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Emily From Charm City


 

 

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Emily From Charm City


 

 

Blogging from the busy intersection of

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Life

I write about what I'm learning as a flawed human being whom Jesus is restoring daily to be able to love, serve & live better.

Work

I write about the ways I'm learning to advocate for the vulnerable in a way that is honoring, empowering and holistic.

Adventure

I write about where life takes me, the people I meet, the things I see and the ways I'm challenged by all of that. 

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I can relate to this city.

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People call the city of Baltimore "Charm City," but if you've spent any time here and gone beneath the surface of the beautiful inner harbor and quaint historic areas, you'll find a lot of brokenness, a lot of suffering. There are benches scattered around Baltimore with the words "Greatest City in America," but Baltimore is one of the most dangerous, most disparate cities in our nation.

I can relate to this city.

God calls me beautiful, his own, his redeemed. Because of the Gospel, I am no longer defined by my failures and mistakes. But when you go beneath the surface of the righteousness Christ has secured for me on the cross, I am still undergoing constant restoration. I am broken, filled with questions and incredibly "prone to wander."

That's why I chose this name and that's why I'm writing this blog. Whether we are talking about a city or an individual, real transformation is holistic. It affects every aspect of life - the seen and the unseen, the material and the spiritual. As I learn things in every aspect of life - my work, my relationships, my adventures - I find that it is all intimately connected, because God is transforming an entire person. As if each aspect of my life is a run-down row home that was designed to be a beautiful dwelling place,

I can relate to this city.