Nice bit of pre-editorializing, Paul. Yes we know "scheme" is synonymous with "plan", but most always with a negative connotation. You ought to leave the opinion pieces to Haire or Mat, they've got no credibility to lose.
That guy is a creep. Just seconds away from the true CL killer. Buyer beware
I hate this rag of paper
Hey "Nofaith"! Thanks so much for your comments and thoughts. I sentiment with your frustrations with those who represent Christ, and I've struggled with how those who represent someone as good as the person described in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John could behave so badly at times. It's perplexing, isn't it? Ultimately though, I had to accept that I was one of the worst. I too have done hurtful things to people and I too have done a lousy job representing what I believe. With every step we take to be more like him we realize we're a million more steps away than we thought we were. But that doesn't mean it's not worth taking steps.
I really appreciate your honesty as well. If you shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org I'd love to get together and hear more about your thoughts!
Excellent job Mr. Snook. See a problem, figure out a way to help and get to work. If there were more folks like you who jumped in feet first instead of just waiting and expecting the government to fix the problem the country would be in much better shape right now. Flies in the face of the majority of people who post on this site that believe that Christians are out for themselves and are evil people. I am surprised that there are not snide comments about how this is not the normal way that Christians act or calling you some offensive name.
And as a point of clarification, I would classify myself as an agnostic and I do not attend any church.
Hey "cantbeserious"! Thanks for your comment and for sharing your Story. I agree, people can find God in spite of themselves, and it's heart breaking to see the difficult circumstances that sometimes separate people from a God that truly loves them. Victor Frankl, a Holocaust survivor, says "When we find meaning for our suffering our suffering ceases to be." The truth is that great Stories are made from great conflict, and great conflict produces things like love, hope, patience and perseverance. These are the things that truly matter in life. Looking at our life as a Story that really matters gives meaning to the challenges we all face in our lives. Thank you for living a great Story and not giving up.
Does anybody else have a story of how they've refused to give up, and instead overcome conflict in their life to live the Story written for them? I'D LOVE TO HEAR THEM!
I'm sure the Lord will continue to bless you, Derek, for your boots-on-the-ground approach to sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I've done many days of unskilled temp labor as a college educated man, and it's humbling. I can't imagine the challenge of working myself out of it had I no other choice. People tend to find God in spite of themselves, one step at a time. Thanks for providing a path that demonstrates the love of Jesus.
Hey Derek, please reach out - saw your article posted by my good friend from Furman and I would like to support what you are doing. I have a person in mind that might be a good worker and would like to help you guys connect. Thanks! email@example.com
Thanks for the support everyone! Thanks also to Paul who did an amazing job on the article! I truly believe that together we can make our city a better place, a place where every story matters. Thanks for joining me.
I hope this man continues being the man
This guy is the real deal. Incredibly humble and the kind of follower of Jesus that actually makes you want to follow Jesus too (rather than run the other way).
What a true blessing!! I will continue to pray for your journey!
There is still good folks in the world. Continued blessings Mr. Snook.
Keep up the good work Derek!
Also, sounds like this author is angling for a job w G&G. Or trying to sleep with them.
Brock isn't a carpetbagger, he's from VA, a douche, but not a Yankee.
It would be great to have bike corrals strategically located but I doubt seriously that it will reduce the need for parking. Don't take away parking spaces for Bikes, just put smaller corrals on the sidewalks. I don't have a problem sharing the road but there are just as many rude bikers as there are drivers. Slow down and enjoy the scenery.
As for no signs being posted, there is probably some sign ordinance to prevent the posting of signs and a sign patrol to make sure unlawfully posted signs are confiscated to be placed in a sign impound area where they are kept until someone pays a fine...
I've lived on Line street for two years. This article mentions nearly every street that surrounds me. The "gem" that is the Elliotborough park is outside my window.
When I walk across the street to the park I often have excuse myself past the vagrants that are seated on my step outside my own door. When I get to the park with my dog I wave to the friendly neighborhood dope boys that are seated on the wall outside.
I'd love to see Line cleaned up as well as Bogard and Spring but the city has to address these activities first.
Six months ago a driver in a old SUV deliberately sped up swerved into an on coming lane to try and nearly miss me, when I was tying to cross a marked intersection with signs for cars to slow down on the WA Greenway. I yelled "You almost ran me over." And he started yelling and cussing at me. When I turned onto the road, also legal, he got his cell phone out, and yelled, "What are you doing?" And I said, "Going this way." Because the Greenway was blocked off when they were working on it. Had he followed me back to my car I would have pressed charges. He stayed several blocks back so I wouldn't get his license plate number because I may have reported him, although, sadly, my experience has been the police pressing charges against me. He was driving so fast I didn't see him, then he sped up. So, for people who do ride a bike or walk in the city hostile drivers are still a real problem. I'm just glad it's not often, and now only ride the safest places.
Powered by Foundation
© Copyright 2013,
Charleston City Paper