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Monthly Archives: September 2015

Africa. When God Says Fly.

Our timelines rarely coincide with God’s. We want life to go faster. Or slower. We wish this would happen. Or that. We want to press forward. Quicker. We wish we could go back in time. And do it again. We dream of better days, longer days, days fuller, days lighter. We dream, scheme and believe BIG,…

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  • Rachel ArntsonDecember 14, 2015 - 12:33 am

    What an amazing trip! Thank you for sharing. It makes me anxious to go back again someday. We will see.ReplyCancel

  • Nicole BobdaSeptember 18, 2015 - 5:55 pm

    Amy, I’m so so excited for you!! Thank you for sharing this, especially about God’a timing vs our timing. I LOVE Africa, but have never been to Kenya. So excited for you to have this experience. I believe it will be AMAZING!! Really looking forward to seeing your pictures and reading about your trip. God is with you!ReplyCancel

  • Christy DavisSeptember 16, 2015 - 7:45 pm

    sooooooooo excited for you! God’s going to blow your socks off and I am so encouraged by your YES! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Kris NeffSeptember 16, 2015 - 12:29 pm

    Beautiful story from an amazing lady! 100% support you in every way! You filled my eyes with tears at your humble nature and such a spirit of loving all humanity. God only chooses the best for his work Amy, he knows what he is doing. Trust and Obey.


    • AmySeptember 16, 2015 - 6:12 pm

      Thank you, Kris. Your words are humbling and honoring to my heart, my mind and my soul. Thank you for taking time out of your day to read, and to leave words of encouragement. God bless.ReplyCancel

School Time

This is a guest post written by my younger sister, Tiffany, who has a diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder, bipolar type. Once a month, Tiffany documents a single day in her life. The purpose of these posts is to raise awareness of what it’s like to live with mental illness. I’m also hoping the posts will help readers recognize that we…

A Letter to My Baby Before You Begin Preschool

Dear Maisie, Today when I was getting you a fork for your mandarin oranges, you kindly reminded me you’re not a baby anymore. “I don’t need a little fork. I’m big. Babies need little forks.” You slid that baby fork with rounded, metal prongs and a pink, plastic handle across the counter quick. I gave…

A Letter to My Daughter as You Enter Middle School

Dear Elsa, You started middle school this week. 5th grade to be exact. I’m not sure where the years went, but here we are. You’re 10 1/2 and minutes away from completing your first week of 5th grade. I have some things I’d like to discuss with you before you get any bigger, before you…

A Letter to My Son Before You Become a Man

Dear Cooper, As August 3rd changed to August 4th, I woke from a deep sleep. I wake often in the middle of the night. Perhaps I have some sort of undiagnosed sleep disorder. Or perhaps I have an unusually busy mind that just won’t shut off, even in the deepest of sleep. Most often when I…