I’ve never told this story on a public platform before…. Three years ago, mom, Bridget and I were sitting in Shreveport, La waiting for our house to sell. Art… Art wasn’t selling. Our finances were nonexistent. And, we had sold everything of significant financial gain to pay bills on time. Meaning, life… Life was dark.… Continue reading The Jig is Up!
After I lost my dad, one of my biggest challenges was the reality that I felt like there wasn't anyone there to take care of "me" anymore. For 25 years he was ALWAYS there... In my corner... Watching out for me... Protecting me from potential harm. So it was challenging to say the least to… Continue reading Reliability
Oh boy... I hear it again, "What's in your heart Amanda? I'm searching your innermost parts to see what's planted there and what kind of ground it's growing on. Are you going to let me have the things that are languishing? Are you going to surrender the fear that's keeping you from moving forward? And… Continue reading “Bettering” My Heart
At the beginning of January I heard Holy Spirit say, “Something very scary is about to happen in the city and the world, but I will protect you and your family. Do not be afraid. Do not live in fear. Just continue to pray. Pray for your family and friends... Pray that I keep my… Continue reading Get Lost
"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 got on the train this morning and couldn't help but find myself staring at the young man across from me.... Dressed from head to toe in some of the "best" brands and jewelry around. You could just tell he felt "cool" and "complete" because that's what those clothing brands stand for. But then I… Continue reading Dressed in Lies?
I laid in bed the night before last and wanted to cry because I felt so weak... So emotional... So caught in the chaos and frustration of life. Now, don't get me wrong. Life is good. Life is very, very good. But... Sometimes I just want to cry. Sometimes I do cry. I cry about… Continue reading I Cry
You know.. Anyone that follows what I write should know by now that I talk about the cultivation of life and following the Spirit. I want it to be known that just living the life He designed for us, filled with passion and purpose, is what's best. And of course I love to celebrate life's… Continue reading Tired Follower
Sometimes I don’t understand why God cares so much... Is it that we mutually care? That I come to the table too? That it’s a 50/50 deal where we are both all hands on deck in this thing called life? I mean, it just doesn’t make sense to me why He’s led me down this… Continue reading Why?
Yesterday I was on the train heading uptown to SoHo... My stop, "Prince Street." Right before the train came to a stop, a new thought jumped on board... "If Satan is just a prince of this world, then why are we letting him reign over it?" Immediately my mind started to ponder the reality. You… Continue reading Just a Prince