Amy Young

Amy Young

Amy Young wants to help people find the sweet spot between burn out and rust out with ongoing personal and professional development.

Founder of Global Trellis, co-founder of Velvet Ashes, she personally blogs at Messy Middle, and is the author of four books (Looming TransitionsLove, Amy, Enjoying Newsletters, and Getting Started.

You too can live in your sweet spot.

Blog Entries

3 Questions: The Transitions Workbook

[W]e give ourselves (and others) many gifts when we intentionally attend to our inner processes and emotions in the presence of the Lord.

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Remembering My First Thanksgiving in China

Isn’t that like God? To take something small and insignificant and use it. And so it will be for you. This year you may need to be reminded, not of an American holiday, but of China and people you no longer get to live and serve with.

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Acknowledging and Managing the Tension

A Reader Responds to “Women and the Missio Dei in China”

Five tensions women face serving in the Missio Dei.

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Off We Go

A Book Review

A resource to help you and your family say “Off we go!” with more confidence and connectedness.

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Dangers, Pitfalls, Connection, and Hope During Transition

This is not where you want to be. This is not where you thought you’d be. This was not your plan.

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“What If” Is Here: Global Trellis

You need a place for your soul to be breath, your head to be engaged, and your heart to stay tender. You need Global Trellis.

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7 Reasons I Liked “China: A History” (and 1 Warning)

A go-to resource for those wanting a brief overview of Chinese history or are looking for an engaging textbook for young students.

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Three “T” Reasons to Read “The Tea Girl”

If you enjoy a hot cup of tea and historical fiction, then this book is for you! 

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Home, James

A Book Recommendation

"It takes more than a passport to feel at home."

Supporting Article

Debriefing before the Final Goodbye

The author provides debriefing questions that can assist in evaluating life in China and aid in healthy transitions.