Are you breathing? I know... It sounds like a silly thing to ask. Because if you're reading this right now, you are obviously alive and breathing. But you see the reason I am asking is a little bit deeper than what's on the surface... You see I find it increasingly fascinating that a virtually invisible… Continue reading Breathless?
Patience... Patience is really, really, really challenging for me. You see I’ve learned how to be patient with people and situations that are out of my control... But patience with God, myself and my own life.... Well that’s a completely different story. You see I just don’t like to wait. Waiting... Well waiting seems SO… Continue reading Wait-y
When God gave me Cultivate Life 10 years ago He told me it would be a “challenge” to “keep moving forward,” but that the challenge would always produce more LIFE. I believe my constant desire for more life is why I always chose the challenge. I want my world to become a flourishing paradise... One… Continue reading Keep Following
Can I be honest?... I think about life and death A LOT! Seriously though... I think about the reality of mortality and what it means to be fully alive on the inside constantly. Now, recently the Holy Spirit said, "Just live this summer Amanda. Take the next three months and really focus your attention on… Continue reading One Present Moment
One of my favorite movies is about a man hired to use a dream machine to plant an idea into the mind of another man... It’s called Inception. In one scene you find Leonardo DiCaprio (he’s the one hired to plant the idea) and his colleagues in a room full of sleeping people who are… Continue reading Inception
Okay... Today, I hit the decade mark of losing 100 lbs! So... What does it mean to me to look at the girl on the left, the young woman on the right and the woman in the middle? Well... To me the three make up a cultivated lifestyle of restoration and freedom. When I finished… Continue reading A Decade in the Making
About 7 years ago I was in college, working on something God had me put my entire self into. The idea He gave me seemed simple; however, I never realized how often I would think about the words He gave me to live by. "Amanda, the journey you're about to go on will be very… Continue reading The Best Way
Being alive... What a thought... I mean, you are alive right?!? I hope you’re always growing: spirit, soul and body. I hope you’re always open to development, maturity and growth from the inside out. Because it’s a challenge to do that today ya know? Our world is filled with technology. And while it’s good in… Continue reading Simply Alive
Living from a place where I don’t try to figure it all out... What a way of life! That’s where I feel like I need to be right now. Having the discernment to see the truth, but trusting deeply that all of the pieces of the puzzle are coming together as I watch them move.… Continue reading Figure or Follow?
"This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24 Growing up, I continuously heard my grandmother sing Psalm 118:24. We could be anywhere, doing practically anything and she'd freely breakout this phrase for anyone that was listening to hear. To me... To me these words didn't… Continue reading This is the Day!