Thoughts from a recovering worship leader

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┬ácontinuing 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

Guest Post: Secret confessions

September 1st, 2014 | Posted by jamie in Guest post - (0 Comments)

I’m honored to be guest posting over at Godly Writers again. I have a couple of confessions to make, and some small, daily goals to maintain. Read more about it here. If you’re here from Godly Writers, thanks for visiting!

I used to be a soft hearted person. I loved people, and helping them in any way possible. As I’ve grown older, cynicism has slowly crept in as I’ve seen the nasty things people do and say. I’ve been stung by the harsh words and actions of others. I’ve started keeping others at a distance, … Read more

Old friend

July 26th, 2014 | Posted by jamie in Uncategorized - (2 Comments)

Well hello, old friend. I’m sorry I’ve let so much time go by. It’s my fault, really. Hectic schedules and utter exhaustion have gotten the better of me. It’s no excuse, but it’s all I’ve got. I forgot how nice it is to spend time with you. Even the bitter stinging on my fingertips fades … Read more

I’m still alive

May 26th, 2014 | Posted by jamie in Uncategorized - (4 Comments)

I am still alive. I have thought of this blog often. I’m trying to figure out if I should continue it, or if perhaps it’s chapter has closed. Some days it feels like it has run its course. I don’t feel quite ready to be done with it, and I certainly don’t feel done with … Read more

When I miss community

March 17th, 2014 | Posted by jamie in Uncategorized - (2 Comments)

I miss tight hugs from people who understand me. I miss being surrounded by people that I feel comfortable with, people that I can truly exhale and relax around. I miss feeling excited about getting together. I miss the warmth that fills a room. I even miss being with people who I don’t agree with, … Read more