Welcome to Amy Scott’s Thoughts!
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 the 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 to (mostly baking). It’s a place for me to share the happenings of my husband, Jeremy, and our two boys, Owen (kindergarten, age 6) and Graham (preschool, age 4). 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 for 13 years to the love of my life. Jeremy is hard working, goofy, and laid back. We are the kids pastors, so our lives center around kids and the church calendar. We are on staff at Bethel Church where I teach 4th-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.
My two boys are a joy and a handful! I love being a stay at home mom. We’ve entered a new season of having both boys in school. Owen is in full day kindergarten and Graham is at preschool three mornings a week. It’s been adjustment for all of us. We’re used to a lot more time at home just playing in our pajamas. I’m excited for the volunteer opportunities that come with school and getting to be involved in my children’s education. It’s also exciting to find myself with a new schedule that allows me to be a grown-up for a few hours without having a toddler tagging along for the ride. Each new season of mother has come with adjustments and its own set of adventures.
I am the MOPS & MOMSnext coordinator at our church. I love being able to support and encourage other moms and it’s fun to be a part of such a great team of ladies. It’s been an growing experience to be in a leadership position outside of my role in children’s ministries. I also recently took on the title of wedding coordinator for our church. My first wedding to coordinator is already on the books for spring 2020. This will be a new challenge and I am excited for the opportunity.
I’ve lived in Southwest Washington my entire life. Jeremy and I sold our first house in March of 2017 and we moved in with my in-laws while we built our current house. Building was a slow journey and a true exercise in patience. We moved into our house at the end of March 2018. 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 Costco, Target or Chipotle were just a little closer!
I started 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 am area connector for the credentialed women in our network. A few times a year I get to host a gathering of women ministers in my local area. These gatherings are for support, encouragement and fellowship. This is a new commitment that I’ve recently taken on. Again, another new adventure for a new season of life!
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!
Updated September 2019