Blog: Perceive God

Annie is a wife, mother, writer, and speaker, extends hope and encouragement to those living through difficult situations. God has gifted her with a variety of twists and turns in life where she’s had no choice but to fully rely on His person, presence, provision, and purpose.

Centered and dependent on her heavenly Advocate, Annie Yorty finds daily purpose and passion by advocating for God and others as His ambassador. The task of advocacy was thrust upon Annie with the birth of her first child, who has Down syndrome. In it, she finds joy in helping others discover their true needs and find sources of support and hope. She applies this calling to many interests including parenting, disability support, global missions, homeschooling, Bible teaching, Multiple Sclerosis awareness, and mentoring.

As an author and speaker, Annie has taught and inspired audiences across four continents from Argentina to Siberia. In addition to writing a blog at her website, Annie is a Crosswalk contributing writer. Her Bible studies, devotions, and Christian living articles may also be found on blogs, online magazines, and in print. Her book, Journey from Ignorance to Bliss: God’s Heart Revealed Through Down Syndrome, offers surprising inspiration and hope Annie gained through parenting a child with Down syndrome.

A lifelong learner, Annie regularly seeks new and eclectic challenges. She gravitates toward anything crafty or creative. Sporadically, she works at learning to play the piano and ukulele. Always open to travel adventure, Annie helps organize mission teams that share God’s love around the world. She wishes she had more time to read, crochet, and practice Russian. Her furry beast (aka labradoodle) would like her to spend more time teaching him new tricks.

Annie lives in Pennsylvania with her high school sweetheart/Air Force veteran husband, Jeff. They have two grown children and one still in process. (Isn’t everyone, really?) Amidst the fun, challenges, and chaos, Annie encourages others to look upward with her and perceive God.