Hi there, I’m Amy.
I am a writer, missionary, and the founder of Cultivating Your Story. I believe you were created with an amazing purpose. I’m passionate about helping you step into that purpose in spite of the twists, turns, and painful places your story has taken you. By embracing your story, dismantling shame, and stepping boldly into your calling, you can cultivate a story worth living!
I know because that is my story.
For more than 30 years, I believed my painful past disqualified me from fulfilling my purpose. I was convinced that if anyone really knew my story, they would agree. So, I kept my story and my dreams hidden. Shame was my constant companion.
Fortunately, my family and a few close friends saw beyond my shame. They believed in me and in my God-given purpose. With their help, I broke down lies and dismantled shame. I learned to embrace my story and took small but bold steps towards my dreams–the imaginings that embodied my purpose. It was the hardest and bravest work I have ever done.
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”Maya Angelou
My story is not unique.
There are hundreds of thousands of women who believe their past is too heavy to hold a meaningful future. This is especially true for those of us whose stories include not only the destructive things we have done but also the devastating things that were done to us.
This may be your mother’s story. It may be your best friend’s story. It may be your story.
If it is, I want you to know I believe in you. You can embrace your story–every last bit of it. You can dismantle shame and break down lies. You can step into your God-given purpose and live the life you dream of living.
I am here to stand beside you and to cheer you on while you do the hard work. My commitment is to provide resources that will help you take the next step as you cultivate a story worth living.