the art of worry
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The Art of Worry: A Mommy Chronicle

The Art of Worry: A Mommy Chronicle I worry about writing this post. It is 3:24 am and I wide awake, heart pounding, throat tight, rear end in agony.  Yes, I will clarify.  The first two symptoms are because of worry, the last is the result of a nasty fall yesterday afternoon. I was not built for falling. In authentic Jami fashion, I decided to move my desk closer to the window, by myself.  While pulling the enormous oak structure, …

Self Care Podcast: Sin or Self Preservation?

Self-Care: Sinful or Self Preservation Hey there! I am Jami Amerine and today’s episode is brought to you by Jennifer Willerton: Independent Beauty Consultant.  Follow this link to see all the AMAZING beauty and skin care products Jennifer offers and message her to learn about a special offer she has JUST FOR MY LISTENERS! Today we are talking all things self-care and the truth about what it means to look after YOU! For years I was under the impression that …

God and Weight Loss: Get Skinny for Jesus

I love Jesus and I am on a diet for weight loss… constantly.  This is how me and my muffin top roll. I want to be #skinny4jesus, even though that’s not what He asked of me. I overheard this conversation between the vandals, my three and five-year-old sons as they ate popsicles on the porch with my nephew, their cousin Riley. Sam: My mom loves popswickels. Charlie:  Yeah, herm wuvs dem. Riley: My mom likes dem, and she’s pretty. Sam: …

The Dementia Gospel: Remembering My Identity In Christ 3
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The Dementia Gospel: Remembering My Identity In Christ

My husband and I made a terrible mistake.  We had what some might call a brain burp or a brain-urism. Our identity, the core of “us” was lost. We forgot who we are, we neglected our calling. Justin and I are older… well, I am 45-years-old and Justin is 48.  We have 4 biological children. The oldest is 22, graduating from college this weekend and getting married in October.  The second, is 19 and at Marine Bootcamp (OOORAH!) The third is …

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How to Remain in Christ: Stay

How to Remain in Christ: Stay The memory is still fresh.  I sat at my dressing table preparing a variety of cosmetic bags with blushes, glosses, powders, and potions, our youngest son, one of two “vandals” that rule my home, inquired, “Mommy, are you going bye-bye?” “Yes,” I explained, “I am going to California for a conference, sweetie.” A pout drew across his cherub cheeks.  “Mommy, stay.” Stay. As if a command by a trainer to a puppy… I wished …

Dont see me... blind by closing eyes
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Don’t See Me…

When our oldest daughter was a toddler, she had this special gift of going blind.  If she were to get in trouble, she would simply, shut her eyes.  In the midst of being reprimanded, she would peaceably close her eyes. Expressionless, she would take on a meditative stance.  It would make my husband crazy. To add to the mayhem of parenting Maggie, if she were caught in the act of “badness” she would yelp, “Don’t see me!”  For example, I …