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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 …

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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 …

Be still by Jami Amerine

What You Don’t Get to Decide for Your Children

What You Don’t Get to Decide for Your Children Blood poured from his soaking nose and chin.  My insides lurched.  You know the feeling when you see one of your children physically hurt? It is a primal ache. The words, “I told you so,” caught in my throat. I did in fact tell him so.  Just moments before I had advised my seven-year-old son, Sam, and his five-year-old brother, Charlie, not to cannonball into the pool, holding a three-gallon metal …

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Jesus Be All Over You, and You Too

The first time I said, “Jesus be all over you,” in public, I think I was on a Facebook live. Actually, I have said it to my kids for years. And my mom always said, “Lord be with you.” Truth be told, I always answered back, “Thanks.” And my family answers back the same, “Thanks.” I guess it is only polite to acknowledge a blessing on your way out the door with a “thank you.” But today as Justin, my …

Jami Amerine and Rebecca Huff welcome

Doing What You Were Created to Do: Living Marvelously

Doing What You Were Created to Do: Living Marvelously So, I feel pretty confident that I could be a marvelous travel blogger. Although, no one is paying me to go on cruises.  I have never endorsed a suitcase or hiking sandal.  Honestly, I would be an excellent official spokesperson for Xanax.  Alas, I am just a girl with a computer who hates to fly.  I am afraid that my “Christian” blogger status is in jeopardy for all the posts I …