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 still 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 (2nd grade, age 8) and Graham (kindergarten, age 6). We’re not the most thrilling family in the blogosphere, but I find us fascinating. I’m learning a lot about parenting, ministry, and becoming who I am meant to be. I’m learning about simplifying life and what truly makes me 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 15 years to the love of my life. Jeremy is hard working, goofy, and laid back. We are children’s pastors, so our lives center on kids and the church calendar. 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. Right now due to the pandemic, my involvement in ministry is very behind-the-scenes. I’m learning that it’s okay to take a step back for a season. It won’t always be this way, so I’m trying to appreciate the present while still dreaming for the future.
My two boys are a joy and a handful! I love being a stay-at-home mom. On top of being a stay-at-home mom, I’ve added the title of homeschool mom to my portfolio. We are in our second year of homeschooling and loving it. I would have never opted to homeschool without a shove from the pandemic, but it’s always something I’ve wondered about. Now I get to experience it and it’s been a wild adventure! I love being a part of my boys’ education. It’s a joy to see their excitement for learning. I’m not sure if we’ll homeschool forever, but right now it’s a blessing. The extra family time at home has been a safe haven in a complicated world.
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 or Target 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 love to bake and share my goodies with family and friends. 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. I love capturing everyday moments on Instagram. Thanks to extra time at home due to the pandemic, my bookworm tendencies have kicked into overdrive. Most days you’ll find my nose in a book. Books are my happy place!
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 October 2021