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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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Living My Faith

Church, we need to rise, or we will surely fall

It seems everywhere we look battle lines have been drawn. If we’re not careful, the church, like the country, will fall in division. Pastors…

Living My Faith

You don’t know what you don’t know

My almost 18-year-old son is working with a contractor for the summer, mostly landscaping. When he asked if I wanted to make the front…

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…

Friends & Family

Forgive and learn

Perhaps you’re familiar with the saying “forgive and forget.” This concept takes its cue from God’s Word in Jeremiah 31:34: “I will forgive their…

Living My Faith

When God doesn’t answer your prayers (the way you hoped he would)

As our family started talking about a summer vacation, we had one thing in mind: the blue-green water and flourlike sand of the Caribbean….

Depression & Anxiety

When you’re hanging by a thread, remember who holds the spool

Dr. James Dobson is known for saying, “There are two kinds of people in the world: those who are suffering and those who will…