Meet Emily

“But you are … A PEOPLE FOR God’s OWN POSSESSION, that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light” (1 Pet. 2:9, NASB).


Hi, I’m Emily Wickham: a wife and mother, daughter and sister. I’m also a friend and mentor, author, speaker, and Bible teacher… an ordinary woman, saved by grace through faith in Christ and beloved of God.


I grew up in Northern Virginia as the youngest daughter of Christian parents, and I started college in 1987 at Virginia Tech. I met my future husband, Mark, at Intervarsity Christian Fellowship before classes even began. Married since 1989, God has blessed us with four adult children, two daughters-in-love, and a home in North Carolina. He is so good. 


As a women’s ministry leader from 2001-2004,  I realized my love for teaching the Bible. God prompted me to write Reaching for Righteousness: Life Applications from the Book of Esther  (Pleasant Word, April 2009), which is now available in Spanish. God is primarily using Alcanzando la Justicia in Central America and Mexico.


God has enabled me to minister in various ways such as directing retreats, facilitating small groups, teaching, and sharing radio devotions. I’ve hosted and taught at the Connecting with Christ Conference, and I traveled with a ZMI Family Ministries International team to Nicaragua, where I introduced Alcanzando la Justicia. I wrote “Recipes for Life” for Sophie Woman’s Magazine from January 2012 – August 2016, connecting favorite recipes to life stories and spiritual truths.


More recently, my devotions and articles have been published in LifeWay’s Journey Devotional Magazine  along with Homelife Magazine. I also share ministry updates and other posts via my Heart Stirrings blog. When opportunities arise, I teach at women’s events, plus I mentor younger women God leads my way. Please check out my YouTube videos, which focus on Christ’s return,  as well as my Facebook videos that feature devotional messages.

My goals for 2021 include writing more articles for publication, impacting women as I teach God’s Word, and writing another Bible study. I’d also love to sign a book publishing contract, so we’ll see what God’s plans include!


Heart Stirrings focuses on reaching:

  • Women who desire to love JESUS more, value Scripture, and pursue intimacy with God
  • Women who seek a relationship with God through Jesus

Thanks for taking time to learn more about me and my ministry. “May the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the steadfastness of Christ” (2 Thessalonians 3:5).


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