Emily Brown has been working at Charity for about a year and recently accepted the position of Middle School Director.
Her favorite go-to Bible verse at the time of this interview was Proverbs 27:19 “As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart.” She said it changes daily.
Recently Emily volunteered at The Banquet organizing the flower/table decoration room. She tells the story best herself.
“At first when I opened the door I thought HOLY SMOKES! This room is a disaster. Flowers were falling off the countertops, flowers on the floor, and no open shelf space on any of the three shelves. Spiderwebs everywhere. After about 45 minutes I and another gal were able to redo the flower room completely. There were open counter space, more open shelves than not, and all similar flowers were in the same place. I left that afternoon with this feeling of God is going to use this to teach me something, but I don’t know what it is yet. Sunday came, and I still felt like there was a lesson hidden in the flower room. Then Monday God revealed the lesson to me: Just like the way I looked at this room we can look at our life as impossible, messy, disgusting, purposeless, out of sorts, ugly, and I’m sure you can come up with more of your own. But HE wants to come into our messy lives and start to clean and move things around. And when he does, we find that there is hope, peace, love, healing, restoration, clarity, etc. We can then begin to see the blessings in our lives.”
A favorite hymn or Christian rock song is “Living Hope,” by Phil Wickham. When Emily is not a church, she is outdoors hiking, camping, going to the lake, traveling, playing games and spending more time with people … oh, and maybe some Netflix.
Emily said, “I am blessed with wonderful parents, Jeff and Heidi Brown, and a younger brother, Jackson. I am also very fortunate to be close with all my grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.”
Her new favorite Bible story is David and Goliath because of some newly gained perspective on the story.