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Jami, wife to Nato and mom of four, is an entrepreneur and leader who focuses on faith, community, authenticity, and courage. She’s passionate about not doing laundry and uses awkward humor & honesty to convey the truth of the gospel and navigate tough conversations.

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  1. Thank you for this article! Thank you for your transparency! Thank you for your obedience in allowing Christ to use you in your brokenness to minister for God’s glory! “And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death”, (Revelation 12:11).

    Abundant Blessings,


  2. Thank you for thism truly.I was reading this and thought of 2 people I felt really nedd this and was already planning to send to them. As I read on I began weeping and realized, “Thank You Jesus, you are speaking to me too” Praise God!! God bless you and thank you again

  3. I wonder if Mary, in her weeping and crying out, “If you had only been here”, was angry at Jesus for taking so long? She didn’t know the miracle that was coming. Right? She was a Christ follower. But do you think she could have imagined what was about to happen next? – I ponder this as I’m thinking about the resurrection I’m waiting for, of a broken relationship. I believe Jesus can turn it around. I weep for what is lost and pray without ceasing for it to be restored. I trust that God is working behind the scenes and it will happen in His time, not mine. But there are days when I definitely find myself asking, “why is it taking so long?” Is this relationship going to be so far gone that it can’t be brought back from the dead? There are days when I am sad and angry. I know God can handle my emotions, just like Jesus handled Mary’s. I’m really struggling with what to do, while I wait for the miracle.

  4. I’m going through the longest season of depression and anxiety I’ve ever experienced. It seems like it will never end. I’m waiting and waiting on the Lord and standing on His promises. I’m 76 and quite frankly very tired and weary! I pray for my family, friends and neighbors daily. Please pray for me! God’s blessings on you all!

  5. Thank you for writing this and sharing your experiences and the wisdom you have gained – they have given me hope!

  6. Jami,

    I don’t like focusing on my trials/tribulations. Like you I try to distract myself from them. There are many others who have it far worse than me. Last fall was not good for my family. Some minor trials & a new job change hit me. I’m not happy with either. Praying for a resurrection or shift in jobs & mood once again. Thankful for our God of death to life. Great & interesting post.

    Blessings 🙂

  7. Thank you, I hadn’t considered that before. Jesus still being in the being in the business of resurrection: raising me, or parts of me (physical, mental/emotional, or spiritual) from death to Life! Amen

  8. There’s a reason for where we are. I always feel like maybe my church pause is something to despair…..maybe its not.