About the Author

Emily P. Freeman is a writer who creates space for souls to breathe. She is the author of four books, including her most recent release, Simply Tuesday: Small-Moment Living in a Fast-Moving World. She and her husband live in North Carolina with their twin daughters and twinless son.

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  1. I like this, Emily. The brave find a home in what is, right Now…”in the longing, in the soon-but-not-yet.” Yes, that is brave. A perspective I really hadn’t considered before and one I’m glad for today. Savoring this.

  2. I resist the pull by the Truth, the Word….Hebrews 12, keeping my focus on Jesus and throwing off the weights and sins that ensnare me. Asking myself “what are the weights” and “what are my sins” in a given circumstance that are clouding my vision and hindering my heart. Believing God will not withhold any good thing from me. He is good and cannot be otherwise. Even so, it’s not without pain, but God knows that, too. He knows I’m fragile and weak and that things have to be worked through with Him. There is no formula for every circumstance but the Truth must be the foundation.

  3. “It is a gift to learn what it means to be with what is, to find contentment in the right-now, to believe God is still good.” ~ good truth for this fellow half-full-glass-but-sometimes-the-empty-part-sneaks-in girl to bravely carry in my heart and soul today! Love you, friend.

  4. Brave sometimes, means digging in my heels right where I am and finding contentment at work even in the midst of the emptiness, the longing, the soon-but-not-yet.

    I know I have a good job, but I still envy people with “better paying–more satisfying work”. God keeps showing me ways that I’m still needed/important at work.

    Bravey looks to me like a stay at home mom taking care of several youngsters and trying to maintain a house or a working mom trying to balance home, work & family obligations.

    Thanks for all you do!

    God Bless

  5. Thank you, Emily. You put words to what is in my heart on this kind of holiday. I don’t have the family unit I thought I would have at 51, but I have Jesus. And that is more than enough.

  6. Yes, yes!
    And I recognize this beautiful spot 🙂 Planning to be close by in a few days!