Sometimes I think I’m afraid to listen to desire, the gentle heartbeat of my own life, the thing that makes me come alive because I discount that God speaks within me and to me through the Holy Spirit. ~ Emily Freeman
How about you? Are you afraid to listen to the gentle heartbeat of your own life? These are the kinds of things Emily Freeman thinks about and it’s one of the reasons I love reading what she’s writing. She is the best kind of contemplative: thoughtful, creative and also playful.
I’m excited to share this podcast with you because it’s going to make you think deeply about all kinds of important things. And it’s going to inspire you to love your one beautiful life. Aside from that, all the books y’all. Lots of recommended reading. I can’t wait.
- Emily’s books: Grace for the Good Girl | Graceful | Million Little Ways | Simply Tuesday
- Emily’s sister is ‘The Nester‘ ~> post on why you might need a disco ball in your home.
- Hope*Writers via Emily, Myquillyn, Gary (their dad) and Bryan Dixon
- The School for Creative Direction (enrollment open now!)
- The 12 Week Year by Moran and Lennington
- Hearing God by Dallas Willard
- God Calling by Two Listeners
- Celebration of Disciple by Richard Foster
- Prayer: Finding the Heart’s True Home by Richard Foster
- Walking on Water by Madeleine L’Engle
- Becoming Curious by Casey Tygrett
- The Way of the Dragon or the Way of the Lamb by Gogin and Strobel
- Here’s a collection of photos from the hashtag #itssimplytuesday. Emily noted, “There are 30,000 images that represent 30,000 moments that we paused and noticed something in our regular life that elevated the ordinary to the point of being sacred.” Oh gracious. Isn’t that beautiful?
THINGS TO THINK ABOUT
I wasn’t able to give myself grace until I fully received it from my heavenly Father. ~Emily Freeman
The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly. Proverbs 20:27
I sometimes forget to listen to the gentle heartbeat of my own life. ~Emily Freeman
If we believe God is with us, why would we be afraid of what He might be saying to us? ~Susie Davis