Interview With Putting on the New Writer Emilie Hendryx

Interview With Putting on the New Writer Emilie Hendryx

Meet the Writers

 

Emilie Hendryx is a writer, photographer, and musician living in Washington, DC. You’ll notice her posts are filled with photos and lyrical thoughts that pull you in and encourage you to find out more. She’s been given many creative talents and is using them for His purpose. On her website she says:

“I feel it’s important to use any gifts that you have (like photography) for others, not just yourself. For me, capturing a moment in time is a passion as well as a privilege.”

What a lovely and inspirational young woman. I’ve enjoyed getting to know her through her posts and emails, and I can’t wait for you to get to know her a little bit better, too.

Enjoy this short interview.

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Which Bible verse do you find yourself going to most often and why?

I’ve found that I’m a worrier. I’m sure part of that comes from wanting to control…well, everything! And then realizing that that’s not an option 😉 In the times where I’m tempted to worry or I forget my trust should be firmly placed in Him, I turn to Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” It is so comforting to remember that my whole heart needs to be actively at rest (sounds like a paradox doesn’t it?) in Him. Plus, the promise here—that He will make my paths straight and direct me—takes all of the weight (and the worry) off of me. What a blessing!

 

What’s your favorite way to connect with God?

I think it’s a toss up for me – being a musician, I love spending time playing worship songs and singing alone in my room (or with others). But I also enjoy the act of journaling out my thoughts and prayers to Him. Both actives remind me of the fact that my daily reliance must be on Him—not myself.

 

What advice would you give your younger self?

I would tell myself to wait. It’s been my “word” for the year (taken from Isaiah 64:4) and, despite the difficulty of practicing it, it really has been something the Lord has used to grow and strengthen me. I look back and realize that all I wanted to do was hurry up and get to the next thing. Something I try to live by now is the idea of “being all here” (that is, wherever you are). Wherever I am, that is where God has me so why not make the best of it? We can spend so much time looking for the next thing we miss the now-thing.

trust the Lord

 

Be sure to visit Emilie’s website and blog, and catch up with her latest posts here

 

 

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Cherie Burbach About Cherie Burbach

Cherie Burbach is the founder of Putting on the New. She is a poet, mixed media artist, and freelance writer. She's written for About.com, NBC/Universal, Match.com, Christianity Today, and more. Her latest book is: Art and Faith: Mixed Media Art With a Faith-Filled Message. For more, check out her website.

Comments

  1. Thank you, Cherie, for introducing us to Emilie. That is a good verse to go by. In our church class last Weds. night, one of the younger ladies (age 18) gave that as her favorite verse. I thought then that it was one that would lead you all the way home. Welcome aboard, Emilie.

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  2. Hi Janet! Yes, I’ve always loved that verse – it’s an anchor in the storms of life as much as it is a comfort when things are going well.

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