“O to grace how great a debtor
daily I'm constrained to be!
Let thy goodness, like a fetter,
bind my wandering heart to thee.
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
prone to leave the God I love;
here's my heart, O take and seal it,
seal it for thy courts above.”



about the author


My name is Amy Knorr. I'm an educator and freelance writer living in Pennsylvania Amish country, married to a scientist who makes me laugh and with two little girls who make me laugh harder. Somehow, I find myself with words to say and the time to write them down.

Those are the basics, but this is the good stuff...

I love the smell of chocolate and the air after it rains. I need a cup of tea in the morning, not for the caffeine but for the ritual of holding a hot drink --- something about that first sip just loosens the grip of nightmares and leans into the anticipation of the day.

I am hopelessly given up to what my husband affectionately calls “honey-vision” --- this brand of idealism that hopes the best and is learning not to be dashed to pieces when best is not possible. I must have room to think my own thoughts, and so I shut myself in my room once a day or water the plants, or go for a drive and just listen. I would rather spend a day outside in the green and the fresh than just about anywhere else (except maybe a musty, dusty bookstore filled with the wisdom and words of so many who have already moved on).

I am happiest when my life is shared with an animal or two, and I miss our furry white dog with a piece of my heart that so often expects to see him running around the corner. Maybe, just maybe, this will be the year of the Christmas puppies.

I have a heart held by two small girls growing tall and beautiful and the shadow of a big brother who someday, in that Perfect Place, they will finally meet. I am loved deeply and believed in wholeheartedly by a man who is wrapped around my very soul. I am known and rejoiced over by the One who I desire to make known in every open hand extended and encouraging word offered, every laugh found and tear shed.

and when I find my eyes are fresh and open,
this is all more than enough.


services offered


Speaking and facilitating community learning is one of my greatest joys.
I have experience with groups of all sizes, from small community groups to large retreats. If you would like to discuss how I could serve your group in a speaking and teaching or consulting capacity, please feel free to contact me at onesteptoblue@gmail.com