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 the Vice President of Marketing for 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 hang out on Pinterest and flit around occasionally on Twitter (@AmyBreitmann), and Facebook.  I also find that most beautiful things don’t need filters on Instagram.

Thanks for walking a bit of this cobbled path with me. This is a place where “blue jean brothers and sisters” can have conversations.

Blessings,

Amy (Blue Jean Girl)

amy@belovedinbluejeans.com

Here’s the inspiration behind the blog name

 

A few of my most popular posts here:

A Dog Named Grace

Blessed are Those Who Quietly Hold Out a Hand

The Stage of Letting Go That Might Kill You (or make you stronger)

So God Made a Teacher

One Stone Every Prodigal Should Pick Up

Go On.  Be Brave

 

 

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