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Jesus, the Leper, and the Cross | Faith

Posted on July 14, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

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“I will; be clean.”
— Matthew 8:3

The leper had nothing. He could give nothing. He could do nothing. He was, in the eyes of man, nothing. Unclean and a blemish on the public life, his very presence would have … Read the rest



I’m going to lend him my Daisy razor | Column

Posted on July 13, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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Y’all, everybody’s talking about Halsey’s armpit stubble like it’s the end of Western civilization.

ICYMI, Halsey is an indie pop singer (“Now or Never,” “Bad at Love”) who made the cover of Rolling Stone recently. Some days she’s blonde, some … Read the rest


An ode to the boiled peanut

Posted on July 12, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

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The mention of boiled peanuts evokes joy in some, confusion in others. Outside the South, folks can’t rationalize why one would boil a peanut — until they get here and have one for themselves. Watching the reactions of first-timers is … Read the rest



Be prepared when the storm comes | Faith

Posted on July 7, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

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Every year when the hurricane season dawns upon us, the media lets us know what to do in order to prepare ourselves for any impending storms. However, some of us do not take this worthwhile advice, even after an actual … Read the rest


Cauliflower ice cream. What’s next?

Posted on July 6, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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Yesterday, deep into my daily time-waster—scrolling through Facebook—I saw something that hit me like a fish across the face.

Cauliflower ice cream. CAULIFLOWER ICE CREAM.

This is getting out of hand. What’s next, broccoli fudge?

If you’re interested: Cut cauliflower … Read the rest


Ask Lisa

Posted on July 6, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

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Dear Lisa,
I thought I left this problem behind in high school, but a few of my close friends do not get along. When I plan trips and other activities for us, I feel like I have to choose which … Read the rest


Jesus, the same yesterday and today | Faith

Posted on June 30, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

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“If you love me, you will keep my commandments”
— John 14:15

Many are quick to draw a line between the Old Testament God of commandments and that of the new. But was it not from the mouth of Jesus … Read the rest


Selfishness never wins in life | Faith

Posted on June 30, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

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Hebrews 13:6 (ESV) says, “Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.” However, there are many of us who do not follow the advice in this passage of Scripture.… Read the rest


Moving on is scary, exciting and exhilarating | Faith

Posted on June 30, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

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We’ve made it through another graduation season and a whole new group of young adults has been promoted to the next phase of life.
Moving on is exciting, exhilarating, and scary. Some of these graduates know where they’re going, what … Read the rest


Sharing the same memories | Column

Posted on June 29, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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My brother T-Bob turns 60 Saturday. We’re not quite sure how this happened; just last week he was a rebellious teen, off to college on a soccer scholarship.

We are very close. Naturally, there are some things we don’t share … Read the rest


Letters to the Editor

Posted on June 28, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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There are still good Samaritans
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I am writing in hopes you will publish this letter to thank an anonymous off-duty police officer who came to our aid. On Saturday June 15, a friend and I were on I-95 … Read the rest


When death comes, it’s hard to say goodbye | Faith

Posted on June 23, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

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Bestselling author, Haruki Murikami, once said, “Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it,” and in my opinion, this is true.
For those of us in the Christian faith, we know that the Lord says in … Read the rest


Scrimp/splurge decisions | Column

Posted on June 22, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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I hate to spend money, unless I want to. Can I get an amen?

I read a blog last week about scrimping and splurging. Like, scrimp by picking up $10 pillows at outlet stores; splurge by buying luxe tassels and … Read the rest


A call to the fathers of Colleton County | Faith

Posted on June 16, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

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Regarding my request last week, I pray that you are continuing in prayer for the churches of Colleton, as we are in desperate need of revival. And, for this reason, we are praying through the book of Jude for the … Read the rest


Fathers, make family a top priority | Faith

Posted on June 16, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

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There are several things that you cannot get back once they are lost, but time is probably the most important one.
At times, we are all guilty of putting off what we can do today for tomorrow. However, once that … Read the rest


I’ve never met a better man | Column

Posted on June 15, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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Father’s Day is this Sunday. Men everywhere will faint from happiness after getting gas grills and golf clubs.

Dads are so much easier than moms, aren’t they? On Mother’s Day, we have to find the perfect gift that says, “Thank … Read the rest


Gossip vs. the Gospel: Which wins? | Faith

Posted on June 9, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

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Given all the happenings in our society today, many people put too much stock in things that they cannot prove or that which is meaningless and serves no real purpose. Some are bored and won’t get a life, so they … Read the rest


A call to the churches of Colleton | Faith

Posted on June 9, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

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A few weeks ago, I was saddened to discover a blatant and sickening departure from the divinely expressed will of God, a parade of sin that a church embraced, encouraged and boastfully shared over social media.
Many evangelicals are quick … Read the rest



Letter to the Editor | Opinion

Posted on June 5, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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Graduation: Please respect others
Dear Editor:
Well, it’s that time of year again: graduation time. My youngest of four is graduating this year, so I will, of course, be proudly attending the CCHS graduation ceremony this Friday. But I am … Read the rest


Graduates, don’t ‘bury’ your gifts | Faith

Posted on June 2, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

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Many graduations have taken place already this month, but there are more yet to come. As the students march across that stage, they have been equipped to do many things that can help them to make a difference in this … Read the rest


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