How to stop saying, “I can’t do this.”

Emily P Meyer How to Stop Saying I Cant Do This

“I can’t do this.” If I haven’t said it out loud, how many times have I said it inside my head and heart The weight of the, “I can’t do this,” is so so heavy. It’s often very real, too. You really aren’t as strong as the task ahead of you many times…not by yourself. But you know what? You’ve … Read More

When God Doesn’t Stop The Storm

Storms. That’s been the common theme of most news cycles the last week. For many of us, we’ve been on the edge of our seats, petrified for our loved ones, their homes, and our fellow mankind in general. Our pastor and his wife thought they were in St.Martin just to celebrate their 25th anniversary. Turns out, they were there to … Read More

Wonderful Counselor

Do you ever choose a word for your new year? It’s usually a word that summarizes what you hope to be the over all tone of your coming 365 days. My word for 2015 was: Intentional. One thing I chose to be intentional about for these past twelve months was reaping the benefits of counseling. I was in an intense … Read More

What to Do When Even Christmas Offends You

Last Christmas, I was a mess. Four months prior, I lost my first child- a miracle child- to miscarriage. My world stopped spinning for a while and so much offended me. Things that were part of my regular rhythms weren’t cutting it for my broken heart. Going to church didn’t feel safe for me, but I went anyway. I was surrounded by … Read More

What A Mother With Empty Arms Can Do

This coming Sunday will be a year since I labored to deliver the remains of my only child’s body. It was too soon for a delivery like that to bring breaths into this world. Before he could breathe in the polluted oxygen of earth, he took his first breath in the pristine air of Heaven. I knew about him for … Read More

Waiting for the Sequel

This week is just weird. It feels like a really long, sad movie is coming to an end. But there’s a sequel that is already in production. What would have been Manuel’s due date is coming up in a few days- March 30th.  Though our baby has already gone to be with Jesus, we are here waiting, expectantly. Waiting. Waiting … Read More

When Love Shows Up

Over a year ago, I jotted down a note from my Pastor’s sermon, “Love shows up when everyone else is leaving.” I haven’t been able to get that out of my mind since then. The quote has been set before me as a challenge to try to show up after the dust has settled in the midst of terribly hard … Read More

My Favorite Books of 2014

2014 was a year packed full of probably the most reading I’ve accomplished in one year of my life ever. I even mentioned it in my Christmas letter this year because it was such a big deal for this eager, yet slow reader to have read 5,337 pages from 21 books! (Being assigned a ton of reading for a semester … Read More

A Letter of Purpose To My Son

Manuel Elias Meyer and His Purpose Written by his Mother, Emily Ann Pereira Meyer          God knew you before you were even born. He ordered the number of your days. He gave purpose to each one of those days. He made you full of purpose for each one of those days. We knew about you before most … Read More

I’m Not OK, But God is Good.

I’ve been in the throws of intense grief, heartache, and uncertainty at least three times in my now 30 years. Losing my dad to cancer…unexpectedly. My husband losing his job…unexpectedly. Finding out I was pregnant and losing our baby, both…unexpectedly. During those types of times, do you know what is the absolute worst possible question someone can ask you? How are you … Read More