Every now and then I come across some writers that so evidently pour their heart into what they write. When I came across Amanda's blog, I could tell how passionate she was about writing and about Jesus. I have been blessed by her words and am so honored to have gotten the chance to ask her a few questions about her and what inspires her. You see, this is what it is all about, lifting one another up, and Amanda teaches so many people this on a daily basis through her writing and love for Jesus.
Amanda has laid it out through her writing that the glory is His. When I asked her what inspires her to write, she explained that sharing stories is a form of worship to her. The real and raw parts of life that she shares are put on her heart from the Holy Spirit and that oozes out with each article she shares. Furthermore, she expressed that she wants people to know that they are not alone in their struggles.
Personally, I love to hear how God works in and through people's lives. When I asked Amanda what this looked like in her life, she explained that God had changed and transformed her in many ways. She expressed that she was a product of divorce and had decided that marriage was not in the cards for her. With marriage no longer an option, neither was saving herself for marriage. However, piece by piece God restored and made some changes in her heart. Amanda's story continued by her stating, "A guy who I thought was WAY too good for me began to pursue me (and didn't stop even when I pushed him away). His name is Eric and he's now my husband." I LOVE THIS. This is such a testimony of God's unfailing love for us. She later expressed, "Through Eric, God revealed his true character to me. Now, I know The Lord is patient, loving, kind, and gentle. I also view marriage in a whole new light. I write a lot about marriage because it's one of the things that God totally did a 180 on my heart about. "
If Amanda could wrap up this season of life into one word she would choose the word "exhilarating". With so many new adventures on the horizon, she would describe her soul as "full of joy".
1 Corinthians 4-7 is tattooed on her wrist, which is why many would conclude that this verse is her favorite. However, this is not the case because the Bible is SO good that she could not just pick one verse. Amanda explained that she loves the book of James and loves the "red verses" where Jesus is speaking.
Hearing all about Amanda and her story leaves me feeling so grateful that God is big enough to cover all of the pain and hurt the world may bring. Through her writing, she is able to radiate God's love, and it is so powerful.
If you would like to visit her blog and read her kind and inspiring insight on life visit her at, mandacarpenter.com.