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Monthly Archives: April 2013

Turning Capes Into Gowns

I’ve grown to hate this picture. I spent hours, maybe even days of that October, 2010, searching for the matching superman and superwoman costumes that now hang lifeless in our closet. We put them on, and it was oh so cute as my mother-in-law took our family picture, but later that night I felt the…

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  • […] don’t miss Amy’s post introducing the series, sharing why she is tired of trying to be Superwoman and how she is thankful she doesn’t have to do that […]ReplyCancel

  • NikkiApril 30, 2013 - 3:12 pm

    Oh mylanta do I ever love your heart.
    I’m partial to crowns over capes:)
    what a brilliant series and I’m looking forward to listening in! {HUGS}ReplyCancel

    • AmyMay 1, 2013 - 7:58 am

      Thank you Nikki, so glad to have you here. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Westrom PetersonApril 30, 2013 - 1:45 pm

    awww just what I needed today! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • JenniferApril 30, 2013 - 12:41 pm

    Amy, this is amazing and beautiful and powerful and so true. I am so excited about your series. What a beautiful heart you have. xoReplyCancel

    • AmyApril 30, 2013 - 7:40 pm

      Jennnifer, thank you for your sweet, kind words. I am blessed to have wonderful soul sisters online like you. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Tom BaunsgardApril 30, 2013 - 1:08 am

    Wow that was great… And based on reality! Non of us are super-human… But with God’s help we can be the best that we can be. Edna Mode said it first, “NO CAPES!”ReplyCancel

  • Malia Johnson MeyerApril 29, 2013 - 11:32 pm

    I used to be kind of a Tomboy…the cape always appealed more to me and I kind of shuddered at the frufru princessy stuff. However, after reading your post, for the first time I see myself in the princess role. This was beautifully written and a wave of Grace has washed over me. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Andrea Lupino CanniffApril 29, 2013 - 5:51 pm

    Love this, Amy. Thanks for sharing with such beautiful honesty. I’ve always preferred gowns, anyway.ReplyCancel

  • VickiApril 29, 2013 - 1:06 pm

    Amy, this is so filled with beauty and truth. So walking this right now. Just this very morning I was thinking on how hard it is to do it all, to be everything that society expects. There is so much pressure, but in my heart my only goal is to raise a son that loves Jesus with his whole heart.

    I can’t wait to read this series and get to know you more!


    • AmyApril 30, 2013 - 7:39 pm

      Vicki, thank you. You in particular have a lot on your plate, and the pressure you are feeling is likely very real. I hope and pray for blessings for you and your son on this new journey together. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Amy B. PedersonMay 1, 2013 - 12:35 am

    You’re welcome, Jennifer. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Amy B. PedersonMay 1, 2013 - 12:33 am

    Oh thank you so much Malia! That makes my day, truly. God bless your sweet soul.ReplyCancel

  • Amy B. PedersonMay 1, 2013 - 12:32 am

    Tom, I will have to read more from Edna! I know I’m not the first to reject the concept, and that’s good news for us all! ReplyCancel

  • Amy B. PedersonApril 29, 2013 - 6:46 pm

    Thank you Andrea. Me too! 🙂ReplyCancel

Meet Jose: Serving Good Stuff with a Smile

Today, I’m pleased to introduce you to Jose! I can’t tell you how long I’ve crossed paths with this delightful Culver’s employee, but I do know he’s brought countless moments of joy to my life. Positivity like his is contagious. If you know me really well, you know I LOVE Culver’s. I’m a true blue Culver’s…

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  • NikkiApril 27, 2013 - 10:33 pm

    I love this…and can’t believe it, but we have a similar gentleman at the Culver’s by our house! He always talks to my 5 year old like he’s a real person. asks him questions that gets my son all excited. brilliant strategy on Culver’s part as that is the only place my son likes to go as a result 🙂

    {Hugs} to you, Amy! I am looking forward to seeing you again—soon? 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Alyssa ZechApril 26, 2013 - 3:11 am

    I love that you love culvers so much. I also love that you encouraged this man, working in the food biz can be so thankless.
    A new friend from #inRLMN!ReplyCancel

  • Amy B. PedersonApril 26, 2013 - 8:55 pm

    Thank you Alyssa!! I appreciate your visit and encouraging words. Will you be at #inRLMN this weekend?!ReplyCancel

The Pressure Cooker of Life

The pressure cooker of life wears me down some days, no doubt it wears on others too. Pressure cooker, defined by Merriam-Webster: 1. an airtight utensil for quick cooking or preserving of foods by means of high-temperature steam under pressure 2. a situation or environment that is fraught with emotional or social pressures Pressure so great…

Words From My Heart, Here, For You

It had been a long day at work and I was on my way home, driving on the open road. The sunlight was coming through the trees just like it does in the movies, and David Crowder Band’s “How He Loves Us” was playing loud on the radio. They wrote a song from their hearts,…

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  • Amy P BoydApril 12, 2013 - 8:55 pm

    I love that you are moving forward in your calling. I have been working on a message that I will be giving at a women’s conf in May about fear. It is based on Exodus 14. The focus verse is verse 15 where God tells Moses to basically just get going/move forward. Prayers for you as you walk this path of your calling.ReplyCancel

  • NikkiApril 12, 2013 - 12:26 pm

    First, I cannot believe it’s only been a year since you’ve shared here (Happy Blogaversary!)…it feels like I’ve known you longer.

    Second, wow is God ever good. and my goodness does He ever pursue you…thank you for listening.

    Third, He has given you an amazing story to share and I’m so proud of you for doing just that.

    It’s through our mess, the contrast of our darkenss that His glory and light are revealed. And I see Him brightly through you, friend {HUGS}ReplyCancel

    • AmyApril 12, 2013 - 1:21 pm

      Nikki, technically it’s not my blog “anniversary” until July when I launched, but this week marks one year since I decided I was going to blog, moved forward with getting it set up, etc. Thank you, thank you. You embody all I love about the safe place I have found in Twitter and blogs. A bunch of people willing to bare their souls together to create greater good.ReplyCancel

  • IrisApril 12, 2013 - 11:45 am

    WOW! God is so good. You are the person to link up before me on Five Minute Friday, so I am ‘supposed’ to come and read your five minutes of writing and leave you encouraging words, but it is YOU that have encouraged me through YOUR words. Every day for the last while, God has encouraged me to pursue a silent dream that I have. I am not sure how it is going to unfold. Especially since I have two very busy little children blessing my life right now and it involves writing and busy noisy children don’t really allow for much writing. Your five minutes of writing have encouraged me and I thank you for that. Thank you for the vivid imagery and the sense of peace and encouragement you have left me with. Thank you!ReplyCancel

    • AmyApril 12, 2013 - 12:06 pm

      Dear sweet Iris: I am so glad! Perhaps you linked up right next to me because my words were to provide you encouragement today. And for that, my post, my sharing of my heart today, was all worth it!! Be still and know that God has plans for you and He will direct you…I am trusting this today, myself. 🙂 A big hug to you, and I took a peek, those two little ones are adorable!ReplyCancel

Running From, Through, For, To

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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  • Jodi BeckwithApril 8, 2013 - 2:40 pm

    Thank you for visiting my blog for FMF? Don’t you just love these prompts and the after results? Kudos to you for hard work. I’ve never been able to run much due to asthma, but, I can understand that drive to do so.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa @ four simply livingApril 6, 2013 - 6:46 pm

    Ahh I lost the dream of ever running a marathon this week… stupid knee surgery. But I love that I can visit blogs like yours and run one in my heart with you. Keep us updated won’t you. Visiting from 5MFReplyCancel

  • Dolly LeeApril 6, 2013 - 5:27 pm

    Wow, good for you, Amy 🙂 You’ve been on mind…praying you are well 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Marybeth Thielke BlogApril 5, 2013 - 7:11 pm

    *cheering you on* Great post!ReplyCancel

  • Leslie CrainApril 5, 2013 - 6:22 pm

    Preparation reaps a good after, I like it.ReplyCancel