This week on Beauty is Rising, Kelli speaks with Jami Amerine.
Jami is an author, speaker, royalty artist, and Etsy shop owner. She is a wife and mom to 6 children, 4 of whom are biological, ages twenty-four to five. Her and her family currently live in the north Houston area in Texas close to her parents and siblings.
Jami refers to herself as an accidental author, having only written funny blurbs on her social media page in 2014 which everyone enjoyed. Afterwards, people then told her,”You should write a book.”
Jami authored and published two books thus far, Stolen Jesus which went out in October 2017 and Sacred Ground Sticky Floors in October 2018. Her upcoming book, Well, Girl: an Inside Out Journey to Wellness, is set to be released in August 2020.
[Jami,5:58] “I can tell you this, the meanest people in the world are on the Internet. So I put that blog post (while) I was actually holding a crack-addicted baby at a Dance Recital Hall and I typed it on my phone, which I do not recommend to any other writers to ever do, and posted it from my phone and never gave it a second thought. And it was really a rant.”
Jami sharing the story about her first viral blog post that changed everything for her and led to her becoming a writer.
[Jami, 8:12] There’s so much brokenness around us and so much hurt around us. And I believe in a good and loving God who is easily kind of swept aside to magnify what is great in us and about us because we’re so quick to blow that horn and go,”look at my kid” and make everything easy and perfect.
[Jami, 12:42] We were daughters before we were ever mothers, and we continue to be daughters well into our motherhood and long after they’re gone.
Jami talking about what the overall message of Sacred Ground Sticky Floors is.
[Jami, 25:58] It is such a delight and a privilege and all of the things I’ve learned about myself and my other children and my sons and my husband and my family and the capacity for love to be loved by this good God that chooses to nurture and posture.
Jami talking about being a huge fan of adoption.
[Jami, 37:44] “I think a lot of that came from falling into the arms of the real Jesus and the message of grace and knowing I cannot be separated from him. He loves me. He likes me. He has a sense of humor. And he calls us friend. And that just poured over into so many aspects of my relationship with my children.”
Jami on how God loves us, despite our sins and mistakes.
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