Amre’s Blog


On this beautiful July day, after hurdling through the joys of modern technology, welcome to my first ever From My Window blog post! Ta da! (That’s me taking a bow. HA!)

 I tend to see the humor in everyday life, and why not? After all, God must have a fantastic funny bone. I can picture Him laughing after I’ve made my twentieth trip into the kitchen and still can’t remember why I’m there. Oh, don’t worry, I make good use of each trip—time for another cup of coffee.

I have two reasons for starting this blog. To be perfectly honest, the first is because it’s a must for a new author. My second motive is that I believe there are too few people offering encouragement these days. I’ll share a little about both, and would very much appreciate your comments.

As a middle child growing up in an eight hundred square-foot home, I shared a corner bedroom with my grandmother, who I thought was Methuselah’s sister. My passion for writing began as soon as I learned cursive handwriting. The title of my book, From My Window, comes from countless hours spent creating stories in that little room.

But I still found a way to get in trouble and test the boundaries. My toe crossed the line more often than I care to remember, and the consequences were swift and memorable. I may not have thought so then, but I now appreciate the lessons I learned early on.

That said, I had an aunt who encouraged me, no matter what. Every Sunday at church, she hugged me like she’d never let go. In her eyes, I could do no wrong. Like a warm chocolate chip cookie on a wintry day, those memories fill me with joy and inspire me to encourage others.

Can you think of someone who has motivated, cheered you on, or loved you unconditionally? I’d love to hear your story. To leave a comment, please click on the words Amre’s Blog above then scroll to the bottom. Thank you, and God bless you!