Hey friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night!
Our guest for today’s episode is my dear friend, Emily Tuttle. Emily is an humanitarian videographer and producer, an artist, and an advocate for people whose voices aren’t being heard. She’s just amazing, I can’t wait for you to meet her.
In our conversation today, Emily and I are going to be talking about how to show up and make a difference in our messy, broken, beautiful world, and here’s what I mean by that.
You guys know this, but all you have to do is turn on the news or go on Facebook for 2.5 seconds to see that there’s a LOT going on in our world these days. It seems like there is a new problem, a new major issue every single day, and it feels like our country disagrees more than ever about how these problems should be solved.
I don’t know about you, but I feel overwhelmed by this all the time. I feel overwhelmed by the amount of information that’s out there, I feel overwhelmed as I hear angry arguments on either side. I feel even more overwhelmed when I do understand at least part of what’s going on, because then I realize I have no idea what to do next. This terrible thing is happening and I have no idea how to help!
When I’m feeling bowled over by the brokenness of this world, overwhelmed by information, and at a total loss for how to help, there’s one person in my life that I always reach out to first, and that’s my friend Emily.
Emily is engaging in the conversations that are going on today in such a beautiful way. And she’s not just engaging in the conversations, she’s taking action. I love this about her, and I know that the world needs more of us to follow her example.
So today, Emily is going to help us figure out how.
She’s going to help us figure out how to keep up with current events without being swallowed by them, she’s going to help us figure out how to have hard conversations with people who disagree with us, she’s going to help us figure out how to help (and she’ll break right through the lie that we’re not equipped or smart or strong enough to help) and that’s just the beginning.
Now, I want to say, in a way, the things we’re talking about in today’s episode are a bit political. But, I want you to know, this is not about taking one side or another. We’re not fighting here or taking any sort of stand.
This episode is about figuring out what we personally believe, and then figuring out what to do with that belief. We’re talking about how to make the world a better place in a way that only we can.
I’m so excited for this episode.
With that said, you can listen to this episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on the app, Stitcher!
I can’t wait to dive in. You ready? Me too!
Welcome to Girls Night!
LINKS FROM THE SHOW:
A free download of Stephanie’s book, The Lipstick Gospel
Emily’s Etsy Shop, Consider The World
Preemptive Love — the organization Emily’s Etsy shop supports
Euro Relief — The organization Emily went to Greece with
An organization Emily worked alongside in Greece (and really respects!) is International Rescue Committee
Casa Bernabé/Friends of Children Everywhere — The organization & children’s home Emily is involved with in Guatemala
Gary Haugen quote:
“When our grandchildren ask us where we were when the voiceless and vulnerable in our era needed leaders of compassion and purpose, I hope we can say that we showed up, and we showed up on time.”
Church of the City’s “Holy Discontentment” series
“Look among the nations, and see; wonder and be astounded. For I am doing a work in your days that you would not believe even if you were told.”
Something God is teaching Emily these days is how much He knows the bigger picture
Something Emily is loving is her new niece, Ava
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P.S. We asked Emily for any other recommendations of people we should follow, people doing great things around the world, or places where we could get involved, and this is the list she sent us:
Some good accounts to follow on social media to learn more about what’s going on with the refugee crisis and how to help:
@refugees (the UNHCR’s account)
@refugecoffeeco (This is an organization in Atlanta that employs refugees to run a coffee company)
Some other accounts I love following related to caring for orphans or children in crisis:
@meredithtoering (She runs an organization in China called Morning Star Foundation that helps kids with heart problems get medical care and find adoptive families. She’s a wonderful storyteller and shares a lot about the difficult but beautiful sides of adoption and caring for kids in crisis.)
@thearchibaldproject (This is an organization focusing on storytelling about adoption. The couple who runs it are also adopting themselves right now.)
@graceandsalt (This couple adopted two kids from Uganda a couple years ago, and their story is a great one to go back through and read.)
@showhope (This is an organization in Nashville that raises money to help fund adoptions.)
@orphanalliance (This is Christian Alliance for Orphans, and they run really solid yearly conferences for adoptive families, people interested in adoption, people involved in global orphan care, etc.)
@athentikos (They are an art ministry that uses art and creativity to work with children in crisis in Guatemala)
Other accounts I just love following:
@beabridgebuilder (This is the organization I mentioned at the end called Be the Bridge that focuses on racial reconciliation in the US.)
@latashamorrison (She founded Be the Bridge.)
@walkthruthebible (My dad runs this organization in Atlanta that focuses on getting people around the world access to biblical resources.)