Jesus Came to Give Us Life

Hi, I’m Emily Wickham: a wife and mother, daughter, sister, and friend. I’m also a writer for Lifeway’s Journey Magazine as well as a podcaster, youtuber, and author—an ordinary woman, saved by grace through faith in Christ and beloved of God.

I appreciate your interest in the ministry God has entrusted to me. Life is short, yet when we fill it with God’s purposes and the good works God prepared for each of us, we find meaning and joy. May God use my journey to inspire you in yours. The Lord is so good!

“For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them” (Ephesians 2:8-10, NASB).


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.

Publications and More

LifeWay has published my devotions since 2015 in Journey Magazine, and Homelife Magazine has included some of my articles. I am a contributing writer to Lifeway Women’s Bible study, Grateful: Giving Thanks to God in All Things, and I write devotional posts plus ministry updates on my Heart Stirrings blog. I also share Bible prophecy messages on YouTube.

Our Daily Bread Publishing has contracted with me for my title, Portraits of Prayer, which is scheduled for a Spring/Summer 2026 release date. Praise the Lord! This resource will help women draw closer to God as they learn about specific prayers in the Bible and practice prayer in their lives. Please subscribe below to my Heart Stirrings blog to stay in the loop regarding book news.

My Podcast

God enabled me to launch Indestructible Life in October 2022, a podcast where women discover the life JESUS is and treasure the life God’s Word gives. This ministry continues to grow, reaching women in various places. It’s available on YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and more. Please visit my Podcast website or my Podcast page to hear the latest messages.

My Bible Study

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, which is out of print in English but available in Spanish. God is primarily using Alcanzando la Justicia in Central America and Mexico.

Ministry Areas

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.

I’m so grateful for the writing and speaking opportunities God provides. May the name of Jesus be lifted high.

Proclaiming Him to Women ministers to:

  • Women who seek a relationship with God through JESUS
  • Women who desire to know, love, and imitate JESUS
  • Women who delight in Scripture

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

In Christ’s Love,

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To God be the glory,