Hi there! I’m Emily – wife to Josh and mama to Adelle, Marilee, and Jude.
I’m so glad you’re here! My favorite thing in the world is to gather women in warm, inviting spaces and talk about all the things. I like to toss around questions that make us squirm and make us laugh and, most of all, make us feel more together than we do separate. C.S. Lewis said it so well in The Four Loves,
“Friendship … is born at the moment when one man says to another ‘What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .’”
That is what I hope you’ll find here – some struggles and victories and silly stories that make you know that you aren’t the only one. Solidarity, sister!
Here you will find hard questions and honest answers about self, about God, about mothering, about marriage, about rest, about creativity, about community, about home – about this idea that God always has more for us – more for us to know, to experience, to rejoice over, sure, but also more for us to release, to confess, and to weep over. I find that every time I think I understand it all, I circle back around to the same questions, the same struggles, the same wonder, and I know – I love – that our God is about more. Always more.
I’m a reader – give me all the books – and I think this quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson lends itself to the general spirit of what I hope we are creating together here:
“I cannot remember the books I’ve read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.”
I want to live a life that is both devoured and savored, a life that is so full to the brim with honest, God-chasing living, that I cannot possibly remember it all; even so, it is making me. It’s making us.