working in the family Textile Mill becoming an amazing servant of Spartanburg.
It was 1960 when Harvey Gantt choose to sit at the Kress counter at King and Wentworth Streets downtown Charleston, a place previously off limits to black men and women. This was called the Kress sit-in, part of a nation wide civil rights movement that set off a tsunami across the south.
There is a divisive irony within Colin Kaepernick’s public display of objection. He choose to sit while others stood. Maybe for different reasons than Harvey, maybe hoping for different results? Yet, we find the same act of defiance well within the rights of any American. Or are we really free? Jesse Williams pondered that same thought, “But freedom is somehow always conditional here. “You’re free,” they keep telling us. But she would have been alive if she hadn’t acted so… free.”
It was fun capturing this beautiful, aerial view of Anderson University’s Archway Walk and incoming freshman class picture. There is a lot of significance in this photo, capturing the largest incoming class to date along with the first aerial view of the completed student center in the upper right.