What I Know to Be True

Since 2020 left me speechless and 2021 looming felt like it had me defeated before the clock struck 12, I didn’t really know how to return to writing.

As a family we are currently walking through unprecedented and converging tragedy unlike anything I’ve experienced before. (And if you’ve known me long, you know we’ve been through quite a lot already).

Yet, writing is therapeutic and my hope is that my words will reach others who may need encouragement in their faith and an example of how I hold on to faith while walking through hard things.

To figure out where to begin again, I felt the need to refocus and remember who I am.

Who am I and what do I write? I am an encourager who writes…

What is my core message?

I’ve decided my next right thing in writing is to start with a new theme: “What I Know to be True.”

Within this frame work I want to prove that a life dedicated to God is the only life worth living. I’ll illustrate this through sharing vignettes of my story told through the lens of faith.

The first thing I know to be true is this…

God made me an encourager. He also gave me great laugh and a big smile. What I’ve come to realize over the last decade of obstacles is that girl doesn’t go away even when there’s a cloud hovering over her head.

“For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.” Matthew 5:45 The difference is that those who walk by faith possess a supernatural hope, strength, and joy in the midst of the struggle.

That’s how a good news girl walks through bad news times with her chin up, her spirit lifted, and a thankful heart.

What do you know to be true about who God made you to be? I’d love for you to share.

Keep going,
Emily

4 Comments

  1. Shannon says:

    Thank you for sharing this. Especially about the writing. I needed that this week. Ironically, someone just told me the other day to have peace about who God made me to be and then I saw this. We spend so much time trying to deny that the beauty of the gifts we already have are “enough”. He already gave us everything we need to do what He asked us to do. Thank you for doing what He asked you to do…your words are inspiring!

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    1. Thank you for your encouragement, Shannon. You keep on being who God made you to be. He put us here for a purpose to use our talents wisely for Him. ❤️

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  2. Amber says:

    Em,
    I’m still trying to find who God made me to be. I can see His hand in the weaving of everything, but I just don’t have my rock hard answer. For now, I know I’m supposed to love people really big and serve Him in all the mundane. Love your heart.

    XOXO,
    AW

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    1. Yes. You love big and that’s what I love about you! You bring sunshine wherever you go. ☀️

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