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Amanda is a Kansas City-based wordsmith with passions for cooking, travel with her husband, raising her two daughters, & preserving family history.

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  1. Great words, Amanda! Thank you for this. I needed to hear these words today!

  2. Thank you, Amanda. This is something I feel I am being called to do more too…such a hard practice for someone who’s mind is constantly on the go, always looking for things to “do” and not to just “be” in the presence of God. “Being” and not “doing” is, however, drawing me so much closer to the LORD.

    • Thank you for your comments, Anna. I’m glad I’m not the only one! 🙂

  3. I feel that need to be a fixer for others and it hurts me so when I can’t find a way to help. I am dealing with this situation right now and praying for direction to help a loved one. Thanks for this post and making me feel I am not the only one who feels this way.

  4. Thanks for this! I couldn’t have said it better. I too have come to the conclusion that it will be prayer that changes things more often than what I do. So glad God does have it all under control, even when it seems like life and the whole world is coming undone!
    Great reminder for us to pray, pray, pray!
    National Day of Prayer is this Thursday! Join with me and pray on ladies!!

    • I love how you put that…”prayer changes things more often than I do.” Thank you for your kind words.

  5. This blog validates exactly what I am going through right now. Thanks!! I know this somewhere within my, but it is very nice when it is confirmed in writing. I especially need to do this for my atheist friends as I find the very best way to intercede for them in on my knees in prayer. Thanks again!

  6. Amanda,
    All day the Lord has been ministering to me in the area of rest. He said “I will lead you beside still waters.” My mind wanted to be in a hurry today but I literally sat myself down beside some still waters and communed with the Lord. I’m reading this at the end of the day and through your words the Lord is confirming “You’ve chosen well today daughter.” Thank you for the timely confirmation.

  7. Amanda,
    I feel just as you do. When someone hurts, is sick, has loved ones in hospital I immediately want to send money, cook a meal, etc. God sometimes calls us to pray! I find that if I stop and pray for others immediately it gives me a sense of peace. I, too believe God is calling me to be still and rest in Him!

    Blessings 🙂