Everyday Amy

Everybody has two sides. There’s my professional side where I speak and write for Proverbs 31 Ministries, podcast for Grit ‘n’ Grace, and write books you can click here to read about that side of me.

But here, I want to get to know you, and I want you to know the everyday me. This is the real scoop:

The goofiest things make me laugh. British comedy, my sons’ corny jokes, and my husband’s play on words all crack me up.

I’m scared of bouncing a check, closed in places, and pictures that show my double chin. (Just look at every picture on this blog… taken from above to hide the said chin… or check out this trick for hiding it.)

Almost anything makes me cry. I cry when I’m happy, sad, moved (even by Hallmark commercials), or in awe of something God has done. I don’t think on my feet well at all.  I get a joke a day late, and it takes me two weeks to think of the perfect come-back.

On my journey down life’s path, I often falter and fumble around, but I’m head-over-heals in love with our faithful God, who picks me up, dusts me off, and sets me moving forward in the right direction.

I’m married to Barry, the man I’ve loved madly for over 30 years. We’re both strong-willed, which makes for fireworks (the good kind and the bad kind), but he makes me laugh every day. Our two sons, Anson and Nolan, are my delight.  In 2019, we added Madison, our precious daughter-in-law, to our family. Barry and I are empty-nesters now, so we light up like Christmas trees when our caller ID says one of the kids’ names!

Some of my favorite things: a soak in the tub, coffee on cold mornings, time with my girlfriends, candles on my deck in the summer, a good story, playing games with my guys, fruity desserts, funky jewelry, and anything that makes me laugh.