I Choose The Sky

Hey yall!

I have collaborated with one of the sweetest bloggers I know to bring you a few books that have influenced our faith as Catholic women. Read about more books and check out Maddy’s blog here! I am so blessed to be able to collaborate with such a faith-filled young woman and I hope you all take the time to go check out her blog! 

The book that I chose to write about is a small but impactful devotional by Emily Wilson. In this post I’m going to be telling y’all a little about how this book has influenced my faith journey, and I invite you all to go read the full post (linked at the end of this post) on No Greater Love!

I Choose The Sky by Emily Wilson has immensely influenced my faith journey,  and I cannot stress enough how much I believe each and every young woman should read this book! This book focuses on 17 women mentioned in the Bible who chose to lift their eyes towards heaven by living lives of great faith. Reflecting on women such as Tabitha, the crippled woman, Mary, and Martha has shown me that no matter what situation I may be in, Jesus still has an immense love for me. This book can help women of all ages to grow their faith and has changed the way I look at myself and the world. It was so powerful to re-read the stories of those women. Emily’s reflections on who these women are and what we as Catholic women can learn from them truly touched my heart. This book really helped to deepen my understanding of my identity in Christ as a woman, and I hope everyone who reads it can find a new light and a new understanding of these often-overlooked women in the Bible. e1ff6e80-a404-4296-9956-face80be0062Something that stood out to me the most in this book is Emily’s reflection on the story of the crippled woman in the Bible. After reading the story of the crippled woman, the book reflects on our perspectives in life, and how we can choose our perspective. I found this part of the book to be so inspirational; I, too, can often be like the crippled woman, constantly looking down and not having the spiritual strength to raise my eyes to heaven. Choosing to focus on the sky, not just physically, but spiritually, has opened up my world in a new light. Although I still find it hard to “choose the sky” sometimes, I have that conscious effort pushing me to focus on the good. Here’s an excerpt from this section of Emily’s book that I love:

“Our perspective and our outlook have an amazing impact on our day-to-day lives. Our perspective dictates how our days seem to go, how we treat others, how we treat ourselves, and how we see the world. We have the power to choose whether we approach life with positivity or negativity. We make the decision to be cheerful, loving, and kind, even when life is challenging…or to give in to envy, self-loathing, or despair when we just wish things were different, or better, or easier. We get to decide which outlook we have: Are you looking at the ground, or are you looking up at the sky?

“If given the choice between the ground and the sky, I choose the sky”

-Emily Wilson

I hope you all are inspired to “choose the sky”, and I hope you all have the opportunity to read this book. I’ll link Emily Wilson’s website below so you can take a look! 

Much love,

Chloe♥

Emily Wilson: http://emwilsonmusic.com 

No Greater Love Blog: nogreaterloveblog.com

Read about more books that have inspired our faith: Books Of Greatness

“God indeed is my salvation, I am confident and unafraid. For the Lord is my strength and my might and he has been my salvation.” Isaiah 12:2

My Favorite Blogs for Catholics

Hey y’all! Time to talk faith. I’m going to share with y’all my two favorite Catholic blogs & why they make such an impact on my life. Whether you’re Catholic or not, I hope you can benefit from these blogs as much as I have. 

Emily Wilson is a speaker, author, and musician who travels the world sharing her faith through witness and worship. I had the joy of meeting her one summer at a Catholic youth conference in Atlanta, Georgia, and let me tell you, she may have changed my life.  Listening to her speak really made me recognize my own identity and worth in Christ. Not only does she write blog posts that have such deep meaning, she also makes video blogs and posts them on YouTube. These are amazing to watch when you have something on your mind because there’s almost always an answer to what you’re  looking for on her blog or youtube. She’s such an amazing inspiration to women of all ages and I really hope you take the time to read some of the words she has to say!img_7655.png

Blessed Is She help women be in community with one another while growing deeper in their prayer lives. I follow their blog & follow them on Instagram, and seeing their daily faith-filled words helps to keep me on track with my faith. Also, you can enter your email to receive daily devotions sent straight to your inbox. Blessed is She will walk with you on this crazy journey as a daughter of the King, and I’m so glad I stumbled upon this a while ago!

I encourage all of you to check out these beautiful blogs, whether you’re Catholic or not, to just see what good they bring to the world and how much the words of one person can inspire another. 

Emily Wilson’s website: http://emwilsonmusic.com

Emily Wilson’s YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/emilyywilsonn

Blessed is She: https://blessedisshe.net

Much love,

Chloe

“Nothing will be impossible for God.” (Luke 1:37)

 

(Photos from @blessedisshe_ on Instagram)