Articles by Amy VanSlocum

Amy VanSlocum grew up in rural Alaska 100 miles from the nearest stop light, McDonald's and movie theater. She has lived in Michigan, Montana, New York and has finally settled in northern Colorado. She graduated from Calvin College in 2008 with a degree in elementary education and earned her graduate degree in library science. Amy and her husband, Justin, embarked on their latest adventure, parenthood, in the summer of 2014. In their spare time, the VanSlocum family heads to the mountains to hike or ski.



Recently our church walked through a series called The Blessing. In the final weeks of this series, our pastors asked, “How are you a blessing to those around you?” For the first two years of our marriage, we lived in a small house in upstate New York. Our little rental home was perfect for the…


Skip Stress, Save Money

Ads and commercials constantly bombard us with the idea that we deserve this car or that vacation. If we want it, we should just buy it. Right? I think the national credit card debt speaks to the fact that people just can’t bring themselves to say no. Even young newlyweds often do not limit themselves—they…

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