My name is Leanne Emery and I am an Urban Hermit. My goal is to empower and encourage women to enhance their spiritual lives. My soul hunger for a spirit connection with God came at the early age of five and has never left me. It is what drives me and when I choose to ignore that hunger; my path becomes overwhelming, dark, and leads to depression. It is the Grace of God that has always brought me back. That is the reason I am here today sharing with all of you.
I am not so different than many of you who experience this wonderful world we live in as the FAST TRACK! That can and is often exciting and definitely feeds our EGO. (Easing God Out). It happens so easily by getting caught up in the world i.e. there are places to go, people to see, things to do, tasks that must be accomplished, new ideas, new products. . . I could go on and on forever! Maybe you can relate to my experience. What often happens is I become unaware and begin to focus on the whirlwind of life and eventually I am thrown into a brick wall! Not a soft landing. It appears that is how God gets my attention. Believe me; I have hit that wall many times. It may feel like I am back at square one and begin again, but the truth is it is a different wall, in a different time, on this path of life. But I must saying after hitting the wall often enough I discovered, there is another way! Thus the journey began to find the Urban Hermit.
While traveling this journey called life, I have become a mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, and married my soul mate. My career has taken me from a stay at home mom, to an administrative assistant, a college student at forty, marketing programs and speaking throughout the 92 counties of Indiana, teaching at a junior college, owning my own business, chaplaincy, and direct sales. However my heart and soul has always been in my non paying passion of working with women, providing spiritual companioning, leading small spirituality groups, retreat work, etc. It was there I found the life of an Urban Hermit.
Thus begins the Urban Hermit Blog. I will begin by blogging on Wednesday’s with the title of “Wisdom Words for Hump Day”. We hear all the hype around Hump Day, and there is truth in that idea when we are focused on getting through the week. However, I would like to offer a different opportunity. The blog will be about looking at life and how we have chosen to live it by “just getting” through the week, to living each day filled with the love, joy, and peace God desires for us. Welcome World to my life as the Urban Hermit and I will be with you again next Wednesday! Until then you may find me on FACEBOOK.