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Do it out of love | Faith

Posted on July 8, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

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Have you ever had someone to do something for you, thinking it was done out of love, only to find out that the person felt obligated to do it? If so, wasn’t it very disappointing? Did you feel that you … Read the rest


Stop complaining and see your blessings! | Faith

Posted on July 1, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

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At some point and time, all of us have had a day that it seemed as if nothing would go right.
Maybe you tried to get out of bed, and “Old Arthur,” (also known as arthritis) came and stood over … Read the rest


It’s not about the salad. Or the cake. | Column

Posted on June 30, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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From the wedding cake that never was to booting restaurant patrons, food folly abounds. And we all know it’s not about food.
This month, a bakery owner who refused to bake a cake for a gay couple’s wedding in 2012 … Read the rest


Letters to the Editor

Posted on June 30, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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Ireland Creek could be beautiful park
Dear Editor:
Ireland Creek’s bed is a huge eyesore. We are missing an opportunity for an attractive natural park.
How can we make this happen?
I’m enclosing a picture of what it could look … Read the rest


The steps of a good man | Faith

Posted on June 24, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

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First of all, I would like to wish all the fathers and the fathers-to-be Happy Belated Father’s Day. I pray that each of you enjoyed a wonderful time with your families and that they treated you like royalty!
If your … Read the rest




Lessons I’ve lived and learned | Faith

Posted on June 17, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

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During the course of my career in education, I often told my students that each day I make an effort to learn something new, even if it is no more than a new word, because if I don’t, then life … Read the rest


Get your prayer life in order | Faith

Posted on June 10, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

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Just as we do other things on a routine basis, we need to have a routinely established prayer life. However, going through the motions of praying, just to say that you prayed, is not beneficial.
According to James 5:16 (KJV), … Read the rest


Graduates: Be strong, stay strong | Faith

Posted on June 3, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

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In just a few days, the graduations here in Colleton County and elsewhere will be over for the 2017-2018 school year. However, this will only be the beginning for these graduates —the beginning of a new chapter unfolding in their … Read the rest


Letters to the Editor | Your Opinions

Posted on June 2, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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Why is the prom always on Good Friday?
Dear Editor:
When I moved to Walterboro 30 years ago, it quickly became very apparent that this was a Christian community. There are numerous churches in town, as well as every few … Read the rest



A profound declaration of ‘royal’ love

Posted on May 27, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

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Amidst all the unrest, violence, hurt, pain, hate and divisiveness in our world today, Saturday’s royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was truly a profound demonstration of “royal” love for such a time as this.
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Things I’ve learned in 57 trips around the sun

Posted on May 26, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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It’s happened AGAIN. For the 27th year in a row, I’ve not been asked to deliver a graduation speech. Shocking, y’all.
Just kidding; I’m terrible at public speaking. I once gave a speech at a senior center banquet, and I … Read the rest


Enjoy God’s calming creation | Faith

Posted on May 20, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

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This Mother’s Day was my first one without my dear mother, the Rev. Dr. Evelyn Gelzer Stevens.
Last year on this special day, after church, I went to Pruitt Healthcare to visit and spend this special time with her. The … Read the rest


Fire Ants: The spawn of Satan | Column

Posted on May 19, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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I try not to harbor hate in my heart; life’s too short. But I do despise something to the depths of my soul: fire ants. Those gray, powdery hills house the spawn of Satan. I would waterboard fire ants, after … Read the rest



Opinion: Letters to the Editor

Posted on May 13, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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Questions about new business at local airport
Dear Editor:
I have read the press release and subsequent news article where Lowcountry Aviation finally announced that it is launching operations at the Lowcountry Regional Airport; both indicated that the company is … Read the rest


A Mother’s Love: Never take it for granted

Posted on May 13, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

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Mitch Albom, an internationally acclaimed American author, journalist, screenwriter, dramatist, radio and television broadcaster, and musician contends, “I realized when you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.” What a profound, true … Read the rest


I hope you’re pulling weeds and planting tulips

Posted on May 12, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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She left in the spring, her favorite time of year.
The room had floor-to-ceiling windows that looked out on a courtyard blooming with azaleas and dogwoods. Normally she’d have loved the view, because she knew that kind of beauty was … Read the rest


Smith Says | On snoring, gall and mothballs

Posted on May 5, 2018 7:07 am by The Press and Standard

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Friends, we’ve talked before about Widdle’s snoring. I adore this man, but I have homicide in my heart.

The only thing more fun than night sweats is night sweats with a side of snoring. I lie there in a puddle, … Read the rest





When loved ones die young | Faith | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 29, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

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When a loved one dies, no matter the age, we suffer grief and pain, sometimes uncontrollably, but that is the flesh in us. In the words to a popular song by Boyz to Men, “It’s so Hard to say Goodbye … Read the rest


Marriage is … | Column | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 28, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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Remember the newspaper cartoon “love is…”? It featured a bashful, big-eyed woman and her equally bashful, big-eyed boyfriend, with sweet captions like “Love is… being kind,” illustrated by the boyfriend presenting her with a daisy. “Love is… give and take,”showed … Read the rest


Letter to the Editor | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 22, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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Thanks for the
reporting of school
incidents
Dear Editor:
A quick thank you to the staff of The Press and Standard on the reporting of school incidents within Colleton County School District.
The district should not be judged by the … Read the rest


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