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Ask Lisa | Column

Posted on June 1, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

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Hair-Raising Moochers
Dear Lisa,
I am a professional hairdresser/hairstylist with over 20 years of experience. I own my own salon. My family and friends constantly expect free or discount services, which I cannot afford. How should I handle it?
Hair-Raising… Read the rest



The King and the treasure | Faith

Posted on May 26, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

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“Saul came to Carmel, and behold, he set up a monument for himself”
— 1 Samuel 15:12

How often do we do such things in our own life? When the Lord blesses us with victory, despite our unfaithfulness, do we, … Read the rest


It’s daily dress stress | Column

Posted on May 25, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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I’m having a midlife fashion crisis. When you’re 58 and don’t know what to wear, what do you wear?

I have no clue.

In my mother’s era, middle-aged women—oh, who am I kidding? I’m middle-aged only if my life expectancy … Read the rest


Letters to the Editor | Opinion

Posted on May 25, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

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A Memorial Day tribute to our fallen veterans
Dear Editor:
On the early morning of June 6, 1944 or D-Day, there was a full moon playing hide and seek among the scattered grey clouds that created a night light on … Read the rest


He is worthy to be praised | Faith

Posted on May 19, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

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One of the most important parts of a relationship with God is to praise Him. Then what does it mean to praise God? Giving God praise is to give thanks and honor to one who is worthy.
The book of … Read the rest


Doing the dishes | Faith

Posted on May 19, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

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2 Kings 21:13
“…as a man wipeth a dish,…”

Ephesians 6:4
“And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.”

Raising children can be a wonderful and enjoyable … Read the rest


The King most high and His love for us | Faith

Posted on May 19, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

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“You shall therefore love the Lord your God.”
Deuteronomy 11:1

At Mount Sinai, the people of Israel were right to fear the God that was before them, cloaked in fire and darkness — a most dreadful sight it must have … Read the rest


Honey, you make my buttocks hurt | Column

Posted on May 18, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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A couple of readers have asked me why I didn’t write a Mother’s Day column last week.

The truth is, I don’t need a special day to remember her. She’s in my heart all the time.

Also, I forgot.

Isn’t … Read the rest


New farm brings alternative techniques, hidden gem delights

Posted on May 18, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

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There’s a new farm on the scene offering produce grown using aquaponics. S.T.E.A.M Works Farms in Cottageville uses this technique to bring to market produce that might not be currently in season, yet just as fresh as if they were.… Read the rest


Jones celebrates 16 years at Faith Church | Faith

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

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This past Sunday, Faith Baptist Church celebrated 16 years of having Pastor Tony Jones and his family.
Jones was called by Faith Baptist Church to be their pastor on April 27, 2003. Faith Baptist Church has known unity and spiritual … Read the rest


Under His Wings: Ruth shows us the way | Faith

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

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The God Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge
—Ruth 2:12

O how the Savior longed to place the people who went by His name in Jerusalem under His wing, but they refused (Matthew 23:27). But here … Read the rest


Weird news | Column

Posted on May 11, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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It’s time to look at weird news again. You can’t make this stuff up; it may not be hilarious, necessarily, but it proves my pet theory: People are crazy.

• In Virginia, a man shot his girlfriend and her son … Read the rest


What does it mean to be local? | Column

Posted on May 11, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

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With the blessing of the Imperial Senate and Darth Vader himself, the 2019 Colleton Farmers Market began its season on May 4. Following through with the Star Wars theme, decorations and live characters peppered the landscape. What was really out … Read the rest


Why Tom Lohr mattered | Column

Posted on May 10, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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By BRANTLEY STRICKLAND
bstrickland@southerncarolina.org

Teachers matter.
It’s widely reported that teachers matter more to student achievement than any other aspect of learning.
Most people go to school for a finite time. Many are fortunate enough to run across a few … Read the rest


We can be our own problem | Faith

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

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When we see and hear things happening all around us, sometimes we are so quick to judge and lay all the blame on others.
Because we do not live in a perfect society, we have to remember what the Word … Read the rest


He is our all in all for everything | Faith

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

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“It is they that bear witness about me”
—John 6:39

To the questioning Pharisees of His day, Jesus revealed this most wonderful mystery: the Scriptures have all along been pointing to Him — He is the Christ, the Savior of … Read the rest


This might be the end, y’all | Column

Posted on May 4, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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I’m no hypochondriac, but this might be the end, y’all.

My head feels like a hammer is pounding a railroad spike through my skull, just above my nose. It hurts so bad I can’t read or exercise or watch one … Read the rest


The greatest of all holidays: Easter! | Faith

Posted on April 28, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

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On Sunday, we celebrated the greatest of all the Holidays, Easter!
Matthew 28:6 “He is not here: for he is risen, as he said…”
1 Corinthians 15:3-4 “…Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was … Read the rest


Thank God, a man can grow | Faith

Posted on April 28, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

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As my husband and I watched the funeral service for the late former Governor and United States Senator Ernest “Fritz” Hollings, there was one eulogy that continues to stand out in my mind because there are words within it that … Read the rest


Jesus: The True Shepherd | Faith

Posted on April 28, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

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I am the good shepherd—John 10:14

Long before Jesus came in love to lay His life upon the final altar of the cross, the Lord promised He, Himself, would come and be the Shepherd of His people. He, and He … Read the rest


One of the best presents I’ve ever unwrapped | Column

Posted on April 27, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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I’m sitting here flushed from a hot bath and wrapped in a full-length, silk-and-velour bathrobe with a belt tie, three-inch cuffs and shawl collar. It’s soft and pink and I adore it.

The damp-and-warm part isn’t important—and my husband thinks … Read the rest


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