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fill your mind with beauty + truth


Enjoy nine simply designed scripture cards to keep your eyes, heart and mind focused on the promises of God and the ways He is calling you into a life of joy, abundance and peace.


Because the most life-giving thing we can do is to remind ourselves often of what is truly true.


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Hi, I’m Emily

Writer, watercolor artist and really good chocolate chip cookie maker. Mom of four (three boys and a girl), plant lady, lifelong journaler. Most at peace near the water. Currently writing and illustrating my first book, coming Spring 2021. Believing that what He says of me (and you!) is true: we are His beloved, deeply valued, with the glorious purpose to be exactly who He made us to be so that the world might catch a glimpse of how truly good He is.

Grateful that you are here.



the good, true and beautiful list

 Each week I’ll pop into your inbox with a quick list of the good, true and beautiful things I’m noticing (think books, podcasts, songs, photos or moments) in hopes that it will help you see the good, true and beautiful in your life, too.

It is in the everyday where God is moving and working and making us new.

It’s up to us to pay attention.

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it changed my life

Three things happened back-to-back that changed the trajectory of my bible-reading life (and my whole life, actually). It first started with a post I wrote last year about morning devotional books I liked. I am not a morning person and yet I saw the value in starting...

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for the non-fiction types

I listened to a podcast conversation where the host and guest mentioned listening to audio books. One woman said she doesn’t often listen to books because she can’t stay focused. The other suggested listening to novels as they are more entertaining and capture...

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he takes great delight in you

Note: Written in 2014, but just as applicable today Our oldest son is just the nicest kid – he is smart and friendly, witty and creative. He’s responsible and caring (and as sloppy as they come, but I try to overlook that part). He’s a leader in his class and has lots...

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be kind

The quality I admire most in others, the one character trait I wish for our children and the word I’d love for our family to be defined by is kindness. My friend just told me that in a study of what makes marriages last, the biggest factor was kindness. Honesty,...

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let’s have a heart to heart about instagram

I’ve recently unfollowed just about 700 accounts on Instagram. You read that right: SEVEN HUNDRED. I now follow right around 400 which means that at some point I was following over 1,000. I shouldn’t tell you this because it might encourage you to go unfollow a bunch...

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pop those headphones in

I listen to a lot of podcasts. It dawned on me when I was sharing my five things Friday on Instagram and all I wanted to talk about were the podcast episodes I listened to. I listed a few and held back from the others because I didn’t want you to think that I do...

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