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Monthly Archives: March 2014

With the birth of each of our children, came a rebirth of me. I worked full-time until the birth of our first child in 2002. It was then that I realized, for the first time in my life, that I might not want to be a full-time work outside of the home mama. My mom…

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  • Valerie HubelMarch 20, 2014 - 5:25 pm

    Amy – I will be praying for you during this time. Breaks like this – intentional and with a clear focus are so good in our crazy lives. Blessings to you!ReplyCancel

  • Lori HarrisMarch 20, 2014 - 1:23 pm

    Good for you! I’m in the middle of my 2nd blog break and it’s fabulous filling…and telling.
    Praying for renewal.ReplyCancel

    • AmyMarch 31, 2014 - 5:19 pm

      Thanks so much for your encouragement and prayers, Lori. I’m in the 2nd week of break, and while I’m missing blogging and have continued to “draft posts in my head,” it has been well worth it. The time I’ve spent in prayer, reflection and review has been telling for me, just as it was for you. Blessings to you!ReplyCancel

  • Tom BaunsgardMarch 19, 2014 - 7:59 pm

    Dear Amy, Take a break! Refill, Rebirth, enjoy yourself with rest, family, reflection, prayer and the Word… It’s all good! We will all be looking forward to your return to blogging! Blessings Abound!ReplyCancel

  • Vicki ThunstromMarch 19, 2014 - 6:31 pm

    I’ll be praying that you achieve all you desire on your break! And if you return on April 9th it will be an extra gift to me as that’s my birthday! 🙂ReplyCancel

Amy *This is the final post from a month-long series about my journey to Haiti. Click here to read all the posts in the series. *Music courtesy of Ft. Alex Boye, Africanized Symphonic Cover of Adele’s Set Fire to the Rain

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  • Terri SiebertSeptember 29, 2014 - 11:50 pm

    I really enjoyed this. ReplyCancel

  • Tiffany FemlingMarch 14, 2014 - 4:56 pm

    Eyes are an expression to the soul! ReplyCancel

He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart;  yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.  Ecclesiastes 3:11 God makes no mistakes. He orchestrates every detail of our lives. He knows exactly who to bring into our lives and when, so we become more…

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  • Kednaud ThermitusApril 1, 2014 - 12:22 am

    Amy I want to thanks the song. I ‘m sorry if iam late to listen to it. I was sick. I can tell you iam listening the song right now.
    thanks so much.
    so what happen I never hear from you?
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It was my first full day in Haiti with Compassion International. Hours into the day, I found myself actively engaged with a group of girls at the far end of the project’s play yard. With the help of a translator, I uncovered bits and pieces about the girls. They were all around my son and…

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  • Hannah HinojosaDecember 20, 2014 - 2:20 pm

    How beautiful and heartbreaking at the same time. I’m so glad that this boy has a continual prayer advocate in you now!!ReplyCancel

  • Terri SiebertSeptember 29, 2014 - 11:42 pm

    oh man this had my crying, this is so beautiful and touched me so much. Thank you for sharing this experience. ReplyCancel

  • Vicki ThunstromMarch 6, 2014 - 1:32 am

    Oh my word, Amy! This is the most precious thing, Tears and more tears….. what a gift!ReplyCancel

  • Tiffany FemlingMarch 5, 2014 - 9:36 pm

    Not much makes me tear up … But, your writing does! Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

Re-entry, it was all good. Well, at least for a little while. The first flight took us from Port-au-Prince to Miami. The plane was nearly silent in those last moments on the ground in Haiti. I’d never seen so many people looking out windows as a plane readied for take-off. Even so, it was all…

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  • Hannah HinojosaDecember 20, 2014 - 1:23 pm

    Amen. What a powerful post…. It is so hard to re-enter our country, but you’re so right that we are all broken without God…our poverty of soul is there. But thanks for reminding me again that God is still here and at work!ReplyCancel

  • Monica Anderson PalmerMarch 5, 2014 - 5:53 pm

    I read this post two days ago and have been soaking in it, mostly because your writing drew me in, drug me through the airport with you and tore out my heart at your leaving part of your heart behind….if you’ve had any doubt at all that writing, and “GOING” is not your true calling-IT IS! Such a pleasure, thrill, journey it is to experience someone’s passion through the written word 🙂 ReplyCancel

  • Tom BaunsgardMarch 4, 2014 - 3:31 am

    Dear Amy, Wow, WOW, What a wonderful Journey! All the people you touched, and who touched you back . In reality it was God’s love that was so prevalent and that was what touched everyone throughout your mission. I’m thankful that you had a safe trip and that you are back home safe… Seems the worst part for the whole ordeal was travel within the US… A sad but true condition of our life and times in this, our bountiful country. I applaud your bravery in making this journey and stepping “out of the box”. I know you will return there someday. In the meantime, Stay “Plugged In” to the true source. You inspire us all to do the same!ReplyCancel

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