Meet Amanda

Hi friend!  I’m Amanda Martinsen, the writer behind Give Her Grace.  

Life gets messy and hard sometimes.  I’m so thankful for encouragement and grace to see me through.  
You too? 

You see, I thought being a mama would come easy to me.  I thought being a wife would be simple.  I thought I could balance it all with working and serving in ministry.  And boy was I wrong. Through busy seasons of life with little ones, work, family and ministry, there have been two constants for me:  grace and encouragement.  I knew that I was not alone in my struggles.  Other women needed encouragement to keep pressing on too. 

That’s exactly how this blog was born.  Give Her Grace was birthed from my desire to reach women where they are and encourage them to pursue Jesus boldly in whatever season of life they may be facing. 

If you’ve been around for a while you may remember I used to blog under a different name, Into the Beautiful Life.  While I loved it, it just didn't seem to fit my life or my calling from the Lord anymore.  I wanted a new direction for my writing ministry and Give Her Grace seemed to fit perfectly. 

Grace for yourself.  Grace for others.

God so freely gives us this gift {grace} if we are His children and have accepted His son, Jesus Christ.  What a precious gift to not only give ourselves, but to the women around us.  

When I’m not writing, I find solace and a lot of laughter in my sweet husband, Brian.  Together we are parents to two amazing little girls, Brooke, 4 and Georgia, almost 2.  They give me a run for my money almost daily! Becoming a mother utterly rocked my world.  It is by far the hardest and most challenging thing I've ever done, but it gives me a joy I would have never expected.  These are my people.  They get me and love me through my worse moments.  Since they are so cute, I think I will keep them. 

I also work full time as a social worker with a non-profit agency that helps children and families in our local community. I absolutely love it.  Women's ministry is truly my passion next to my family.  I am an Acteens leader for my church as well as a co-leader for a ministry in our church called Sisters in Spirit.  I absolutely love working with young girls and women of all ages.  I feel that The Lord has given me a heart for working in this specific area of ministry.  My desire is to help women further their walk with The Lord, seeking Him boldly. 

If you were looking for someone who has it all together, unfortunately I’m not your girl.  I’m messy.  Broken.  Imperfect.  I have an off sense of humor that not everyone always gets or “appreciates” as my husband says.  I mess up and fail almost daily.  I’m so very thankful for God’s unending grace. 

And if you really want to get on my good side, just bring me Chick-Fil-A.  I'm automatically yours forever.  

So what do you say?  Why we don’t do this messy, hard life stuff together friend?  

"Instead, offer only fresh words that build others up when they need it most. That way your good words will communicate grace to those who hear them."
Ephesians 4:29 (The Voice)

Thanks for stopping by my blog!  I'd love to hear from you anytime, just contact me via my contact  page or Facebook.   



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