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Amber Haines has 4 sons, a guitar-playing husband, theRunaMuck, and rare friends. She loves the funky, the narrative, and the dirty South. She finds community among the broken and wants to know your story.

Amber is curator with her husband Seth Haines of Mother Letters and a contributor at (In)courage and A Deeper Church. Once upon a time she was Christmas Change Blog Editor, BlissDom Community Leader Coordinator, and !dea Camp Orphan-Care Blog Coordinator. Her degree is in English/Creative Writing, and she has persevered through half an MFA in Poetry at The University Of Arkansas before birthing 3 boys in 3 years. There have been no signs pointing back to those workshops, so she feels perpetually unfinished, and yet the study is somehow better now.

Amber Haines thrives on Saturday mornings at the market square where mandolins play, oddly combined outfits, and arranged mason jars on the countertop – anything to spur creativity. If she can get to the keyboard quickly enough, she’ll write it out, though often she just whirls from child to yarn to garden to spill. If she’s writing it out, she’ll want to encourage you in your creative endeavor, even if that simply be Motherhood.

Amber and her husband, Seth Haines, entered the adoption process for a daughter from Ethiopia, and after much investment and prayer, they canceled the adoption to pursue ways to keep families together, at home and abroad. They’re still only getting glimpses of what this really means.

In the meantime the Haines family has added their 4th BOY to their story. Amber Haines writes about mothering many boys and keeping faith, from the perspective of a Christian woman who’s had an abortion and an affair. She loves to speak and write about the church and the power of story: forgiveness, restoration, freedom, and redemption.

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