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 city and around our state to see it firsthand. Around 8100 people filled the Riverbanks Zoo area alone, and thousands more were uptown, downtown and all around town.
While she reports on anything from new jobs coming to the area to the impact of devastating floods to the brave fight of a cancer patient, Mary’s focus is always the same — to be a voice for those who do not have one.
When asked, “How does your faith come alive in this program?” Corky, the ‘mother’ of Dream Riders responded, “God is with us in everything, every step we take, choosing every horse, He’s in this place. He lives here.”
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 Woman outfit long before the invention of Spanx. Now that’s a super power.
I have always liked small things... Knowing this about myself helps me make sense of my fondness of one small box. No, I’m not talking about the box of delicious chocolates or the one that holds a fashionable pair of shoes. This one small box is red, green and white, adorned with the words Samaritan’s Purse and Operation Christmas Child.
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 kids are always begging for snacks, so why not have one yourself too?
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 dollars. Unbelievable! How can a single baseball card once included in a pack of cigarettes be more valuable than 16 average-size houses?