Episode 130: Amber Tysl


Amber Tysl joins me around my kitchen table. Amber is a former teacher who quit her secure job to take over a photography business (which she had no experience in) in order to stay home with her kids. Her husband is a high school basketball coach and they have 3 kids. Amber is someone who sees the beauty in the broken. That is truly a theme in her life. You see beauty that she has created in her home, by her fashion and in her photography. She loves to take was is imperfect and display it as beautiful. We talk about what its like to be a coach’s wife, how she made the decision to leave her secure teaching job, what hospitality looks like for her and how to get the most out of thrift store shopping.




Survival Kit:

  • Walking shoes

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Takeaways From Our Conversation:

  • @@"Stepping back always allows a chance for perspective."@@
  • @@"If you're being vulnerable you are setting people up to be vulnerable."@@
  • If you worry about your house not being clean enough to have people over then simply grab a laundry basket and throw as much as you can in it that is in the sight of people.
  • When it comes to thrift shopping, know what works for you. Look for colors or textures that you already knows works for you. 
  • When it comes to taking steps, follow what God has put in your heart. Think about what your motive is for stepping. Think about what fear is getting you from taking a step. And then just do the next right thing.
  • God cares about the details of your life. He cares about the timing, too.

Discussion Questions

  • How do you handle social media? Is it a tension to be managed or a problem to be solved?
  • What do you need to let go of maybe even for a week in order to help you gain perspective? 
  • Have you ever had someone invest in you when you were a teenager? What did it do for you?
  • Does inviting people into your home feel intimating? What can you do to have an open door with people?
  • If you work from home, what is your work from home routine?
  • Is there anything that you feel like you have trouble letting go of? What could help you have a perspective shift about giving up what was never ours?
  • What helps you make a decision?What did you enjoy about this episode? What was your takeaway. Let's continue the conversation  on Instagram or Twitter or you can send me an email here

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