What I Learned in 2018

What I Learned in 2018

Last year—2017—was a hard year for me. Looking back, I view it as my Great Year of Deconstruction. Belief systems and false idols I’d established for myself came crashing down around me, and I was forced to take a hard look at everything I thought I knew and believed about myself and my world. I… Continue Reading

Lately // December 2018

Lately // December 2018

To quote Charleston’s current favorite phrase, “Oh. My. Gosh!” December was quite a month! I’m sure I’m not alone in feeling so glad that it happened, and also slightly relieved that it’s coming to an end. I love the Christmas season (as you will clearly see in this post) and this year we made the… Continue Reading

A Resounding Silent Night

A Resounding Silent Night

Who or what is the most important voice speaking into your life today? Is it a friend, a spouse, a teacher, a pastor, the Lord? Hold an image of that individual in your mind for a moment, pondering their significance.    Now, imagine that that voice—of your friend, spouse, pastor, teacher, God—has suddenly vanished. Where… Continue Reading

Light Shining in the Darkness

Light Shining in the Darkness

“When I was younger, I always thought life would be mostly good with some hard parts. But I’m starting to realize it’s the other way around. Life is actually mostly hard, with some good parts sprinkled in.” I nodded in agreement when I heard Annie F. Downs say this in a recent podcast interview. I… Continue Reading