Hello

rocky mountains, family of 5, boy mom, vail,coI’m so excited that we have this little space to connect!

Hi, I’m Amy Ruth Petersen. I’m a mom of 3 awesome boys and a pastor’s wife to a wonderful man. At an early age, I understood my need for someone to save me from my sins and accepted Jesus to meet that need for me.

Since then, I’ve been on a constant learning curve with ups and downs and sideways. And, I have felt the weight of spiritual weariness and apathy and the exhilaration of sweet, intimate, daily fellowship with Jesus.

I’ve been mentoring women since I was in high school. My favorite thing is to encourage and inspire women to LOVE God’s Word and to LIVE it authentically, powerfully, completely, and beautifully.

My heart beats for the woman who is a Christian and knows what she should do. But, she just can’t muster up the want-to. She is tired and weary and apathetic to the things of God. She feels guilty to even admit those things, but it is what it is. Her bookshelves are full with bible studies and devotionals and journals of years gone by, but her heart is barren, empty, dry.

She doesn’t know what to do. The Bible seems archaic and dusty. She can’t imagine how it could have any relevancy into her own life (into her worry, fear, bitterness, lack of purpose, insecurity, even her housework!). She knows God’s word is a good thing to know but it doesn’t make sense to her.

If this is you or someone you know… I hear you, I see you, I give you hug. I’ve been in that space, and it stinks.

girls feetLet’s step into God’s word together (yet never leaving our own crazy reality) and learn how to connect His truth to our everyday lives. Let’s discover the beauty and power and relevancy of the Bible to us beautiful women living in the 21st century!

Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. 2 Peter 1:2-4, NIV

I look forward to it,

 

 

10 thoughts on “Hello

  1. “God is shaping and molding me into who He has created me to be. I resist. I question. And I release. It’s not worth the fight. He is for my best. And He knows better than I do.” I love how you said this truth. I am learning it daily. Your 31 day title caught my attention,so I came over to check out your blog. I look forward to the 31 Day journey and seeing where you take us.

    1. Teresa, Thanks so much for stopping by! There is nothing like linking arms and diving into the healing, liberating, beautiful truth of God. Excited to walk with you along the way.

      1. ok, so this is freaky – I was back on your blog tonight – a year later – checking out your topic for this year and I saw where I had left a comment last year and thought it was tonight and I’m like….what? I know I didn’t just leave a comment (although I am really tired, so anything is possible). Then I saw the date, then the time and low and behold it is almost as late again. At least I am consistent. Looking forward to checking out your 31 Days live small posts.

        1. ok, Teresa. That is the funniest thing! Thanks for sharing your “2am moment.” Gave me a giggle for the day. I can so relate!

  2. Amy,
    I have been following your blog and I must say it causes me to pause, think and really get my mind back on the right track (when it wanders). I met you when my ex-husband and I attended Shandon and I was in a few of the womens Bible studies. God has used you to reach so many women. You are gifted! Thank you!

    1. Hi Dianna, yes I remember. I’m thankful we can reconnect in the blogosphere 😉 praying things have settled in your heart. Gods love is where we find who we truly are. Happy to reconnect 😉

  3. Wow. I was looking on line about anxiety in the christian life. I saw your post about going off the grid , thought I should read it. So glad I did. I have been struggling as a wife, a mom, and as a child of God in so many ways. Your blog is great. I feel like I constantly battle with God and of course this is my doing and not his. I have a hard time letting go and giving it to him. I am a control freak in every aspect of my life. Thanks for your encouraging words. Also, I live in Columbia, SC too!

    1. That’s awesome Renee! Love that in blogsphere we can make a connection even when we live in the same town. Do you go to church anywhere?

      1. I do, I go to Blythewood Presbyterian. It’s a fairly new church. We are a church plant from Northeast Presbyterian.

        1. yes! I know of Blythewood Pres. Have many friends that attend NE pres. So glad you are plugged into a church!

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