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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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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…

Living My Faith

Don’t waste your worry

A friend clued me in to using stickers on my fingernails. Nail polish is not an option for me, since as a nursing assistant…

Living My Faith

If not now, when?

A few years back, I heard a pastor say most people don’t reject Jesus. They just never get around to following him. Each day…

Life’s Challenges

The beauty on the other side of pain

One of my dearest friends is a potter. She wasn’t always. In truth, it’s what she turned to after a grueling season of chemo…

Living My Faith

No time for spiritual retirement

The Johnny Depp trial and the latest Top Gun movie have shown me, among other things, that my generation isn’t as young as it…

Friends & Family

Choose your own adventure with God this summer

If your Bible reading has sloughed a little these last weeks (er, months), Haggai is the perfect book to get you back into it….

Living My Faith

Don’t lose your Easter joy

Have you noticed secular society largely ignores Easter? I suppose if you don’t believe in Jesus, there’s no reason to celebrate him rising from…

Life’s Challenges

The Lord will be your confidence

The Israelite army was afraid. In fact, King “Saul and all the Israelites were dismayed and terrified” (1 Samuel 17:11) because of the giant…

Life’s Challenges

You were not meant to carry your burdens

Young adults and the elderly seem to share the ability to be transparent. On New Year’s Eve, a young man sat in my living…

Life’s Challenges

Arise and shine. God is here!

Christmas joy and Christmas grief are the unavoidable extremes of Christmas. Parents of young children, the healthy, and those who have successfully had more…