Welcome to Hope for the weathered heart! My name is Amanda Skold. I am a single mother of 2 great kids. Caleb is 10. Kelsey is 9. We live in central Minnesota.

As you will see I have a very weathered heart. My life experiences have not always been pleasant. I started this blog as a way to share these not so great experiences, and to speak hope into the lives of those who are suffering. My life is proof that even in the worst of circumstances there is always hope.

I will share some of my real life experiences including; teen pregnancy, adoption, deployment, being married to my best friend who would later struggle with PTSD, death, family breakdown, financial ruin, single parenting and finally victory! My life certainly hasn’t turned out the way I thought it would, but I haven’t turned out the way I thought I would either. These experiences have forever changed my heart for the better. As I have reflected on these storms I have been able to see the hand of God. I see his love for people, even in our darkest days.

My prayer is this….that as you read you will be able to see how much God loves you. That even on your darkest days you will know without a shadow of a doubt that you were created on purpose, for a purpose!

Join me in this crazy upside down journey as I walk through life. No rules, no fancy prayers to recite, no special rituals. Just me following Jesus-real and without all the fluff!

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