Amy Riep
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Amy is the Director of Thrive Africa and she shares her adventures in marriage, motherhood and missions on her blog, Deep Roots & Wide Wings .

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  1. Loved this:

    “Suddenly the distance I feel from all of the things instinctively comforting for me feels bridged – by a love that encompasses me anywhere and everywhere.”

    How beautiful when our flesh-bound reactions are covered with the Spirit who lives within and without. Heartfelt, encouraging words this morning, Amy. Thank you for what you’re doing at expense to personal comfort (but for glory to God).


    • Hi Katie- I love it when God puts just what we need to hear in our path… and my heart is thankful to have been part of that for you today. I love the way (In)courage often leaves my soul saying “yes…thank you!”

  2. Love this… how beautiful!

    we are leaving for Africa tomorrow… so i love the scriptural reminder that God knows what we need even before we ask 🙂

    • Safe travels Jenny! Have you ever been to Africa before? If not… brace yourself, a part of your heart is about to be claimed!

  3. That verse is perfect, Amy. Thank you for speaking the truth that even in the midst of the fatigue and busy-ness God can and will break in. You are amazing!

  4. This is so what I needed to hear today! With two little ones sick and sleepless nights etching permanent dark circles under me eyes, I am right there with you, my friend! Praying for God’s healing for your little guy, and for His strength and grace and perspective for you and me both. Hang in there. You’re doing great!

  5. Thank you honey. I needed this today. I hope your little one gets better real quick. It is hard to be away from home when things are going well and when things go wrong it is devastating. I am thinking we are home as long as we are with God and maybe that thought will help.

    I love you,
    Grandma Patty Ann

  6. This is definitely something I needed to hear today as well! It’s so good to know that He is there, even when we feel that we aren’t doing our very best. I have a hard time some days because I’m measuring myself against my version of perfection instead of rejoicing in who He has made me to be. How good to know that He sees this and already has healing in mind!

  7. “Comfort and courage”–I love that you put those two words together, Amy. When I read that it seemed so right and yet I don’t think I’ve ever thought of how the two can be connected before. Thanks for your perspective, for being here in this place with us and carrying us with your words all the way to where you are too.

  8. You give me courage daily. Thanks for sharing so beautifully with us what God shows you in the everyday adventure of life.