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Amanda Beth

About Me

I’m a wife of sixteen years, mother of four children, and author of 3 books.

God rescued me twelve years ago from destroying my life, my marriage, and my family. I then spent the next eight years in the wilderness, as God had A LOT to work out of me. Those years weren’t easy, and at times I thought I was better off before, but I eventually saw the amazing work God was doing in me, my marriage, and my family.

In April 2009, I was leading Bible studies in my home when I felt a strong calling from God to share my testimony in my book: “You Can Have a Happy Family: Steps to Enjoying Your Marriage and Children.” Six months later God led me to start this blog to share the reasons and benefits behind the truths in His Word. In September 2011, “You Can Have a Happy Family” was published. A year later, I began turning my blog series into devotional Bible studies. “The LOVE Walk: A 15 – Week Devotional on 1 Corinthians 13:4-8” was published in November 2012 and “Armor of Light: A 7 – Week Devotional on Ephesians 6:10-18” was published in April 2013. Since I started writing, God has opened many doors for me to share the gospel of Christ. I am still amazed God saved me, transformed me, and is now using as a vessel for His Glory! I know I still have a long way to go, but I take comfort in 2 Corinthians 12:9-10:

“‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

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17 comments on “About Me

  1. Jerry Sinclair, Marriage Missonary on said:

    Amanda,

    Great story with a lot of transparency. Please add me to your LINKEDin network. You can review my profile page at: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jrrysinclair

    We have an exciting ministry in Jacksonville, FL. Best wishes on your endeavor. God bless…

  2. Ameet H.Mondkar on said:

    Hi Amanda,

    Even though I am not a Christian, I do believe in the LORD and the Higher Power that keeps guiding all of us on the Planet! Having lived in the United States most of my college life, I came to understand the peace of mind GOD intends us to have. Sitting in a Church [even though I am a practicing HINDU] has been one of the most enlightening experiences of my life. Being in the Midwest US, it was indeed a great pleasure to interact with varied Christian Groups and Churches, especially during the Christmas time.

    I have see this website with avid interest and wish you and your lovely family all the Best for the Future. I hope that your dream of publishing the book is realized soon; would love to see a copy of the same.

    GOD BLESS….

    Cheers,

    Ameet

  3. Amanda Beth on said:

    Hi Ameet!

    Thank you for very much for your kind words. Thank you for stopping by my website. May God bless you!

    Blessings:)

    Amanda

  4. Gary Hunter on said:

    Would you consider connecting with me on LinkedIn?
    http://www.linkedin.com/pub/gary-hunter/19/b31/516
    I think the above will get you to my profile.

  5. Amanda Beth on said:

    I just did, thanks:)

  6. Paul francis on said:

    Your vision is good Amanda I pray for you

  7. Amanda Beth on said:

    Thank you for your encouragement and prayers, Paul. God bless you:)

  8. Brandy Hatcher on said:

    So excited to join and be a part of something so annointed! God’s call on your life, Amanda, is so big. I don’t know you personally, but I believe God is opening opportunities for you to reach so many people. Your heart’s desire is to fall so deeply into the calling of God on your life that others, through you and the power within you, will see their calling and embrace it! Thank you for being obedient to God and for taking the time to share the information and knowledge you have with us! Blessings!

  9. Amanda Beth on said:

    Thank you, Brandy! That was a blessing and perfect timing from the Lord. Thank you for your kindness. May God bless you in a special way today:)
    Bless you!

  10. PATRICIA (PATTY) SIMPSON WALLACE on said:

    I AM BLESSED TO BE ABLE TO GIVE YOU MY TESIMONY AS I GIVE IT TO SOMEONE EVERYDAY. AMANDA, I KNOW THAT ONE DAY I AM GOING TO TRAVEL AND BE ABLE TO SHARE MY TESTIMONY. AMANDA , MARCH 14, 2008 I WAS TOLD THAT HAD M.S.WELL I STARTED TO LET IT GET ME DOWN BUT I AM A GO GETTER SO I SAID I CAN’T DO THAT .BUT I WAS GETTING SO WEAK THAT I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT I WAS GOING TO DO,SO AFTER BEING ON ONE MEDICATION FOR ABOUT 4 OR 5 MONTHS I THOUGHT EVRYTHING WAS GOING FINE THEN! I STARTED OUT BIG RED SPOTS ALL OVER ME .SO I HAD TO GET OFF THOSE SHOTS EVERY OTHER DAY FOR 2 MONTHS TILL THEY GOT THE INSURANCE APPROVED FOR TYSYBRIA THAT I TAKE NOW! I HAVE BEEN ON THIS SINCE AUGUST 2008. “MY TESTIMONY” ON SUNDAY APRIL14, 2010.I WOKE UP AND HAD TO GO TO THE RESTROOM AND I THOUGHT I MIGHT WAS COMMING DOWN WITH THE FLU, FROM WHAT WAS GOING ON AT THAT TIME.I WENT BACK TO MY BED AND LAYED DOWN AND STARTED PRAYING AND ASKING THE LORD ,WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME FATHER ? HE CAME FACE TO FACE WITH ME AND CALLED ME BY MY NAME AND ASKED ME HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU ASKED TO BE HEALED PATRICIA ? I SAT UP IN THE BED AND MY HUSBAND SAID WHAT ARE YOU DOING ? I HAD THE HOLY GOST SHAKES SO BAD I COULD NOT CONTROL MYSELF LEGS. MY RIGHT LEG HAD GOTTEN TO WERE IT WOULD DRAG. WELL AMANDA & EVERYONE THAT READS THIS PRAISE GOD I AM HEALED BY HIS GRACE AND I DO NOT WALK WITH A LIMP OR DO I DRAG MY RIGHT LEG ANYMORE SINCE SUDAY APRIL 14,2010. THE LORD CONFIMED TO ME THRU TWO LADIES AT OUR CHURCH IN OUR PRAYER ROOM THE SAME MORNING!!SINCE THEN WHEN PEOPLE SEES ME THAT HASN’T SEEN ME FOR A WHILE THEY SAY W O W WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO YOU?THANK GOD MY MOTHER GOT TO SEE ME WALLK WITHOUT A LIMP OR DRAGGING MY LEG TWO MONTHS BEFORE SHE WENT TO BE WITH THE LORD ON JUNE 9TH,2010 AMANDA,I KNOW THIS IS LONG BUT THIS FROM MY HEART AND I WANTED YOU TO HAVE MY TESTIMONY.ONE DAY I WOULD LIKE TO TRAVEL & GIVE MY LIFE TIME TESTMONY ABOUT DIEING AND HAVING MEETING JESUS AND SEEING MY BABY THAT I HAD LOST AND MY GRANDPARENTS.I COULD GO ON & ON & ON. . I NEED TO WRITE A BOOK.

  11. Amanda Beth on said:

    I am so happy Jesus healed you! Thank you for sharing your heart. May the Lord continue to shower you with His love and blessings.
    God bless,
    Amanda

  12. SAUNDRA AMAECHI on said:

    I AM IN THE CLASS NUMBER 4 MAYBE A LITTLE OF ALL, BEEN IN CHURCH ALL MY LIFE READ MY WORD DAILY DO NOT EVEN HAVE A LIFE DISABLED IN A WHEELCHAIR IN STORM AFTER STORM AFTER STORM LIVE A LONELY FULL OF LACK AND NEED LIFE BECAUSE IT IS ALL ABOUT MONEY, CAN’T WORK, JUST SIT AND PRAY AND CRY. RIGHT NOW I AM IN BETWEEN GIVING UP, OR TRYING TO STAY, I KNOW SATAN IS A LIAR! BUT I AM ISOLATED AM NOT THINKI9NG ABOUT THE WORLD AS JUST WANTING NOT TO HAVE TO GO HUNGRY, OR BE LEFT TOTALLY ALONE AND HELPLESS, AND I AM, NOBODY HERE IS GOING TO HELP THIS COMMUNITY COULD CARE LESS ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE BLACK, POOR DISABLED, YOU ARE NOTHING BUT A NUMBER, NO AGENCIES NOTHING AND I CAN NOT AFFORD TO MOVE, WHY IS GOD THIS WAY ? I DO NOT UNDERSTAND ANYMORE I FEEL LIKE NOTHING I DO IS RIGHT, I HAVE WILLING HANDS AND A WILLING HEART BUT AT CHURCH ALL THEY LET ME DO IS JUST SIT, I HAVE A LOVELY VOICE I HAVE USED IT FOR NOTHING EXCEPT TO SING FOR THE LORD IN CHJURCH RAISED IN A HOLINESS FAMILY WITH BISHOPS, MISSIONARIES, PASTORS, AND YET MY LIFE IS SO EMPTY AND UNFULFILLED, I FEEL LKE EVERYTHING I TRY TO DO GOD SLAMS THE DOORS ON IT, WHAT IS SO WRONG WITH ME I WAS SAVED AT 12 BAPTIZED, THEN REDEDICATED AT 22 BAPTIZED AGAIN WHY IS MY LIFE SO HURTFUL?

  13. Amanda Beth on said:

    I am so sorry you are going through all these trials, Saundra! As I was reading your message, I felt your pain. I am not disabled but I have been through many trials in my life and have felt the same as you many times. I’ve been through times where I felt abandoned and just wanted someone to notice, but no one did. I’ve been through times of lack, wondering why God wasn’t providing for my financial needs. I’ve been hit with trial after trial to where I felt abandoned by God. I’ve been through times where it felt like God slammed the door on everything I tried to do.

    I want to encourage you that there is hope and you don’t have to live this way any longer. As I was going through some of my trials, a dear friend would consistently remind me “God cares more about your attitude.” He encouraged me to keep a good attitude and keep my eyes on Jesus, instead of my problems. Satan doesn’t care about stealing our possessions, he wants to steal our hope and our joy. My friend encouraged me to continue praising God that His promises are true. Though it wasn’t easy to do, I asked God to help me trust Him for everything. I also asked God to change my attitude. And though my attitude still needs improving, God has helped me praise and trust Him in my trials and I’ve now been able to see many of His blessings and provisions come to pass in my life.

    Another thing God taught me through my trials was to ask others for help. I noticed I would get mad at people for not noticing that I was hurting, but I never specifically asked anyone for help. I am amazed at the outpouring of generosity that comes when a need is made known to a body of believers. So I let others know of my needs, but God also taught me to put all my trust in Him to provide my needs through the people He has chosen, so I wouldn’t get mad at or continue bugging someone who God hadn’t chosen to help me.

    God doesn’t lie. If He said He will never leave you or forsake, then He won’t. If He said He will heal all your diseases, redeem your life from the pit, crown you with love and compassion, and satisfy your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s, then He will. If He said you are way more valuable than the birds He feeds and the fields He clothes, then He will provide even more so for you. If Jesus said to come to Him and give Him your worries and cares He will give you rest, then He will do it. If Jesus said He will continue to make God known to you so that His love will abide in you and fulfill you, then He will do it.
    (Hebrews 13:5, Psalm 103:3-5, Matthew 6:25-34, Matthew 11:28, John 17:26)

    I pray this encourages you not to give up hope. I pray this encourages you to continue praying to see God’s goodness surround your life each and everyday. I pray this encourages you not to let the enemy steal your joy.

    I will remember you in my prayers my dear sister in Christ. Keep standing strong in faith:)

    Lots of love and prayers:)
    Amanda

    “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13

  14. Lily Brenner on said:

    Blessings Amanda!
    I’m looking forward to what God has in store for you and thru you. He has given you such wonderful writing talents. God Bless! :)

  15. Amanda Beth on said:

    Thank you, Lily! You are so kind:) I’m looking forward to the same for you. You are blessed:)

  16. Youschka on said:

    Dear Amanda, thank you for the links – these blogs are poewerful indeed!!! Thank you a lot for your blog – it’s a blessing!!! God bless you my sister in Christ!!!

  17. Amanda Beth on said:

    Thank you for sharing the links, Youschka:) It’s a blessing to meet you. God bless you too! :)

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