Thoughts from a recovering worship leader

Settling into the quiet

September 13th, 2015 | Posted by jamie in Thoughts - (2 Comments)

A couple of weeks ago my husband and I took a much-needed vacation. We opted for our favorite getaway destination, a mountain cabin. I prefer quiet vacations. After being around people all day every day, my introverted soul wants to crawl into a hole and never come out. Although I do love visiting new places … Read more

Overdue gratitude

August 9th, 2015 | Posted by jamie in Gratitude - (0 Comments)

I am long overdue for a gratitude list. I can tell by my negative attitude lately. It’s time to remind myself of how good my life is. My job. I don’t always love it, but I am thankful that I have a job that pays the bills. Major progress on my book. I’ve been pecking … Read more

My thoughts on gay marriage

June 28th, 2015 | Posted by jamie in Thoughts - (1 Comments)

I’ve kept quiet on this subject for a long time. I hate confrontation and there’s no way to talk about this subject without hitting an angry wall on either side. I’ve struggled with it, read the Bible passages, and prayed to God about it. In high school, before I became a Christian, I was of … Read more

Coffee stains

May 31st, 2015 | Posted by jamie in Jesus - (2 Comments)

Last week I confessed my lack of church attendance. Here it is another Sunday morning, and I am not at church. I’m taking baby steps. This morning I took my coffee and my Bible out to my front porch, where I could breathe in the morning air and listen to the birds’ songs. I had … Read more

Confession Time

May 25th, 2015 | Posted by jamie in Thoughts - (5 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 - (1 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