Introduce yourself as if we were on a coffee date! Tell us about yourself. Would you be drinking coffee or tea?
So … I feel like this is as close to a blind date that I will get. I love it! My name is Amy. I am a normal gal living life with my boys, running on Diet Coke, dry shampoo, and a desperate need for Jesus. I have a husband named William that I met in first grade Sunday school and am truly obsessed with, a 17-month-old son named Timothy, and two more boys in my belly that will be joining us in March.
My go-to coffee house drink is a Chai Tea with vanilla.
When did you start following Jesus?
God called me to surrender myself to Him in mid-elementary school. It was in the years that followed that I learned what living a life for Jesus and a transformed heart really looked like.
What is your definition of a well-watered woman?
A well-watered woman is found at the well. She can be found often and consistently at the source of life. She knows her limitations and the One who equips her to exceed her own abilities and strengths. She is steady and she is strong because of who her heart belongs to and who she looks to for peace and sustenance.
How do you give Jesus the first moments of your day?
I hate to be so up-front about my flaws on our first date, but … I am bad at this. My son wakes up anywhere between 5–7 every day and then I often seem to steamroll right into the “get out the door” hustle.
My first moments tend to come in the car with my son. Every day on the way to school we turn on songs that are centered on Scripture. Our favorite albums right now are: Sing Creation Songs and Red Sea Road by Ellie Holcomb, and Be Held: Lullabies for the Beloved by Christy Nockels. It’s a way for us to claim God’s promises as we head into our day.
What sort of spiritual season do you find yourself in now? What verses are you clinging to in this season?
I am in a season of waiting and trust, for a number of things. It has lasted for about two years now and I am changed because of it.
My passages that I fight doubt and worry with are these:
“Thus says the LORD, who makes a way in the sea, a path in the mighty waters, who brings forth chariot and horse, army and warrior; they lie down, they cannot rise, they are extinguished, quenched like a wick: ‘Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” (Isaiah 43:16–19)
“Commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him, and He will act.” (Psalm 37:5)
What intentional daily habits help you remain rooted deeply in the Word of God?
I surround myself with truth. Songs that I listen to. Podcasts that I choose to spend time on. Scripture in front of my eyes on my desk, kitchen cabinets, and right next to my bed. I also pray out loud and often throughout my day. When I worry or I wonder, I speak it.
Who is a "well-watered mentor" or example in your life, and how has she helped you become a well-watered woman?
I have a sweet friend that serves on my lead team at my home church and she is a gift to my heart. She reminds me of what God promises us as His children; she tells me to slow down, and she reminds me that it is okay to not be okay. She constantly points me to Jesus.
What books are you currently reading, or have recently read, and would recommend to our community?
Oh, I love love love books.
- Remember God by Annie Downs
- The Gospel Comes With A House Key: Practicing Radically Ordinary Hospitality In Our Post Christian World by Rosaria Butterfield
- Missional Motherhood: The Everyday Ministry of Motherhood In The Grand Plan of God by Gloria Furman
- Everybody Always by Bob Goff
If you could tell every woman on this blog one piece of wisdom, what would it be?
Breathe. Sister, breathe. We live in a world that calls us to leave no room for margin and try to exceed our limits every single day. But we do not have to let this world race sweep us up. Yes, your calendar may be busy, but our hearts must not be scattered and weary.
Seek sustenance and joy in Jesus. Allow yourself to really feel how you are feeling. And make the next right step in the direction of being a vessel of the gospel without wearing yourself thin.