Author Archives: Emily

My Romans 16 List

On Sunday, one of our college students preached and made the point that we all, likely, have our own Romans 16 list. You know, a list of people who have helped us…

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Out With the Old…

Good riddance, 2017! It’s not that this year wasn’t good, because it was. I was given good health and so was my family. My church family is growing. I have immeasurable blessings.…

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Alienated: A Christian in a “Christian” Nation

Maybe it’s because I haven’t been writing regularly for over a year. Maybe it’s because every week affords a new controversy to ponder. Maybe it’s because I am so incredibly tired of…

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The Trip that Changed Me

Nine years ago today I embarked on a journey that would completely change my life. I was a scared, excited, nervous 20 year old heading across the Atlantic toward Italy, a place…

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Praise for the Thorn

We all have a thorn. Really, we likely have lots of different thorns all throughout our lives. Presently, my thorn is depression. You can read all about that here. Like Paul, I…

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Keep Getting Up

Postpartum depression is all the rage. Literally. When people think of being depressed, or at least, when I used to think of being depressed, I didn’t think of anger. I thought of…

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My Year with Postpartum Depression

I never expected this part of motherhood. In the months it took leading up to my sweet daughter’s birth, I imagined so many scenarios. I imagined what she would like, how her…

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Year Six

Our marriage was really, really great and really, really easy for the first five years. Like, five years to the day it was so, so easy. And wonderful. And amazing. And every…

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Discipline That Hurts

My daughter is almost a year old, and she’s reached the point of testing limits. She knows what ‘no’ means, but she’ll still look at me and then reach out to grab…

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Words Define You

As someone who writes and podcasts, I think about my words fairly regularly. Sometimes, unfortunately, I think about them after the fact. But usually, I weigh my words. Especially when I write.…

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