Shift Your Focus with Guest Abby McDonald EP 89

Author, Abby McDonald joins me to talk about her new book, Shift: Changing Our Focus to See the Presence of God.

In this interview, Amy Elaine and Abby discuss how to navigate seasons where God seems invisible. Often, God seems far away or uninterested in the details of our lives. Fortunately, Abby’s book offers encouragement to inspire our discouraged hearts. Ultimately,  no matter the circumstances, we can see God in our lives in the here and now.

Shift: Changing Our Focus to See the Presence of God

Shift Focus Real Victory Radio Interview

My favorite quote from Abby

We serve a God who wants to surpass our expectations. ~ Abby McDonald

About our Guest: Abby McDonald, author of Shift


Abby McDonald is the author of Shift: Changing Our Focus to See the Presence of God. She is also a blogger, speaker, wife and mom whose work has been featured on (in)Courage, For Every Mom, Crosswalk and more. Her passion is to empower women to grow in faith and hope, even when life is messy. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in English from the University of South Carolina. And, she teaches writing workshops both online and at conferences each year. Abby lives with her husband, three children, and mischievous lab pup in western Maryland. Most importantly, you can connect with her at

If you’re looking to know God’s purpose in your life, check out Finding Your Most Powerful Purpose and take the Purpose Filled Challenge today!

The Purposeful Life Challenge

Purpose Filled Challenge 30 Days in Psalm 139

Amazingly, the very act of abiding in Christ deepens our sense of identity and purpose. Somehow, what starts as heart’s desire grows into a passion. Passion refines our placement. And, our placement provides the realization of our purpose. Learning to be with God instead of trying to figure out what we can do forGod ultimately leads us to our most purpose-filled life.

Without a doubt, this journey begins with the equation of BE>DO = PURPOSE

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About Amy Elaine Martinez

Amy Elaine is an author, speaker, wife, and mom. She's also the radio show host of Real Victory Radio. Amy Elaine blogs at and lives in both Colorado and Oklahoma. Most days you'll find her at a local coffee shop writing or ministering across the table to a friend. Amy Elaine's heart desire is to see people walk in wholeness and live in victory. Amy Elaine Ministries, Inc. is a non-profit ministry helping heart-shattered lives become whole again through the listener supported radio program heard Saturdays 6 am and 4 pm on 94.7 FM The Word KRKS in the Denver area. The program is also available for live streaming on your phone or computer from anywhere. Amy Elaine loves to share the story of how Jesus made her a broken girl made whole through the transforming power of the Holy Spirit. She's available to speak at your next women's event. To connect with Amy Elaine, please contact her through her website.

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