In Defense of Pocahontas 

Pocahontas may be old news or a faint freshman history memory, but for me, she is a catalyst to words I have held close for a while.   I love Pocahontas.  And no, not the Disney version.  As a very young mother, I vowed none of my children would ever watch the Disney version of the…

Real Belief in a Really Noisy World

Oh, but it is noisy, the world and its opinions.  How do we know what we even know what real belief is anymore?  During some intentional research for a proposal I am working on, the loudness got to me.  By the time I closed my computer and shut my phone down for the day, my…

God vs. The Law of Attraction

God vs. The Law of Attraction Hey. Are you ready for it? It’s 4 am and I have grappled most of the night with a few questions about God versus the Law of Attraction. I don’t know where I was when the hype first started, but it’s been nearly two years since I began studying……

The Habitual UnFaithful: Undoing the Autocorrect of Unbelief

The Habitual UnFaithful: Undoing the Autocorrect of Unbelief Habitually unfaithful, how does one autocorrect unbelief? I mean, “She’s a good baptist.”  And she did a great job at it, in Sunday school, potlucks, ladies’ auxiliary luncheons, funerals, baby dedications, and Fall Festivals, benefiting the church’s Mission Inner City Salvation Crew.   But when the tables and…

The Fortune Teller’s Aunt by Jami Amerine

Listen here to The Fortune Teller’s Aunt by Jami Amerine read by Jami Amerine! Or on your favorite podcast app!  Or read it below … take a beat, take a breath, and let’s begin:   Nelda made the swift four-block trek from the bus stop at the corner of Maple and Pine to her building.  Although…

In Its Place by Janyre Tromp

Listen here to In Its Place written by Janyre Tromp read by Jami Amerine! Or on your favorite podcast app!  Or read it below Hi! I’m Janyre Tromp, author of the upcoming WWII-era novel Shadows in the Minds Eye. Actually, I’m both an author and a book editor. So that pretty much means that if my…

Dreams by Suzann Smith

Listen here to Dreams by Suzann Smith read by Jami Amerine! Or on your favorite podcast app!  Or read it below   “Good morning,” Sammie grunted in reply to the entirely too cheerful “Good Morning, Mommy!” she had received from the little pixie who had come to steal her sleep. “Mommy!” The little creature continued with…

Adelaide’s Sanctuary

Listen here to Adelaide’s Sanctuary by Erica Brock read by Jami Amerine! Or on your favorite podcast app!  Or read it below Adelaide’s Sanctuary  Adelaide lay upon her canopy bed holding a cold compress to her cheek. She waited for the pain to subside but the chilly fabric could not soothe the throbbing wound that went…

Living Life as Gracie

Listen here to Living Life as Gracie by Jen Lindblad read by Katie M. Reid! Or on your favorite podcast app!  Or read it below   Living Life as Gracie Hi. My name is Gracie. Well, that’s my new name since he came and saved me from that awful place where they were killing me every…

Dear Karen, Not You, the Other Karen

Dear Karen, no, not you, the other Karen.  Yes, you. I wanted to tell you how sorry I am about the hijacking of your name. Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Jami. I have no “e.” My parents left it off. Perhaps because they wanted to be original, or cute, hence the Jami Jo.  …