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20 Truths for My Children in 2020

20 Truths for My Children in 2020 There were 20 truths I wanted to tell my children in 2020.  And while I promised to make it a habit to tell them every single one, the proposal changed at 8:45 pm, on December 31st, 2019. As the world boasted promises, hopes, and dreams, my babies were dealt a heavy blow.  One that would make the passing of 2019 all too memorable. And the 20 Truths seem more important, more clear than …

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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, …

mom talk by Jami Amerine

The Most Important Thing I Say: Mom Talk

The Most Important Thing I Say: Mom Talk The most important thing I say to my children can be categorized in two parts, true wisdom and “mom talk.”  Wisdom is something they embrace, it in some ways defines them and me. Mom talk is regurgitated in heavy doses of misunderstandings and razzing as the children recount the lunacy they believe to be the whole truth.  My oldest is married and runs a successful handmade business.  And my second is a …

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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 …

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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 …

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If You Were Loved this Much, What Could You Surrender?

If You Were Loved this Much, What Could You Surrender? I don’t contribute to criticism of other authors or their works or beliefs.  I used to, some, but now, I have my reasons.  For one thing, I don’t read a lot of non-fiction.  Especially when I am writing. One of my greatest fears when composing,is even the slightest inkling that I might take something from someone else’s heart and head, and somehow make it my own. I have sat with …