Hi there!

I am Emmaline Lucille Figura (AKA ELF).

I was born May 22nd, 2000 to a loving Christian family.

My dad pastors a small little OPC church in Tennessee, which makes me a pastor’s kid. 😉

I am the person who finds writing ‘about’ pages exceedingly difficult; and telling people all there is to know about me is not a strong suit either.

In this blog, I hope to open up and let down guards in a way I never have before. I want it to be a means of facing the truth about myself and embracing honesty about my struggles and a means to encourage others.

As I think about who I am as a person, I can’t help but think of a book I’ve been reading which talks about how important the way we view ourselves is to our walk as children of God.

(disclaimer: I see nothing wrong with your ‘about’ pages being about you or your hobbies!😂)

If I describe myself as an artist, crafter, writer, photographer, etc. first and foremost to you all— I do a great disservice to the God who I say I am a child of. Because my identity needs to be in Christ.

He bought me by humbling Himself for me, obeying the law perfectly for me, dying for me, and being raised from the dead.

I lose sight of this all the time. And if this blog tells you anything after you’ve stuck with me for a while, you will realize I am not a goodie-two-shoes, and have way too many sins in my heart to not be ashamed of condemning other people.

Now that I’ve told you the most important thing about me, I would like to share a few other things in no particular order:

  • I love nature walks. (They’re peaceful, plus the walking is good for me!)
  • I have a small photography business, which I got my license for February 2019.
  • I love reading, but I don’t do as much of it as I used to. (That’s a habit I want to get back into!)
  • I recently got my own room for the first time, at age 19! (Having siblings is fun, but it’s nice to have a room to myself too!)

If you’re planning to stick around, feel free to drop some facts all about YOU down below! I’d love to hear them! 🤩

~ELF

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