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Amanda Smith

Amanda Smith

Minister

 

What do you do to relax?
I relax by praying, reading, cleaning my house, and working out.

 

What are you reading right now?
“Birds and Bees: A Conversation about God, Sex, and Sexuality” by Gregg Matte
The Holy Bible (KJV, NKJV, NIV, NLT)
Thompson Chain-Reference Bible

 

What do you appreciate most about the people of Cedar Grove Church?
I appreciate the willingness of the people of CGC to help one another.

 

What quotes have you found most meaningful in life?
"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it, you will land among the stars.” Les Brown
“Sometimes God will empty your hand in order to fill it back up with something better”
 “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi
“This too shall pass.”

 

Why should an individual who has not been to CGC come visit?
I believe people should come visit Cedar Grove because they will be welcomed and will enjoy the family atmosphere.

 

What music are you currently listening to?
Trip Lee, Tye Tribbett, Gospel in General, Kem, Jazz, Joss Stone, Various other Genres & Artists

 

What websites do you visit daily?
The daily websites I visit are my g-mail, the weather channel, Instagram, Facebook, and my Daily Bible App Devotional.

 

Where do you hope to be spiritually in the next year?
In the next year, I'd like to be walking even more in alignment with God’s calling on my life to be a Teacher of His Word.

 

Your Family
There are too many people to name.  I have so many family members and close friends that I love dearly.  My mom is Lisa Smith and my sister is Tiffany Smith.

 

Your Education
Riverdale High School Alum 2003
Middle Tennessee State University:
-B.A in History, Secondary Education, and Geography 2007
-M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction 2010
-Ed.S in Administration and Supervision 2012

 

Favorite Books
The Holy Bible
The Purpose Driven Life – Rick Warren

 

Favorite Movies
In Her Shoes, The Preacher’s Wife and anything with Julia Roberts or Denzel Washington

 

Favorite Places
My favorite place has to be getting lost in my memories of all of the great times God allowed me to spend with my late Granny and best friend ever, Linda Smith.

 

Favorite Scripture

Jeremiah 29:11

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”