Welcome to Emergent. 

Credit:  Denis Adam De Villiers

Credit: Denis Adam De Villiers

The ideas you encounter here represent an expedition into what it means to live gracefully. The name of this project, "Emergent," is a recognition that objects, people, and ideas reside in a constant state of becoming. Thinkers from the past will help inform this investigation, as well as those luminaries who seek the edge of what is possible in our current moment. 

It is my hope that what you find here provokes, encourages, and inspires as you make your way through the world. 





Meet Leah.


I'm a writer and marketing professional from Dallas, Texas. I hold an M.F.A. in Fiction Writing from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a B.A. in Creative Writing from Pepperdine University. I occupy my days searching for better ways to love people, serve God, and create beauty. I fail more often than I succeed, but am learning to bless the dust that kicks up when I fall. Our messiness leaves marks that others find meaningful. 

“The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things.” 
― Rainer Maria Rilke