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Monthly Archives: March 2014

Why I’m Taking A Three Week Break From Blogging

With the birth of each of our children, came a rebirth of me. I worked full-time until the birth of our first child in 2002. It was then that I realized, for the first time in my life, that I might not want to be a full-time work outside of the home mama. My mom…

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  • Valerie HubelMarch 20, 2014 - 5:25 pm

    Amy – I will be praying for you during this time. Breaks like this – intentional and with a clear focus are so good in our crazy lives. Blessings to you!ReplyCancel

  • Lori HarrisMarch 20, 2014 - 1:23 pm

    Good for you! I’m in the middle of my 2nd blog break and it’s fabulous filling…and telling.
    Praying for renewal.ReplyCancel

    • AmyMarch 31, 2014 - 5:19 pm

      Thanks so much for your encouragement and prayers, Lori. I’m in the 2nd week of break, and while I’m missing blogging and have continued to “draft posts in my head,” it has been well worth it. The time I’ve spent in prayer, reflection and review has been telling for me, just as it was for you. Blessings to you!ReplyCancel

  • Tom BaunsgardMarch 19, 2014 - 7:59 pm

    Dear Amy, Take a break! Refill, Rebirth, enjoy yourself with rest, family, reflection, prayer and the Word… It’s all good! We will all be looking forward to your return to blogging! Blessings Abound!ReplyCancel

  • Vicki ThunstromMarch 19, 2014 - 6:31 pm

    I’ll be praying that you achieve all you desire on your break! And if you return on April 9th it will be an extra gift to me as that’s my birthday! 🙂ReplyCancel

Journey To Haiti (slideshow with music)

Amy *This is the final post from a month-long series about my journey to Haiti. Click here to read all the posts in the series. *Music courtesy of Ft. Alex Boye, Africanized Symphonic Cover of Adele’s Set Fire to the Rain

With and Without Translation

He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart;  yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.  Ecclesiastes 3:11 God makes no mistakes. He orchestrates every detail of our lives. He knows exactly who to bring into our lives and when, so we become more…

The Boy Who Stole My Heart

It was my first full day in Haiti with Compassion International. Hours into the day, I found myself actively engaged with a group of girls at the far end of the project’s play yard. With the help of a translator, I uncovered bits and pieces about the girls. They were all around my son and…


Re-entry, it was all good. Well, at least for a little while. The first flight took us from Port-au-Prince to Miami. The plane was nearly silent in those last moments on the ground in Haiti. I’d never seen so many people looking out windows as a plane readied for take-off. Even so, it was all…