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Marlene Hensley Hucks

Marlene is a mentor, teacher, cross-cultural trainer, storyteller, writer, and for those who have been under her leadership or simply sat across the table from her, she is a mirror of destiny. Her love of word and image were formed early on by one of her heroes, Dr. Seuss. If you asked those who know her well, they would describe her a compassionate, funny, wise, curious, honest, real, strong, sensitive and totally human which comes out as she teaches and writes. She sees all of life, even the most mundane, through faith and believes that who we become as we live this side of the veil is what matters not the journey itself or our circumstances. Marlene has spent her life crossing bridges. She comes from a diverse background of ministry roles and contexts as well as has transitioned in and out of the business world. Having lived outside the country as well as traveled extensively Marlene (or Marleny as she is known in Spanish) has a fascination with culture causes her to live her life within a global mosaic no matter where her feet are planted. Marlene currently lives in South Carolina with her husband David, who owns a marketing company but who she says is a “crime fighter”, bringing light into darkness in their systems of their city. When cleaning his cape, Marlene partners with Shiloh Place Ministries (www.shilohplace.org) as well as travels speaking and teaching.

About Marlene Hensley Hucks

Marlene Henlsey Hucks

  Marlene (or Marleny as she is known in Spanish) is a mentor, teacher, cross-cultural trainer, storyteller, writer, and for those who have been under her leadership or simply sat across the table from her, she is a mirror of destiny. Her love of word and image were formed early on …

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Letting Go

My sister, Laura, says I am the exact opposite of a hoarder.  “Do you think maybe you have a problem having things?” she asked as she entered my apartment and noticed that the armoire I had shown her upon her last visit was absent from the room. “No”, I responded, …

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Living In The Tension

When distressed, most days,  I simply want to forget about my problems.  I look for a great spot at the Ocean and veg out. That does not make my problems go away, however. As a person of faith,  I know that God has put me on earth with a unique …

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Historic Day In SC

In what was an emotionally charged ceremony,  the Confederate Flag was taken down for the last time from the state house grounds in Columbia, South Carolina today. While some saw the flag as a symbol of heritage,  others viewed that heritage as one of slavery and a symbol of oppression. The …

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Traditions – Scott Lemons

Now that Summer is at peak,  I can’t help but thank God for the traditions we celebrate in America. July 4th is a time for watermelon on the beach,  burgers by the shore, and family near. I hope each of you the same blessed time together that my family will enjoy …

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Faith In Our Time

  Recent news reports have circulated about the decline of Americans who believe in God.  A recent pew research poll found only 70% of Americans listing themselves as Christian.  That number is down 3 points from just a few years ago.  Younger Americans are especially abandoning the traditional faith of their parents. …

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Summer Visitors Expected Down By 800,000

Tourism Industry forecasters are now predicting Summer vacationers to Myrtle Beach may be down by as many as 800,000 visitors.   This will mark the first large drop by this many visitors to Myrtle Beach since the 1970s.   Jimmy Carter was in office the last time Myrtle Beach saw …

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Collusion In Myrtle Beach

Tourist Tax

In 2015, as we approach the Summer of year six of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce’s 1% tourist tax initiative,  I believe this is a great moment to pause and determine how effective the tax has been over its lifespan.  For the record, we did not speak with …

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Myrtle Beach Needs New Focus

Myrtle Beach is facing what technologists call an interruption cycle in the next decade.  This interruption cycle is not a technology one, however.   This disruption will be caused by a dynamic change in racial demographics of the make up of America. Today,  America is still largely made up of …

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