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Monthly Archives: March 2013

Meet Barbara: Because Even A Superstar Needs a Mom

I watched every episode of X Factor that year, 2011. A spunky, vivacious girl named Rachel Crow took the stage and stole the hearts of millions of Americans. There was something special about this girl, you could see it in a minute. She was born to perform, born to bring light to lives. She took…

Meet Patty

Five days have passed since I met sweet Patty. She emerged from the back like an angel, and words won’t adequately describe the way she made me feel that day. But try I must, to put this experience in words, because as I circled the mall after meeting Patty, I felt with all certainty you…

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  • Michelle ~ Blogging from the BooniesApril 11, 2013 - 12:53 pm

    I loved reading this post. You have a way with words and, through reading this, I felt uplifted. Thank you for sharing this experience!ReplyCancel

    • AmyApril 12, 2013 - 10:23 am

      Thank you Michelle for visiting and for your kind words. I have been so blessed and encouraged by all of your posts, and am so glad we connected through our passion for Compassion.ReplyCancel

  • Gretchen O'DonnellMarch 27, 2013 - 9:19 am

    Horray! You found the dress and the emotion to match! I love that checkered dress in the photo – adorable! I hope you had a great time at the awards!ReplyCancel

    • AmyMarch 29, 2013 - 8:29 am

      Thanks for your sweet comments and well wishes Gretchen! We did have a great time. I love the checkered dress too!ReplyCancel

Meet Miss Mara

Mara. Sweet Mara. I’d heard her name many times more than once. I took note this little girl was in need. Prayers were lifted from the pulpit and there were requests for even more prayer. Her name showed up in email newsletters, and there was a benefit too. For years, these opportunities to cross paths…

When You Feel Ordinary Among The Extraordinary

It’s Friday, which means it’s time for another Meet Me At This Moment for Five Minute Friday post! I spend the last hour of Thursday chatting it up with a group of authentic and inspiring Five Minute Friday bloggers on Twitter (#fmfparty). One minute past midnight EST Friday, Lisa-Jo Baker gives us a single word prompt and we all write…

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  • AnonymousMarch 31, 2013 - 9:48 am

    This is very attention-grabbing, You’re a very professional blogger. I’ve joined your rss feed and look ahead to looking for extra of your fantastic post. Also, I’ve shared your site in my social networks!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Westrom PetersonMarch 2, 2013 - 2:08 pm

    Beautiful and I feel the same when I start to look at everyone’s dreams and compare, I am defeated before I even start… Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Beth K. FerrellMarch 2, 2013 - 11:33 am

    That is beautiful! I have some God-sized dreams too that I dare speak out loud. We will pursue our dreams together. God is the One who places the desires of hearts within us, right? Bless you!ReplyCancel

  • Karrilee AggettMarch 2, 2013 - 7:09 am

    My sweet friend… a thousand times YES! This is me… this is so many… all of us with our own voice… our own story… our own piece of a Dream that weaves together and gives Him Glory! I LOVE this! I will be praying for you as you pursue that God-sized Dream of yours… (and I enjoyed our rare ‘quiet time’ at the FMFParty last week too!)ReplyCancel

  • Dolly@SoulstopsMarch 1, 2013 - 11:06 pm

    Dear Amy,

    Keep going forward one step at a time…most of us feel inadequate…I know I do, but I keep reminding myself that my adequacy is from God (2 Cor. 3:4-5)…what I love about Holley’s book is the focus on our relationship with God being primary and not about the dream so much in the big picture.

    Your dream matters…keep close to Him 🙂

    Cheering you on 🙂ReplyCancel

    • AmyMarch 4, 2013 - 9:27 am

      Sweet Dolly, I think we’d be fast friends if we lived closer. Your perspective always seems to compliment mine just right. Thank you for your support and kind words.ReplyCancel

  • TrestaMarch 1, 2013 - 2:15 pm

    Struggling with those same thoughts from time to time, but yes, He has something to say uniquely through you. Comparison is futile, and I’m sure you know that! Everything here is beautiful.ReplyCancel

    • AmyMarch 4, 2013 - 9:28 am

      Tresta, I’ve been thinking about your comment “comparison is futile.” What an obvious statement, but how easy it is to fall into the trap of comparison. There’s always someone further along the path or on a different path, but our path is our own. Thank you for reminding me of such simple truth.ReplyCancel

  • grace at {gabbing with grace}March 1, 2013 - 10:38 am

    beautiful. I love those tender moments with the Lord!

    Thanks for posting this, being brave & embracing yourself, your dreams & your God!

    Also, thanks for pointing me to Holly & her book. Had never been to her site before & will def check it out & the book!ReplyCancel

    • AmyMarch 4, 2013 - 9:30 am

      Grace, glad I could point you to Holley Gerth! I have her other book “You’re Already Amazing” in my stack of to-reads for 2013, but haven’t gotten to it yet! So much reading to do, so little time. Next up will be her God-Sized Dream book. Thanks for stopping by and for your kind words.ReplyCancel

  • Amy B. PedersonMarch 4, 2013 - 3:24 pm

    So glad you popped over Karrilee! 🙂 I like your perspective that we all have a piece of a dream that weaves together. That is a healthy, big picture perspective. Thank you so much for your prayers and support, and I’ll “see you” around!ReplyCancel

  • Amy B. PedersonMarch 4, 2013 - 3:23 pm

    So true. Thank you Beth, and bless YOU as you pursue your God-Sized dreams! ReplyCancel

  • Amy B. PedersonMarch 4, 2013 - 3:22 pm

    Thank you for sharing Jennifer…it’s good to know we’re not alone. 🙂 ReplyCancel