Community. It can be so awkward. Uncomfortable. Beautiful. Vibrant. I know a thing or two about community. It's because I'm so wildly popular, you see. Or actually... It may be because I work for a church that cares a lot about community, started a organization called New2Knox focused on community, and recently helped facilitate a discussion … Continue reading 3 Things I’ve Learned About Community
People always give the disciples a hard time. Picture with me the stereotypical bearded, skinny-jean clad pastor's attempts at being relatable, “Can you believe it, church? Those boneheads didn’t get it again! Hahaha!” I get these jokes are supposed to make us feel good about ourselves and make the disciples more relatable… but have you … Continue reading For the Unsure and the Shamed.
I have been married for almost four months. That’s basically half a year which means - obviously - I am a pro. Seeking marriage advice? YOU HAVE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE. Here is a list of things I’ve learned in the four months I’ve been married: 1.) Men's toiletries are less desirable. When you live with … Continue reading 5 Things I’ve Learned About Marriage
I know plenty of women who are cool, purposeful, fashion-forward wives. Still, when I hear “wife,” my mind fills with the image of a large apron-clad Irish woman with her hair in a smart bun and her hands covered in flour . Apparently, somewhere in my psyche, “wife” became crossed with “baker” and I don’t … Continue reading Why I’m Afraid to Be a Wife (and also why I’m not.)
When one enters a new relationship of the romantic leaning (especially after taking an extended break from such things) people tend to have opinions. However, whatever their opinion, in my experience, they all have one thing to say: CONGRATULATIONS! I have only noticed this in the dating realm. Many a time, I have told someone, … Continue reading 5 Things Better than “Congratulations!” to Say to Your Friend Who Recently Started Dating Someone Awesome
I vividly remember being in the shower about a year and a half ago. That's not weird, okay? Just calm down and keep reading. We all know the best time for thinking is in the shower. And I was thinking about math. Again, not weird. It was life math: I was 24 at the time. … Continue reading Step One: Create a Plan
Hello, I’m Emilie and I’m an ENFP high i blue enneagram 7. I am a champion and a woo, a Jean Ralfio and a Phoebe, and I recently found out I am broccoli. (In case you were wondering, like broccoli, I am misunderstood and under-appreciated but full of fiber and I don't care who knows … Continue reading Self, Shame, and Sevens