justifying Jesus
Just Jesus

Justifying Jesus: Memory & Belief 

Justifying Jesus: Memory & Belief Justifying Jesus is by far the greatest hindrance I have experienced in my faith walk.  I cannot type fast enough. My cheeks are aching, from smiling, all night. No, I haven’t slept, and I do not care.  Y’all, I just laughed out loud.   I do not doubt, in this life of half-hearted belief, I have been sustained.  In spite of me and rouge, somewhat authentic Christian teachings, I have survived a mad-man of a god, …

what does Jesus want for Christmas
Just Jesus

What Does Jesus Want for Christmas?

What Does Jesus Want for Christmas? I wonder, what does Jesus want for Christmas?  And so I asked.  I said it out loud.  “Hey, Friend, it is me… Jami with no E.  Jesus, what do you want for Christmas?” And yes, I know, this sounds childish.  But, in real life, I want to be child-like this year.  This year is the last year, Sophie, our youngest biological child, will still live at home.  Next year, she’ll come “home” for Christmas. …

believe big Jami Amerine
Just Jesus

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 …

part-time Jesus
Just Jesus

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 …

things to pray for
Just Jesus

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
Just Jesus

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. …