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Let me journey with you!

I’d love to meet you and hear your story! How is your journey playing out in this season of life? Your story is unique to you. I am here to help you learn from this season, give you tools to live each day generously and to the fullest, living life with a strong faith that spreads joy, creativity, and most of all love!

I'm a Catholic Spiritual Director, Writer, Speaker, and Canon Lawyer.

Maria

 When I saw her page, I had just felt the nudge to seek joy in my life this year. And then I saw her introduction post where she talks about her passion for helping with the pursuit of joy. And if that wasn’t enough then comes her post about her upcoming ebook. I feel like her book aptly titled “Seeking Joy” is something I truly need.

"I really feel like finding Amanda on Facebook has been a godsend."

Olivia

When I first started chatting with Amanda I felt like I had found a long lost sister! Spiritual direction and canon law consultation with Amanda will undoubtedly be a great blessing in your life. Amanda’s love of the Church and love for others makes talking to Amanda one of the easiest, most natural conversations you may ever have!

"Amanda has a palpable love of the Church that translates into an authentic love of others — that is truly Christlike!"

Christine

Reaching out to Amanda was life-changing. My husband and I had some cannon-law questions about our marriage and she willingly became our advocate with kindness and concern for our situation. Thanks to her, we will soon be celebrating our convalidation in the Church! She has been a huge blessing in walking this process with us, in ways that some other church leaders (unfortunately) have not. Amanda is so personable and loving in her work and talking to her is always a delight.  If you’re thinking of reaching out to Amanda, don’t hesitate!

"Amanda's knowledge and spiritual direction has brought peace into my life and helped me learn how to find the joy that God desires us to have."

Emily

I recently began spiritual direction with Amanda after a few years of not being able to find someone locally that I would be comfortable with. Let me tell you, it's been awesome so far! I'm so thankful for her and her guidance!

"I'm so thankful for Amanda and her guidance!"

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Joy is worth striving for and it's what God made us for!

Working hard is much more life-giving than sitting around.

We should always remember to look up.

A life well lived is a life full of sacrifices inspired by love.

You should leave home for adventures but always return to stay.

People are more important than places and experiences.

Real things, like hard wood floors, dirt roads and flower beds
are always home.

The single life can be incredibly life giving and inspiring.

God, family, and friends are hands down most important.

We were made for beauty.

Marriage between one man and one woman is God's gift to us.

The call of a loon on a Minnesota lake doesn't have much competition.

A simpler life is a happier life.

Food, drink, dance and song add so much.

A baby is life's greatest blessing no matter the circumstance.

You can know what you have when you have it, and you don't have to wait to know you have it until it's gone. 

Age never matters. Never.

We should always give God credit.

Seeing your parents love one another inspires and tugs
at your heart uniquely.

Our mission in life is to know, love and serve God so we can
spend eternity with Him.

Our life is meant to be lived as a gift to others.

We should ask for a second chance and in return we should always give third, fourth and fifth chances... that's what God does for us...

Generosity and gratitude are key to a joyful life.

The time to be courageous and people of integrity is now.

Today is a gift and we should use the here and now to love
and love well.

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