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As wife, mother, friend and writer, Emma lives to draw others to splash in the abundant grace, love and companionship of Jesus, that drenches her life

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  1. So very powerful..We’ve been on that same journey with my sister in law who died only 3 months after her stem cell transplant where my husband had been her donor. I was one of her caregivers, and on this journey I realized that you take nothing for granted…especially time…it was the worst of times yet the best of times…we packed so much in that short time…we wanted no regrets….I ache for her presence & it’s been 8 years…I realize that God is the same today tomorrow & forevermore and his love is constant..it’s what sees you thru the storms of life & makes you grateful for each day that you have been given….what you do with that time is up to you…make the most of it…it may be your last you spend with the one you love.

    • Thank you Kim for your words of wisdom. Yes God and his love is constant and He sees us thru the storms. I pray He, in his faithfulness will continue to poor balm on your heart as you cherish your sister-in-laws memory. Much love, Emma

  2. This was so beautifully written and as with all things from God, in perfect timing. A wonderful reminder that even though we waiver, He never does! Thank you!

    I would like to ask where you were staying, though, as the thought of hearing the waves crash on the shores from my hotel room or condo would be ever so delightful!

    • Hi Heather,
      Thanks for your comment. I live in Queensland, Australia and we were staying at Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast about 1 1/2 hours north of Brisbane. The place where we stayed “Pandanus court” was right on the beachfront as you can see from the photos. The roar of the ocean was so loud and comforting.
      Love Emma

  3. Thank you for this post.
    It is so good to be reminded of God’s faithfulness. I am currently living in a place where it is cloudy and rainy all the time. There is also a lot of mist that covers the mountains these days I have felt how circumstances and surroundings have caused me to feel sad and lose hope. But evermore I am learning to cling to His promises. The other day I saw a tiny little rainbow peek through the gray cloud cover. This morning I woke and the sun was shining over orange, green and red forest and then there is the mountain. The mountain is always there, even if you don’t see it on the misty cloudy days.
    God reminded me. He is always with us. Never will he leave us nor forsake us.

    • Thank you Merissa, your analogy of the mountain’s constancy (like God’s faithfulness) under the circumstances of fog and rain is beautiful. I love how God blessed your heart with a day of sunshine and colour after the dreariness of the rain. There is something especially beautiful in sunshine after rain: the air sparkles and the earth feel so clean. May your keep seeing Jesus all around you.
      love Emma

  4. “I know that the constancy of God’s faithfulness is forever the air that I need to breathe.”
    Emma,
    You write so beautifully, and with such confidence and gentleness. Our sorrows open up a whole new world to understanding God’s faithfulness and sovereignty. I was just sharing yesterday with a friend about God’s faithfulness in my life during the last 15 months since my 12 year old son was tragically killed. Never could I have known the coexistence of sorrow and joy and the sweetness of the air I breathe now that I truly understand His faithfulness and His love for me.

    • Dear Teresa,
      Having my own three children, 11, 10 and 7, I cannot imagine the pain you feel at losing your beloved son. Thank you for sharing of God showing you the sweetness of his presence with you even in amidst the deep sorrow of your loss.
      I pray you know ever more clearly and deeply the love of the Father who shares your pain. God bless you.
      love Emma

  5. Eloquent wording Emma. I love the image of waves crashing & the mist being God’s grace!

    Delightful picturesque wording!

    • Hi Claire,
      So glad you’ve discovered (in)courage and love it. I sure do too!
      Thanks for your comment. love Emma