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Are you tired? Weary? Worn out by searching for your identity in places it will never be found?



If so, you’re not alone.

With insight from my own spiritual journey and wisdom from God’s Word, you’ll see how life-changing Jesus’ invitation to rest truly is.

As you adopt His unforced rhythms of grace, you’ll experience renewed purpose, deep peace, and a life of quiet confidence.

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what others are saying

“With simple beauty and deep faith, Freely and Lightly is the book we need when we feel overwhelmed, overlooked, and undone. I’m so grateful to Emily for this kind work of art.”

Emily P. Freeman, Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Next Right Thing

“As you read this book, you will feel your friend Emily’s invitation to rest in all that Jesus has to offer. Her words are soothing, her stories are inviting, and her illustrations are beautiful. Grab a blanket, a cup of coffee, and this book, and prepare to be encouraged!”

Jamie Ivey, bestselling author and podcast host 

“Emily’s winsome storytelling will draw you in, and her grace-filled insights and delightful artistry will cause you to linger long in these pages. You’ll be glad you did.

Ruth Chou Simons, Wall Street Journal of Beholding and Becoming and GraceLaced, artist, and founder of gracelaced.com

Freely and Lightly is exactly what the world needs right now to help us fight the discouragement and disillusionment all around us. I know you will turn each page and feel your soul growing lighter and your faith becoming stronger.”

Melanie ShankleNew York Times bestselling author and speaker

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About Emily Lex

I know all too well what it’s like to live anxious, ever aware of what other’s think, and exhausted from the never-ending pressure to prove my worth. But I also know this is not the peace-filled, abundant life we are promised as followers of Jesus. As I discovered in my own life, God offers a much better way to live.

The story held within the pages of Freely and Lightly this beautiful invitation that transforms lives. 

As an artist and writer, it is my great joy to create pretty things that encourage and delight. My husband, Ryan, and I live in Gig Harbor, Washington, with our four children.

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In the search for purpose and meaning in our lives, we can reach a point where we quietly ask ourselves, Is this it? Is this all there is?

God knows our thoughts and longs for us to accept his invitation to a better life, one filled with quiet confidence, true freedom, and a clear sense of our identity in Christ.

If the direction of your life is moving you away from peace, contentment, and joy, let’s discover together how God can lead you to a place of rest and renewal.

As I share my own journey and wisdom from God’s Word with you, I pray you will accept his invitation to learn the unforced rhythms of grace and find the real, lasting fulfillment you’ve been looking for.

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