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Amy B

God has blessed us with a great big world, and I try to go see it whenever I can! Admittedly, I have an unusual life where I get to teach what I love 8-9 months out of the year and then go travel and serve the Kingdom in my other home the rest of the time: Edmond, Oklahoma and Vienna, Austria. A lot of what I write revolves around what God teaches me through those experiences and I invite you to "travel" with me in those times! Basically, I want to be Rick Steves (the travel writer) and Lysa TerKeurst (Proverbs 31 Ministries) when I grow up! :) I have a bunch of college "kids" I call my own, 2 dogs named Abby and McGee (yes, I love NCIS) and I get to be "the cool aunt" to 2 beautiful nieces and 3 handsome nephews. They make great play dates! Given the opportunity, I want to encourage people when I can and remind them of the power of God in their life...or help them find Him in different ways. Fair warning: I'll ask you the tough questions! I treasure deep relationships - especially ones that will allow for "iron sharpening iron." I love being outside, and I'm a huge fan of turning off the phone whenever possible to soak up God's creation! Actually, I'm a huge fan of turning off the phone in general...as the phrase goes: "Wherever you are, be all there", and if you are where I am, then I'm going to be all there! I'm flawed, but saved by grace and learning daily to be loved by God. I'm thankful for the times he lets me wrestle with him because he knows my heart of hearts, and I'm ok with my hip being messed up (Genesis 32: 24-26) because growth comes from it. I encourage you to join me in the journey! Love well...breathe deep....show mercy!

When Church Doors Close

Have you ever experienced the doors of your church building opening and closing for the last time?  Maybe too many people moved away.  Perhaps spiritual truths weren’t being spoken.  Maybe your building was too big for the congregation to support financially.  Maybe something happened that caused a split in the church. I’ve been there, done […]

The Chip and Dale of Christianity

Chip and Dale–the famous Saturday morning cartoon duo we all know and love.  What a pair, right?  Chances are you have childhood memories of Saturday morning cartoons. Perhaps you watched Chip and Dale, the furry little chipmunks made famous by Walt Disney. If you were like me, you ate a bowl of Lucky Charms while still […]

My Kingdom or His?

My Kingdom or His? Maybe you don’t struggle with this, but I do. Not intentionally, but I struggle with choosing my own kingdom over God’s.  I don’t always cling to the part in the Lord’s Prayer that says, “Your kingdom come, Your will be done…”, but I’m learning. By His beautiful grace, I’m learning. We […]