It was an accident, I think, that allowed squiggles to appear all over my e-books: with current settings, I can see the sentences that were favorites of former readers. And now, well, it’s an inside-out peer-pressure that compels me to underline all of the unloved lines that people haven’t touched.
Kyle and Virginia Crutchfield are adoptive parents living in Columbus, GA. Tarana Caroline, 8 years old, is their only child. Kyle is in the Army Reserves and currently attends CSU. Virginia is director/instructor at The Campus at Columbus, a new private school in town, also a consultant for Rodan+Fields skincare. The couple grew up in Alabama, Virginia in Troy and Kyle in Daphne. They have lived in Columbus for four years, originally stationed here with the Army, and have stayed for the community, especially the adoption community.
Clement Arts caught up with Virginia to find out more about their adoption experience.
Before I go any further, I should confess that I have no idea what I am talking about when it comes to great “literature.” High-school English classes were a nightmare for me early on, mainly because I did not know that fictional stories and novels were about more than characters and dialogue. As you can imagine, this confusion led me to hate the so-called “classics,” which always felt like they were *hint-hint-nudge-nudge*-ing me to think about something which was not all that clear from a cursory glance at the text.
Father Jeff Jackson is the rector at St. Nicholas Episcopal Church in Hamilton, GA. He also appears as a featured writer on the Clement Arts blog. We caught up with Jeff to ask him about St. Nicholas and the role that beauty plays in the life of their community and worship.