He deserved to breathe. After a long, painful month of May that started and finished with the news of two beautiful black lives brutally taken, it’s my duty to add to the conversation despite its overwhelm. I can’t seem to get on social media without scrolling by dozens of posts about these men, and I […]

Its not fair

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Mary Catherine and John Echols

It feels almost cruel how fast time goes by. With 2020 well under way and the first month of this new decade coming to a close this week, I am holding on for dear life to time. To be honest, I haven’t had a desire to sit down and write for a large portion of […]

Goodbye, 2019

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My brain, like many of yours, works to find ways to self-protect. For me, this looks like undermining the pain, trying to muscle through it, or ‘faking it ‘til I make it’. This is mostly good until you’re 23 and realize that this learned reflex has pushed God down the list of priority. I’d rather be the one in control but still sit in my hidden pile of shame than be honest with the ugly and ask God to handle it instead.

The Peace Pendulum

Mary Catherine Echols Photography

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Hello again, June. One year, two moves, and one dog later, we’re hitting our first anniversary this month. Wooohooo! This has been one of my most treasured blessings, marrying my John. I’ll never be able to thank him & God enough for the gift of this friendship, this life together, this love. But, oh my gosh I was […]

If you’re maybe thinking about getting married

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We sat across the table at our favorite Mexican restaurant in small-town Anderson, SC, shoveling chips and cheese dip at our faces like it was our last meal.   I remember this afternoon well, because I remember it being the first scorching hot day we’d had since last summer. I laughed that morning throwing on […]

Making our ugly, pretty

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blog, south carolina blog, georgia blogger, faith, ministry, womens ministry

Month 3 into 2019, still feeling like we welcomed the new year like, last week. This always happens, doesn’t it?   Sitting on my bed this afternoon, the sun is finally out, and the light hits the carpet in our bedroom with thin shadows from the window blinds. Around 3 o’clock is when our room […]

How to get un-stressed

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