Imitators of Christ

Change the baby’s diaper, take the dog outside, feed everyone breakfast (including said dog), start a load of laundry, empty the dishwasher, fill the dishwasher with more dishes, fold and put away the laundry, clean counters, vacuum, sweep, mop, snack-time, school-time, nap-time, lunch-time, snack-time, dinner-time, snack-time, bed-time. Do it again tomorrow.  As a mom and […]

Praying for the Father of Your Children

 [a] Praise the Lord!Blessed is the man who fears the Lord,    who greatly delights in his commandments!2 His offspring will be mighty in the land;    the generation of the upright will be blessed.3 Wealth and riches are in his house,    and his righteousness endures forever. Psalm 112:1-3, ESV My husband and I have this “game” that we play: “Tell me something you love about me” where […]


I grew up in a religious denomination that only further kept me bound to my perfectionist tendencies and rule-following nature. The Bible was just a nice center-piece on our coffee table, and I was never really encouraged to pursue the truth that is found in it. My religious upbringing and struggling relationship with my dad, […]


Emily has always been passionate about telling stories. Whether through poetry, short stories, screen-writing (hello 6th grade’s A Cheerleader’s Nightmare 😄), songs, dance, blogging or theatre, as soon as she was able to talk, she found herself using the talents God gave her to creatively express herself. Although there was a time she did those […]

“You Put My Tears in Your Bottle”: Drawing Close to the God Who Sees Our Pain

I laid on the cold, sterile exam table feeling uneasy from the moment I parked my car. I thought to myself, “Paul and I were just here 2 weeks ago. We got to hear the baby’s heartbeat for the first time and got pictures to show our family. Why did the doctor need to see me […]