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Monthly Archives: September 2014

This month, I’m participating in one of the largest blog link-ups that exists, 31 Days hosted by The Nester. Last year, in 31 Day’s 5th year, over 1,500 bloggers participated! The challenge is to choose a topic and write about it for 31 days straight. All the bloggers who participate link-up their series at the 31 Days website. There, you can click on various…

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  • JaimieOctober 2, 2014 - 1:13 am

    Love this idea, Amy! Can’t wait to read about your interview adventures!! 🙂ReplyCancel

    • AmyOctober 2, 2014 - 11:47 am

      Thanks, Jaimie! It truly is going to be an adventure. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Tom BaunsgardOctober 1, 2014 - 6:34 pm

    This 31 day adventure is going to be awesome! I’m looking forward to seeing what your interviews reveal. In the meantime I’m pondering this same question, What would I do? ReplyCancel

  • Lisa WeydertOctober 1, 2014 - 1:43 pm

    fun to meet you yesterday! I’m looking forward to reading!ReplyCancel

  • Valerie HubelOctober 1, 2014 - 2:37 am

    Love it! I am looking forward to it already! Prayers for you that the details will work out and that you will be guided to the right people. ReplyCancel

  • Tiffany FemlingSeptember 30, 2014 - 6:56 pm

    This series is really going to help people think about their dreams, rather than their problems. ReplyCancel

  • Katie ReidSeptember 30, 2014 - 1:32 pm

    What an awesome idea- can’t wait to see how it unfolds!ReplyCancel

  • Kristy WitekSeptember 30, 2014 - 12:41 pm

    What a fabulous idea! I can’t wait to read all about it! Blessings on your journey!ReplyCancel

  • raquel braunSeptember 30, 2014 - 7:37 am

    Oh Amy! This is going to be an awesome series!!!ReplyCancel

    • AmySeptember 30, 2014 - 9:11 pm

      Dear Raquel, thank you!! I am so excited for the series. I’ve already completed 7 interviews and they’ve been awesome….can’t wait to share with everyone. Each post is definitely going to be unique!ReplyCancel

The evening was beautiful, lovely and inspiring. Singer, songwriter and new Christian recording artist, Jessica Joy, performed her CD release concert. Perhaps the lyrics to one of Jessica’s original songs, Daughter of Mine, along with photographs from the concert, will tell the story best. “As I wait in the quiet, Lord I long for your presence….

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  • Linda JohnsonSeptember 29, 2014 - 5:39 pm

    Lovely! ReplyCancel

It wasn’t the first time I’d gone through his drive-thru window at McDonald’s. I knew it wasn’t my first time because of his voice. It was unforgettable. So when I drove through that window, having recognized “that voice” and “that personality” that captures your attention in an instant, I knew I needed to speak to this man….

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  • Linda JohnsonSeptember 29, 2014 - 5:34 pm

    How awesome to not only sense this about Reno but to follow through and have mutual thoughts on letting your light shine wherever you are! Which McDonald’s does Reno work at? I’d love for him to meet my Brandon! (Kinda think they’d have a few similar things to discuss. 🙂 ) ReplyCancel

  • Janaya HopkinsSeptember 26, 2014 - 8:43 pm

    Reno I am proud of you and not only do you touch customers lives but our daughters lives and our family.I have seen you through some of life challeges and you still stayed motivated and determined.:-) You have come along way and your goals still in fast progress.To witness who you are and life experiences with you,you are strong willed and never let life keep you from pushing forward.You continue to be fine and grateful your favorite saying. I will continue to be apart of someone special to my heart :-). Congratulations on being you!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer CampSeptember 26, 2014 - 11:20 am

    Amy, oh, wow, girl–why have I been away so long? This is so beautiful–so Jesus. Just all of it. I will be thinking about Reno for a long time now. Thank you. I’m so grateful for your heart and how you listen and how you love!ReplyCancel

    • AmySeptember 26, 2014 - 1:23 pm

      Thank you, Jennifer. You are just the sweetest. Praying for the day we’ll meet. And I’m going to love you even more than I already do.ReplyCancel

I pulled in to the recording studio at the same time as Jessica Joy and her mom. Before we walked in, Jessica’s mom handed me a hot pomegranate tea. I’m not typically a hot beverage drinker, but let me tell you, that tea certainly set the tone for one of the most incredible afternoons of…

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The call to write, not just for myself, but for others, began in 2003. Let’s just say I was a little slow to listen. Yep. I’m admitting it here. Now. I was a little slow to listen. Okay. Maybe I was really slow to listen? I witnessed events unfold through the years. They’re all detailed in a private document…

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  • Linda JohnsonSeptember 29, 2014 - 5:25 pm

    I’m so glad for you, Amy! (My longtime school friend lives in Greenville, SC with his family. I’d so love to visit them there.) It was great sitting next to you & reconnecting while at Jessica Joy’s CD release concert last night! ReplyCancel

  • Gretchen O'DonnellSeptember 18, 2014 - 4:34 pm

    How cool for you! I wish I could do something g like that!ReplyCancel

    • AmySeptember 18, 2014 - 5:38 pm

      Gretchen, it would be a blast to attend a writing conference with you sometime! Perhaps we can make a local twin cities one work sometime? Seth’s been encouraging me to find a good local one.ReplyCancel

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