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Happy New Year 2018


 

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         Out  with the old and in with the New right? I don’t know about you but this year has been something dramatic novel! I feel as if a lot of what has happened the past few years has been surreal.   Some great moments, among some very tying times. As if I was  someone else watching my life as it happened. I can not at this time go into details of everything. In short Its been hard emotionally, mentally, and physically. My faith has truly been tested. There were times I thought I wouldn’t’t be able to handle it. Sometimes you are forced to make hard choices. I had to yet gain put my books on hold for various reasons.

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I was surprised tho this Christmas when I received a gift  from one of my biggest supporters. She gave me a Mac Pro laptop computer. It is not huge, but its is way more then I could have asked for or though to request.  In return she expects me to publish some books this year. The wonderful woman is going though so much right now and yet she invested in me. I sure hope I don’t let her or any of you down. The Mac is so different from what I am used to.  I do not have the programs, adaptor port, or mouse that I need yet. However, that will be rectified in a matter of days.  From what I have discovered so far the Mac pro is amazing. This touch pad is great. I feel so bad, that still haven’t published any books since  “God Supplies and Miracles Happen”.  I have been without a computer for several moths.  Plus Money has been extra tight. I feel truly blessed and completely surprised. I don’t  feel worth it somedays.  At times I felt I should give up… But then I am surprised you all still are  here believing in me. I am truly humbled! I pray I can live up to your expectations and then some. I have an amazing group people in my life and a wonderful family. I want to remind  you, God is bigger then the situations we are in. I sure pray this coming year is better for all of you.  I love you all I am truly truly grateful!  May this year  bring you  an abundance of blessings and open doors. God bless you today and always!😁

 ❤️Amy Jane Sandberg

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Shout out~


 

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      Hello all you wonderful people out there! How you doing? I’m sorry I have been taking a Hiatus from here and Facebook. Which pretty much has been for the past couple months. I’m not officially back yet, but I felt like I should give you all an update. I went to #Authorplusa2017 last month with some amazing Authors! I’m still in happy daze because of it. I met The event coordinator and Author David Michael before the event took. I took a six hour ride with him to the hotel. I met his wonderful grandmother and her friend as well. He is an awesome guy all around. A Total gentleman. Then I met the author Sherry Ficklin in the hall before the event. Also she’s a totally awesome person. We spent a few days beforehand hanging out grabbing dinner and drinks. With her author friend Kathy-Lynn Cross and my editor Sara Tassill– More awesome people! I shared a table with authors Anjiu Sutomu and C.J. Foxx and his sister. Who was funny smart considerate. There were multiple genres at this event. I  even had the pleasure to see my Big brother Curtis, and my longstanding buddy Mikey Lee! Yay! I met so many new people. Like the awesome Scott Hildreth, who writes  in multiple genres.  He has an amazing   kids book “The Flying Pig” An inspirational story about a pig that wanted to fly. I met his lovely wife who is also an Author and Artist Jessica Hildreth Designs.

It was definitely a good experience.  I have no idea what book event I will be going to next. There are so many I would love to go to. Yet so little time and money to do so at the moment. I promise to let you guys know if I plan to go to another book event in the future. I love you so much! God bless you today and always

             ❤️Amy Jane Sandberg

Ps. If you went to #Authorplusa2017 or  any book event, please feel free to comment below. I can’t remember everyone’s names and I would love to give you a shout out.

 

 

 

Don’t Sell yourself Out.


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Don’t sell your self short! Be yourself~ I adore people. I am a pretty laid back person. I am usually cheerful, egar to help, and alwaus full of support. I’ve often been told that I can be quite annoying until a person gets to know me. I like just about everyone except, I have to draw the line at fake people. There’s a difference between being busy and being fake. I am very grateful to have awesome wonderful friends and rarely running across fake people. My word of advice is be yourself no matter what. There’s no one better at being you, than you being you.  There is only one you and not everyone is gonna like you.  Don’t change who you are, or how you think, to please others, because then you arn’t being true to yourself.  God made us different for a reason. Life would be pretty boring if we were all the same. Smile and know you are awesome and special.  #truth

                    ❤️Amy Jane Sandberg

OPEN YOUR CHEST OF DREAMS


❀✎☆How was your weekend all? Long? I know what happened Friday really got me thinking.. I used to say this all the time but I feel like I don’t say it enough… LIFE IS SHORT! My grandma Sylvia, even in her in her 80’s, would say that “You should never grow up, enjoy life to the fullest”. We all have goals and dreams that we want to follow, yet the reality is that our needs get in the way. By the time most of us get done what ‘has to be done’ we are too tired and burned out to do what we want. We lock our dreams, goals and hopes up in a chest, but then the chest gets dusty and we forget about it. I don’t want to forget about my Dreams and neither should you. You need to make time to follow them. If it involves money then start saving. If it’s about health then get to it. Going after what you want in life is never easy. You have to fight for it. That includes love and relationships too. Nothing worth having is easy. Personally I am getting back on track, I was depressed for a while but I shook it off thanks to good friends and a change in my attitude. Don’t let the lies- “I’m not good enough”, “I don’t deserve it”, “I can’t do it” get in your way. Guess what, YOU ARE AWESOME! You have unique gifts no one else has and you are one of a kind. You need to believe in yourself..fight for yourself, because you are worth it! Go find your locked chest and open it!!  Never say Never! ❀✎☆

Walt Disney said: “All of our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” -Truth

~Hugs~

Love  ya,

ღ╮❤╭ღ╯ Amy Jane ╰ღ╮❤╭ღ╯

Imperfect Person


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“LIFE happens while you’re making other plans”-Unknown

I first saw that quote in the movie “Kuffs” Time flies so fast, choices are made, roads are traveled, plans, and dreams are made. It is a truth that is more real over the past years than it has ever been in my life. Don’t let disappointments broken plans and broken dreams get you down because God’s got a plan.  I know it is really hard, at least it  can be for me.  When I think about where I want to be in life, all I have done and not done….  I have done a lot in my life… I have so many dreams and so many goals… Yet I often get lost in the reality of now.  Now I feel  like I  am accomplishing so little… Especially with my broken foot and being unable to drive. The pressure I put on myself to be this amazing person  wears me out…  Sure I Have a  short story and a small book published. But only one book out of the many I’ve been working on for years…  I look at the past Five years I have definitely leaned a lot  and experienced a lot… But I feel so far away from where I want to be and I often get lonely… Do you sometimes feel like that?

We have to do our best and make the most of every opportunity, and be Thankful for what we have.  We can’t get lost in the “What ifs”  we have to live in the now. That is the best I and you can do with Life… I believe  God has a purpose for everyone but we also have free will.  I don’t want to live with regrets.   I don’t want you to have regrets either,  so please follow your heart and listen to God.  Every moment and every choice can and will affect  your future…  That includes how you treat  others and what you say. “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.  By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” –John 13:34-35

Make time to enjoy life, and don’t get so wrapped up in Must  do’s and Have to do’s…  They will get done.  Take things one  thing at a time and Don’t overload yourself and  you will move forward one step at a time. Don’t over think because that’s a sure way to get stressed out  which will lead to an emotional  crash.  Lets face it tho we all need  a good cry once in a while.  We all tend to bottle things inside until they explode… It is ok to cry. That is how God created us to be able to release our stress and feelings. And it is ok to talk to God honestly and Openly.  Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. -John 14:27 

I know from experience.  I took a huge leap of faith and moved across country and my life turned upside down! I keep bring that up because it was a huge deal.  I know God won’t ever give you more then you can handle and you are never alone.  “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”-Philippines 4:19

I let go of the reins and I let God start guiding me completely. It hasn’t been the easiest road but it sure has been a wild adventure and I look forward to what God has for me in the future. I find peace when I don’t try to take the whole world on my shoulder. That is not easy for sure. We try so hard to  Take charge and stay in control. But lets face it.. Sometimes in doing so we get lost in emotions, stress, needs,  thoughts and  we forget our main purpose. To lead others To Christ.  To Love one another, which means being there for each other. (At least that is what I feel our main purpose is as  God’s children.) “All things work for good for those who love the Lord”  –Romans 8:28  Hold on to that when the going gets tough and remember you are never alone!

Sure we all have responsibilities. I am not saying neglect them.. But instead turn to God to help you with your needs and wants. And in doing so you will find comfort and peace.. ~Psalms 23~ We try so hard to be What we  think we should be  That God has to force us sometimes to take a break and just be in His presence. And Honestly where else would you want to be? That is where I want to be. Always in God’s will, Always in God’s Peace and love… No matter how hard things Get… I am so Glad I have Father God, Jesus and  The holy Spirit with me. As do you! Do not be so hard  on yourself. Only Jesus was perfect… It is impossible for us to be no matter how hard we try. But God loves us anyways and He wants the best for us!

For all men have sinned and have missed the shining-greatness of God.24 Anyone can be made right with God by the free gift of His loving-favor. It is Jesus Christ Who bought them with His blood and made them free from their sins. 25 God gave Jesus Christ to the world. Men’s sins can be forgiven through the blood of Christ when they put their trust in Him. God gave His Son Jesus Christ to show how right He is. Before this, God did not look on the sins that were done. 26 But now God proves that He is right in saving men from sin. He shows that He is the One Who has no sin. God makes anyone right with Himself who puts his trust in Jesus. -Romans 3:23-26  (NLV)

This has been my Yearly  Reflection before my Birthday…

♥ you always

╰ღ╮❤╭ღ╯ Amy Jane ╰ღ╮❤╭ღ╯

22 Facts about me~


My friend Kimmi tagged me for this on Instagram. I thought it was fun.

Since So few people are actually on Instagram and It’s about me. I thought I would  Share it here in my Blog as well. I am sorry if you have read this already. I have to say It got me really thinking.. I leaned more about myself…

Here are 22 Facts about me.^.^

I am really surprised at how much I  shared♥

1. I am a Christian, I live for the Lord!

2. I have an Associates in International Business, I had several business Dreams I hope one day to be able to Archive.

3. I have a Great Dane Dog But I would love to own a Lion!

4. I love People with a passion. I would love to go to school and get a Psychology and Pastors degree, so I So I could be a life coach of some sort, and Evangelize.

5. I am eating Ketyo now… I am a lot happier about myself now.

6. I am a Writer and Have my first book published “God Supplies and Miracles Happen” 

7. I love Coffee!!! -Sushi, Milk Tea, and other Asian Delights as Much as I love Italian food.

8. Once I call you my friend your my friend for life. Unless you did something extremely horrible

9. I am part tomboy, clown, and part princess

10. I love animals of all kinds, I love leaning about animals

11. I Love: The wind, rain, cool weather rocks, water, weather.

12. My Favorite Bird is the Vulture – Ugly, gets along with all, Doesn’t kill unless the animal is dying. ♥

13. My dream is to go to Sweden.

15. I love Gummie Bears and Gummie worms by Black Forest

16. I don’t like Gossip, My pet ps are people talking bad behind my back. You have an issue with me tell me to my face.

17. I enjoy Korean drama’s, anime, cartoons, and movies of all sorts except horror!

18. I am empathetic, and bad at expressing myself, that is why I write

19. I collect Postcards, and playing cards with diff pictures on each cards among other things.

20. I love pen pal’s, I think that it should be preserved.

21. I don’t want to be rich and famous, but I’d love to be able to take care of my friends and family financially.

22. I’m Fascinated by: Dinosaurs, Bigfoot, space, and the Locknessmonster.

Love is the Key


Life is hard, we often get lost in the things that have to be done and the things that we have to do. We even get lost in making sure that we get to have fun and do what we want. We get lost in our thoughts, pour plans and our goals…. Yes we have obligations and we don’t want to let people down. We have goals and desires and we want to follow our dreams. What are your dreams?

But why are we doing it? Why are we planing, why are we dreaming and what do we want most?  Everything we do we are supposed to do it in love not just for the other people but love for our selves. We are important each and every single person and each and every single person has in me and that is not exactly like yours they have things and feelings that are not like you or me. So we have to do all that we do in love and when we do what we do in love no matter if it’s doing the dishes or going to coffee with the friend it’ll be much more pleasurable and you will feel more accomplished and joyful. We all need love to survive and people need need to feel appreciated needed. So listen more talk more and be there for each other more. When you’re by yourself be happy about who you are. You are Handsome and Beautiful, maybe not by the world’s standards but by Gods. And His opinion is all that matters… So do love yourself  and have confidence. Because there’s no one like you your unique special and you touch people’s lives in ways that no one else can your life is important and I’m glad you’re alive!

╰ღ╮╭ღ╯ Amy Jane ╰ღ╮╭ღ╯

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Dear CHD Surviors


‪#‎CHD‬ (Congenital heart defects) Grow up to be ‪#‎ACHD‬ (Adult’s with Congenital heart defects) If you have a CHD, you are a Survivor! Just like me. We are all born special in some way or another. Don’t let your CHD hold you back! We all have a purpose, we all touch lives and we help others in our own special way That God gave us… CHD may limit us physically but it can’t stop you! Thank God Your purpose isn’t mine, because without your unique gifts and talents, some of us may not have lived.. Don’t let others put standards and limits to what you can do. Only you can decide

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If you are looking for a work out, or looking to help out anyways.. Seems they added a lot more options to the and websites since last year. This is awesome! #MendedLittleHearts #ACHA #FightToLive http://www.congenitalheartwalk.org/ —I encourage you to get involved in someway..

♥Love ya – Amy Jane Sandberg
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Whoa There!


Hello my beloved readers,

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How you doing there? I know its been awhile since I’ve posted something. I did not win the contest for the college scholarship. They did two drawings. I was quite disappointed. I have everything ready to go and I do plan on going back to college, I guess now it just isn’t the time. The first class they want me to take when Im able- is worth six credits which is awesome! the collage only does one class per semester which is awesome, and you’ll still be able to get your degree within 2 years. Because each class is about two classes are more combined. However I cannot afford the $3000 for each class plus the book fees. I started to apply for fasta but it caused my health insurance to be discontinued. Thus I had to drop it and reinstate my health insurance. You can guess which one is more important to me. I do have an international business degree so it’s not like I don’t have a college background. It’s just not something that I can put to practical use at this point in time in my life. So I’m going to stick to writing books. And I pray to God that they sell well and that I finish them promptly.

I haven’t had much time to write currently, with extra obligations have coming up. And I keep getting sick. -sigh- So I have found myself turning into a hermit again… It’s really hard to keep up with people other than family. It seems texting is a thing of the past lately which is okay with me because I prefer phone calls,it’s so easy to misinterpret a text. I really do love people but when I keep losing my voice because of being sick and not having my computer close at hand for gaming and skype activities. It’s just hard to keep up with people.

Seems every time I make some serious headway in the direction I want my life to go things get put on hold almost always for good reasons lately but it is quite frustrating. I’m sure some of you agree that you; find having your plans derailed similarly frustrating. I hope I’m not the only one who isn’t where she would like to be in life. I am extremely grateful for where I am but I wish I would have achieved more of my dreams that I seem to have so far. It’s easy to get jealous of other people who are happy there succeeding and have found their niquce in life. I know where I want to go, but getting there is the issue. I am the only one to blame for a lot of things I could have done earlier. But as the opening to one of my books quotes: I would not be where I am today if I hadn’t made the choices I made in the past. Furthermore I like where I am at right now.

I’m sorry If you don’t find me as cheerful and peppy as normal, but I’ll have you know I am a trooper! I am a soldier in God’s army I am a fighter I am NOT a quitter and I always push on. No matter what I face I keep moving forward not just because it’s the only direction I see, but because going backwards gets me nowhere. Dwelling on the past only brings up heartache and misery. When you look forward you find hope and something to look forward to. You can’t change what’s already happened you can only change what you do with every day you live and breathe. Don’t waste it being angry and upset about what you can’t change because you’ll miss out on so much that life has to offer and more importantly you will miss people who want  to be a part of your life now if you continue to live in the past.
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God bless you today always! Have a wonderful rest of the week!
   ♥~Amy Jane Sandberg~♥

Celebrate life to the fullest!!!


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Happy Birthday to me!!  Yes this sound a little vain, but let me explain…   Today as you guessed it is my birthday! I am…   If you know me I have always valued  Birthdays to the max.  I make big deals about  everyone’s birthdays. Because  Life is a blessing!! My mom’s birthday is April 6th. So I’m 33, Where has the time gone?? So mych has changed in just the past 4 years…

A Bit of History: The past few years I haven’t really celebrated my birthday. If you didn’t know my whole immediate family used to work at the “Kennedy Space Center” in Florida. Since NASA  shut down the Shuttle Launches, my family’s life has been  quite crazy. Everyone lost their jobs… My  family started relocating spreading out moving way one by one. Everything was different. We were extremely close family. I mean every one has their issues but, its great when you have such a great family close by. So it was a huge finical and emotional  strain.  That was about 4 years ago.
 
In Jan 2011 I packed 5 suitcases and moved across country  because God told me to. It wasn’t easy leaving all  I knew and  making that jump of faith. I took turns living with my mom and sister Amanda, living mainly out of 1 suitcase…  It was quite the adventure really…  Mainly because their landlords wanted to raise the rent if I would be permanently living with them. So I rode the train back and forth..  Not knowing when I’d  feel relaxed and at home…  But after about year I got my first rental house, which I loved! In a  very small town, within a canyon.  Birthdays’s were hard to get together for and often spent alone.  Last year  I moved again,  which I was a bit angry about at first bit its been great since.

Last years Birthday was the worst I will ever remember! Because we got word my brother was very ill with cancer, so we all got together and went to go see him. (It was a blessing we were all together but, we completely ignored our birthdays.) It was very touching, very draining and over all very hard……

So when this year came along I  was mad at the loss of loosing my brother, I was mad we’re all apart yet again, due to life. I only reached one goal, publishing my short story “God Supplies and Miracles Happen”.  Honestly, I was depressed and angry… But I choose to buck up and clean my apt… I have come to the conclusion  that cleaning brings you closer to God.  You work out your stress and vent your  emotions… Now I understand the saying “Cleanliness is close to godliness”.

This morning when I woke up, I was refreshed and reminded why Birthdays are so important. They are to celebrate life, life God gave us! No matter where we are,  or who we are with,  we need to take joy and be happy we can live another day, we have another day to work on our goals, etc..   So I am happy its my Birthday!! The day I was born into this world. Even with all the hardships I’ve endured, (not as much as some)  I am happy to be alive.. Another day full of experiences…  

If you are a gamer… The higher level you are the more experience you have, the better your gear and skills are… If we look at our ages as game level…. It makes aging so much better… So where ever you are, whomever your with, be happy about your age, and celebrate life to the fullest!!!

Now please excuse me while I go get  ready to go run some errands and  go to  an early  dinner with my Mom, and this weekend my sister Amanda and her Husband will come visit. And my mother and I will officially celebrate our birthdays together with all four of us… She’s the bigger person sharing her special day with me.. I am very blessed…

Ps.  By the end of the year we will all be in one state again!! Even tho we may be a few hours apart its much better then across country!

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