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 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 to (mostly baking). It’s a place for me to share the happenings of my husband, Jeremy, and our two boys, Owen (4) and Graham (2). 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 11 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 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 spend my days playing with toys (mostly trains and trucks), reading books, and watching shows like Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. It’s 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 am in my first of year of being 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 also been an adventure to be in a leadership position outside of my role in children’s ministries. My other great adventure that I started in April 2017 is I am an independent consultant for Usborne Books & More. UBAM sells books for kids of all ages. I fell in the love with their product years ago and I am blessed to work in a business that grows my home library for free. I believe in the power of literacy and how a story can change a life. Between MOPS & UBAM, I’ve really branched out into new roles this last year. It’s certainly stretched me, but I find both these new opportunities to be very fulfilling.
I’ve lived in Southwest Washington my entire life. Jeremy and I sold our first house in March of 2017 and we are living with my in-laws while we build our next house. Building has been a slow journey and a true exercise in patience. Our hope is to be into our new house by 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 Panda Express or Chipotle were just 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!