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Would you like to know a little more about me?

I've been married to my handsome deputy for almost a dozen years. We have three kids: Addy (9), Jed (6), and Sam (2). These 4 people, they are my heart.

I am an imperfect woman and live clinging to the hope I have in Christ.

Lattes and deep conversations are my love language. I am a California girl (like totally) from my head right down to my flip-flopped feet. I love road trips, bird watching, literature, and playing in the dirt (aka gardening). 

I battle depression and anxiety. I have walked the hard road of repeated miscarriages. I struggle to embrace that God could really love me. I make a lot of mistakes; really, I'm a bit of a mess. But I hinge my life on these verses: 

“Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? But IN ALL these things we OVERWHELMINGLY CONQUER through Him who loved us.” (Romans 8:35, 37)

This blog hinges on those verses too. God made me to conquer, you to conquer. 

{Pssst... did you notice that Romans says overwhelmingly conquer?} 

In all those ordinary everyday ways you might fail: frazzled momma yells, dirty dish piles, forgotten birthday cakes, toddler messes that should cue the creepy Psycho theme music... 

Even in those hard things: growing up and old, cross-country moves, illness, broken hearts and dreams, and even the kind of loss that might take the distance between heaven and earth to be able to see the sheath of God's grace covering it.

Dear Heart, we were made to conquer in all things.

And there is absolutely no place His grace can't reach.

I talk a lot about being a Jacob girl. Jacob who wrestled God. Jacob who was given a limp. Jacob who with a limp became, Israel, God prevails. Because the only way for God to prevail in our lives, the only real way to overcome, isn't to try harder; it's to walk leaning on Him. 

Overcoming might sound big and hard and you might feel way too weak, but let me tell you this, God's grace is sufficient for you. To be a conqueror you only need to be strong enough to lean on the One who already overcame.

I am not a woman who has it all together. I am a woman who walks with a limp. I am a woman who leans on her Savior-become-Friend. I am a woman who, by the Grace of God, shall yet be called an overcomer.

So if you think you have it all together and have never once struggled in your faith, probably this isn't the place for you. But if you have ever felt not-enough, questioned God, wrestled with Him, dear sister (or brother), this space is for us.

 

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Thank you so much for being here, new friend! I am honored to have you over at my place.

By Grace,

Amanda Conquers