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This is a note for my readers in the Grand Strand area, specifically pastors and church leaders who have been generous in trusting me to provide counseling for their congregants. I am sad to inform you that my family is moving to California and I am closing my local/physical counseling practice. Thank you for your partnership over the last nearly 2 years. It has been a privilege getting to know many of you, and even greater privilege coming alongside men and women whom you shepherd.
You can continue to confidently refer people to Surfside Christian Counseling, as SCC will continue providing biblically-faithful, gospel-centered, and clinically-informed therapy through the competent work of my colleague Abby Cook. You can reach her directly at email@example.com.
I will continue seeing a handful of South Carolina clients virtually in a non-licensed capacity and, Lord willing, I will be establishing a telehealth-based biblical counseling ministry focusing on clients in full-time ministry. Due to the departure from Surfside Christian Counseling, this newsletter is now simply called Once A Week. I will continue writing weekly on topics related to counseling, discipleship, and Scripture. Though we are going from one coast to another, we will be a few hours from the water instead of a few minutes, and I’m sad won’t be able to keep using new beach photos I take each week for these posts!
Thank you again for allowing me to be a coworker with you in the gospel of Christ. May God supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
Quote from Blaise Pascal
“We do not rest satisfied with the present. We anticipate the future as too slow in coming, as if in order to hasten its course; or we recall the past, to stop its too rapid flight. So imprudent are we that we wander in the times which are not ours, and do not think of the only one which belongs to us; and so idle are we that we dream of those times which are no more, and thoughtlessly overlook that which alone exists. For the present is generally painful to us. We conceal it from our sight, because it troubles us; and if it be delightful to us, we regret to see it pass away. We try to sustain it by the future, and think of arranging matters which are not in our power, for a time which we have no certainty of reaching”
“Let each one examine his thoughts, and he will find them all occupied with the past and the future. We scarcely ever think of the present; and if we think of it, it is only to take light from it to arrange the future. The present is never our end. The past and the present are our means; the future alone is our end. So we never live, but we hope to live; and, as we are always preparing to be happy, it is inevitable we should never be so.”
Praying for and laboring with you,