About Amber

Who I am…

I’m so thankful you would take a minute to get to know a little about me. I was born and raised in Southern Ohio by a Christian school teacher mom and a PE teacher by day/poet by night dad. These days, I am honored to be used by God in church planting and camp ministry in Kathmandu, Nepal. I have been called “wife” for 10 years by a handsome, Bible-preaching man and “mom” by three wild babes who stretch me in all the best ways.

Our family is sent out of Grace Baptist Church and Vision Baptist Missions. We partner with churches and families all around the world to bring the gospel here, and we are so humbled by all those who support us in prayer and financial giving. I was trained for missions at Our Generation Training Center and have high hopes to build on my Associates Degree in psychology and Christian counseling in the future (more on why I quit college here). I spend my days with my family and friends babbling along in Nepali and dabbling in writing here on my blog and all around the internet.

What I love…

I love the crazy people I live with and the wild country we live in. I enjoy reading, writing, and connecting with other women in ministry. I’ve learned to love cooking from scratch and, specifically, find baking bread to cure all that ails me (also I exist on carbs!). I wish I loved shopping more than I do, but our budget thanks me for preferring to stay home and drink Himalayan coffee and watch my babies destroy my house. I love to learn about different cultures, unusual people, and all the ways God uses it all for His glory. I’m recovering from restlessness and falling in love with our simple routines after a seriously unsettled start to our life on the foreign field.

What I write about…

Previously, I focused on how God’s grace moves us to obedience, holiness, and good work for the Lord. I still believe in this message, and you will still hear a lot of the same from me. However, over the years, my heart has turned towards encouraging surrender and trust in God as we serve Him in all the little ways we can. By His grace, we can live lives poured out for His glory. We can rejoice in our “small” lives and ministries while still making a difference in our spheres of influence. We can give and never be emptied out as we depend on His glorious provision. He will faithfully fill us up, moment by moment, empowering us to run but not grow weary, to faithfully follow Him but not burn out (Isaiah 40:31, paraphrase).

I know all too well the hurt and rejection we can face as we follow Him. But I have also experienced His healing touch and His tenderness toward me during those difficult times. I want to encourage you to look to His light in the darkness of life and ministry. I want to share truths that will spur your devotion to Christ and help you count the cost without quitting. Our Christian service is a long game, but it is lived moment-by-moment as we choose to depend on His strength to remain faithful. Marriage, Motherhood, and Missional Living — it all matters. It is worth pouring our all into because He is worthy of all we have. It all belongs to Him. It is our honor, our reasonable service to offer it back as we present our bodies as living sacrifices for His glory (Romans 12:1). This is true worship. It is to be our essence as believers, our heartbeat pumping blood through our veins moving us into faith-fueled service.

A few of my favorites…

The Test He’s Sure to Fail: Does He Really Love Me?
Why Can’t We Live in Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood?
The Burden Bore Round the World
An Open Letter to the Baby I was Scared to Love
That One Time All the Power Ran Out Everywhere [Velvet Ashes]

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