About Me

It is always fun to see a little glimpse of the person behind the blog . . . so here is a glimpse into my life.

I am Amanda. By the grace of God, I am a born-again believer, washed in the blood of Jesus Christ. As a young child, I attended a sign language class one of the ladies in our church did. One day, she asked all of the children who were saved to raise their hands. I was not one of them, so afterwards, she asked me to talk to my parents about salvation. I went to Dad and Mom that night and asked them what I needed to do to be saved, but I clearly did not understand what they were saying. I was only following the lady’s request in talking with my parents. Later, when I was around seven, Mom had us doing daily personal devotions. As I read about the people who had strayed from God, my thoughts were “They need to be saved.” I remember writing that down as my thoughts on the chapter for several days. One day, God opened my eyes and I realized, that it was not “They need to be saved;” it was, “I need to be saved!” That night, I talked to Mom about my need for Christ, and she thoroughly explained the Gospel to me. I understood it that time, and accepted Christ as my Savior. A few months later, I was baptized as a symbol of what Christ did in my heart.

I was very blessed to have been homeschooled my entire life by my Mom, with the support of my Dad.

Currently, I am still living at home with my parents, striving to follow God each day of my life.

Some Things That I Enjoy:
The Lord has given me so many blessings and gifts! I have found it impossible to count them all! One of those blessings is the ability to enjoy a lot. My list is continually changing and growing, but here it is in general:

~My amazing family (www.TeroFamilyMinistries.com)


~Music in many shapes and sizes (piano, violin, singing with my family, teaching, arranging hymns, working on With a Joyful Noise)


~Photography


~Writing (articles, Bible studies, short stories, novels)
Incorruptible Beauty, Word Painters, Rubies Like Ruth


 


~Graphics Design (through my writing website)


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"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes, fear the Lord and depart from evil." Proverbs 3:5-7

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

I would like to say I happily stumbled across your happy little blog, but I know better. Jesus guided me here. It's not just a blessing, or an encouragement, but a refreshing heaven sent gift. I would especially like to thank you for the use of the God's Holy Word as He gave to the English speaking people, in the King James Version. Thank you for standing tall and respecting the sovereignty of His word.
God bless you Dear Sister in Christ, Love Abigail A.

Amanda said...

Abigail,

I am so delighted that the Lord allowed our paths to cross! Praise the Lord for the encouragement that you received from this blog and thank you for commenting and letting me know - it is a blessing to know when I have blessed others.

Only by God's Grace,
Amanda

"Let your conversation be without covetousness, and be content with such things as ye have; for He hath said, I will never leave thee nor forsake thee." Hebrews 13:5

Debbie Lane, Missionary to Honduras said...

A beautiful weblog, Amanda. Beautiful, interesting, informative and God honoring. I pray that your ministry/business, With a Joyful Noise, goes well and that God will mightily use you... even as far away as Honduras! God bless you, Sweetie!

Amanda T. said...

Mrs. Debbie,

Oh, that is indeed my prayer!

I'm SUPER excited about the possibility of teaching "even as far away as Honduras!" God can do big-sized things! :) Thanks for your comment and encouragement!

~Amanda

"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding." Proverbs 3:5

Alisha Ann said...

I happened to "stumble" across your blog thru Google+ actually (your name came up as a suggestion of people I may know).

I absolutely looove your blog ..... it is sooo inspiring :) And your photography is aaah-maaay-ziiing!

Blessings, Alisha
www.alishainprogress.blogspot.com

Amanda T. said...

Alisha,

I like how God uses social media to connect believers! :)

Thanks for your encouraging words - and praise God!!! :) He has been so good to me!

~Amanda

"Casting all your care upon Him, for He careth for you." 1 Peter 5:7

Shelby Austin said...

Hello Amanda! My name is Shelbby, and I have been following your blog for a long time now and I thought I would jus tsay how amazing your blog is! I love it and your photography is beautiful. I always look forward to getting notifoctions in my email when you post something new. :) Keep up the amazing work!!
~Shelby~

Amanda T. said...

Shelby,

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! It was such an encouragement to my day! :)

Praise the Lord!!! He's been so good to me!

~Amanda

"He must increase, but I must decrease." John 3:30

Megan Frame said...

Amanda,

I found your books by reading "Willowy Whisper's" book review...and I'm so glad I did!! I have really been blessed and encouraged through your books! I just got done reading "Journey to Love" and what an incredible story! The way you clearly presented the gospel through the whole thing was amazing and very well done. I don't find many books that I don't have one problem with...but I've certainly found one now! Thank you for honoring the Lord with the talent He has given you!

In Christ,
~Megan~

P.S. I LOVE when an author gives an epilogue at the end telling about what happened to the person after the ending of the story. I was really hoping Marie and Mark would end up married.. Thanks for making that happen! :)

Amanda T. said...

Megan,

Thank you so very much for stopping by and encouraging me today! Wow! I am so humbled at your appreciation for "Journey to Love!" God has been very good in helping me to tune my pen to His direction!

And I'm glad you liked the epilogue. ;) :)

By God's grace,
Amanda

"He must increase, but I must decrease." John 3:30

Susanna Dewey said...

I just found your blog and am excited to see more of what you do!
We have many things in common, I love the Lord, am homeschooled, enjoy photography, love playing the piano (among other instruments) and I am a writter!
Susanna

Amanda T. said...

Hi Susanna!

Glad you stopped by and left a comment. :) Wow, sounds like we do have a lot in common! Feel free to drop me an email if you'd like to chat (withajoyfulnoise@gmail.com)

Megan F said...

Amanda,
I know exactly how you feel right now about Louisiana. About a month ago, terrible flooding hit West Virginia. Many people died and the aftermath is horrendous. There are still people without homes and Samartines Purse is still here trying to help clean up.
Praying the Lord allows the flood waters to recede quickly.

~Megan

Amanda T. said...

Megan - thank you so much! The flooding is still going on and the aftermath will be hard, as several cities are, for the most part, destroyed. Thanks for the prayers!

Connie said...

I'm looking for a way to follow your blog, but I can't find anything. My email address is scruggs2@comcast.net. Can you add me. I think I would enjoy your posts.

Leona G. said...

I'm loving your blog so far! :) Several of the blogs I follow recommended yours, but I'm just now getting around to looking at it! I guess I should have sooner. ;) It sounds like we have a lot in common: a love for music and photography, and a big family (although I only have five siblings). I'm going to keep browsing for awhile, if you don't mind... :)

In Christ,
Leona G.
http://www.GreatBooksForGodsGirls.wordpress.com

Hannah A. Krynicki said...

Hello!
Someone recommended your blog/website, and I really like what I've seen so far. It seems we have a lot in common- writing, music, big families, etc. Although you have more of a knack for graphic design than I do. :P Anyway, would you be interested in doing an ebook giveaway with a few other young authors next month? If you think you might want to, I can send you some details.
In the meantime, I need to read some more posts on here.
Have a lovely Thanksgiving week!

Amanda T. said...

Leona - Thanks! I loved checking out your blog!

Hannah - Thanks so much! Does sound like a lot of common interests! I'd like to hear a few more details on your eBook giveaway deal. :) Feel free to email me at amandaterobooks@gmail.com.
Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

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