Emily Pilkington

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Kids Club Devotional Part 1: Jesus Calls the Disciples

In our world today, we hear from a variety of voices claiming to offer meaning and life. Media sources tell us that a bigger house, a thinner body, a new job, a different love interest will surely make us happier than we are now. Our discontented hearts are prone to chase after the newest, next,

Sincere Faith: A Daughter’s Reflections for Mother’s Day

Like most holidays, Mother’s Day can be complicated. There are a million different reasons that Mother’s Day can hurt–from a lack of celebration or acknowledgement to infertility to the loss of a child or your own mother, unmet expectations are often amplified on the second Sunday in May. As someone who felt this ache on more than one

Seasons of Waiting: Walking by Faith When Dreams Are Delayed

“Most women are waiting for something, but some women are waiting acutely. The thing missing from their lives is in such sharp focus that they aren’t sure they’ll ever feel complete without it.” This opening line from Betsy Child Howards in her book Seasons of Waiting immediately grabbed me. My experience of waiting acutely was

Four Things I’m Learning in a Hard Season: When the News Could Be Bad

This is the fourth post in a series about what God is currently teaching me about walking with Him in a hard season. You can read the first three posts using the links below God gives the grace I need for each day, not a one-shot lifetime supply. This is the race that God has marked

Four Things I’m Learning in a Hard Season: Giving Out of Emptiness

This is the third post of a series about what God is currently teaching me about walking with Him in a hard season. You can read the first two posts using the links below God gives the grace I need for each day, not a one-shot lifetime supply. This is the race that God has

Four Things I’m Learning in a Hard Season: The Race Marked Out For Me

This is the second post of a series about what God is currently teaching me about walking with Him in a hard season. You can read the first post using the link below God gives the grace I need for each day, not a one-shot lifetime supply. This is the race that God has marked

Four Things I’m Learning in a Hard Season: Grace for Today

The large manila envelope crammed in our mailbox caught me off guard. The return address from our doctor’s office only increased my suspicions that this wasn’t the kind of package you look forward to opening. A sizable bill and a five-page checklist of injections, scans, tests, and additional medication left me reeling. As someone who