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One evening while I was mindlessly perusing my Facebook timeline, I came across an image that instantly grabbed my attention. It was a photo of someone skydiving. It is the identical photo that adorns this month’s cover of Lexington Life Magazine. The skydiver is Lexington resident and cancer survivor Amy Kinard, along with her tandem partner Ashley Fischer of Skydive Carolina. The picture was taken as part of the Pink Glove Dance campaign to promote breast cancer awareness by Lexington Medical Center. What I enjoy most about the picture is that the more that you look at it, the more you discover different things to like. The pink gloves represent

the struggle, perseverance and fight that all women who bravely battle breast cancer must endure. Like a superhero flying through the air, the wind buffeting and rippling her face and cheeks with the speed of her dive, Amy’s outstretched arms convey strength and control. Her eyes are brown and rich with life, a life that is certainly not taken for granted. The exhilaration and excitement of hurtling toward our beautiful earth is showcased in Amy’s wide open, expressive smile. She is a survivor, a fighter, a winner! As someone who has lost both his mother and grandmother to breast cancer, I am extremely proud of Amy Kinard. As a member of the Ta-tini’s, she has done an amazing job raising

money and bringing attention to this horrible disease. As a Lexington Medical Center nurse, it is fitting that Amy and other survivors are being featured in this year’s Pink Glove Dance contest entry for Lexington Medical Center. Winning the contest last year garnered national attention for LMC, and I am confident that they have raised the bar in 2012. Somewhere in heaven, Mom is smiling. Vote for the Pink Glove Dance 2012 from October 1226. You can vote for Lexington Medical Center’s video during that time by hitting “Like” on

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contents FEATURES

10 The Arts in Lexington 18 Physical Therapy Month 24 Dam Swim for Drew


Behind the Cover: Cancer survivors Nancy Minard-Bowie and Amy Kinard with Mark Shelley, Marketing and Advertising Director for Lexington Medical Center.

Publisher & Editor -In-Chief Todd Shevchik Sales Manager Anne Reynolds Account Executive Annette Sudduth

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EDITOR Allison Caldwell Editorial Assistant Tiffanie Wise GRAPHIC DESIGN Jane Carter Staff Writer Kevin Oliver

Chamber Chair Mike Flack Speaking of Health Jennifer Wilson Faith Matters Ken Jumper


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From the Publisher Events Lexington Leaders Preacher John Spice of Life Halloween Treats Faith in Action Radius

Contributing Writers Allison Caldwell, Ann Marie Hubbard, Kevin Oliver, Jackie Perrone, Marilyn Thomas, Charissa Sylvia Contributing Photographers Blink357 Photography Website Designer Paul Tomlinson

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October October 5 Art in the Garden VII Wingard’s Nursery & Garden Center, 7-10:30 p.m. All proceeds from this annual fundraiser benefit Lexington Interfaith Community Services (LICS). $40 includes dinner, beverages, local artists, silent auction, and the sounds of Motown performed by The Total Package of Atlanta. Emceed by Tony Clyburn from B-106 FM. Gates open at 7, music begins at 8. Corporate sponsorship opportunities still available: call Wally Steinhauser at (803) 359-9091, or Linda Trumbauer at (803) 957-6656 ext. 228.

October 18-19 Lexington County Museum Haunted History Tours Tours start at 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, and 8:30 pm Ghoulish guides will lead visitors on a spooky journey of the museum property. Visitors will hear stories about strange and unusual events in Lexington County’s colonial, antebellum and Civil War history. This event is family-friendly, educational, and fun. Tours will last around 30 minutes. For more information or to make reservations, call (803) 359-8369.

October 5 Lake Murray Association Golf Tournament Timberlake Country Club, Chapin 9 a.m. sign in, 10 a.m. shotgun start. All proceeds benefit the Lake Murray Association, which helps keep the Jewel of the Midlands clean and safe. $300 teams, $75 per player. Call (803) 315-1628 or (803) 237-7844.

October 23 Lexington Police Department Fall Festival Municipal Complex, 111 Maiden Lane, 6-9 p.m. Air fun rides, games, a costume contest, hot dogs, cotton candy, snow cones and more! $5 per person or $15 per family—all proceeds benefit the Adopt a Cop program. Bring non-perishable food items or new blankets to help your neighbors in need.

October 12-13, 19-20, 26-27, 28, 30-31 Gilbert’s #1 House of Terror, 7:30-11:00 p.m. 739 Harley Taylor Rd., Gilbert Spooky fun for a good cause! All proceeds benefit local charities. Not recommended for children under 10 years old. $10 per person, or $8 with five canned food items for the First Calvary Food Pantry.

October 27 Oktoberfest 2012

 Downtown Lexington Doo-Dah Parade starts at 11:00 a.m. ($20 entry fee); Oktoberfest starts at noon and the fun lasts until 10:00 p.m. Enjoy German food, beer, music and fall fun for the whole family! Free to the public; no pets allowed. Learn more or register for the Doo-Dah Parade at

October 18 Girls Night Out at Wingard’s Nursery Wingard’s Nursery & Garden Center, 6-8 p.m. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, wine, music and door prizes: ladies only! Local vendors include Just Wanna Melt and Sallie’s Greatest Jams. Design your own fused glass pendant with local artist Toni Chirico, and shop the newly expanded Gift Shoppe. Look for items on sale and earn Garden Dollars for Christmas shopping! Advance registration required at www. (803)359-9091.

November 2 Belgian Waffle Fundraiser Lexington United Methodist Church, 8 a.m. The Shepherd’s Center of Lexington advocates positive and healthful aging by recognizing that older adults have significant experience and wisdom to offer communities,

and understanding that giving back through volunteerism is enriching and rewarding. $7 for this “Celebration of Opening” breakfast. Don’t forget to register for lifelong learning courses on Thursday mornings, Jan. 10 – March 14, 2013. (803) 359-6838. November 3 Annual Missions Market St. Peter’s Lutheran, 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Enjoy a garage sale, bake shop, country store, lunch, cookie bar, frozen casseroles, and many vendors. Proceeds benefit Relay for Life, two local Snack Sack ministries, and a youth mission trip. 1130 St. Peter’s Rd., Lexington. November 11 All-American Concert featuring the Dick Goodwin Quintet Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College, 3:30 p.m. Join the Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra and the Dick Goodwin Quintet for an afternoon of incredible music, including original scores to honor our Veterans. Free. (803) 400-3540.

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Preacher John

by Jackie Perrone

Preacher John and his twin sister, Joyce Griffith Arthur.

John and Priscilla Griffith


church with no choir, pipe organ, pews or expenses? What planet would this be? Right here on God’s own earth, where Saluda and Lexington counties come together on the shores of Lake Murray. In the unlikely surroundings of a convenience store with a bar and grill, a loyal group from the Lake Murray community has been meeting for 12 years with Rev. John Griffith, to hear him preach the Gospel and invite people to give their lives to Christ. “God uses people!” exclaims the enthusiastic evangelist. “I gave 57 years to full-time ministry in the United Methodist church. Now I’m 81 and high mileage! I go to places where people who would not attend a mainline church will meet with me to praise God and find salvation. It’s all in the name of Love.” Little River Marina became headquarters for Preacher John’s unorthodox ministry through his connection with Duane Shealy, owner and operator of the lakeside service center. “Duane is the oldest son of Big Man Shealy, the original owner of the marina,”

explains Griffith. “He called me three times asking about a relationship with Christ, but would back off from a commitment. Finally, after the third call, we met outdoors under a big tree and prayed together, and he accepted Christ. He said his family would spend Sunday mornings at the marina, having coffee and socializing, while other people were headed for church. We decided to ask Big Man Shealy if we could hold some prayer services there, and he said, ‘Of course! Come on!’ That was 12 years ago. We’ve been at it ever since.” (Big Man Shealy does have an official first name, Paul, but no one including himself uses it.) These days, around 40 or more regulars attend Preacher John’s services. They come by boat, car, motorcycle or bike, and in casual dress, to the marina on Highway 391 near the traffic circle at 378. In early August of this year, a special Homecoming observance marked the 12th anniversary of the marina worship service, as well as Pastor Appreciation Sunday for Preacher John, who was undergoing cancer treatments. An overflow crowd of more than 100 turned

out to mark the occasion. A lot of hugging and love was exchanged that day. John’s wife Priscilla is always at his side, and has been known to fill in for the preaching assignment when he’s unable to be there. She says their group does not engage in quibbling or arguing; they just pray and praise the Lord. “We love God, and we love each other,” is her simple explanation. John and Priscilla now live in Saluda, where he was born. He attended Wofford College and Duke University, and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951-55. Then he began ministry with the United Methodist church. Now he calls the marina his Wayside Ministry. Four years ago, he began riding a Harley-Davison motorcycle; he meets sometimes with his “Tattoo Boys” for ministry at a motorcycle shop in Ninety-Six. “Lake Murray is not the River Jordan, but it serves just fine for baptism,” says Preacher John. This dedicated Christian believes that God will pull him through the current cancer ordeal, and expects to keep spending Sunday mornings at Little River Marina as long as he is drawing breath. n October 2012 | LEXINGTON LIFE | 7

Mike Flack Chamber Chair

October is busy at the Greater Lexington Chamber and Visitors Center. By the time you read this, we will be moving or already moved into our new building on West Main Street. You will hear from us soon about an open house and celebration. This is huge. Not only does it raise the Chamber’s visibility in Lexington, it provides a new landmark for us all. The new Visitors Center will be distinctive and functional. Its “tower” is easy to locate and its interior will have much more room for displays. You can help. We’ll keep the Visitors Center open through the week and on Saturdays, but we need volunteers to staff it. If you’d like to spend a little of your time putting a great face on our community, here’s your opportunity. Contact Aida at the Chamber for more information. The Ryder Cup, our annual golf event at Golden Hills Golf & Country Club, is Oct. 29. This is a great time for Chamber members to network and have fun. If you golf, you will enjoy the course and other players. If you don’t, you can still come and enjoy the fellowship that afternoon. Call 359-6113 for more information. Chamber membership is better than ever, but we still aim higher. Our annual membership drive is under way. With more than 920 members now, we know we will exceed 1,000 very soon. The more members we have, the louder our voice can be heard. Keep watching. We will be sending calls for help and your participation. NEW MEMBERS

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Ambassador Spotlight Lauren Till is the marketing director at Crescent Financial Group, a local independent financial advising firm. She is a graduate of Lexington High School and the University of South Carolina with a degree in Finance. She was born and raised in Lexington and is excited to continue her career here. Lauren is also a member of Lexington Young Professionals. She is currently working to acquire her license to become a financial advisor. She looks forward to designing unique financial plans to help clients work toward and stay in retirement. When she isn’t at work or studying for her license, Lauren stays busy spending time with family and friends and planning her Lowcountry wedding. Lauren can’t wait to marry Jay Scurry (also a Chamber ambassador) in March.

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o you need more drama in your life? Probably not, if you mean the kind of drama that raises one’s blood pressure. But plenty of studies show that a healthy appreciation for and involvement in artistic endeavors such as drama, dance, music and other arts is an important part of being a well-rounded individual. It’s not just children who benefit from arts education and participation—adults can improve mental health and physical fitness through dance and other activities as well. Thankfully, there are numerous opportunities in the Lexington area to not just involve but immerse oneself in the arts, no matter what form of artistic expression you choose. Village Square Theatre and the Lexington County Arts Association provide the most visible presence on the local arts scene with a yearly season of drama productions, but other private groups offer opportunities as well, from Turning Pointe Centre for the Arts to the Celestial Stars Arts Academy. LCAA and Village Square Theatre The Lexington County Arts Association operates Village Square Theatre,

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Lexington’s only community playhouse, which has presented theatrical events and art classes for over 50 years now. The next production will be the annual presentation of Barbara Robinson’s Christmas classic, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Auditions will be held on Sunday, October 14 at 6:30 p.m., and on Monday, October 15 at 7:15 p.m. There are roles for four or more men ages 18 and up, six or more women ages 18 and up, and more than 20 children ages 4-17. If you’re not familiar with the story, it’s one of troublemaking kids wrecking a local Christmas pageant. The show opens December 7, and no experience is necessary to audition. Email the director at with questions. Throughout the year, the LCAA Junior Arts program offers opportunities for young people in the community to participate and learn about Theater Arts. Directed by professionals in a caring environment, they’ll learn communication skills, self-confidence, creativity, and teamwork though classes, auditions, and workshops. Visit for class schedules, audition opportunities, and workshop information. If you aren’t dramatically inclined but

you would like to support the theater and the Arts Association in other ways, you can become a sponsor at various levels, each of which offer promotional benefits for your business or organization. For more information, contact the Business Office at (803) 359-1436, or email Turning Pointe Theatre Turning Pointe Theatre is a unique local arts company with Christian outreach as part of its mission and a goal “to change the world through the gifts and talents God has given to us.” Their offerings include acting, modeling, music, voice, dance, and programs for children and adults. Director Suzanne Sanders began her dance career at age 15. “I was with a Russian Ballet company in Atlanta, and also danced in New York and Chicago,” Sanders recalls. “Being in the dance world I also modeled and did television and film.” Sanders moved to Lexington 10 years ago, but says she had known for a long time that she wanted to open her own arts school. “My goal is to take all of the arts under one roof, like a performing arts school,” she says. With the various classes Turning Pointe offers in dance, acting, theater, modeling, and more, she’s well on

ington her way to that goal. One of the ways she combines the various artistic disciplines is through the Turning Pointe Theatre company. “Turning Pointe Theatre is our nonprofit professional touring company,” she explains. “I write the stories for the productions and they are brought to life using all of the different performance areas. We just got back from another trip to Europe. The company has performed in six different countries there in the past few years.” For Sanders, the arts are a vital part of life, especially at a young age. “Art helps a student focus, and gives them an outlet for expression,” she says.

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“Students are going to find something to be involved in. Give your child a foundation in the arts, and it will change their lives for the better.” But you don’t have to be a child to participate in what Turning Pointe has to offer. “Because we have a company and a performing section, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved even if you are not a student,” she says. “Our stories use adult actors from the community. It’s never too late to enjoy making art, ever—we want to be a place that can mentor your gifts and talents at any age.” If you’re a budding actor or actress and want to hone your skills, there are several classes focused on variations of

the theatrical scene, including Musical Theater and Acting, Combination classes and Kinderdanze for very young children, Classical Acting, Film Production, and Improvisational Acting. For dancers, there are offerings in various levels of ballet along with Praise and Worship. For the musically inclined, they offer vocal, choral, and private voice lessons along with piano, guitar and other instrument instruction. The Turning Pointe Modeling and Talent Agency offers modeling and pageant training for ages three and up, etiquette classes, and beginner through advanced modeling classes. Learn more at

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Celestial Stars Arts Academy Celestial Stars Arts Academy is another option for those wanting to participate in dance classes and performance; they offer various classes in ballet, creative movement, and tango, and offer a weekly boys-only class as well. Celestial Stars is a non-competitive school for dance founded by dancer Gabrielle Celeste, whose 20-year dance career includes stints with Columbia City Ballet, The Carolina Ballet, Eboni Dance Theater, and the USC Dance Company. Several of Celeste’s family members work at the Academy, giving it a professional yet family-friendly atmosphere that parents seem to appreciate. “Our daughter Annika loves and admires her teacher, and aspires to become learned and accomplished like Gabri-

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elle’s more mature ballerinas,” says parent Steven Seshun. “Annika had a very active personality, but she has learned great poise and discipline from ballet at Celestial Stars. She really calms down now in class and rehearsals.” Celestial Stars stresses the artistic, academic, and mental benefits of dance. Although the studio is Christian-based, all are welcome regardless of race, creed, faith, or religion. Small class sizes ensure that students receive individualized attention, and all students have the opportunity to perform in the annual Christmas production, The Christmas Angel, as well as the year-end Revue. This year’s 12th annual Christmas Angel performances will be on December 7-8. Learn more about this performance at One of the most unique things about Celestial Stars is their inclusion of special needs students. All students are integrated together in classes and performances, and they have experience with a wide range of diagnoses from autism, cerebral palsy, and downs syndrome to learning disabilities like ADD and ADHD. For more information about classes and auditions at Celestial Stars, visit Wherever and however one decides to participate in our local arts opportunities, the important thing is to remember to support and encourage them wherever they are found. Doing so will lead to a better, more well-rounded community for all of us here in Lexington. n

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Pink Glove Dance 2012 For the second year in a row, Lexington Medical Center is entering the international Pink Glove Dance video contest sponsored by Medline Industries, Inc. The project shows support for everyone in our community who is fighting cancer. This year’s video centers around Lexington Medical Center nurse Amy Kinard, who was diagnosed with breast cancer five years ago at the young age of 34. Choreographed to the Katy Perry song “Part of Me,” the video features of hundreds of LMC employees – some of whom are breast cancer survivors themselves – dancing in pink gloves. The theme for this year’s video is “Survivor From Day 1,” noting the courage, strength and fighting spirit of patients diagnosed with breast cancer. Lexington Medical Center is hoping to clinch back-to-back Pink Glove Dance Video titles. In 2011, with more than 60,000 votes and 110,000 You Tube views, Lexington Medical Center clinched the first-ever Pink Glove Dance contest. The hospital beat more than 130 other health care organizations from around the United States and Canada. LMC’s dance was so popular, it was featured on national television including ABC World News Tonight and Fox & Friends on the FOX News Network. The winner of the contest will receive $10,000 to donate to a breast cancer charity. If Lexington Medical Center wins, we will donate our prize to the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer Research, the same organization who received our prize last year. Vote for the Pink Glove Dance 2012 from October 12-26 by hitting “Like” using your Facebook account at

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Pastor Ken Jumper The Harvest

You’ve heard about Angry Birds. Well, my issue is with an angry squirrel. Let me explain. A couple of months ago, I had a squirrel hanging out in a tree next to my home office door. She (I later figured this out) would often be sitting on the fence just off my patio entrance. When I would venture out, this aggressive chatter would begin scolding, and she’d be looking right at me with her tail flapping in the wind. It became so obvious that my daughter asked, “Dad, what’s up with the squirrel?” It became annoying, and at one point, I actually thought she may be rabid and should call animal control. But just last week, I found my answer. There were four or five young squirrels playing all around her nest. They were cute little guys about three to four inches long. I thought to myself, “Aha, so that’s why you’ve been so fussy lately.” There is a life lesson here for all of us. When we come across those grumpy and grouchy folks who often cross our paths, we need to cut them a little slack. We may not have a clue as to all they are going through at the moment, so we should try to overlook their irritating manner. In the context of small group meetings, I’ve often heard these folks referred to as EGRs: extra grace required! Life can really have its tough moments and difficulties: loss of work, family conflict, health concerns, tragedy and disappointment. Let’s do our best to keep positive, be kind to one another, and offer some patience and understanding when the guy next door has a really ruffled disposition. By the way, if you see me around town today, be nice to me—I am having a really bad day!

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MOving Recognizing Physical Therapy Month by Marilyn Thomas


ecause activity is an essential component of a fulfilling lifestyle, the physical therapists of Lexington endeavor to assist their clientele in achieving and maintaining a satisfying level of mobility. Nationally, October is dedicated to recognizing this special occupation and promoting awareness of its importance within a healthy community. Physical therapists provide services in various medical-oriented venues including privately owned facilities, hospitals, and nursing homes or even within large companies, where job-related injuries can occur. A practice’s clientele may be of any age, and its purpose may vary depending upon its location and focus. Frequently, the reason for treatment is to rehabilitate a patient who is

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recovering from an operation, illness, or accident. However, physical therapy is sometimes implemented as an alternative to invasive surgery or to prevent injuries through education and instruction. When people decide to intensify their exercise habits with a more rigorous routine, they may seek the supervision of a physical therapist to maximize their endurance without causing any unnecessary damage. For this reason, some practices are outfitted with a fully equipped fitness facility. Before a physical therapist can practice, she or he must complete a master’s or clinical doctorate degree from an accredited program, pass a national examination, and be licensed within the state where they intend to offer their services. With an aging population who


strives to maintain a profitable level of activity, physical therapy is a promising and rewarding career choice within a growing industry. Bob Carpenter, the owner of HealthQuest, a private practice in Lexington, is also the Midlands District Chairperson for the South Carolina Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. According to him, South Carolina laws permit patients to have “direct access” to physical therapy, under certain conditions. In other words, insurance may allow therapy sessions for 30 days before a


physician’s prescription is required. With treatment, the issue may eventually be resolved, or the certified therapist may refer the patient to a specialist if needed. Quite often, those who need physical therapy are reluctant to make an appointment because they are already suffering and fear the treatment will involve even more pain. “We want you to leave feeling better than when you came in. It’s not our intention to put you in pain,” explains Carpenter. Since the patient is their top priority, they provide expeditious appointment times; specialized

equipment; and high-quality, one-hour individualized sessions with educated and licensed clinicians. By employing “practical and functional” techniques, their outpatient treatment programs endeavor to quickly achieve positive results with each client. Every practice applies its own unique approach to healing. Hima Dalal, the owner and leading therapist of Vital Energy Wellness and Rehab Center, uses alternative and complimentary treatment along with traditional physical and occupational therapy. Careful attention is giv-

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Vital Energy INSHAPE

en to every detail of this facility’s structural and personal presentation—spacious surroundings, calming colors, tranquil music, and abundant natural lighting—to ease a patient’s fears. Its holistic methodology also incorporates the latest in technological treatment, lectures and workshops featuring medical experts, support groups, and nutritional counseling. Vital Energy sees patients for “any physical condition that puts impairments in your daily living or functional activities,” says Dilal. One of their specialties is treating fibromyalgia, an acute and chronically painful condition. One of their most effective treatment modalities for relieving the symptoms of fibromyalgia, as well as a number of other health issues, is an underwater treadmill. This device surrounds the patient with soothing warm water while its buoyancy supports the body’s weight to lighten the effects of gravity. Similarly, the INSHAPE Physical

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Therapy & Wellness Center offers its patients the benefits of exercising on an anti-gravity treadmill. Because it can be configured to mechanically reduce body weight through air pressure, the user is able to restore their mobility gradually without unnecessary physical stress. Surrounding video cameras produce visual feedback and help therapists to ensure proper walking and running patterns. Although they also implement the latest in technology within their therapy programs, owner Shelley Burgess describes their methodology as “unique, faith-based, one-on-one, hands-on care

to ensure thorough examination and treatment.” “Patients continually praise our loving atmosphere and the ‘Nail it to the Cross’ theory, where patients write down their concerns or problem areas and put them on a cork cross to symbolize letting go of negativity in order to focus on the positive during and after treatment,” explains Burgess. As most physical therapists would agree, Burgess describes her chosen profession as “an honor to provide specialized services with compassion and love to help our community obtain optimal mind, body, and spirit wellness.” n

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Do Something Even if it’s Wrong by David Clark David Clark is a nationally known writer, musician and organic vegetable farmer in Cochran, GA. For permission to reuse, please contact the author at

Daddy was a patient and reserved man. He generally held his peace. I remember him saying: “A soft answer turneth away wrath, son.” Daddy believed that silence was sometimes the best of soft answers. There was one time when Daddy would get downright aggravated. One of my earliest memories is waiting behind a car that didn’t go when the light turned green. Daddy would belt out what became one of my favorite lines: “Let’s do something, even if it’s wrong.” There is a time for patience. There is certainly a time for a soft answer—or no answer at all. But there is a time to act. Action has power. If you can get a cow to start walking, you can turn him. Getting him to start walking is the hard part. I was thinking today about Daddy’s patience and his call to action while talking

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with a painter-friend who is getting ready for an upcoming show. There’s an approaching deadline, of course. And approaching deadlines bring up the fear-factor better than almost anything. My painter-friend is giving it all she’s got, and she’s finding—or maybe creating—the power she needs. It’s like staring at a nail and holding the hammer, or standing at home plate watching the pitcher wind up for the pitch. There’s a time to swing, whether it be the hammer, the bat, or the paintbrush. The only certain thing is what happens if you don’t act. The nail doesn’t move. The ball won’t be hit. The paintings won’t be finished in time. You might hit your thumb in the process of missing the nail. You might strike out. You might make a mess of a painting. But houses are built and homeruns are hit and masterpieces are painted by action, even if it’s wrong. Action has power. You might say: “Oh, but I’m not a carpenter, a ball player, or an artist. I’m just a regular person. What I do is unimportant.” One day we’ll all gather around and look at the fabric we created together. We’ll see an odd sort of quilt, with lots of little patchworks. No one will be looking at bones and flesh. There won’t be any ropes in the quilt. We will only see the long and short threads and the tiny spaces of patient silence between those different strands of what we leave behind. One day we’ll see that the quilt we are making together is a work of art. All of us—you and me—are artists. Living is the art. What you do is an expression of the art of your life. Yes, we should use patience and silence more often in the face of anger. But there is a time to act. Action has power. We’ve got a quilt to make. Our little patchworks are part of a larger body. Don’t be afraid. Do something, even if it’s wrong, even if it’s small. Let the art of your life come alive. n


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Halloween Treats 1 lb. ground beef 1 lb. ground pork sausage 1 cup picante sauce 1 tsp. garlic powder 1 can cream of mushroom soup 1 can Rotel tomatoes 2 pounds Velveeta cheese, cut into pieces 3/4 tsp. oregano Combine picante sauce, garlic powder, soup, tomatoes, oregano, and cheese in a crock pot. Brown ground chuck and sausage until it is done. Drain well and place in crockpot. Cook on low until cheese is melted. Serve with favorite chips.

Spider Web Pretzel Snacks Pretzel sticks White chocolate or bark candy coating Milk or dark chocolate (Baker’s, candy coating, or chips would probably all work) Raisins Baggie or pastry bag Wax paper Lay out your pretzels on the wax paper in “starburst” arrangements of 6 or 8 pret­els (it’s a good idea to place wax paper on a cookie sheet for transport stability). After melting your white chocolate, place in a baggie and cut off the corner (or use a pastry bag). Start piping your chocolate in the middle of the pretzel arrangement, making sure to coat all the pretzels. Continue piping outward until you have a

web. Place two raisins in the middle for the body of the spider. Melt your regular milk or dark chocolate and pipe over the raisins (spiders will turn out better if you pipe the legs first, and then the body). Refrigerate for a few minutes until the chocolate is set. Gently peel back the wax paper, and enjoy!

Harvest Pumpkin Tarts 1 (14-oz.) can EAGLE BRAND® Sweetened Condensed Milk 1-1/4 cups canned pumpkin puree 2 Tbsp. brown sugar 1 egg 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg 24 (3-inch) unbaked tart shells Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Whisk together EAGLE BRAND®, pumpkin, brown sugar, egg, cinnamon Invest in Education Nov. 6th 2012 and nutmeg in medium bowl until smooth. Elect Pour evenly into tart shells. Bake for 18 minutes or until center is just set and pastry is golden. Cool and garnish as desired. Lexington One School Board Stored leftovers covered in refrigerator.

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14th Annual LHS Dam Swim for Drew September 15, 2012 Featuring a two-mile open water swim, a 5k Fun Run and a paddleboard event, this annual event raises awareness of boating and swimming safety in memory of 10-year-old Drew Smith, who was killed in a boating accident in 1997 after a group of boaters made the decision to drink and drive on Lake Murray. Drew’s death resulted in the successful passage of South Carolina’s first Boating Under the Influence (BUI) law, now known as “Drew’s Law.” Proceeds support funds for an indoor community pool in Lexington County, where residents of all ages can learn to swim.

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by Charissa Sylvia

Radius Church 300 W. Main Street, Lexington (803) 785-5254 Sundays 9:30 and 11:15 a.m.

“God’s plan for each one of us is to leverage ourselves in order to make our personal radius better through the love of Christ.”

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The leadership and staff at Radius church share a common goal: they want to be real. In their words, they exist to draw men, women and children to “a real faith that is actually sufficient to handle the bumps and bruises of real life.” Their mission is to love and serve the people in their church and community. Another key word at Radius is “vision.” Their goal is to come alongside other churches in the community and “partner with them in doing the work of Jesus.” Radius was planted in the Midlands area of South Carolina in 2003, and pastor Todd Carnes currently leads the congregation. Weekends are busy at Radius, with the church offering two Sunday services, Sunday school classes for children and other daily outreaches like service projects and small groups. The church’s unusual name has a significant meaning. It comes from the understanding that all people have a circle of influence, which the staff refers to as their “radius.” The congregation believes that “God’s plan for each one of us is to leverage ourselves in order to make our personal radius better through the love of Christ.” The leaders of Radius church want to train everyone how to “better impact their radius by calling real people to real faith in Jesus.” Radius is involved in multiple ministries designed to meet the needs of people in Lexington and throughout the Midlands. Recently the congregation purchased and remodeled a mobile home in Victorian Lakes. When it was completed, they donated the home to Victorian Lakes Fellowship, a Hispanic church meeting in the community that was in need of a building. The staff at Radius also has a heart for children in the area. They remodeled another local home to house Ezekiel Ministries, which provides mentors and after-

school programs for children living in Columbia near Benedict College. Another way the congregation strives to influence their radius in Lexington is through serving the elderly. The staff at Radius, usually accompanied by 3040 students and adults, do yard work for friends and neighbors in the Gibson Road area of Lexington. Over the past two years, this outreach has led to wonderful relationships with people in their own neighborhoods. Radius’ desire for unity among local churches is a driving force behind many of their outreach programs. They were actively involved in September’s Together for the City initiative, and want to see local congregations continue to partner together to more effectively meet the needs of a wider number and variety of people. n

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