Namaah by Jami Amerine

Consider This: Namaah, the Wife of Noah

Consider This: Namaah, the Wife of Noah Namaah woke with a startle. It took only seconds to reconnect with her dolorous existence. In a breath, the familiar companion of nausea ran circles around her. She would have vomited, again, but there was nothing left to purge. Her throat burned from the last episode. She squeezed her eyes shut, desperate to stabilize herself. With her eyes closed, her nose was forced to stimulate. The putrid stench of her atmosphere was magnified. …

hiney healing

Miraculous Hiney Healing, Waiting, and Other Mysteries

Miraculous Hiney Healing, Waiting, and Other Mysteries I didn’t want to tell you this. The thing is, I am a firm believer in the power of prayer.  I will pray for you, please pray for me. Early in my writing career, which was about three years ago because I am still early in my writing career, I wrote a post that invoked venom and praise. Honestly, they don’t call me “Sunshine Rain” for nothing. So, the post, “Please Stop Praying …

grief relief

Grief Relief: When You Can Talk About “It” and Do Laundry Too

Grief Relief: When You Can Talk About “It” and Do Laundry Too You may not be ready to hear this, but that’s okay.  I wasn’t ready to say it, until just now. It came without warning. There wasn’t a day marked on the calendar. We weren’t waiting for it, honestly, I figured it was just a rumor.  This place where all the sudden, I wasn’t in shambles on the floor.  I didn’t need a Xanax or some dear friend, who …

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Just Jesus

Forgiveness for Real: Freedom and the Hole in Your Tent

Forgiveness for Real: Freedom and the Hole in Your Tent There are many aspects to forgiveness. First, I propose, forgiveness starts with identity.  Stay with me, I promise, I will get to the person or persons who you can’t forgive. I am going to start by saying something very important. You are forgiven. And no, I am not forgiving you for an offense. I am telling you, you are forgiven. Listen to it again, if you said yes to Jesus, …

New Year Jubilee Road

New Year: A New Everything, The Jubilee Road

New Year: A New Everything, The Jubilee Road I will start by saying, 2018 was the hardest year of my life.  And no, no one died, we are safe and well.  However, I was struck hard with the grief of loss from the year before, change, and disappointments. I think I am most fascinated by how quickly we want that part to be over.  But for readers and listeners of my podcast who are also watchers of HGTV, what has …

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A Good Girl’s Guide to a New Year:  First, Take a Shower

A Good Girl’s Guide to a New Year:  First, Take a Shower Let me start by saying, I am not one of those whiney moms, drunk in my closet.  Truly, I rarely drink.  As a matter of fact, I don’t think I have had a glass of water in 28 days. That’s not entirely accurate.  I have completely lost track of time, for all I know the last time I had a drink of anything was months ago. This is …