Verse 9 - Matthew 28:19-20

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. Matthew 28:19-20 It's that time of year when everyone is cleaning up from Christmas and getting ready to start fresh in the new year. For me, this has included completely emptying my pantry and re-organizing along with purging our playroom and my bo... Read More
Posted by Amanda Savage at Wednesday, Dec 30, 2015

Verse 8 - Romans 8:26 -

In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. Romans 8:26 Christmas is probably my favorite time of the year. I absolutely love all the family time, my boys having a short break from school, all the eating, giving gifts, and remembering the birth of our Savior. In my priority times, I have been chronologically reading through the Bible. I recently read through all four gospel ... Read More
Posted by Amanda Savage at Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015

Verse 7 - Isaiah 20:31

Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “ This is the way; walk in it.” Isaiah 30:21 This verse will undoubtedly be one of the easiest ones to memorize during this challenge, but it is one you can pull out during times of uncertainty. If you have read “The Pilgrim’s Progress” by John Bunyan, you will recall the story of Christian and his quest to travel from his hometown, the City of Destruction to the Celestial City (metaphorically Heaven... Read More
Posted by Amanda Savage at Tuesday, Dec 1, 2015

Verse 6 - James 1:5-8

If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.                                ... Read More
Posted by Amanda Savage at Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015

Verse 5 - James 1:2-4

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. James 1:2-4 This December marks four years since our son Cooper went into the hospital for what was considered to the medical community, a routine open-heart surgery to repair a congenital heart defect. He did great through surgery and we marv... Read More
Posted by Amanda Savage at Tuesday, Nov 3, 2015

Verse 4 - Galatians 5:22-23

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23 I am so excited about this next verse in our challenge. At some point during my middle school or early high school years my mom decided we were going to learn Bible verses together as a family. It was a brief stint in memorization as most of us did not cooperate quite the way she had envisioned, but, this verse was ... Read More
Posted by Amanda Savage at Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015

Guest Post: Life Choices Blog - Celebrating Down Syndrome

I had the privilege of being the guest blogger over on the Life Choices of Memphis blog. I love the ministry this organization provides for women and their commitment to the sanctity of life.My name is Amanda Savage and I am a mom and a pastor’s wife. Nine years ago, we were facing an unwanted pregnancy diagnosis. Still reeling from a somewhat difficult miscarriage, my husband, Andy and I were told our unborn baby had a number of factors indicating he likely had Trisomy 21 also know... Read More
Posted by Amanda Savage at Thursday, Oct 15, 2015

1 John 4:18 Lock Screen

Here it is our new lock screen for 1 John 4:18. Save the image below to use the image as your new lock screen. Hand lettering: Nicole Baldridge (IG: @nicolebaldridgedesigns) Read More
Posted by Amanda Savage at Wednesday, Oct 7, 2015

Verse 3 - 1 John 4:18

There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. 1 John 4:18Andy and I did not have the fairy tale dating experience. In fact, if we were to tell you our dating story, you might question the wisdom in us even getting married. After graduating from college and both of us working out of town for a period of time, we both landed back home in Memphis and after dating for six months got engaged. Our e... Read More
Posted by Amanda Savage at Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015

Dangerous Living?

"Show me your Glory, show me Your glory, yeah! I long to look on the face of the One that I love Long to stay in your presence, it's where I belong" - Jesus Culture We often sing this song during worship at my church on Sunday mornings. It is one of those songs that everyone loves to sing because when most of us imagine God's glory and His presence we imagine a place of peace, happiness, and love. We sing, and lift our hands, and smile, and in the comfort of the sanctuary, we invite the Lor... Read More
Posted by Amanda Savage at Wednesday, Sep 30, 2015