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Amber Albee Swenson

Amber Albee Swenson

Amber Albee Swenson is actively involved in ministry to children, teens, and women. In addition to blogging, she has authored four full-length books, two smaller books for Time of Grace, and coauthored one book for Northwestern Publishing House. Her podcast, “Little Things” (Time of Grace), airs each Sunday. Her husband and four children are her greatest joys and the reason she stays on her knees and her toes.

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Bible 101

Terms and conditions no longer apply

A while back I bought airplane tickets to speak at an event later this spring. I would fly in one day, speak that evening…

Friends & Family

Hurry home

When my children were young, I used to wait at the end of the driveway on the first days of school. It was always…

Living My Faith

Forget about the “perfect” Christmas

If you could change anything, what would it be? I’m not asking about world peace or cancer. We’re heading into Christmas, and this is…

Living My Faith

Using your time even better

Pastor Mike’s latest sermon series may challenge you a bit. It changed my perspective. Maybe you, like me, tend to justify the way you…

Life’s Challenges

You’re not alone in life’s storms

In my young adult years, unshakable faith came easy. But recently—maybe because of an awareness of so many seemingly impossible situations or maybe because…

Life’s Challenges

Learning to let go

When my son was born, he caught a cold in the hospital just before coming home. His little nostrils were plugged, and his breathing…

Life’s Challenges

The economy of more

Last year I asked for more. I had one insane financial goal, and I asked God to help me meet it. He did. And…

Life’s Challenges

Almost home

Did you know the average life expectancy in the U.S. according to WorldData is 74.5 years for men and 80.2 years for women? Subtract…

Life’s Challenges

Jesus calls the broken

Have you ever pretended you had it all together? Recently, I met a friend for coffee and, fueled by Pastor Mike’s sermons, decided to…

Life’s Challenges

Don’t give up on Jesus

We are three weeks into the new year, so maybe you, like me, have already started writing the correct year on important documents. How’s…

Life’s Challenges

Goodbye regret, hello change

Mid-December regret hits hard. January brims with enthusiasm and renewed determination to change. But all too often, December is the reminder that the year…

Friends & Family

To be at peace again

Some of the most comforting verses of the Bible are found in Acts 15:36-40: Some time later Paul said to Barnabas, “Let us go…