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All Things Have Been Created by Him and for Him

Posted onOctober 11, 2018 | by: Pastor Jonathan Riddle | 0 comments

Last week our Church celebrated The Blessing of the Animals at Cross Schools and on the Historic Campus Bluff. It was special to see people's love for their animals, but even more so because we're living out a Gospel mandate, "To glorify God and enjoy Him forever." ...Keep Reading

Thank You for the Prayers

Posted onAugust 17, 2018 | 0 comments

As many have asked for updates concerning our oldest son, Sam, here is the latest. Last Saturday, Lisa and I dropped him off at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. He was awarded a Marine ROTC scholarship to The Corp of Cadets. ...Keep Reading

Special times with family

Posted onJuly 16, 2018 | by: Father Chuck Owens | 0 comments

Becky and I looked at each other last night with sad eyes . . . our grandson Charlie went home yesterday! The Uno and Rummikub games have been returned to the cabinet beneath the den window; the night light is off in the bedroom at the top of the stairs; a pair of small flip flops is no longer waiting by the back door; and after two weeks, the Rectory seems strangely empty. ...Keep Reading

Padre's Ponderings

Posted onJune 12, 2018 | by: Father Chuck Owens | 0 comments

Spring has returned to the Lowcountry. The few lingering azalea blossoms are wilting; boats are appearing on the May River; our part-time residents are headed north; and I've put away my sweaters......Keep Reading

What is Lent?

Posted onFebruary 8, 2018 | by: Pastor Jonathan Riddle | 0 comments

If you're new to the liturgical calendar, the season of Lent can seem downright odd. Black smudges on the head, fasting, washing feet, deep prayers of sorrow. What does all of it mean?...Keep Reading

An Enduring Lesson

Posted onFebruary 6, 2018 | by: Pastor Jonathan Riddle | 0 comments

As many know, I have been coaching Cross Country at Bluffton High School the past 18 months. Between coaching, traveling with teenagers to visit a World War II Veteran or raising my own six children, there is an enduring lesson I've learned. ...Keep Reading

Padre's Ponderings

Posted onFebruary 6, 2018 | by: Father Chuck Owens | 0 comments

The annual "State of the School" gathering was held this past Monday evening. After opening the event with prayer, I listened in awe as Mr. Frank Byrd, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, reviewed Cross Schools' recent accomplishments and Dr. Brad Schultz, Head of Schools, cast a vision for the innovative educational approaches to be launched this fall across all grade levels....Keep Reading

What One Receives in Beauty

Posted onJanuary 10, 2018 | by: Pastor Jonathan Riddle | 0 comments

When the snow and the cold arrived last week, I celebrated. I am one of the few that love cold weather. Wearing warm clothes, building a fire, taking long runs and drinking hot chocolate, that's my kind of special!...Keep Reading