Welcome

About This Blog

This blog is an idea God placed in my heart some time ago.  Through His guidance and provision, I’ve now been given the opportunity to make it a reality.

My goal is to help people by giving them hope and courage to fight against the negativity that is in this world.  I hope to speak to people’s hearts and let them know how much God loves us and that He has a plan for every single one of us.  I want to uplift and encourage others with God’s wisdom and point people towards Christ.

If nothing else, I pray that it inspires people to never give up and always move forward with their goals in life.  We only get this one life, so don’t hold back.  Live it out loud for all to see!

yau31

About Me

My name is Amy and I am a happily married mother of two who resides in beautiful eastern Pennsylvania.  I have a love for all things Disney (which I also like to blog about here) and consider Walt Disney World my home away from home.  I have a part-time job that allows me to work from home, which I am very grateful for.  When I’m not working or writing, I can usually be found reading or doing the usual household chores whilst cranking up whatever music genre strikes my fancy that day, most likely singing right along. 🙂

About My Faith

I accepted Christ as Savior back in February of 2007.  I am not an expert theologian or biblical scholar by any means.  I’m just trying to navigate my way through life like everyone else, but always look to God for my next step.  I make mistakes and stumble at times, but with the Lord’s help always get back up and continue to walk in obedience as best I can, ever pressing onward.

Philippians 3:13-14 13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 1:6 For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.

My Testimony

It was early December of 2006.  Christmas was coming and of course there were a lot of things going on; things you would think most people would look forward to.  For some reason though, I was not.  I just had this empty feeling inside that had been building up for a long time.

Why was I not happy?  What was going on?  I just felt so far detached from myself and nothing seemed to help fill the void.  I knew something was missing, something spiritual.  So I decided to pray to God to help me find it.

Now, before this point I had always considered myself a Christian.  We would go to church on occasion, and I would pray at times, but it really hadn’t been a big part of my life. Once my husband and I had kids, we did get a little more involved.  We joined a church and went regularly.  We had the kids baptized.  We did all the things “good” Christian folks did.  Yet something was still missing…

So, I continued to pray for a couple of weeks.  Then, one night as I was getting ready to put my daughter to bed, I turned on the radio and found this very soothing Christmas music and decided to leave that on to rock her to sleep.

After several minutes, the music ended and a radio show came on.  It was a Christian program, Adrian Rogers as I recall.  He was saying all these things that left me in absolute amazement.  It was exactly what I needed to hear, about how Jesus can come into your life and light the darkness, forgive you of your sins, and fill the emptiness inside you.

Even though I was a “Christian”, I had never heard these things before.  For the first time, I started to realize that my sinfulness and God’s righteousness could not coexist together.  I began to recognize my need for a Savior.

As the days and weeks went on, I found myself listening to this station whenever I could.  There were a lot of different programs, and I couldn’t get enough of them.  I could tell something inside of me was beginning to change…

It was now February of 2007.  One night while I was in my son’s room trying to help him fall sleep, another Adrian Rogers show came on.  He said all I had to do was pray, accept Jesus Christ as my personal savior, and all my sins…past, present and future…would be forgiven.

yava9

So right then and there while laying on my son’s floor, I did just that!

Slowly I began to see a difference in my life.  I began to read my Bible every day and continued listening to that station.  I started seeing things in a whole new light.  I began to make better choices in life based on the wisdom God revealed to me.

I’m not saying that I was suddenly perfect and no longer a sinner.  Humans will always have a sinful nature irregardless of what they believe.  The difference was that now I would not be held accountable for those sins.  Jesus paid that price for me with His own blood.

Because of that, I now wanted to do what was right by God, for God; not because I felt I had to out of guilt, but because I wanted to out of love and appreciation.

I still look back in amazement at how God reached out to me.  He knew I didn’t really have any other means for the gospel to reach me, yet it still did.  For that, I will be forever grateful.  I pray God uses what is written here to reach out to others in a similar way, for anyone that may need to hear it.

yavf7

Thank you for visiting.  I do hope you come back soon.  God bless!

~ Amy

IMAG0846

Feel free to connect with me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram

 

Leave a comment

Leave a Reply