#microblog – list of worries 

#blogfail my computer is rebooting – it’s been configuring updates for over an hour – so I  am coming to you via iPhone. Charlie has been up since 4 eating spoonful after spoonful of peanut butter. I am tired. And – we are almost out of peanut butter. 
I leave for Dallas today; leaving is a lot of work. And I can’t help but worry. I impress myself with my ability to worry. I worry about that which I know will go wrong, and that which might go wrong. I have a list of things to be done and another list of things that should be done in the event of things happening on a list of possibilities.
I have another list of lists that matches probable with proverbial. Luckily, I didn’t laminate the list yet – as Charlie and the baby just got stuck between the wall and the fridge trying to retrieve a tennis ball. I never considered this scenario. They are indeed legendary. One of the pets was banging on the back door, I peeked out the window and all three of them were sitting there with a HUGE GASPING BLEEDING FIELD RAT. 

I am ready to leave now. I don’t want anymore “gifts” and I am fully prepared to hunker down in my hotel, jammied up and coffee induced and finish my book edits … My goal is to hit send on Monday morning, my 45th birthday and 1 year anniversary of my viral blog post. Also, I plan on sleeping past 4 am. 

 I have a list of worries about my book. What if it’s no good? What if I only sell ten copies? What if… Still I know the answer to my worries. I know I serve a God of adoration; not condemnation. I know He is merciful and a loving Father – with goodness that surpasses my understanding. He will move how He moves, save how He saves & I need only sit back and add to my list – “relax, trust, and buy more peanut butter” 

Blessed Wednesday my friends! 

May your floors be sticky and your calling ordained!

1 Peter 5:7 (NLT) “Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.” 

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  1. Kathy of the HavinsNest on September 21, 2016 at 8:05 am

    It’s been a year since that blog post brought me to you?!?

    Good luck with the edits, enjoy the time in Dallas, and I’ll say a prayer. I’m a worrier, too, even though I know the Bible tells us not to be, so I get it.

    • jami_amerine on September 21, 2016 at 8:06 am

      Yes! A year on Monday. Crazy. Thank you for your prayers! ❤️

  2. Maureen Mulker on September 21, 2016 at 8:13 am

    Safe travels friend!! So looking forward to your book, we know it will be fantastic!! xoxo

    • jami_amerine on September 21, 2016 at 8:13 am

      Thanks love!

  3. Rene on September 21, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    I love how transparent you are. I’d write one more list; “The here GOD, here’s all the things too big for me but not too hard for YOU list,” Then I’d throw it in the trash in Jesus Name I can’t imagine your book being anything but amazing. There’s all of us who look forward & enjoy your blog posts; I’m certain we’ll all be downloading a purchased copy to our kindles. There’s Grace for all we face. I feel better just knowing my situation isn’t unique, I’ve a new friend who’s encountering faith building circumstances just like me. The difference is you share it with us with such hilarity & side splitting humor that the anointing destroys the yokes, removes burdens and we’re lighter and all the more encouraged to continue on. How could GOD not be pleased, & Bless your book & Bless You all the more… Have fun soaring in the clouds & have some fun too, you deserve it. We love you Jami!

  4. Penny on September 21, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    I love the way you write… shared.

  5. Renee on September 21, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    I needed that verse today. Thank you.

  6. Glenna McKelvie on September 21, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    Let’s face it Jami– Dad and I will buy more than 10 books! (To give away). God put you on this path -and only He knows where it will lead. He grew in you humor, wisdom and, who knows, what else? Sleep in while in Dallas and God speed.

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