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Chance Craven  God Always, Family First • Fire Fighter, Problem Solver, and Dream Chaser • How can I help you?

https://www.ChanceCraven.com/

When you're laying in bed at 4:33 and can't fall back asleep and you know the alarm is going off in 27 minutes because you're working at the fire station today... Just go ahead and get up. Get dressed. And go get yourself some Waffle House.

Noodles for dinner make him happy. Katie didn't complain about it either.
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#chinesefood #noodles #seriously #katieshappy #shespregnant #38weeks #haywoodmall #foodcourt

We had a great morning at @newspring_church, lunch at @wendys, and now it's #naptime. -- Only a few more weeks before we become a party of four.

A few days ago I reached out to @jmatthewrollins and asked if he could pull off what I thought would be impossible, but he proved me wrong. He did what I thought couldn't be done. -- Here's what happened...
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A firefighter I work with has a son named Ryan who loves baseball and is currently playing travel ball where they use wooden bats. Ryan has a huge tournament that starts tomorrow and unfortunately he had just cracked the bat he's been using. Despite traveling to every sports store in the upstate, he couldn't find anything that he felt comfortable swinging and that's when I reached out to Matthew.
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He and his father started a company called @anchorbatco a few years ago and unlike most bat companies, he and @eddielrollins make every bat to order. That means they don’t make bats for the love of bat making. They make bats for the love of baseball! I know, those words sound great. But, their actions over the last couple of days prove it's more than words.
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I told Matthew what was going on with Ryan and he agreed to help. When I text him, he was in Miami for the All Star Game and wouldn't be home until Tuesday. He was driving the 700+ miles back to South Carolina but that didn't stop him.
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Within 48 hours of being back he turned a wooden billet into a baseball bat. More than a bat, he created a tool for a young boy to confidently go pursue his dream tomorrow. I know it might sound crazy, but I believe Matthew made a difference today.
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Sure, it's just a baseball bat. But to me what they did is proof of their dedication to the game and the player. It's going above and beyond to help someone with the resources they have. It's making the world a better place by simply being good people.
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Will @anchorbatco make you a bat in 48 hours? I can't answer that. But do I know if they'll treat you like family, only give you a bat that they themselves would swing, or if their company will succeed because of the type of people they are? Absolutely.
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So go follow them and if you're in the market for a wooden bat, buy one from them. Listen to their story and tell your friends about it. If nothing else, be inspired by who they are.

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. -- Proverbs 22:6

The beauty you see with your eyes is a reflection of the love inside of her heart. -- Whether it be for God the father, me as her husband, both of our children, or her family and friends... I've never met anyone that has a heart like her.
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A special thank you to @chrisisham for capturing this moment in our lives and giving us something to print and have forever. We love you, bro.

Tonight I watched Katie take care of Elijah when he wasn't feeling good while feeding another baby for a friend, all while being pregnant with our second son and weeks away from giving birth... I married super woman.

Riding backwards on Engine 65 for a few shifts. -- Currently standing by at Station 1 while they're out on another call.

Current situation.

When the Toys'R'Us bag is almost as big as you are and you're determined to carry it... It takes 7 minutes to walk to the car. -- Take your time, son. I am proud of the fact you never give up!

I didn't know when I hired @chrisisham for a project a few years ago that he would become the friend that he has, but I'm thankful for his friendship.
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Chris is a crazy talented photographer that has been paid to take photos all around the world, but you wouldn't know it sitting across from him because he won't brag about himself... So I'll do it for him.
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Chris is one of the most generous and kind hearted people I've ever met. He's humble and always quick to share what he knows. Not just as a photographer, but a husband and father too. Chris is a good man!
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Whether you're looking for a photographer or someone you can ask a few questions, I can't recommend him enough. Take a few minutes and look at his social media. Follow him. And of course, be on the lookout for some amazing photos he took of @allthingskatie tonight. She looked stunning! -- I love you, bro. Thanks for everything you do for me and my family. 👊🏼

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