Emily Black

Press Service International

Emily Black is passionate about writing and seeks to write raw, authentic and timely pieces that disturb and comfort, engage justice and fundamentally empower. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Arts at The University of Melbourne and actively desires to pursue a life of untainted freedom through Jesus Christ.Emily Black’s previous articles may be viewed at http://www.pressserviceinternational.org/emily-black.html

  • The man Jesus talks about

    I stopped to look at a particular man the other day. But then I kept walking. I saw him from a distance and kept my eyes on him until I stood before him.

  • So human and hopeful

    You know how at Christmas you get that merry chest feeling, when everything feels light and hopeful and free?

  • Yes, I am woman

    Blackness was all around us. The night sky was brilliant in its glory, just like us in our youth. The haze of the city lights followed us throughout our Friday night, as my friend and I enjoyed a night out in the centre of Melbourne.

  • A collision of anxiety and future grace

    “In whom do you place your trust Emily?” Constant. But not intrusive. These were the words that echoed through my mind for three weeks straight.

  • You snooze, you lose

    “Not today God” I say, as I roll out of bed after snoozing my alarm three times. “I don’t have much time and I have to exercise.”

  • How good is your God?

    Two weeks ago, I was sitting in the pews of my home church in Melbourne and the lead pastor asked the congregation an interesting question. “Who here thinks life is hard?” he asked.

  • Jealousy? Is that you?

     My heart was fluttering and my hands were shaky. My loud and steady voice had become unsure and not-so-steady as I began to drop my head. I decided that I didn’t want to look up anymore. Staring at my shoes was the only option.

  • Who is your neighbour?

    “I know about Jesus,” he says. “What do you know about Jesus?” I reply, careful in my approach to his statement.

  • Humility - glorious, expansive, love filled...

    At the beginning of the year, I prayed about these two things: That I would be humbled, That I would learn to love wholeheartedly