Thoughts from a recovering worship leader

Confession Time

May 25th, 2015 | Posted by jamie in Thoughts - (0 Comments)

I have a confession. I have not been to church in a year. I’m not proud of that. It wasn’t intentional. I stepped away for a bit to rest my mind. I got so weary of overthinking things. I needed a break. And, as usually happens, habit sunk in. I relished an extra day of … Read more

Serving as an introvert

April 27th, 2015 | Posted by jamie in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

I found the following on my computer, buried among several other Word docs and random writing prompts. I’m not sure what prompted me to write it, or when I wrote it, but it still applies.    Years ago, I took an online spiritual gifts test. One of my highest scoring gifts was mercy or compassion. … Read more

My starved imagination

April 20th, 2015 | Posted by jamie in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Today I’m reposting a blog from July 2012, mainly because I really need to be reminded of this.   Ever had one of those days where all you want to do is go home and hide under a blanket with a good strong drink? I have a lot of those days. The sad thing is … Read more

Music still moves me

April 12th, 2015 | Posted by jamie in Uncategorized - (1 Comments)

I let life get the best of me and I forget to relish in the beautiful pieces. Music is one of those pieces. I too often forget to let it in. My city put on a festival this weekend, a festival of words and music. It featured writers and musicians from all over. I heard … Read more

The truth of Easter

April 5th, 2015 | Posted by jamie in Jesus | Thoughts - (3 Comments)

Happy Easter. As I woke up this morning and sleepily scrolled through my Facebook feed, I saw the colorful pictures and energetic posts. “He is Risen!” “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, He is risen!” “Happy Easter!” Instead of happiness and excitement at my risen Lord, I … Read more

Advent Do-Over

January 10th, 2015 | Posted by jamie in Thoughts - (6 Comments)

We took our Christmas tree down today (don’t judge.) The living room looks empty now. I always hate to take down the decorations, and I’m glad that Drew is so patient with my desire to leave them up just a bit longer. I’ve been thinking about this Christmas season in the last couple weeks. My … Read more

My 2014 gratitude list

January 1st, 2015 | Posted by jamie in Gratitude - (2 Comments)

2014 wasn’t a perfect year. It kinda stressed me out. Overtime at work and my stupid ear continuing to plague me ate up a lot of my joy. I’m trying to move forward into 2015 with hope. I have goals that I am thinking about, but before I share those, I wanted to share what I’m … Read more


December 1st, 2014 | Posted by jamie in Uncategorized - (2 Comments)

This post has been sitting in my draft folder for a couple months. I decided it was time to hit publish.   I’m always way behind the times when it comes to movies. The hubby and I finally got around to watching Noah. And I gotta say, I really liked it. I had grown weary … Read more

Journey away from contemporary worship

November 17th, 2014 | Posted by jamie in Uncategorized - (4 Comments)

I’ve been MIA for awhile. I still have not been able to find much time or energy to write, but I’m grateful that this space and a couple readers are still here. I don’t always have much to say, but I’m glad I can still come back here. I ran across this blog on Facebook, … Read more