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
Dear Single Woman in Ministry, I see you. You may feel unseen sometimes, but I see you. You may feel alone sometimes too. I get it. We don’t have a plethora of people to look up to do we? All the Christine Caines and Beth Moores of the world are married. Heck, my mom, my … Continue reading To the Single Woman in Ministry
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
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
A couple years ago, I wrote a blog post called "Jesus Still Likes You If You're Single" and it was my very most favoritest post I've ever written in the history of writing blog posts ever. Ever. Unfortunately, it incorporated no gifs. Not one! How did anyone even get through the thing? Having a blog … Continue reading Jesus Still Likes You If You’re Single: Part 2
There was an Asian man, a black woman, a white male, and an… Italian woman? But the kind of Italian who’s clearly spent a few generations in Jersey, with fake eyelashes essentially brushing the train’s ceiling and nails long and immaculate. I slid my own bitten, unpolished nails in my coat pockets. No need to … Continue reading Train Rides and Train Wrecks.
I love spontaneity. However, it's become harder and harder to actually live in that reality. I say I love spontaneity, but then people say, "Come over! I'm lighting a bonfire and there are marshmallows involved!" And I respond with, "Oh! Nice! Definitely next time!" because I am either three blankets deep on the couch watching … Continue reading HGTV and Spontaneity