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Hi, I’m Amy Ruth Petersen.

At an early age, I understood my need for someone to save me from my sins and accepted Jesus to meet that need for me.

Since then, I’ve been on a constant learning curve with ups and downs and sideways. And, I have felt the weight of spiritual weariness and apathy and the exhilaration of sweet, intimate, daily fellowship with Jesus.

I’ve been mentoring women since I was in high school. My favorite thing is to encourage and inspire women to LOVE God’s Word and to LIVE it authentically, powerfully, completely, and beautifully.

Let’s step into God’s word together (yet never leaving our own crazy reality) and learn how to connect His truth to our everyday lives. Let’s discover the beauty and power and relevancy of the Bible to us beautiful women living in the 21st century!

Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. 2 Peter 1:2-4, NIV


13 thoughts on “Hello

  1. “God is shaping and molding me into who He has created me to be. I resist. I question. And I release. It’s not worth the fight. He is for my best. And He knows better than I do.” I love how you said this truth. I am learning it daily. Your 31 day title caught my attention,so I came over to check out your blog. I look forward to the 31 Day journey and seeing where you take us.

    1. Teresa, Thanks so much for stopping by! There is nothing like linking arms and diving into the healing, liberating, beautiful truth of God. Excited to walk with you along the way.

      1. ok, so this is freaky – I was back on your blog tonight – a year later – checking out your topic for this year and I saw where I had left a comment last year and thought it was tonight and I’m like….what? I know I didn’t just leave a comment (although I am really tired, so anything is possible). Then I saw the date, then the time and low and behold it is almost as late again. At least I am consistent. Looking forward to checking out your 31 Days live small posts.

        1. ok, Teresa. That is the funniest thing! Thanks for sharing your “2am moment.” Gave me a giggle for the day. I can so relate!

  2. Amy,
    I have been following your blog and I must say it causes me to pause, think and really get my mind back on the right track (when it wanders). I met you when my ex-husband and I attended Shandon and I was in a few of the womens Bible studies. God has used you to reach so many women. You are gifted! Thank you!

    1. Hi Dianna, yes I remember. I’m thankful we can reconnect in the blogosphere 😉 praying things have settled in your heart. Gods love is where we find who we truly are. Happy to reconnect 😉

  3. Wow. I was looking on line about anxiety in the christian life. I saw your post about going off the grid , thought I should read it. So glad I did. I have been struggling as a wife, a mom, and as a child of God in so many ways. Your blog is great. I feel like I constantly battle with God and of course this is my doing and not his. I have a hard time letting go and giving it to him. I am a control freak in every aspect of my life. Thanks for your encouraging words. Also, I live in Columbia, SC too!

    1. That’s awesome Renee! Love that in blogsphere we can make a connection even when we live in the same town. Do you go to church anywhere?

  4. Hello,
    I stumbled upon your blog today when a friend a mine posted the link. As I was looking through your site I came across your one about Grief. I lost my Grandmother in May and it has been about 3 months since that day and I feel like my grief is worse know than it was at the beginning. I just wanted to say that your post really helped me. Thank you!

    1. oh Faith. My heart aches with yours’. I am so sorry for your loss. The grief journey is excruciating. God is so sweet and strong and loving in the midst. Lean into Him. Feel your emotions. Give yourself grace. There is no right way to do this. Have you read any books about grief? I’ve read a couple of really great ones. I’d love to share if you are interested. I’m praying for you tonight 🙂

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