Meet Amanda

Hello, I’m Amanda Medlin. Welcome to my blog.

Twenty-one years ago, I met a boy in middle school that made me purse my lips and roll my eyes. That same boy grew up to be the man of my dreams and many years later, God directed our paths to cross again on a beautiful October day at Lee University. Phillip and I have now been married almost 10 years and have two little boys, Jack (6) and Aidan (4), and our sweet little Kate, born November 2013.


Together, our little family of five has lived an adventurous life in ministry. From the inner city streets to the quiet mountains and a few places in-between, we have been passionately pursuing a life of faith and obedience to the Father.

Most days you will find me at home with my boys where we embrace a holistic and creative lifestyle of learning that looks a lot like open-ended play, reading good books, and making messy art.

I’m an old, creative soul who loves to read classic literature and theology, drink good coffee, listen to Ella Fitzgerald, collect pretty quilts, sew, knit, refinish furniture, and watch Doris Day movies.

It is my desire to live with intention in every area of my life – especially as a mother, as a follower of Christ, and as a finder and creator of beauty in the everyday – but I have learned that intention does not equal perfection, but that the Father’s perfect grace covers all of my flaws and my shortcomings, flowing into every area I lack (2 Corinthians 12:9), and that realization is a beautiful thing.

This blog is a place where I reflect and share about our days, it’s a collection of my thoughts and a small glimpse into the story the Father is writing out on the pages of my life. I hope you will be encouraged and inspired as you journey with me.

Thank you so much for stopping by!




If you would like to get to know me and my blog a little bit better, I suggest the following posts…

31 Days of Intention with a Measure of Grace {series}

On Dreams and Motherhood

When You Feel Like a Wannabe

On Knitting and Reading

On Being a Fair Weather Fan

On Finding God in My Kitchen


The Supermom Myth

Arms Wide Open