2014 Reader Survey

Friends,

It has been a long time since I have talked to you here. Thank you for your patience as I have been working behind the scenes not only to update the look of this site- which is still and probably always in the works- but also the heart of this blog.

I am excited about where things are headed. The days ahead are going to be deep and good and full of community, but before I begin I need your help to make sure I serve you best.

Would you take a few moments and answer the 2014 Marching Through Life. Walking In Freedom. Reader Survey?

Reader Survey

Flickr photo courtesy of biology corner cc

It is 100% anonymous. The wonderful and powerful company Survey Monkey is managing the survey. I will read reports and graphs, but none of your information is saved anywhere. Your input matters. I want you to be free to speak openly.

It is short. 21 questions, most of which are basic demographic questions. These are important, yes, but the heart of the survey is the information I am most eager to read.

Thank you so much for your support and encouragement.

Create your free online surveys with SurveyMonkey , the world’s leading questionnaire tool.

 

 

 

 

With Love, Amy E Patton

Musings of an Almost Empty Nester

hour glass

My oldest, Andy, is moving to Dallas, Texas in ten days, 14 hours away from home. Katie, will begin her senior year of college in four weeks, all while preparing to spend 11 months abroad as soon as she graduates. Blake, my youngest, begins his first year of college as a student athlete in three […]

Saying Yes in my MESS

Saying Yes in my Mess, Rhinestone Jesus, Amy E Patton

  It’s Friday! I’m linking up with Lisa-Jo Baker again for Five Minute Friday: five minutes of unedited writing about a specific prompt. Lisa-Jo’s prompt speaks directly to me yet again. (I’m beginning to think she peeks into my brain and heart before picking her prompts!)  Anyways… Here goes nothing: MESS. I am a mess. That […]

What Jesus with Me Always Really Means {What I Learned from My Students}

Jesus with me always does not lead to fear. It takes away all fear. Amy E Patton. http://amyepatton.com

I lead a student small group at my church. It is the highlight of my week and brings me pure joy. This week’s lesson focused on the Holy Spirit. Our discussion centered around one question: How would your life be different if you lived knowing that Jesus is with you all the time? I expected a variety of answers, each following the same pattern: I […]

Five Minute Friday: Friend

life line

It has been a quiet week here on the blog, but an incredibly busy one in real life. I wasn’t certain if I would participate in Lisa Jo Baker’s Five Minute Friday link up this week, but then I saw her prompt, and well, it was perfect.  1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, […]

How to Cope on the Bad Days: What I Learned from Years of Depression

depression, text a friend, Amy E Patton

Approximately 25 million Americans suffer from major depression each year. I am one of those numbers. For years, I battled against the strangled hold of depression. Doctors, medicine, good therapy, family, friends, and my church fought with and for me during those incredibly dark years. It is only by the grace of God and His infinite […]