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The Day I Lost My Voice Over Paint Colors

For months, the striped duvet and shams in the Pottery Barn catalog wowed me and called me. When it comes to decorating, our master bedroom is at the bottom of the barrel. The dining room, living room, powder room, kid’s bathroom and kids’ bedrooms have always taken priority over ours. It’s just the way we’ve…

When You Had Your Story All Wrong

We were sure. So sure. We were certain God was writing a tailor-made story. Each one of us had reasons – 2 1/2 months of reasons, a lifetime of reasons – as to why this made complete sense, why this particular opportunity HAD to be from God. I can tell you with certainty that in…

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  • Carol ForsbergJune 23, 2017 - 6:13 pm

    Amy, what a story you have to tell.  Most of us have a story to tell and most of us face many disappointments in this life …but we survive because God is there for us, always!ReplyCancel

  • JanaJune 21, 2017 - 9:02 pm

    Amy – Thank you for writing this & hitting “publish.” People need to hear this. Yes, I have been down a road that felt like all yeses & now feels like one gigantic heartbreaking “no” with no idea how or when or if it will change. Your piece reminds me, reminds us that there *are* certainties we can cling to, if we choose to. Hard as it is, sometimes. – grace & peaceReplyCancel

  • RaquelJune 21, 2017 - 3:33 pm

    Praying for you and your family. God has something for you. Something bigger than both you guys can dream. Our flesh is never good at waiting. Praying for peace and knowing to come over you guys and Gods timing to be soon. Hugs!ReplyCancel

My Story and Why I’m Saying Goodbye to My Blog of 4 1/2 Years

The story began on Christmas 1985 when I was just nine years old. I received my first camera as a gift that year. It was film, of course. One of those old-fashioned rectangular Kodak cameras, I’m quite sure. $10? $15? $20 max? Who knows how much that camera cost. I might not have known it…

Holding Out Hope for a Better Life

My name is Erica. I am a 38-year-old public school art teacher. I have been teaching for over 10 years and love my job. Unlike many mothers with children with disabilities, I have managed to maintain my career. I feel very blessed to work with over 500 students in our town in Minnesota. I have…

When You Don’t Feel Pretty in Your Family Pictures

Recently, I received an email from a photography client who loved the photos I took of her family, but…ummm…herself? Not so much. She went on to describe WHY she didn’t like herself in the photos and what specific action she needed to take to remediate that problem next time they take family photos. The funny thing is, I…

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  • JanaDecember 2, 2016 - 9:13 pm

    This is so good, Amy – and so true! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

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