Welcome, I’m Amanda C. Bowers
My Facebook profile says this about me: Christ Redeemed. Reformed. Homeschooler. Serial Entrepreneur. Wife of 1 Mom of 3!
That’s the shortest way I could describe myself in their brief bio section. The serial entrepreneur with a slight attention problem is a self-diagnosis but explains why you may see me here or over on my travel blog writing about the Smokies or being the voice behind my husband’s brick-and-mortar website.
Like you probably do, I wear many hats and often feel like a jack of all trades, but definitely never feel like a master of any of them. By God’s grace, however, I’ve been married for over 25 years, homeschooling for over 10 of those, and striving to grow in the grace and knowledge of Christ along the way.
Meet the Family
I am married to my high school sweetheart, Mark. As I mentioned, we recently celebrated 25 years of marriage.
At this point, we’ve been through just about everything.
We’ve been through a lot of hard things in our 25+ years, but God has always been faithful and I know He will get us through them.
After nearly 11 years of marriage, the Lord began blessing us with these beautiful, challenging, and hilarious three.
They keep us busy, engaged, and in stitches. Children are, no doubt, part of God’s sanctification program, but I am so grateful he chose these three to be on loan to me for this generation.
A Little More About My Hobbies
I’m a small-town girl with itchy feet for adventure and exploration which I satisfy by exploring the beautiful Appalachian mountains in which I reside. I also enjoy extended USA road trips with my family.
We currently reside in upper Northeast Tennessee. I’ve lived, played, and worked in Tennessee my entire life most of which was spent right here in the Appalachian mountains.
I spent a few short years in Memphis, TN while attending Pharmacy school and loved it, but our love for the outdoors brought us home to the Appalachian and Smoky Mountains.
Because my children are almost always with me and share my daily life, they know way too much about marketing and blogging, but they help me keep this house humming so that I can write and plan our adventures. They are a blessing and I adore them.
How, Then, Shall We Live- The Podcast
I’ve recently launched a podcast titled, How, Then, Shall We Live? I’ve borrowed this idea from the well-known book, “How Should We Then Live?” by Frances Schaeffer because the topics both here and on the podcast are derived from my own efforts to discern how to live as a Christian in an increasingly hostile to my faith society.
How, Then, Shall We Live with Amanda C. Bowers
Are you seeking answers on how to live your Christian life in this current age? Do you wonder what your life as a Christian wife and mom is supposed to look like in this modern era? Are you considering or are you new to homeschooling, but don’t know where to start? Hi there! I’m Amanda C. Bowers & this is the How Shall We Live Podcast. Pull up a chair and let’s chat. I, too, have questions about how to live this Christian life in today’s world. Let’s journey together as we discover what it looks like in the 21st century to seek first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness.
Having been born and raised in the Bible belt (though not in a Christian home) I’ve been somewhat sheltered from much of the hatred toward God and Christians that we now see increasing. However, I’ve also been surrounded by those who name Christ as Savior with little love in their hearts for His Word or His church which is equally grieving to me.
I hope to address some of those things and come alongside my fellow sisters in Christ as we strive to be, “Contra Mundum”…against the world” not because we love conflict, but because our love of Christ calls us to live according to His Word and that naturally places us in conflict with the worldview of our day.
Topics I anticipate covering on the podcast as well as here on the blog include, but are not limited to:
- How to live in the 21st century and be faithful to your Christian Biblical Worldview
- How to Homeschool and raise Kids able to defend their faith in this society
- How to remain faithful to your marriage vows and stay in love at the same time
- Why Church is still very important and necessary to your growth as a Christian
- Whatever else the Lord brings my way….
My Personal Testimony
If you’d like to hear my personal testimony of how Christ saved me, you can listen to episode #3 of the How Shall We Then Live podcast below.
- Truth Telling Resources For Christian Living
- How To Homeschool When You Are Terrified
- How To Achieve Homeschool Success
- How Shall We Live in a Age of Deception
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