My name is Emily Taylor.  I was raised in a pastor’s home as one of four kids.  The life-changing reality of Jesus was as real and natural to me as breathing since this was lived out in my home on the daily.  But it wasn’t until after college that my eyes were compelled to stay fixed on Jesus, and trust him to write my story his way.  After graduating from Baylor University and moving to Omaha, Nebraska, I met my handsome entrepreneur husband, Brandon — he saved me after locking myself out of my car.  Real knight in shining armor stuff.  Nearly 14 years post marriage, we have birthed 3 humans, launched businesses, and participated as members of our church family at Brookside church.  I serve as an Explore facilitator, where people can explore faith and experience community in a conversational environment.  I’ve been able to speak at a women’s event on the topic of loving the lasting; and I write in the brief moments of margin I have between homeschooling and jiu-jitsu practice.

I love life-givers, truth-tellers, salsa and sushi.  I love my husband and I cherish my children.  I love Omaha, Austin, and Tahiti – mostly because of the people that live there (minus the obvious – I love Tahiti mostly because of the pictures I’m enamored with).  I am an imperfect person with an imperfect story and I have not “arrived,” but I do stand in awe of the person of God and am intrigued by the unseen and the eternal.

I LOVE words – spoken and written.  In a world FULL of words to sort through and unrelenting influences to navigate, I am undoubtedly at my best when I sit with my savior. His words will always make mine better.  When it comes to our hearts, words matter — His words matter.  I write so that we might consider what our lives could and should look like when we embrace Jesus to be the One he declares himself to be; and to choose the unseen and the eternal stuff of life.  Because when all is said and done those things that last will be the only things that matter — and they are few.  I long to practice the discipline of fixing my eyes on the unseen and eternal because an eternal perspective changes everything

“Therefore we do not lose heart.  Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.  For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.  So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” — 2 Corinthians 4:16-18