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Monthly Archives: April 2014

What a Whistling Grocery Cart Pusher Taught Me About Life And the Purpose of My Life

It was the second week of August 2013. The sun was shining and the sky was blue. For some reason, I had more time than normal before my last speech-language therapy home visit that day, so I took the opportunity to stop at the grocery store where I planned to do business banking and pick…

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  • Peggy Lynn GroenwoldApril 28, 2014 - 10:56 pm

    Of we could be so happy and caring.ReplyCancel

  • Vicki ThunstromApril 28, 2014 - 7:43 pm

    This is just my very favorite! It is also one of my most cherished lessons in life…The joy of the Lord is our strength…. Thanks for sharing this! ReplyCancel

  • DebApril 28, 2014 - 3:16 pm

    You have such a beautiful heart and a peace about you that makes others feel at ease & want to share. Glad I finally got to meet you this weekend!ReplyCancel

    • AmyApril 28, 2014 - 9:08 pm

      Thank you, Deb. I, too, enjoyed our time together this weekend and am grateful we were able to meet. I LOVED our table of women! What a great combo of personalities and life stories. Looking forward to connecting more online and in real life with you and the other ladies. 🙂 Have a great week.ReplyCancel

Haiti. Where My Heart Longs to Linger.

That last night in Haiti, I sat on the edge of a bed in a Port-au-Prince hotel room facing my roommate, Georgeann. I’d just met this woman one week prior, but I’d learned enough of her to know she was authentic and completely trustworthy. So in that moment, both of us bare-footed and ready for…

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  • Antonio MaciasNovember 19, 2014 - 5:50 am

    Amy I see that we are truly united by the same heart. I have not been able to express in words how the people of Haiti have changed my life. My spirit cries out to return. My spirit cries out to share Haiti with all of those who I love. It cries out so loudly that before I left Haiti I was all ready making arrangements to return. In March 2015 I plan on taking my wife and 4 kids with me. I’m also taking my neice as her graduation gift and may end up taking more people. I must share this beautiful place and these beautiful people with others. God is truly doing an amazing work in Haiti.ReplyCancel

  • summer saldanaApril 28, 2014 - 12:03 pm

    Oh Amy, I loved this post more than a comment could ever capture. You have written my heart & thoughts exactly, and close even to what I’ve written from my journey as well!

    I love my life here. But there is an unbelievable joy, peace and contentment when I’m serving in the DR or wherever God calls me outside my comfort zone.

    I know God has called our family to do more, go more, and be more…and while I have no idea what that looks like, I know that more than ever I am his willing servant.ReplyCancel

    • AmyApril 28, 2014 - 9:21 pm

      Dear Summer: While we’ve never met, I’m convinced, based on all I know about myself and everything I’ve read on your blog, that we’re soul sisters. I have SO enjoyed following your story and watching it unfold the past year and a half, and am convinced we’ve experienced similar feelings along the way. Of all the posts I’ve ever written on this blog, this would be one I would definitely NOT want you to miss. So I’m glad you found and read it today, Summer. Thank you for taking time to share your thoughts. I appreciate it so much, and it is SO good to know we are not alone. So good to be able to say “me too.” 🙂 Blessings, and grateful we’re on this “outside of our comfort zone” journey together!ReplyCancel

Grandpa and Grandma’s Little Light

My sister sent the text at 5:06 p.m. I read it just as I was pulling in the driveway from work. “The ambulance is getting dad from the golf course.” Dad had a heart attack on the golf course. He’d just finished the 4th hole and wanted to finish a 5th, but things had been…

Finding Your Way Back to Truth (Part 4)

When you’ve been deceived, it’s crucial you find your way back to truth. So I sat in bed with nothing but my laptop, my Bible and a pen, ready to receive revelation about this I’m too much, not enough business. Little did I know, revelation was about to kick in because of the words on…

When It’s Good Friday and You Just Know You’re Not Enough (Part 3)

It’s hard to live up to the world’s elusive standards. We wonder if anything about us is enough. We wonder if we’ll ever be good enough, strong enough, tough enough, sensitive enough, or smart enough to bear the weight of the world. The measuring stick’s out. And we know, we just know we don’t measure…