Making a difference – Emily Wright

Emily Wright doing what comes naturally – bringing joy!

There are some people who bring a smile to your face and joy to your heart when in their presence. Emily is one of those people in my life. She is not only a diligent student at BCTC but also is on staff at the Down Syndrome Association of Central Kentucky (DSACK). Did I mention she is a gold medal winning athlete? Yep, and the best part is that when Emily shows up everyone wins.

 ‘The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.’

Frederick Buechner

I believe our purpose in life can be found at the intersection of gladness and hunger. The things that bring us joy and also meet the needs for others is the place of our calling. Emily shows us what that looks like in real life and I am grateful for God’s witness in and through her.

If you would like to find out more about DSACK, here is a link.

Published by Todd Nelson

I'm one of the pastors at First United Methodist Church in Lexington, Kentucky where I've served for the past thirteen years. The sub-title of this blog is "Grace is no accident" which happens to be the defining reality of my life. God's grace (gift) is the reason we have breath in our lungs and hope in our hearts.

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