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Amber Albee Swenson

Amber Albee Swenson

Amber Albee Swenson is a writer, blogger, speaker, and podcaster. Her husband and four children keep life exciting and give her lots to write and pray about. Mother, wife, and author are treasured positions, but child of God is her identity.

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The eternal value of prayer

Years ago I heard about a small church in Texas. Forty of its members fought in WWII. With the men of the congregation gone,…

Life’s Challenges

Not the same

Since 2013, I’ve worked as an elderly companion. While caring for my first client, I met a lively British lady who lived through WWII….

Life’s Challenges

When it’s time to let go

How good are you at letting go? Sometimes, despite my best efforts, I worry about what’s to come. I think we’re all feeling some…

Who is God?

A little glimpse of God

It’s easy to see the big ways God works in our lives: the plane that lands safely or a loved one recovering from an…

Life’s Challenges

Are there idols in your life?

Recently I’ve been reading through and teaching parts of the Old Testament. It’s easy to throw our Old Testament ancestors under the bus. Bowing…

Life’s Challenges

Worth the pain

Last week lots of people were putting their 2019 recap on social media. When I think of 2019, a C.S. Lewis quote comes to…

Life’s Challenges

Just be a kid

I hope you’ve seen the Hafod Hardware Christmas ad. The two-year-old going through the motions of running a store is a whole different level…

Living My Faith

Chasing Christmas contentment

Contentment at Christmas isn’t on most people’s radar. We buy more, ask for more, demand more. Even when our houses are bursting and we…

Living My Faith

The turning point

Have you ever wondered why the disciples were willing to walk away from everything to follow Jesus? What would cause them to leave their…

Friends & Family

God help me assume the best and speak no ill

“We should fear and love God that we do not tell lies about our neighbor, betray him, or give him a bad name, but…

Living My Faith

The other three-fourths

If you’ve read the gospels, you’ve come across the lists of the 12 disciples. Peter is spoken of the most, then John. James gets…

Living My Faith

Late isn’t an option

Recently a teen got the attention of the world when she tried to wake people up to the issue of climate change. She was…