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Another Annual SBC

Posted on June 17, 2013 by Dr. Jerry Rankin

Non-Southern Baptists have trouble understanding that the Southern Baptist Convention only exists once a year when messengers representing member churches gather for its annual meeting. Boards and various entities carry on the work of what more than 45,000 rather independent and autonomous churches do together cooperatively. Another annual meeting has come and gone, this year […]

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Blessings and Honors

Posted on June 10, 2013 by Dr. Jerry Rankin

We are on the road again after a delightful two weeks at home getting our yard and garden at a maintenance level before the extreme summer heat sets in. We are enjoying strolling the corridors at the Southern Baptist Convention in Houston, seeing friends and former colleagues without any platform responsibilities. Later in the week we […]

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Time with Grandkids!

Posted on May 20, 2013 by Dr. Jerry Rankin

We rarely see our overseas grandkids on the mission field, but we anticipated retirement would bring frequent occasions to be with those stateside. However, as they have grown older and have lives filled with school, work and social commitments, occasions to be together have not been as often as we anticipated. Of course, our own […]

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April Showers… May Flowers

Posted on May 14, 2013 by Dr. Jerry Rankin

We are having a delightful spring of weekend travel mixed with beautiful spring days at home. Last weekend included a visit with friends in Memphis, dinner with my sister-in-law in Tupelo and a missions day in in Okolona, MS. The previous weeks included board meetings at CIU in Columbia, SC and William Carey University in […]

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Mentoring and Discipling

Posted on April 29, 2013 by Dr. Jerry Rankin

We have had no lack of ministry opportunities since retiring. We have no obligation to fill the calendar with engagements but find it difficult to decline an opportunity in which someone has felt led to invite us. I enjoy an occasional Sunday and being nurtured by someone else’s sermon, but given an opportunity to proclaim […]

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Staying Connected

Posted on April 22, 2013 by Dr. Jerry Rankin

It was difficult for us to stay connected with friends and family over the years. Being overseas for 23 years made contacts infrequent occasions when we came home only every three or four years for furlough. Travel and administrative responsibilities in leading the IMB later diminished the opportunities to participate in family gatherings or schedule […]

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Photo Out-Takes from Indonesia

Posted on April 16, 2013 by Dr. Jerry Rankin

We are enjoying being down home in Mississippi, spending beautiful spring days working in the yard and driving to nearby weekend engagements. A Sunday missions emphasis in Aberdeen allowed us to visit my sister-in-law, Rosamond, in Tupelo and my nephew Randy and his family. Rather than indulging in proud pictures of my azaleas and cherry […]

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Spring, Easter and Renewal

Posted on April 4, 2013 by Dr. Jerry Rankin

It’s wonderful to be home! After traveling for most of the last three months it is nice to do something other than picking up our mail and doing the laundry on brief stopovers in Mississippi. The trips, fellowship with new and old friends and ministry opportunities have been fantastic, but isn’t retirement supposed to be […]

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Venture to New England

Posted on March 25, 2013 by Dr. Jerry Rankin

Following our three weeks in Indonesia and a week in Florida, we embarked on a two-week excursion of multiple engagements up the east coast from South Carolina to Boston, traveling 4,335 miles through 20 states! That included one segment of our journey in four states in a mere 20-minutes, leaving Pennsylvania and driving across narrow […]

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Winter Escape to Florida

Posted on March 19, 2013 by Dr. Jerry Rankin

While traveling to engagements up the east coast, we quietly allowed my 71st birthday to pass unnoticed on Saturday, which is preferable at this age. I expect a lot of attention on the decade milestones, but too many are accumulating too fast to make a big deal of all of them. I’m thankful for continued […]

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