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Category Archives: faithfulness

An Invitation to Sit With the King

One year ago today, I boarded a plane to Kenya, Africa. I always dreamed of serving in Africa. I always knew I’d go someday. But I never, ever dreamed it would be so soon. You see, it wasn’t my choosing as to when, how, where, or with whom I’d travel to Africa. One random weekday…

Who is Your First Responder?

I’ve always admired my parents’ relationship with their friends, Don and Cyndy. They’re the kind of friends who will drive you to the airport at 3:30 in the morning, bring a sloppy joe meal when you just got home from the hospital, and touch base when everyone else seems to have forgotten. Last night, I was reminded…

How to Survive and Thrive Through the Adolescent Years of Marriage

Last summer, just 10 days from our 17th wedding anniversary, we had our biggest fight ever. It started at Dairy Queen of all places, and continued in our driveway. Yes, that epic confrontation ended with the words nobody dreams they’ll utter when they’re standing pure and perfect on their wedding day. “After all this time, I don’t think you…

When You’re Crying, Frustrated and Freaking Out

She came into our bathroom a little freaked out. Yes, our 11-year-old daughter, Elsa, was literally freaking out about her hair. “It’s bumpy!” “It’s not staying in!” “It’s not tight enough!” “It’s not working!” “I hate my hair!” She’d already worked on it by herself for who knows how long. She was coming to me to fix it, to make it…

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  • David EllisApril 21, 2016 - 3:19 pm

    Amy – lest you think you are alone, I’ve stared in the mirror in the bathroom at my workplace and asked myself all the same questions. Job or no job, the fears, doubts and hesitations are all the same. As are the multiple calls to distraction. Thanks for the authenticity and encouragement thru your words. Neither are possible without the other. Stay the course. You are called.ReplyCancel

    • AmyApril 26, 2016 - 2:13 pm

      Thank you so much for your faithful and awesome encouragement, David. I SO appreciate it.ReplyCancel

Finding Purpose, Place and Peace in the New Year

2015 was new, crazy, challenging, a bit here, there and everywhere. In January and February, I was empty, then filled. My husband was sick, then sick some more. In March and April, I was incredibly inspired, then incredibly humbled. In May, I started fresh again. In June, I was hopeful, then spirit crushed. In July, I said no…