My name is Amy, which means be•loved: dearly loved : dear to the heart.
It is nearly destructive for me to not feed a creative outlet. When I am not experimenting in the kitchen or embarrassing my two teens,. I have been known to decorate and spray paint anything that stays still. I also pull weeds in the backyard in my humble attempt to replicate my grandmother’s rose garden.
A transplanted northern girl, I call Augusta, GA home. I still miss the snow but tall backyard pines and sweet tea have compensated. I share life with a grace-filled husband, Troy. Our daughter Shelby (19) is a singer, poet, and fashionable vintage soul and her brother Mitchell (16) is a guitar-playing, wickedly funny fisherman. I had no idea that being a mom could teach me so very much about myself.
Ovarian cancer refocused my faith when I was 29.
I’ve never been the same, and for that I’m grateful.
I am The Co-Founder of The Lydia Project. This is where God wove my story of cancer into a ministry. Hundreds of Lydia volunteers now serve thousands of women and their families each year, providing spiritual, emotional, and financial support. I believe God usese the valleys in our lives to minister, I’ve seen it up close.
Writing has always been my refuge. I am a Co-Visionary and Contributing Writer at Outside the City Gate Community. I have also written for The High Calling, (In)Courage, Chicken Soup for the Soul, and locally as a guest columnist with The Columbia County News Times.
I work now as a freelance writer and social media strategist. I’m blessed to work with Vi Bella Jewelry. This job creation ministry combines two of my passions: storytelling and ministry. (O.k, and fashion.) I have fallen in love with the people and the land of Haiti. Part of my heart lives there and I’m blessed to work with a team of international world-changers. I also work with a few local clients in assisting with storytelling, marketing, press releases, and marketing.
My first book, co-authored with a dear friend Tammy H. Meyer: “A God for All Seasons” will be published this summer.
Thanks for walking a bit of this cobbled path with me. This is a place where “blue jean brothers and sisters” can have conversations.
Amy (Blue Jean Girl)
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