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Tweet Not the scripture you were expecting to kick off the Advent season? Maybe you were hoping for something from Luke? A verse about a star? A shepherd or two? This year when I began to think about the season of hope, my mind immediately went to Jeremiah. For those of you somewhat familiar with this […]

Happy Anticipation

Tweet Confession: I started listening to Christmas music a couple days ago, clearly breaking the No Christmas Music Before Thanksgiving Rule that I set for myself. I also bought a Christmas tree – one of the first ten they sold, apparently – and have been diffusing Thieves and Peppermint essential oils for days. I love […]

Choose Your Own Adventure is Back!

Tweet If you were a child in the 80’s, there are a few incontrovertible facts about your childhood: You had a Care Bear and/or a Cabbage Patch Kid. You chewed either Hubba Bubba or Bubblicious, and you likely had a strong preference one way or the other. You read Choose Your Own Adventure books. Thankfully, […]

Too Much of a Good Thing

Tweet Hi, my name is Amy, and I have a lot of buttons. (Hi, Amy…) This morning in the shower, which is where I do my best thinking, I began to think about the Advent season. Now that it’s November, I’m requiring every ounce of willpower to keep from transforming my home into a winter […]

The Golden Girls of Facebook

Tweet Sing it with me: “Thank you for being a friend…travel down the road and back again…” Last night as I was getting ready for bed, I started to think about the fact that Facebook friends tend to follow commenting patterns. There are certain people who always respond to every status in exactly the same […]

Depression Lies

Tweet Last night as I was headed to bed, my Facebook feed filled with the news that the blogging community lost someone to depression. I didn’t know her. She was a friend of friends, someone who moved through some of the same circles as me and my people. But nevertheless, the news took my breath […]

Blogust 2015 – Just Love

Tweet For the past couple of Augusts, I’ve participated in a special social media event called Blogust. During Shot@Life’s Blogust 2015—a month-long blog relay—some of North America’s most beloved online writers, photo and video bloggers and Shot@Life Champions come together and share inspirational quotes for their children. Every time you comment on this post and other […]

8 Reasons Why Christians Hurt People

Tweet 1. They aren’t Christ, they’re Christ followers. Okay, so that’s the most obvious, simplest reason, which I needed to get out of the way before we could continue. For all of the tossing about of the term “Christ-like,” the design of Christianity is that there is one Christ, one Savior, sent to provide us with the […]