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Shelli Virtue

Shelli writes thought-provoking life and faith studies based on the Bible. She isn’t afraid to ask difficult questions and is open to the possibility that her beliefs may not always be accurate. Her desire is to improve relationships, the most important thing in the world, by covering topics that challenge and inspire personal growth. She has currently self-published 3 studies on the topics of relationships, humility, and growing through our pain. Her upcoming study reflects on how our good intentions are not always great. And, her newest writing is taking a deep dive into our faith and beliefs.

Shelli has been featured in magazines, recorded guest spots on podcasts, and been in the final episode of season 3 of “The Chosen” as an extra. She spends much of her day caring for her disabled adult son, relying on her husband for tech support, and sipping coffee (her predominant love language!).

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Humility

In the book of Mark, Jesus is seen and portrayed as a humble servant. By using him as our perfect example, we explore the book of Mark to see how Jesus effectively lived out this approach to life. Jesus views humility as 1) having the proper view and acceptance of your own tremendous value and worth and then 2) seeing and embracing the incredible value and worth in others.

Unpacking Your Pain

We will be using the book of Lamentations as a guideline for how to completely work through our pain. The book of Lamentations is written in an acrostic form through the Hebrew alphabet. This form is used to express the completeness of walking through the pain. It starts at the beginning of the Hebrew alphabet and expresses sorrow with each section beginning with words that correspond with each sequential letter in the alphabet all the way through the entire process of lamenting.

The road to relationship by shelli virtue

The Road To Relationship

 It is a 6-week study that looks at the 26 attitudes and actions Jesus portrayed throughout the book of Matthew. “The Road to Relationship” is an in-depth study of Jesus’ interactions in the book of Matthew for people desiring close and intimate relationships through a purposeful approach that empowers them to improve their relationships.

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Have you wondered what my business name Amanuensis Writing Emprise means or how it came about? For that matter, how do you pronounce amanuensis?

Pronunciation of Amanuensis – “a man you en sis”

I first met my husband in college. I knew of him because he was my youth pastor’s brother. He got injured at work and wasn’t able to take notes during class, so I offered to copy my notes for him and pass them along so he could study. We ended up spending many hours together in the library and in the hallways between classes exchanging notes. Eventually, one of our professor’s (who ended up performing our marriage ceremony) began referring to me as his amanuensis because I was copying notes for him. An amanuensis is one who copies manuscripts.

My writing is more than copying other people’s works, but in many ways, there is nothing new under the sun. In my writing, I take what I have read and learned in the Bible, and other sources, and recreate lessons which help me understand and practically apply what I have learned. So, the writing portion of the title makes perfect sense.

The last word in my entire business name is “emprise.” An emprise is an adventurous enterprise. I love words and creating acrostics. All of these things led me to the name Amanuensis Writing Emprise. I decided to create a definition of my own for AWE:

n. an adventurous enterprise in which I’m called to write about my journey.

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November 17, 2023

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November 25, 2023

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Dec 11, 2023

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A CURE For Good Intentions

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We desire deep connections and relationships, but can’t bridge the gap between good intentions and actions that matter. Our days are tiring, wanting, and unsurprising. Life feels…off, ho-hum, ineffective. However, our hearts, desires, and intentions seem to be in a good place. What did the disciples discover which could change our lives from everyday-ordinary to uncommon, amazing…even revolutionary? A CURE!

We desire deep connections and relationships, but can’t bridge the gap between good intentions and actions that matter. Our days are tiring, wanting, unsurprising. Life feels…off, ho-hum, ineffective. However, our hearts, desires, and intentions seem to be in a good place. What did the disciples discover which could change our lives from everyday-ordinary to uncommon, amazing…even revolutionary

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Shelli has been featured in:

 

Fall 2023 Edition of “Our Story Magaine”

OSM Autumn 2023 Print Shelli Virtue

Summer 2023 Edition of “Our Story Magaine”

Author and Writer Shelli Virtue featured in Our Story Magazine

Article in Winter Edition 2023 “Our Story Magazine”

Article in Spring Edition 2023 “Our Story Magazine”

Out Story Magazine

 

 

 

Shelli has been featured in Content Magazine:
Fall 2023 Content Magazine with Article by author Shelli Virtue
Content Magazine Featured Author Shelli Virtue
Shelli Virtue as contributor to Content Magazine Summer 2023

Shelli also has a story in this book:

When the World Wore Masks
Life and Love During the Days of COVID-19
when the world wore masks book cover where shelli virtue has a story features
A Season of Caring podcast - together with love and grace

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Creating Specific Tasks for Achieving Your Reading Goals: Escape to an Enriching World

Creating Specific Tasks for Achieving Your Reading Goals: Escape to an Enriching World

Setting out to improve one’s reading skills takes more than simply a burning desire to read; it also calls for a methodical and deliberate strategy. Creating customized assignments based on personal reading objectives acts as a guide for navigating the large literary world. Careful planning is essential whether the goal is to master a classic work, explore a new genre, or just improve reading comprehension and speed. Through the establishment of specific benchmarks, such as daily word counts, plans for exploring genres, or time-bound study sessions, readers can convert their goals into concrete, attainable targets. The detailed task roadmap in this deliberate search of literary greatness not only helps people reach their reading goals but also fosters a sense of purpose and achievement in the complex fabric of their intellectual pursuits.

Creating Specific Tasks for Celebrating Birthdays and Anniversaries: Celebrations that will be Remembered for the Ages

Creating Specific Tasks for Celebrating Birthdays and Anniversaries: Celebrations that will be Remembered for the Ages

Anniversaries and birthdays are treasured occasions that connect the dots between our connections and experiences. However, the deliberate effort to make these unique moments unforgettable is what makes them memorable. Personalized activities and customized celebrations turn these events into heartfelt expressions of love, gratitude, and shared history. We respect the passing of time and create enduring memories that reaffirm the importance of the relationships and milestones we cherish by painstakingly creating original activities and traditions. Specificity is the brushstroke that, in the art of celebration, creates a vivid and enduring picture of the happy moments we cherish.

Creating Specific Tasks for Your Spiritual Goals: Reflection Will Help You Along Your Journey

Creating Specific Tasks for Your Spiritual Goals: Reflection Will Help You Along Your Journey

People who are seeking spiritual development frequently discover that their journey takes them beyond the confines of the physical world. The desire to match one’s actions and intentions with a higher purpose unites searchers of spirituality, despite the concept being highly personal and different. As you travel the path of self-discovery and enlightenment, you’ll find that assigning yourself specific chores is a potent way to support a deeper spiritual connection. By focusing on specific, attainable goals, people can better traverse the hazy territory of the spiritual world and start a life-changing journey that takes them one step closer to realizing their deepest desires. This article explores the significant connection between achieving spiritual goals and establishing particular tasks, and how taking a deliberate approach can lead to spiritual fulfillment.

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