Jami Amerine joins me for Episode 60. She lives on a ranch in West Texas with her husband and children. Jami really is a mom for all women because she has 7 kids ranging from a 17 month old to one getting married. She is a blogger at SacredGroundStickyFloors.com and a soon to be published author.
We have a candid conversation about why they chose foster care and adoption, her journey to truly believing Jesus, and how we can learn to do brave things. So pull up a chair to my kitchen table and join the conversation.
I hope you enjoyed my conversation with Jami. When we were chatting, it was like I bolded the following phrase in my head that Jami said: @@Believing God is the catalyst for doing brave things@@. @@When you believe that God is for you, that He loves you and that He makes you capable, then you can do brave things@@. Not only do I want to be a brave person, but I want our kids to do brave things. Brave doesn't mean that you aren't afraid. It means that you do something even though you are afraid. What are you currently afraid of? What do you feel like God is asking you to step into or out of? The catalyst for doing that brave thing is to start believing God.
- Jami's blog series Stuff I Wish People Would Quit Saying
- Jami's post: My Kid's A Jerk But I'm a Good Mom
- Truth - believing God
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Takeaways From Our Conversation:
- Stepping into foster care and adoption was something they did because they wanted to rewrite their story. They wanted their kids to see who they said they would be. I love the idea of this. If you could rewrite your story, who would you be and what would you do?
- She had and IF/THEN Jesus theology. If she did all the right things, then Jesus would do all the right things. She wouldn't face harm. Yet, that was the opposite of what happened. She was afraid of God after walking through so many tough circumstances. God is not mean. He is all good. While we were helpless, Christ died for us (Romans 5 ). All of us have sin--our sin looks different--yet we were all helpless, Christ died for us. Where sin increased, grace increased all the more.
- We should be people of restoration. She talked about how maybe her view of foster care should focus on the families. Maybe her mantra should be that we are for the families.
- @@We don't need our kids to be self-sufficient for their righteousness@@. If there's never a moment of brokenness, then why would they ever call out to God. We try to protect our kids and control everything so that they don't have to suffer through like we did, but this stuff is just part of their walk to make them His own. @@God is writing a story on our kids lives@@.
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