Emilie Hendryx

About Emilie Hendryx

Emilie is a freelance writer, photographer, and graphic designer living in Northern California. She’s a member of ACFW and writes Young Adult fiction. In her spare time, you can find her designing fun bookish items for her Etsy and Society6 shops all while drinking too much coffee.
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Fresh Start for the New Year

Fresh Start for the New Year

What are you taking with you into 2018? As I sit here looking at the sparkling lights of our Christmas tree I’ve let my mind wander to the New Year. To the time when the calendar rolls over to the next number, the sparklers are lit, and resolutions are made. It’s a fun time–a freeing […]

Feeling Something at the Holidays

Feeling Something at the Holidays

Not caring is a trend in today’s culture. It’s just not “in” to feel something or express those feelings. It’s easy to go around saying “yeah, whatever”, never getting too deep, and hoping that you don’t have to share something that actually affects you because that would be very un-cool (and potentially offensive). Or maybe […]

My Jesus Is Too Small

My Jesus Is Too Small

I confess that I often forget how big the God of the universe is. I worry, fret, and strive to take control over all things in a feeble attempt to grasp the peace that evades my soul. It slips away all too fast in the vast tides of this thing we call life and suddenly […]

The Truth About the Hustle

The Truth About the Hustle

The hustle. No, I’m not talking about a song and I’m not talking about anything illegal. I’m talking about a new mentality that’s taking over the workforce. Trust me, it’s a thing. I don’t think I truly understood it until recently. Or, maybe I should put it this way:  I didn’t see its trap until […]

Living At the Well

Living At the Well

I’ve been studying through John in my morning Bible reading and I came to the well-known passage of the woman at the well in John chapter 4: So [Jesus] came to a town in Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of ground Jacob had given to his son Joseph.  Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, […]

Forgiveness that Leads to Thanksgiving

Forgiveness that Leads to Thanksgiving

We may have passed the day of Thanksgiving, but I think the holiday season is a prime time to live out the act of thanksgiving. Thanksgiving: the expression of gratitude, especially to God. (source) This time of year is generally filled with discussions about what we’re thankful for. I know at my family Thanksgiving dinner […]

Changing Focus

Changing Focus

There I was, desperately agonizing over things that were drastically out of my control, and I was sinking. It was one of those moments where you feel sick because you can’t see a way out. You don’t believe that the answer will come to you because you can’t visualize it. You realize you don’t know what […]

The Price of Freedom

The Price of Freedom

Freedom. A blissful thought, but sometimes more elusive than we’d like to admit. I think that every human  is bound by many things—some unnamed and others less elusive—but I think we as women have different types of bonds. We can be bound by society and standards no woman could hope to achieve. This is prevalent […]

Summer of Dreams

Summer of Dreams

The summer has come–at least for most of us. To some this may only mean a change in weather. For others it means kid are out of school. Others still will face the reality of a few months of a break before classes start again. No matter where you are or what stage of life […]

He is Risen Indeed: Heart Reflections for Easter

He is Risen Indeed: Heart Reflections for Easter

In the quiet stillness of morning the sun rose, its vibrant rays shining over the world as they had done thousands of mornings before. At that time, no one knew what had changed, but something had. Feet ran down the path. Shock and surprise jolted through bodies. Fear surged through minds, anticipation close on its […]

The Wonder of Worship

The Wonder of Worship

I think it’s far too easy for us to go about our daily routines without a thought to what we’re worshiping.  And, inevitably, we are worshiping something. As a definition worship is: The feeling or expression of reverence and adoration for a deity. (source) But don’t let the word “deity” confuse you. I think it’s […]

True Beauty

True Beauty

I want to talk about something that gets mentioned quite frequently among women: beauty. I know that many people out in the world today will say this and mean something completely different than what I think the Bible means by true beauty. They’ll say that it doesn’t matter what you look like, all people are […]

Facing the New Year

Facing the New Year

It’s that time. The time of year when everyone starts thinking ahead to the next year. Thoughts of newness fill our minds whether or not we believe in making resolutions. Some of us are happy to say adios to 2015 while others know that this year will hold a special place in their hearts. No […]

She Shall Not Be Moved

She Shall Not Be Moved

Have you ever felt like everything is about to come crashing down around you? Like your drowning because of life? Like you don’t have the strength to go on? God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved; Be still, […]

Overflow

Overflow

“…for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.” – Luke 6:45b Stop for just one moment. Take a deep breath, close your eyes, and think about this verse. What is your mouth speaking about? According to Luke 6 that’s what’s in your heart. I was drinking coffee and curled up nice and […]

The Price of Encouragement

The Price of Encouragement

All right ladies, I’m going to be candid with you. Sometimes being an introvert is really hard. Can I get an amen? I won’t use my introvertedness (yeah, made that word up) as an excuse to stay home, but I will admit that it’s hard to walk into a room with a bunch of new […]

Identity: Who are you?

Identity: Who are you?

I think we’ve forgotten who we are. Or maybe I should say: We’ve forgotten who we were made to be. Identity is a hot-button topic in today’s culture. The voices of multitudes are crying out, shouting to anyone who will listen. They want validation. They scream for it on social media sites, through angry words […]

Why We Need The Church

Why We Need The Church

Why do we need the church today?