This blog has changed through the years. At first it was a place where I wanted to write about “serious stuff” and show how I was wrestling with the world. I wanted to highlight what it was like to be a woman in ministry and my thoughts on my Bible. You know, super holy and spiritual things. While these topics matter a great deal to me, I found that was a hard angle for me to cover exclusively. So things morphed. Probably much like I have over time. Now this is a spot for me to share what books I’ve been reading or what projects that I’ve been up (mostly baking). It’s a place for me to share the happenings of my husband, Jeremy, and our two boys, Owen (3) and Graham (1). We’re not the most thrilling family in the blogosphere, but I find us fascinating. I’m learning a lot about parenting and ministry and becoming who I am meant to be. I’m learning about simplifying life and what truly makes me the happiest. I’m doing my best to grow daily into a better person than I was yesterday. But, I don’t always succeed at this because I am human.
Here are few specific details about me. I have been married 10 years to the love of my life, Jeremy. He is hard working, goofy, and laid back. Jeremy and I are Children’s pastors, so our lives center around kids and the church calendar. We are on staff at Bethel Church where I teach 5th/6th grade girls on Wednesdays nights and help out with Children’s Church on Sunday mornings. I was Jeremy’s administrative assistant until June 2014 when I took on the title of stay-at-home mom. I love serving alongside my husband both at work and at home. We are a great team.
Our two boys are a joy and a handful! I spend my days playing with toys (mostly trains and trucks), reading books, and watching shows like Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. Its a blessing to be home with my kids everyday. I love watching what makes them smile and laugh. I love the hugs and kisses and how they smell after bath time. Each day can seem ordinary, but I love being present in all these simple moments. Childhood is such a special time. My boys are precious and wonderful and frustrating and totally normal kids. Life with them is a great adventure.
I’ve lived in Southwest Washington my entire life. We just sold our first house and are living with my in-laws while we build our next house. I love that I live in a rural(ish) setting. I never saw myself as a small town girl, but here I am, loving it. If only a Panda Express or Chipotle was a little closer!
I started off attending Multnomah Bible College in 2004 and transferred to North Central University so I could get married and finish my degree by correspondence. I graduated in 2008 with a degree in Church Ministries and a minor in Biblical Studies. I am also an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God. That means my official title is Reverend Amy Scott. Cool, huh? I love being a part of my local church and the Northwest Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God.
I love to bake and share my goodies with the girls that I teach at church. I love going to coffee shops and chatting with friends, family and students. I am a neat freak who is constantly trying to recover from OCD and perfectionism. I’m a bit of a homebody who could live in my pajamas all day long. And love capturing everyday moments of my family on Instagram (revamyscott).
This in no way sums me up, so please join me on this writing adventure. I can’t wait to share the thoughts that bounce around in my head with you!