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Ask me anything   emily. daughter of the King of the Kings. my top 10 includes cardigans, sarcasm, clip-on earrings, trail mix, and Seinfeld. And here is my random jumble. enjoy.

I’ve been doing a lot of frivolous things lately. Like spending an extravagant amount time with my boyfriend. And taking nights to just drink tea and read blogs. And online shopping…a lot. And spending an inordinate amount of money on coffee. And you know what, I’m extremely happy. I’m finally starting to rest. And I like that. A lot. 

— 6 months ago with 2 notes
Two thoughts for Tuesday.

1. Men, go buy a woman in your life flowers today, or tomorrow, or this week. Your mom, your sister, your girlfriend, your wife, the girl you’ve had a crush on for a year but done nothing about, a stranger, your widowed co-worker. Someone. I was at Target optical last week and the employee received this small bouquet of flowers for her birthday. She was flustered and giggling and the exact picture of joy. Men, if you knew what flowers really meant to woman, women’s desks and rooms would be filled. They aren’t just a gift, or an apology, or a symbol of romance - they are somehow an expression of worth. When a girl gets flowers, something happens. (And I bet even the staunchest feminists feel it too). She feels valued and worth it and loved. Men, go. Right now. And show that someone that they are worth it, worth being doted upon with something so simple as flowers but so meaningful. There is something magical about flowers. I can’t capture it. But you’ll see it in her eyes when she receives them. 

2. I watched 13 Going 30 last weekend. It used to be one of my favorite RomComs. I loved the “I’ve had a crush on my best friend for years and nothing happened and it fell apart and then years later it is restored and the best friends get married” story. Somewhere along the way, that became my dream story. But it was like asking for brokenness. Why has this story been glorified? This is miserable. Have you ever had this happen? It is not a dream. It is not what God intended. He did not intend for timing to be off. He did not intend for a man to hesitate to commit to you. He did not intend for you to hesitate. God intended romance and love to be like His love story. Perfect timing, pursuit, selfless love, and joy. Your love story will not be perfect, but it will be soaked with Jesus. Wait for it and stop lowering the bar to something being broken and then restored. That’s nonsense. There is enough brokenness. Jesus wants restoration in all areas of your life and He wants to use your love story to restore you even more. 

— 8 months ago with 3 notes

Girls are crazy because they have so many emotions. But maybe that isn’t so bad. Maybe we should be grateful. Because today I received a letter so heartfelt I almost cried in the car and then proceeded to read it 4 more times. And an hour later I wanted to punch a hole in the wall and felt so ugly. But the good comes with bad. 

We were never meant to be happy all the time. But if intense sadness and frustration comes with also moments of intense happiness - I think I’ll take both. And concede to the fact that girls are crazy emotional beings, and maybe completely better off for it. 

— 8 months ago with 4 notes
"Elegance is when the inside is as beautiful as the outside."
Coco Chanel
— 9 months ago with 1 note

Who knew that doing what Jesus told us to do would make life so much better? Sometimes (okay, all the time) He is whispering through our chaos, - Just listen to me, child. 

— 9 months ago with 6 notes

I think we underestimate Jesus. He actually cares about the small things like the amount of butterflies you get and ice cream cones. But he also imbues worth and love in us that is bigger than the universe and those butterflies and ice cream cones. 

— 9 months ago with 1 note
"You said I’m young and I’m yours
I am free, but I am flawed
I’m here in your heart
I was here from the start"
Box of Stones, Benjamin Francis Leftwich
— 9 months ago with 1 note
what if we get first best?

I think when you actually find the right person, most love songs don’t make sense. The angst and the bitterness and the sadness - you just don’t get anymore and you don’t want to get it. I used to belt out the lyrics and think of that last guy - either shouting that I’ll never get back together with him or that he could have had it all. Once you realize that love can actually be fun and light and easy, and that all those other guys were a waste of your time - there really isn’t much music left for you to listen to. We are all listening to those songs because we are crying over that love which was only second best. They become completely pointless when you count yourself worthy of a first best. Because first best loves don’t warrant a Taylor Swift song. 

— 10 months ago with 4 notes
what if we get first best?

I think when you actually find the right person, most love songs don’t make sense. The angst and the bitterness and the sadness - you just don’t get anymore and you don’t want to get it. I used to belt out the lyrics and think of that last guy - either shouting that I’ll never get back together with him or that he could have had it all. Once you realize that love can actually be fun and light and easy, and that all those other guys were a waste of your time - there really isn’t much music left for you to listen to. We are all listening to those songs because we are crying over that love that was second best. They become completely pointless when you count yourself worthy of a first best. Because first best loves don’t warrant a Taylor Swift song. 

— 10 months ago with 1 note
it’s official. I’m getting old. Evidence.

1. My idea of a perfect birthday celebration tonight is getting Thai takeout and reading my Russian novel. 

2. I found myself smiling and getting all giggly over my boyfriend’s character. 

Officially an old lady. 

— 11 months ago with 5 notes