You guys. I am so excited. There is a glorious, faith-filled, adventurous group of young women out there who I have recently become very endeared to. They come from all over but convened in Southern California due to college and common interest and a passion for Jesus, and this past year Salt was born. Their … More Salt

The Masked Enemy

  Last Sunday, Marshall walked into the kitchen and, standing at the sink, declared out of nowhere, “Emsy, I want more faith.” His words were heavy, swollen with desire and frustration, and yet lingered in the air with a lining of hope. I immediately wanted to throw my arms around him and kiss him, {there … More The Masked Enemy


I have run into a few scenarios of late that have evoked a chest-tightening anxiousness that is both uninvited and perplexingly incapacitating. Fear. The kind of fear that no logic dissipates, that no prayer removes, that no simple choice solves. In fact, the presence of fear and God”s “apparent” inactivity to just make it leave … More Fear


Sometimes we need a refresh. The old stuff is still working, but it’s a little tired, a little cluttered, and it needs some focused attention and a bit of cleanup to bring it back to life. This is true for friendships, routines {hello summer!} and blogs too! So, I spent a couple hours with my dear … More Refresh

Serve Seattle

Several weeks ago, I had the sweet privilege of going to speak to the courageous interns that have committed their lives to Serve Seattle, an incredible program that encompasses live-in community, mentorship,  training in leadership and service, all with the purpose of literally hitting the streets in as many ways possible to serve the city. It is … More Serve Seattle