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Contact lenses and thunder: Gratitude List

September 2nd, 2013 | Posted by jamie in Uncategorized - (1 Comments)

What are you thankful for this month? Here’s my list. The end of summer. I am thankful that summer has been mild, but I’m also glad to see it winding to a close. I just can’t take the Florida heat anymore. A long weekend. Time to rest and read and write and yes, even clean … Read more

The most perplexing Man I know

August 26th, 2013 | Posted by jamie in Jesus - (3 Comments)

The first time I picked up a Bible I could understand, I was hooked. I read through the gospels and was intrigued and confused by Jesus. He compelled me. I longed to know what made Him do and say the things He said. He never made excuses or apologized. He didn’t seem to care what … Read more

Community is Messy

August 19th, 2013 | Posted by jamie in Thoughts - (4 Comments)

I recently joined a rather large Facebook group. It’s a great community of people. But with so many people, it gets a little overwhelming. Someone posted some concerns about the group, one of which was the constant posts. He probably could have worded his comment better, but I admired him for his honesty. Not everyone … Read more

Derek Webb: I Was Wrong, I’m Sorry, and I Love You

August 12th, 2013 | Posted by jamie in Music | Songs - (4 Comments)

If you’ve followed this blog for any length of time, you’ve learned two things: I’m a huge Derek Webb fan. I have some huge resentments against the church. I like Derek Webb for several reasons. The simple reason is that I like his music. Beyond that, I respect him for his willingness to speak things … Read more

Sand and summer storms: Gratitude list

August 5th, 2013 | Posted by jamie in Gratitude - (0 Comments)

Here’s what I’m thankful for this month. 1. Cherries and berries. I take advantage of the summer harvest. 2. Sand between my toes. 3. Watching a summer storm come in over the ocean. I’m always amazed at the power of nature.                     4. A chance to … Read more

I Was Wrong, I'm Sorry, and I Love You

July 31st, 2013 | Posted by jamie in Uncategorized - (11 Comments)

Hey, guess what? I'm in a music video! I'm honored that I had the chance to have a small cameo in Derek Webb's video for his new song, I Was Wrong, I'm Sorry, and I Love You. Stay tuned for some more stuff on Derek's new album. In the meantime, check out the creativity in … Read more

Letting go

July 29th, 2013 | Posted by jamie in Thoughts - (10 Comments)

I'm having a hard time with church. I feel hurt, betrayed, and let down by Christianity. Because of that, I really want to walk away from church. I'm a bit of a loner anyway, and besides, people get on my nerves. Who needs church, anyway? I do. Despite all my hurts, resentments, and overall annoyances … Read more

Be My Song

July 22nd, 2013 | Posted by jamie in Poetry | Prayer - (8 Comments)

Sometimes life takes the melody Leaves me barren and empty With nothing worth saying Yet You come with inspiration And a purpose to sing And I feel I have something to bring Sometimes I push You away from me Refusing to let Your grace play through me I'm stubborn and prideful And full of myself … Read more

Don’t do, just be

July 15th, 2013 | Posted by jamie in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

This post originally appeared in October 2012. It’s something that I still need to be reminded of. Years ago, after finishing my time on tour with the African Children’s Choir, a fellow chaperone and I went to see a pastor/counselor. She specialized in helping missionaries who were returning from the field. My friend and I were … Read more