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The Heavens Are Telling…LOOK UP!

On August 21, 2017, my hometown of Columbia, SC was abuzz with the Total Eclipse Event. The last one on record was 99 years ago, so this once-in-a-life-time event was a pretty big deal, not only in South Carolina, but also across the globe. Thousands of people poured into our
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Life’s Greatest Gain

To Know Christ The most coveted baseball card of all-time is a 1909 Honus Wagner. In 2013, a T206 Wagner card sold at auction for 2.1 million dollars1. Unbelievable! How can a single baseball card once included in a pack of cigarettes be more valuable than 16 average-size houses?
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In All Things

Each morning before the sun rises, WIS News 10 Anchor Mary King is up and ready to bring the latest news to television viewers across the Midlands of South Carolina. While she reports on anything from new jobs coming to the area to the impact of devastating floods to the brave
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Ms. 601: A Divine Assignment

“Lord, help me be Your hands and feet today,” …I prayed, driving to work that morning. Since each day brings different experiences, I wondered what this day would hold. I arrived on my unit, obtained my assignment and started my rounds. After the night shift
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Saddle Up and Soar

How Horses Serve Special Needs Corky Dyer has always had a passion for horses. Early in their marriage, the Dyers had a heart to serve people with disabilities. They began by volunteering with Special Olympics, first in the Greenville, SC area, then in Lexington, SC. It was no
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One Small Box

I have always liked small things. As a child I collected miniature pencil erasers in animal shapes. Sheets of little stickers were a treasure, and tiny baby dolls were the best. I always sought out the runt of a litter of puppies and swiftly fell in love. As I’ve matured, my
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{Not So} Wonder Woman

Finding the Real Super Power How many of you remember Wonder Woman? I don’t mean the Superhero of 2017, I mean the original Wonder Woman. She was strong, invincible, beautiful, and she could fly. What makes her my favorite, though, is how she could get into that teeny-tiny Wonder
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Grave Walk

Who among us has not been worn down to the nubs by the mundane routines of life? Another dish, another diaper, another day, another dollar. And so it goes as each 24-hour wave of life washes over us with alarming regularity. We may find ourselves asking: Does today really matter?
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Our Past Can Propel God’s Purpose

Have you ever been sitting on the floor crying and praying, “God, why is this happening to me? Where are you?” Nineteen years ago I woke up one morning with the stark realization I was a single mom of a beautiful three-month-old daughter, $200,000 in debt and only making $10,000
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Katie Eats: Snack Well and Avoid the ‘Tude

Unhealthy snacks are a constant temptation. You walk by a vending machine. A candy bar catches your eye and your mouth begins to water… You’re at a party intentionally enjoying just one small plate, but before you know if, one turns into two or even three… The
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Searching for Truth

How the Closing of a Christian Bookstore Chain Can Challenge the Church… There was hardly a gasp in Christendom when Family Christian Stores decided to close all 240 sets of doors. After battling with solvency for years, the 85-year-old chain filed for bankruptcy in 2015.
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Going Through the Motions

On this particular Wednesday night, if you had asked me what my plans were for the evening, I would have told you I was going to my church’s youth worship service, then going back home to watch the Olympic swimming finals with my family. And, if you had asked me if I take my life
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Beautiful Feet — Wait, say what!?

How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God reigns!” – Isaiah 52:7 NIV I have to chuckle when I read the words of the apostle Paul in Romans 10:1
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Leap of Faith

Dance was her life. Dance was what she loved. An interview with Cynthia Dewar of South Carolina Christian Dance Theater Cynthia Dewar knows what it means to take a leap of faith. Over the years she’s taken many, but one changed her life forever. As a young girl taking ballet in
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Filling the Void

Navigating the Emptiness of Parental Abandonment I was eight when my dad left. I remember his laundry being gone; his toothbrush missing by his sink; his car not parked in the driveway; his blue leather chair next to the window in the living room, gone. His leather bedroom
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