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The Hardest Part: Believing Big

Lately, I have been believing big. Like, really big.  The hardest part of believing big is the enemy. He is literally the worst.   I have had a lot of time alone.  In the last two weeks, I have been deep in what I and many of my writer friends call, the writer’s hidey-hole.  And it is there, I get to meet with Jesus in a very dear way.   The book of Romans is where I nested, and I could have …

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Part-Time Jesus: Half-Hearted Belief

Part-Time Jesus: Half-Hearted Belief I have come to recognize a part-time Jesus or half-hearted belief system ruling the days of my life. In all fairness, I am a busy girl.  But I am not here to make excuses. Here, at the moment, is a lonely little hotel suite deep in the heart of downtown Houston.  I came here to finish my book, book three, “Well, Girl: An Inside Out Journey to Wellness.”   Not to brag, but I have the whole …

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Powerful Things to Pray For

Powerful Things to Pray For What are the most powerful things to pray for?   I am not a power-hungry person. Honestly, power-hungry people mystify me.  I have never really understood that desire. And you know the folks, the ones that are driven to dominate and control?  This is not a struggle of mine. Go ahead, you be in charge.   But as of late, I want my prayers to be powerful.   No, this is not the darkest season of my …

Gratitude as Worship by Jami Amerine
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When Your Cup Is Empty, or Just Cold, and Needs Nuked…

When Your Cup Is Empty, or Just Cold, and Needs Nuked… I love a big cup of coffee.   Or a big cup of hot tea, English Breakfast, please.   Like, I am not sure what life would look like without that first drink in the morning.  I vaguely remember the days, when I would say, “I don’t want any coffee.” And Justin would fall into a fetal position because this could only mean one thing. I was pregnant. Again. …

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Drama Mama: Done, Doner, Donest

“I’m Done.” I didn’t want to start another post with drama and madness.  Alas, my life is madness. And, honestly, this is probably not news to you.  But, if it is, welcome. I am writing this from a Ramada Inn in Waco, Texas.  And I am on my way to West Texas for our Marine Baby’s wedding on Saturday.  I was supposed to be there on Sunday, but I have been too sick to travel, with either a sinus infection or …

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Trust: How to Choose What to Do

Trust: How to Choose What to Do Trust is one of those elusive things that seems to come and go like the tide. It was a little after 5 am when we arrived at the emergency room.  I had grappled with the decision to take our 5-year-old son to ER since 2 am.  I was making the decision alone.  My husband is out of town.  Because he is staying at our cabin while finishing a contract, he rarely has cellular …