Meet Amanda

Hi there, I'm Amanda. 

I've been writing online for 12 years, and just love connecting with women through written and spoken word. I hope your time here leaves you encouraged and full of hope, as you walk the road set before you. I am passionate about seeing women thrive in their roles, feel a part of something bigger than themselves, and accept the gift that is Christ. Because I just don't know how I'd do this life without Him.

My first book, Shiny Things: Mothering on Purpose in a World of Distractions released in April 2019 is co-written with my good buddy, Anne-Renee Gumley. Click here to learn more! 

If you'd like to connect further, join me over on Instagram @amanda_bacon_  Also, to receive my posts in your inbox as they're published, just enter your email address below.


I have been married for 20 years to an amazing guy, and am the mama of 8 awesome kids through birth and adoption. Life is never dull, but is often exhausting, yet rewarding. I never imagined for one second that I would be the mom of a large family. Not. One. Second. But here I am. Obviously God's ways are so much higher than mine. When I'm not driving carpool and feeding people, I'm writing, reading, and wandering outdoors.


  • I'm crazy about British television. Obsessed is more accurate. 
  • Coconut anything is my favorite. Dark chocolate too. 
  • I love tea and coffee, especially the half and half.
  • I love to own and collect books (antiques versions too).
  • School supplies are one of my love languages. New boxes of crayons especially.
  • I lived in Alaska for 30 years, and have recently moved with my family to North Carolina. So I'm working on my love for all things NC in an attempt to match my love for my home state. 
  • I'm on staff at Proverbs 31 Ministries on Lysa TerKeurst's ministry team. It's a dream come true and I'm just loving it.


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If you are thinking of having me speak to your group or event, click on the speaking tab above to learn more.