When I write, I try to give the most accurate view of what's happening in my heart in that given moment. I mean... That is the goal of this blog. To stay as vulnerable as possible with the ups and downs of my life as I follow Father God, Jesus and Holy Spirit's lead. So… Continue reading Are You Ready for It?
Keep the peace…. Even when life’s circumstances push you to the limit, remember why you have it… Remember to stay focused on the One that can’t be shaken, moved or truly manipulated. Keep the peace. Keep it down in you. Hold on to it tight and don’t let it go. I know things can get… Continue reading Keep The Peace
"Fit in... just fit in Amanda. Figure out how to fit in and then you'll be happy and confident and secure and complete!!" This has been a narrative I constantly play out in my head. It's been a narrative that's taken possession of every season and chapter of life I've ever entered and lived through...… Continue reading Square Peg, Round Hole
I've been coming to my grandmother's house on Cane River my entire life. It's a place that is 100% country, yet southern. While sitting on her porch yesterday I found myself very confused about a patch of trees. "Where did they come from? Did they grow over night? Why was I just now noticing them?"… Continue reading Timing of the Trees
Over the past week or so something has been troubling my heart. Nothing bad has happened, but all of a sudden I feel very distant from God... You see for almost a decade I feel as though I've been climbing this very, very tall, but bumpy mountain range. Now when I began my journey I… Continue reading Sky’s the Limit… Right?
From the window of mom's new house I sit in my bed and watch the river flow as the sun rises every morning. Some days it flows left. Other days it flows right. But then there are days when it's peaceful and still, reflecting the life around it. Now, I'm not sure what the river… Continue reading Year Four
If you've ever hiked a mountain before then you know the feeling that comes when you finally reach the top. In an instant all of the work it took to get there means nothing because you feel like you're on top of the world. And, in a lot of cases, you can see for miles… Continue reading Going Down
In the past few months I've heard it said at least 20 times now, "Well, hindsight is 20/20." And though I do believe that statement is true, I've grown to love the confusion and uncertainty built into life. Now, don't get me wrong... I don't like to be confused and uncertain; however, without the confusion… Continue reading When It’s Finally Over
Why do we fear?... Why do we so casually choose to cultivate a heart of fear, rather than choose to cultivate a heart of love?... I do this often... I fear things... Sometimes fear leads me to fear money or the lack of money... Other times fear leads me to fear the future... And, on occasion,… Continue reading Outrun by Fear?…
If the journey of life is really, truly about the process... About the ups and downs we feel emotionally, then I am right on time... Because my soul feels down... Like it's dragging around in the tangibleness of life... I am an emotional being... I get overwhelmed when life doesn't work out the handful of… Continue reading Reacting to the Noise…