On September 1 2018, Lancia E. Smith, Anselm board member and founder of The Cultivating Project, gave the following talk at the annual Anselm Society artists retreat. 

The talk is titled Overcoming Darkness in the Life of a Creative: The Power of Testimony, and Cultivation of Three Essentials.

In a fallen world, we each face a long battle with darkness throughout our lives both around us and within us. Is it possible to overcome such pervasive conditions and if so, how? In this session, Lancia spoke from her own testimony as a creative about facing overwhelming darkness and three essentials that each of us need as God’s image-bearers in countering the shadows working against us.