Hi!  My name is Amy.  Whenever I visit a blog or website, I go to the about page first.  The words shared there are a handshake or hug, welcoming you in and inviting you to stay.  But words are more than an introduction.  They contribute to talking and sharing and to how we love and pray.

The summer I graduated from fourth grade, we got on a plane and traveled to a far-away land (called China) with tall buildings and a sky that was sometimes blue.  It was new, exciting, hard, messy, fresh, and wondrous.  I think that might have been the start: seeing the world and God in a new way that spilled from my heart to paper.

Since then, there's been more plane rides and new places.  The tall buildings are now sprawling fields, but the sky is still blue.  I write because there's so much to be shared and occasionally it comes out the way it sounds in your head.  And God is eternal and creative, which means that there's a lot to write about-- even when it doesn't come out sounding the way you planned.  I pray my words bring glory to Jesus.

Welcome!  I hope you are encouraged by finding joy, truth, and honesty in these words; that you'd find grace and beauty all around you.  Will you join me in following Jesus with joy, all by grace through faith?  It's the most amazing adventure, friend.


If you're still reading (I appreciate you, faithful reader!) here's a few more of my favorite things (yes, that's a Sound of Music reference):

  •      Jesus.  I love Him, but He loved me first.
  •      God's grace is also pretty incredibly amazing because He calls me His child.
  •      Photography.  Looooove.  A lot.
  •      Sunrises & sunsets... when a picture can't capture the brilliance in the sky.
  •      Chipotle (and all ethnic food: pad thai, curry, and ravioli.  You name it, I'll probably eat it).
  •      Burt's Bees chapstick.
  •      Books.  Especially ones I can write in.
  •      Autumn leaves, fresh snowflakes, the sound of snow melting, and summer sunshine.


  1. Awesome I love your blog so much! And your About is so nice! I am looking forward to more post! :)
    Grace xxx ♥

  2. I love your blog, Amy. And I'll be following. :)
    Tane ♥

  3. Hi There! I absolutely love your blog design! It's so sweet!

    I'm a new follower. :)


  4. Beautiful. I too am a believer in the oxford comma. :) Keep up the great blog, lovely!

    ♥ samantha

    1. Thanks, girl! Let's make the world a better place, one oxford comma at a time. ;)

  5. Great blog! I can't wait to read more very soon!!!


  6. This is my.favorite.blog. And I'm not just saying that because we're related. : ) I love to read everything you write, Dear Amy! Keep it going and going. You bring glory to Jesus when you write. Love you loads and loads!!


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