The Verse I Thought was Just for the Pretty Girls

In Articles/Devotions

I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror the other day.  My full self.  I was getting ready to hop in the shower when I turned to grab something off the bathroom counter.  I paused.  I never pause and…

Mrs. Amanda Martinsen

Mrs. Amanda Martinsen

"And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them" (Romans 8:28).

Put Your Patient Pants On

In Articles/Devotions

  I was rummaging through piles of grocery bags on the floor and trying to put everything in its place when my three year old came into the kitchen and asked for an afternoon snack.  I asked her to wait…

Mrs. Amanda Martinsen

Mrs. Amanda Martinsen

"And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them" (Romans 8:28).

The Two Words I Want My Children to Remember Most

In Articles/Devotions, Parenting

Stop pulling your sister’s hair.  Please pick that toy up.  Don’t lick that!  These words fill up the sound walls in our house at some point during the week. Maybe even a day, let’s be honest.  I’ll even throw in…

Mrs. Amanda Martinsen

Mrs. Amanda Martinsen

"And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them" (Romans 8:28).

The Freedom that Comes with Saying, “I’m Not Okay”

In Articles/Devotions, Healing/Hope

  Image used for post  by: Serkan Goktay “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed”  (Psalm 34:18, NLT.) We were driving home from a friend’s wedding, when I decided to come clean to my husband…

Mrs. Amanda Martinsen

Mrs. Amanda Martinsen

"And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them" (Romans 8:28).

The Testimony Of Mrs. Amanda Martinsen

In Our Writers' Testimonies

Growing up in a Christian home, I heard about God a lot, and I knew at an early age that He loved me and that He gave His Son to die for me.  But to be honest, God seemed like…

Mrs. Amanda Martinsen

Mrs. Amanda Martinsen

"And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them" (Romans 8:28).