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Monthly Archives: November 2013

Divine In The Daily Reader Survey

I felt a call to write nine years before I actually started writing. The call began in 2003 and continued to unfold year after year for nine years straight. All those years I kept the call a secret, mostly to myself. To be completely honest, I didn’t even know if it was a call, so…

When You Just Need To Have a Little Fun

After we folded and set out a couple hundred place cards in preparation for the wedding, Jerry, father of the bride, overheard my son ask me for money from the ATM. My son had seen all the video games upstairs and wanted money to play them at the reception later that night. I explained we…

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  • Tom BaunsgardNovember 25, 2013 - 7:17 pm

    Dear Amy,
    Wow, this one really struck a cord. It took me back 34 years to when my late son Michael was Cooper’s age. He LOVED video games! and he was very good at them too… so good that he would rack up extra games at the video arcade and sell them to his friends. What was problematic is that he would have to sneak to bowling alley where the video arcade was. This was forbidden territory… The bowling alley was off limits to my kids because there was a bar there… Looking back in regret, I wish that I had taken time with my oldest son to go with him there and to enjoy just watching him and cheering him on. You and Seth are doing a wonderful job and taking time and making time for your kids. God bless you both. Thanks for sharing this with us all. (and thanks to Uncle Jerry for setting such a wonderful goal!)NOVEMBER 22, 2013 – 5:08 PMReplyCancel

  • Tiffany FemlingNovember 22, 2013 - 5:25 pm

    Good deal! Good kids! ReplyCancel

  • Monica Anderson PalmerNovember 22, 2013 - 5:21 pm

    that’s awesome!
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  • Tom BaunsgardNovember 22, 2013 - 5:08 pm

    Dear Amy,
    Wow, this one really struck a cord. It took me back 34 years to when my late son Michael was Cooper’s age. He LOVED video games! and he was very good at them too… so good that he would rack up extra games at the video arcade and sell them to his friends. What was problematic is that he would have to sneak to bowling alley where the video arcade was. This was forbidden territory… The bowling alley was off limits to my kids because there was a bar there… Looking back in regret, I wish that I had taken time with my oldest son to go with him there and to enjoy just watching him and cheering him on. You and Seth are doing a wonderful job and taking time and making time for your kids. God bless you both. Thanks for sharing this with us all. (and thanks to Uncle Jerry for setting such a wonderful goal!)ReplyCancel

When It Occurs to You That Your Mom Is Human

I still don’t know how she did it. She was a mom of three and she worked full-time our entire lives. She never tried a part-time gig, never took years off to stay at home while the kids were little, and I don’t remember a single time she complained about having to work AND raise…

Why I’m Confident God’s at the Gym

After untangling the cord, I place one white earbud in each ear. A first generation iPod Nano loaded with thousands of songs goes in my right hand, an iPhone in my left. I push playlist, then Amy’s workout, searching for the song that matches my mood. Sometimes the day dictates secular, sometimes worship, sometimes a…

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  • Carre CampbellNovember 18, 2013 - 2:47 pm

    Amy.I love your posts. I love reading them, because you are helping ME open MY eyes to things around me, and I thank you!
    As one working mom to another, one who loves the “underdog stories” (me), I thank you.
    You inspire ME to want to write like you do.
    So far, I’m back at it in brief spurts, and I rarely do the type that you do, but I want to again someday. I need to give myself permission to do that.

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    • AmyNovember 21, 2013 - 1:31 pm

      Thank you so much, Carrie, for taking time to share these kind words with me. One of the many goals for the blog that I have is to help people see in a new light. I needed and need to see in this new light as well, so it’s as much of a journey for me as it is you. I just checked out your blog for the first time. Love your sweet stories about your kiddos. 🙂 The Disney pics were so cute. Awesome you got pics with some of the characters! And by the way, give yourself permission to write in whatever way you need, whenever you need. For the most part, I’ve settled on my writing style…it’s fairly serious with deep undertones, I write the way I see the world. I’d love to be more fun, simple, everyday, but it’s just not my natural style. Be who you are and that will be most fulfilling to you. Thanks again, Carrie, for leaving the note. Blessings to you!ReplyCancel

  • Nicole Marie NewfieldNovember 15, 2013 - 11:09 pm

    So beautiful- love your stories!ReplyCancel

The Story Is Still Being Written

The story is still being written. It’s the sentence that’s been ringing true in my heart for months. It’s true, you know. My story? It’s still being written. Your story? It’s still being written. I want answers. I want clarity. I want direction. I want to know what’s next. I want to go this way or that….

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