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Welcome to Spartanburg Speaks!

This platform was created to share positive and uplifting stories from the Spartanburg community.

We are a work in progress! Bear with us as we get accustomed to this technology. The videos aren't perfect, YET! The content is the most important part!

I will begin to add more wonderful content from some amazing spiritual leaders in our community as I edit the videos down....so much good stuff! 

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My interview with Reverend Paul Abernathy covered many subjects from faith to partnership...and it was all so good, it was hard to edit. Paul didn't know how much he was actually helping me! 

Caution...very wise words from this man and I hope you glean as much as I did...because sometimes...we forget how resilient we are! 

The intent of this video is to partner with the article, "You've Just Gotta Have Faith," in the February 2021 issue and is located on the 'Content' page of our website.

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A discussion starting with faith that effortlessly rolls into community.  

 

In a quest to provide comfort for those hurting and living in fear due to the 2020 events, I interviewed several Spartanburg leaders to gain a variety of insights about faith vs fear. In this video, Reverend Christi Brown discusses what faith and community means to her.

 

The intent of this video is to partner with the article, "You've Just Gotta Have Faith," in the February 2021 issue and is located on the 'Content' page of our website.

Stay tuned as I have 6 videos to load. I'll update everyone on my facebook page as I make progress. Enjoy!

Hi Friends!                                                                                                                                                                February 2021

 

Thank you for visiting my new 'venture'! I am so excited we've connected and I hope you'll share this page with  your friends to help connect and build our community!

 

I don't know where this is going to go, I'm just rolling with it...stepping out in a little faith here as Spartanburg Speaks has been a year in the works! 

 

Right before the pandemic, I got this wonderful idea to create a way of sharing the wonderful conversations that I've had with some incredible Spartanburg residents over the last 6 years that I've been in print with Eastside Living Magazine.

 

One of the most rewarding parts of my job is meeting, interviewing and getting to know our cover story families and residents.  And since I have limited space in print, I always felt disappointed that I had to leave out some of their story.  So here we are! What a fun way to extend their story! Who knows what's next?

This is my first video and edit job EVER, so please bear with me as I learn about noise, 'ums', facial expressions, lighting and distractions while filming. Never-the-less, I'm having a BALL going through this process because something good ALWAYS comes out of it. The message is the most important part anyway!

WHAT'S YOUR STORY?

I'd love to hear from you!

To start the conversation, email me: blaine@eastsidelivingmagazine.com

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