You know... As a girl raised in America I've had just about everything I could ever really need or ask for. I watched my parents struggle as they successfully created the business my father owned and operated. And then I sat back and wondered how we went from living in a very small house to… Continue reading Would You Risk It?
My path has been different. I've never really understood it. I don't know if I ever truly will. Regardless of it all following God with my entire heart has produced my reality... And my reality is, I've gotten to fully become myself. I've been thinking about what it means to fully become yourself... No strings… Continue reading All That Matters Now
“Stay in today Amanda. It’s more than enough. You are more than enough.” That’s been my constant vibe for the past two days. A resounding of “You have to move forward, but you need to be fully present in every moment.” Is it tricky? Yeah, honestly it is. It’s very tricky to set goals and… Continue reading Present Future
What happens when you realize you're wrong? How do you move forward when you see that the picture... The truth... The reality was upside down from what you imagined it to be? That's where I stand... Again realizing that my ideals and opinions have been upside down in so many ways... You see for close… Continue reading Upside Down Kingdom
"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