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 …

Jesus be all over you

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 …

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 …

christian yoga focus

Hocus Focus:  Lies I Told Myself and Why Christians CAN do Yoga

Hocus Focus:  Lies I Told Myself and Why Christians CAN do Yoga We went for a walk in the woods. Our youngest turned 5 on Sunday. He is a funny guy.  Birthdays for my two youngest sons, both adopted, are always a little… backwards for me.  I didn’t meet Charlie until he was three months old.  The next two years of his life were a roller coaster of what-ifs and uncertainties.  His birthday mystifies me.  I wish I had known, …

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 …