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“Don’t ask me to leave you and turn back. For, wherever you go, I will go….” Ruth 1:16

In the year 2000, a mother began fulfilling her dream with her daughters to create a place that would help bring Biblical Truth into homes throughout South Carolina. Now, 20 years later, a new mother-daughter team is enlarging that dream with a goal of filling homes with Him throughout the country.

Everyone has a story, and our story began almost 40 years ago. The 139th Psalm tells us that God knows the plans He has for us when we are yet in our mother's womb. And, God decidedly had marvelous plans in place when He orchestrated the adoption between boy and girl twins and Jim and Peggy Morgan in 1981.

At 3 days old, I was adopted by the exact parents God had chosen to love and support me as I sought God's perfect plan for my life. There have been ups and downs, as with anyone, but through it all, my mom and I have had a bond that is unbreakable. It is that bond that has launched us into this next, very exciting, chapter of life!

Ezekiel 16:44 says “ ‘Everyone who quotes proverbs will quote this proverb about you: “Like mother, like daughter.” When anyone meets us, they would not believe there is no blood relation. Mom and I look alike, think alike, act alike, and I could go on and on. However, where I am weak, she is strong, and she constantly encourages me to be the woman God has designed me to be.

For 15 years, we have loved the store, As For Me and My House, in Pawleys Island. After vacationing here for years, my parents made this wonderful slice of South Carolina's Coast their permanent home in January of 2019. Through a whirlwind of events in my life (during 2017-2018), God led me to move to Pawleys Island, South Carolina just 6 months later. In June of 2019, I was settled in Pawleys Island, and from that moment, each and every day, I could actually see God's plan for my life unfolding. When Mom and I found out that As For Me and My House was going to close, we immediately looked at each other and said, “We should purchase it!”

From that moment on, we have watched His Plan unfold. We have never been in retail and we have both historically had fairly flexible schedules, but there has been affirmation after affirmation about this decision.

So… Here we are… Shop owners, ready to take on this next chapter in our lives with the assurance of God's Word behind our every move. Scripture shares in Jeremiah 29:11, “ For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

We know that God has this, and we hope and pray that As For Me and My House will touch and enhance lives through the JOY that comes only from HIM.

Anna Morgan Hewitt

It is truly amazing when you see God work in your life in real-time.

I attended Clemson University, and changed majors 3 times. Each new direction enabled me to discover, grow and develop a wide range of skill sets both professionally and personally.

In 2004, I began my professional journey; first in marketing, then in special events and business development, and finally residential Real Estate. Each career opportunity revealed my strengths (and weaknesses) and helped shape who I am today… the owner of a Christian retail gift and décor shop.

Peg Morgan

Peg Morgan was born in Greenville, S.C. where she attended and graduated from Greenville High School. She met her husband, Jim, at a church retreat and they started dating in 1962. She was accepted at and attended Mary Baldwin College in VA and transferred after a year and a half to Vanderbilt University where Jim was enrolled, and they graduated together in 1969. The two of them had married in the summer of 1968 and, upon graduation, Jim served as an officer in the United States Navy. Moving back to Greenville in 1972, they were blessed with the birth of a daughter, Nancy Clare in 1973! The adoption of twins, Jamie and Anna, in 1981 completed the family.