"God... Weird dude.” That’s what one of my closest friends says every time Holy Spirit leads her into something new. And it’s true ya know? God is an intricately complex being... Full of love, authenticity and vulnerability. But then there’s this insane strangeness to Him... There’s so much mystery surrounding Him and what He truly… Continue reading God… Weird Dude
I cried on the train this morning. I cried on the train this morning because it’s time to take another risk... Another gamble... Another giant leap of faith forward with God. And you know what? That’s still challenging for me. It’s still challenging to go, “You want me to do what next?! I’m tired of… Continue reading I Cried
For about a year now it seems as though God’s been emptying me of more... More fear. More idolatry. More selfishness. More hurt and pain. More of me. And to be completely honest with you, it’s been a challenge for me to let go of more without an understanding of “why?” I just keep questioning… Continue reading New Assignment
This might sound silly, but... do you walk with God? Of course I don’t mean physical walking. I mean spiritual walking. Are you spiritually walking with God on a daily basis? You know if I’m completely honest, I’m embarrassed to say I’ve spent most of my life walking with God. I feel embarrassed because the… Continue reading The Embarrassing Truth
I told my mom what God told me about blooming. She, who is always wiser than me, said, "Amanda, I know you're excited, but remember this is going to be a PROCESS. Just like all of the growth you've experienced, blooming will take time. A bud doesn't open overnight. It takes time to expand as… Continue reading Expansion
The unpaved path is rough. It’s lined with more obstacles, transition, pain, sacrifice and cultivation than I ever signed up for. I remember being a kid. I remember what I wanted in my heart. Then I remember the promises God gave me as I got older. I remember the words He spoke directly to my… Continue reading How Did I Become Her?
Pain is temporary if we’re open to healing. Pressure is good if we allow it to shape us in a life-giving way. Growth.... Growth is challenging. And a lifestyle of all three seems to be the challenge of all challenges. I told you God told me that all of my refinement, development, maturity and growth… Continue reading The Color Process
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
Life is wearisome and burdensome a lot of the time. I've come to believe it's only truly embraced and fully lived by the brave at heart... Those who are constantly willing to lay down all that they have to grow, evolve and change... Those who will not sub-come to the pressures of normality, but will… Continue reading Brave at Heart?
I used to think I knew faith. I used to think it was simply believing in what I couldn't see and the impossible. However, over the past year of life I've really realized faith is a lifestyle of risks. It's choosing to step out into uncertain, unknown and uncommon territory. It's choosing to simply follow… Continue reading Risky Business