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Latest Posts from Amanda Walker

Why Motherhood Matters

Children – We believe that investing in the next generation is every woman’s task; that women are uniquely gifted to nurture, teach, and train children; that children, as blessings from the Lord, are the most worthy investments for a w... Read More »

Resting in the Midst of Crazy

Several months ago, a friend asked me to speak to our local MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group. My initial reaction was an enthusiastic, “YES!” Then, I asked her the topic. I became less enthusiastic when I realized she wanted me to s... Read More »

Shining Like Stars

“Mommy, I don’t want to take a nap. I don’t want to eat lunch. I want chocolate milk (said in a whining voice). I want to go inside because it’s too hot.” These are just a few examples of the daily grumbles I hear from my two girl... Read More »

The “Inconvenience” of Motherhood

When I was 27 years old my doctor told me that I would probably never have children.  At that time I was single, and I wondered if I would ever be married.  It was a difficult time in my life, but I knew God had a plan for me.  Three yea... Read More »

Potty Training…A Spiritual Discipline?

I am currently in full potty training mode. For the past three weeks, my schedule has revolved around a timer, asking Makaylan if she needs to go potty, and then spending what seems like hours in the bathroom. We have read books, sung songs... Read More »

Dream Castles and Tutus

The moment you find out you are pregnant the dreams begin. You love to shop, so you automatically assume your daughter will love to shop. You were a star athlete, so you envision your daughter as the next collegiate basketball superstar. Yo... Read More »

Miscarriage and the Road to Healing

Last summer was a crazy time in my marriage. I was finishing up a dissertation; my husband was serving as a college minister, as well as suffering from an infection that would not respond to medicine; and we were both trying to be good pare... Read More »

Why Ban Bossy is a Good Start

There is a positive element to the “ban bossy” campaign. But does it teach girls to lead like Jesus? Read More »

When You’ve Gone Too Far…Again

As I sat across from her, I could see the sadness in her eyes. And then the confession: “Amanda, my boyfriend and I went ‘too far’… again!!” My first reaction was to blame the guy for putting pressure on her, but then ... Read More »

Where Did Baby Jesus Go?

A few days after Christmas, I, like many women, took down my Christmas decorations. The next day my daughter ran into my room and asked, “Mommy, where is my baby Jesus?” (The Little Tikes ® nativity set.) I immediately replied, “Baby... Read More »