Quick Life Update…

Whew! I’m back with another post after a few months. I planned initially on positing this one before the evangelism post, but that one was really on my heart so I chose to put it first 🙂 Now, that said, life has been a little wild lately… but of course, whose life isn’t? I wanted to hop back on and give everyone a bit of a peek into my life the last few months. I’m embarking on a new season of life, full of loveliness and change and difference… but it’s all beautiful, in the end.

The first bit of news I wanted to share was that I’m seventeen now! It’s been a wild ride, and I praise the Lord that He’s brought me this far. It’s been almost three whole years since I first embarked on this blog journey, and I’m thankful for all it’s taught me and all I’ve learned and grown in throughout these last three years. Time truly has flown. I had a wonderful weekend of celebrating with dear friends (who might be part of a future writing endeavor, mind you) and enjoying beautiful weather.

Another thing that has happened is I had the wonderful privilege of returning once more to Jackson, Mississippi with my church’s student ministry on a short-term missions trip! It was an incredible week, and I praise the Lord for the opportunity to serve Him alongside my fellow peers who love the Lord. I was thinking the other day after reading a blog journal from 2020 speaking about my disappointment about not returning to Mexico that year that it was right that I didn’t. If I had returned to Mexico, I might not have decided to go to Mississippi in 2021 and wouldn’t’ve had the amazing experiences I’ve had there over the years. The Lord has blessed me 🙂

I’ve also been continuing with Running Start, and am approaching the final stretch for the year. College has been an experience that has placed me outside of my comfort zone in the best ways possible. I’ve not only recieved more academic challenge, but I’ve also been pushed to grow in compassion for my non-believer peers and in the courage needed to share the gospel with them. Please pray that I would continue to be bold in not only loving my classmates but also sharing the good news with them! I’ll be writing a post about evangelism soon, it’s really been on my heart lately.

Now, about my writing… I completed the first draft of my NaNoWriMo novel, In the Blink of an Eye in early March at a grand total of 69,000 words. I haven’t been working that diligently on my fiction writing right now, as my classes this quarter are more time-consuming, but I hope to spend more time this summer thinking over my possible future projects as well as working on In the Blink of an Eye. These days I’ve been thinking more seriously about where I’m headed in life and whether I truly want to pursue writing for publication or not. I know the Lord will lead me in the right direction, so I will choose to lean on Him in all things! I recently joined a local writer’s association in my area, which has been encouraging, and plan on attending their conference later this month.

And that brings me to…. well… the present. I praise the Lord for how He has brought me where I am. I pray this encourages you to look back as well, to see the Lord’s faithfulness and increase your trust in Him. God is good!

“Therefore, as you recieved Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk with him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught abounding in thanksgiving.”

Colossians 2:6-7

And with that I say, happy Thursday!


Published by Emma Haglund

Emma Haglund is an aspiring teen writer who has been hooked to the art of words ever since she wrote her own Sea Animal Encyclopedia at 6 years old. She enjoys writing stories with intentional messages that encourage others and point to Christ through shining a light on the unseen.

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