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The Spirit Of Big Blue

What I’m about to share is not just for those who love the Walterboro Band of Blue. However, it’s something we all can learn from and celebrate. My seventeen year old son has been in the Band of Blue for four years and will graduate this year. It’s something I celebrate, but really hate to […]

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Dear Troubled Pastor

I’m writing this to you because I know you have few that will. I’m well aware of how difficult it is being a pastor in this day and age. I’m well aware that at least 1500 ministers leave the ministry per month not because they are retirement age, but they are burnout and bummed out. […]

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Adjustments Every Parent Must Make

  I’ve said the following for years. No one loves a child more than a parent. The question that remains is does that parent know how to show that love to their child? I believe any parent in their right mind wants to do their best, but that requires continued adjustments to our approach. Here are […]

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Graduate Address: 7 Keys To Success

 Recently, I had the honor of speaking to a great group of 2014 high school graduates. After much life reflection, processing and prayer God led me to share the following keys to success. #1 SEIZE THE MOMENT. There is no moment more important than the one in front of you. The decisions and choices you […]

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Dreams Still Come True

     What I’m about to share has nothing to do with personal accomplishment, but everything to do with God’s amazing plans for your life. It was sometime back in 2007 that I woke up from an overwhelming dream. I remember it being sometime after 2a.m. when I woke up and just tried to catch my […]

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2013 In Review: 82 Countries: WOW!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 17,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 6 sold-out performances for that many […]

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Are you a “Do Gooder”?

     Started back in 2008, they call themselves “Do Gooders”. They may not be a perfect bunch but they’ve done a lot of good over the past few years. This self-less non-profit group got started after one of the founding members was diagnosed with cancer. We all know that’s a scary word that no one […]

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Duck Dynasty: The Truth Revealed

If you’ve never heard of “Duck Dynasty” it probably means you either live in the nursing home or just never cut the television on. These country boys’ faces are all over the place as many love their Christian values and the fact you never know what might happen during any episode. Recently, one of the […]

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First Lottery Ticket Ever & I WON…

Still can’t believe what just happened. I actually got a winning lottery ticket in my hand and I don’t know what I’m going to do with all the money. The scratch off ticket only cost $2, but it was a winner! I’ve never bought a lottery ticket in my life, but I guess it was my […]

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We’ve Created A Monster

Originally posted on Craig Crosby:
As most of you know, I have four boys ages 16, 14, 12, and almost 6 years of age. Of course they look forward to seeing what Santa and others will bring them this Christmas. The older I get the more I feel things have really got out of hand.…

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Grieving Through The Holidays

There is nothing more difficult for human minds to process than the loss of a loved one. For many reasons, the holidays make it painfully obvious that someone is missing from the annual family gathering. This coming Sunday, December 8th @ 4p.m. you’re invited to join our Amedisys Hospice of Walterboro Staff, as I lead […]

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What You Don’t Know About Clowney….

I’ve never even met the guy, but I’ve seen “The Hit”. Never before in college football history has any player received such pre-season hype and lofty expectation. Millions know his name and that he wears the #7 for the University Of South Carolina Gamecocks. But, how many of us really know the kid underneath the […]

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Why I Love Walterboro

Nearly a year has passed since I began writing for the Colletonian. It’s blown my mind how many people read this paper and how it touches lives. I can’t tell you how many relationships and opportunities it has brought my way. I run into countless folks on a weekly basis that not only read my articles, but […]

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Getting Ready For The Work Week

I know the feeling when you think to yourself “Its Monday already.” Truth is you’ve got to find some way to cope with it. I’m a big believer in mind over matter. Your perspective cannot only change your outlook, but your entire week. Here are some reasons to look forward to the work week. #1: […]

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You’re Gonna Miss This

Originally posted on Craig Crosby:
       God has blessed me with four boys ages 13, 11, 9, and 3. As a pastor of a brand new church and a full time hospice chaplain, I must admit it’s very hard to find time and energy to spend with my family. Of course, I love them dearly,…

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5 Ways To Get Rid Of Your Pastor

I accepted God’s call into ministry nearly 20 years ago. At that time, I really had no idea what I was getting myself into. All I knew was that God was calling me to be a pastor and I said YES. It didn’t take very long to understand why so many pastors leave the ministry […]

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When You Feel Like Giving Up

Originally posted on Craig Crosby:
We’ve all been there…..tired, frustrated, and just ready to throw our hands up in the air. I QUIT is what we want to shout, but for some reason we continue to hold on with everything we have to keep things together. Usually this indicates at the very least that something…

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What Next? Addressing A World In Crisis

Once again, the world is blown away by another sudden tragedy. This time the unexpected happened at a Boston Marathon where most assumed they were safe and sound. There have been so many surprise attacks over the last year alone to make any American ask themselves WHAT NEXT? Listen my friends, we don’t have time […]

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Lessons From Little League

I’ve been involved in Little League since I was a young man. I can still recall the butterflies, excitement, and the crowds that came to watch us under the bright lights.. Years later, I’m now a coach watching my own boys take their turn on the baseball diamond. Today, Little League is not near as much of […]

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7 KEYS TO A GREAT MARRIAGE

Originally posted on Craig Crosby:
Knowing that 60 % of marriages end in divorce I decided to reflect on some things I’ve discovered make the difference between a marriage that is lucky to survive versus one that thrives. Here are seven things that set great marriages apart from the average. I pray it encourages your…

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Originally posted on Craig Crosby:
Parents = People who aren’t perfect, but are responsible for raising and taking care of another person. There is nothing that qualifies any of us for this God-sized endeavor called parenting. At the very same time we seek to help someone else grow up, we ourselves are still under development.…

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A LETTER FROM GOD

Dear Child,    I just wanted to take the time to put these things in writing so that you can be sure about a few things. Of course, I am aware of everything that goes on in your everyday life. Like I told you before in Psalm 139, “I am familiar with all your ways. I […]

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Originally posted on Craig Crosby:
Being a leader sounds good, but is never easy. Everyone wants to call the shots, but few consider all the shots a leader must learn to take and keep on trucking. If you’re a leader and want to be successful you must take the following five things to heart. These…

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2012 In Review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 4,400 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 7 years to get […]

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God’s Angels

Being a part of Hospice has helped me put life into greater perspective and learn to truly take one day at time. For every family we’ve had the opportunity to serve and for those I’ve had the joy of serving with I will forever be grateful. Here is a poem I’ve written for all my co-workers […]

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