Amanda’s Village: The One Thing You Need to Know to be Brave!

You already possess everything you need to live a brave life, and truly be great.  You just might not be tapping into correctly! Watch this video and be inspired to be brave, be great, and serve! It’s my latest Instagram episode.  Love how we can use technology to encourage each other! Would you be brave […]

Amanda’s Village: The One Thing Every Girl Deserves

You can make sure she get’s it. It’s been said, “If you educate a man, you educate an individual. But if you educate a woman, you educate a nation. When girls are educated, their countries become stronger and more prosperous.”  I was overjoyed this week to see school supplies in the store!  I began getting excited at a fresh new opportunity for my kids to start school, […]

The Single Mom & Doubt

Am I ruined?  Can someone love me again?  Will someone accept me and my children?  Will I make it.  Oh I hate doubt.  It rears it’s ugly head I’m convinced as soon as you get close to accomplishing something amazing. You must kick it out my friend.  Fire it from your life.  Do not allow […]

Amanda’s Village Explained: Can you end Extreme Poverty?

How do you transform a village out of extreme poverty in 3 years? Is this really possible? Yes! Is this for real? I had the same questions when I first heard about World Concern’s “One Village Transformed” program.  They say they are “working themselves out of a job.”  They are ending extreme poverty one village […]

The Choice No Woman Should Ever Have to Make

To eat, or to maintain your honor.  No woman should ever have to make this choice. “Food is a big problem because we don’t have enough money. So we often starve for that reason. Also many men in the community target me and the other women and try to persuade us with food. But, I […]

One Thing Your Kids Need this Summer

Last night I sat down with my calendar and added up expenses for summer camps for all 3 kids.  There has to be a better way! I realized I was spending at least $600/week just to get my kids out of the house.  What if we did something different?  I fail my Sunshines if I […]

Prayer for ALL Moms, Single Moms, Step Moms…Superheroes

Father, thank you for the gift of motherhood; the ultimate opportunity to create life, build a legacy, and learn what complete and utter sacrifice is all about. For the mother who is in the middle of the motherhood battle and is exhausted today, give her rest and a renewed purpose.  May her children come home […]

Amanda’s Village: Strong Women Needed

“I see a strong group of women.” -Anne Her biggest desires are a bed for her children, and a toilet.  That’s it.  She is 30…she’s a widow.  I met Jasmine in Bangladesh last week and my heart shattered into a million pieces.  Her husband died 6 years ago, she has 5 children.  Her only option as a woman in […]

The ONE Secret to Greatness

What are you doing today to be great? I have an idea for you. If you want to be known, if you want to make an impact with your life, you need to know this secret to accomplishing greatness. It’s not about the competitive sports your kids play or their private education. It’s not about […]

Easter Week: Prayer for a Breakthrough

Oh Father, we want more!  Help us make this Holy Week celebrating Easter be about more than finding the right outfit to wear to brunch, and instead about a breakthrough. We pray THIS word over our life, “…Free those who are wrongly imprisoned; lighten the burden of those who work for you.  Let the oppressed go […]