About the Author

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. I love to reflect and journal and I love reading memoirs. This sounds like a great read!

    • It was a fun book to write! And I hope you have your own mini memoir by the end of it if you answer the questions at the end.

  2. Love the question of “What was God doing there?” A new lens to look at your life and circumstances. Please count me in to win this one.

  3. Women, especially as we age, tend to do a lot of reflection on our lives, mistakes, celebrations and everything in between. Am excited to read this book to help in looking back and see how God was there in it all maybe from a different perspective…..and I think his book will definitely help in that process….and a bonus to have a book with humor to make me smile.

  4. Thank you for sharing. I hope to read your memoir, especially because I also have struggled with miscarriage and fertility.

  5. I never thought about telling my story because I thought my story doesn’t have much to offer. Reading this helped me think back over my life and I see how God has used circumstances to shape me. These life experiences have made me the perfect person to help others in similar struggles. God is good!

    • It’s so important–and God wouldn’t have brought you here if you didn’t have something important to say about him through your stories!

  6. Thank you for sharing. I love your authenticity and that you asked yourself “What was God doing there?” Several of your struggles resonated with me. It would be a bonus to be blessed with a copy.

  7. So glad I read your piece today. Have you been eavesdropping on my writing life. How affirming. Can’t wait to read your book.

  8. I think this is a great idea. I’ve dealt with a lot in my life, leading me to raising my 2 children without their dad in their life. I feel like if I were to write down about my days, not just my prayers, but what happened during my days I wonder if I’d find why God did what he did, why I was led down this path. Thank you for sharing, and I applaud you for not being Just a wife and mother.

  9. Thank you for the chance to win this book. I tend to think my story is very common and boring, but as I think about my past I realize that it may be just what someone needs to hear. Thank you Jami for showing us that everyone has something to share!

  10. Your honesty is refreshing! Thank you for sharing your story and for encouraging me to share mine.

  11. This just confirms some things the Lord has laid on my heart recently. I’d love to read more about your story, as we have some things in common. Thank you for sharing.

  12. This book sounds amazing and something I will be putting on my reading list! So wonderful how God can turn all things for His good. I know this book will help so many including me! The summary alone resonated with me and my life so much.

  13. Thank you for giving voice to my own fears about sharing my messy life story. If even one person can be helped in the telling, then it is worth the vulnerability it requires. Looking forward to reading your book!

  14. Wow Jami. I was reading and remembering and smiling and nodding…all at the same time I was seeing “breadcrumbs” and faces of the women God put in my life and the “crap” (sorry to be so blunt) I spilled on so many in my younger days. I am so touched and curious and ready to fill in page after page in a new journal. You have lit fire in me that has been kinda of asleep.
    Being honest..probably more than kinda asleep!!!!

    “When you ask yourself past-probing questions, you’ll discover the clues God has left along the way.”

    Thank you….I think. I feel like the plumber in me is going to be really busy!!! hahahah

  15. Jamie, this sounds Interesting and fresh! I look forward to opening the cover.

  16. Love this! I too believe storytelling has so much value. It connects the dots of where we have come from, where God has nudged us, and where He is leading us.

    I’m looking forward to reading your book!

  17. I have wondered about all of the “bread crumbs” and what some seem to be loaves, mean in my life. Thank you for sharing!

  18. I’ll tell my kids all that time that everyone has a story to tell. Thanks for being vulnerable and sharing yours!

  19. In some ways it feels like my story has been put on pause for the last decade+ while I’ve been very sick. I don’t know whether or not this book would help.

  20. There have been so many different episodes in stages in my life where I have wondered where God’s purpose was in them. It is good to look back, but it’s also hard. I would love to read your book and see how you were able to put things into words that might be helpful and maybe how to put my thoughts into words.

  21. Jamie’s honest story has been a help in my own healing in this season of life I’m in. I look forward to reading her book!

  22. This sounds really helpful and seems to be a resounding theme in my life lately: that it’s okay to take up space and people need to hear my story. As we wrapped up our last leadership meeting in May before breaking for the summer, a lot of different ones whispered this to me. It was good to hear this and it was hard because it brought a lot of tears. Thank you for another opportunity to win. This sounds like a valuable read!

  23. Excited for this book. Since my husband’s death almost 3 years ago, I’ve been really struggling to figure out where I belong and who I am now that I’m not a wife. I don’t feel single but I don’t feel married either.

    • OOF! Rest assured, you have a valuable story to tell and a ministry to share with those who find themselves in similar stories.

  24. This makes you think what is God doing and are you doing what he has set out for you to do. I question this all to often. Life is sometimes difficult you do not understand that you can not get to point C until you complete points A and B. I have learned this on my Journey of Life. Sometimes we forget everything we do is in God’s time and not ours.

  25. Jami shared her heart in the most vulnerable and relatable way! I was instantly drawn to reading her tender story! God bless you Jami!!!

  26. My counselor just asked me, “So what is your purpose?” I think I know. But as I struggled to answer, I realized I have some reflecting to do… and some more learning from God’s Word. I don’t think its an accident for me that this landed in my inbox today. Thank you!

    • Oh, I love that. It can sometimes be too big of a question. I was happy to break the question down into smaller, specific questions. Hope it helps!!

  27. I’m looking forward to reading this book. Putting it on my summer reading list.

  28. My girlfriend Kimberly once dubbed me the “storyteller” among our small circle of female friends. Then at only 42, Kim died of breast cancer about a decade ago. Her legacy reminds me to be brave enough to share a true testimony in order to help those struggling find freedom.
    I sure do miss her. This post reminded me of Kimberly’s insistence to fulfill our God-given assignments, even if that assignment is telling our own messy story to set others free.

  29. Love this and excited about your book!!!

    Thank you for being transparent while offering hope!!


  30. Just reading “Through the eyes of a Ragamuffin” by Rich Mullins pondering attending a 70th birthday party this evening processing his, her and my own story. Hoping to learn about more stories in this adventure. Can’t wait to read yours!

  31. My story has Changed so much over the last 7 years when one child got very sick and diagnosed with a very rare genetic disease and then almost exactly 2 years later my middle child was diagnosed. This year my 3rd child is officially diagnosed. Our days quickly changed to many dr appointments, surgeries, homeschooling and isolation. Then the pandemic hit and it made it all even harder and isolated. I’m not sure what the future holds for them or me but we are making it somehow. With gods grace. One day I’d like to write my story. Kudos to you for writing yours

  32. loved the excerpt! would be an honor to win a copy from you. thank you for sharing.

  33. Love this. You said, “It takes a bit of looking back to look forward, and in doing so, we’ll find a lot of buried treasure.” My heart needed to be reminded that we each are exquisitely gifted for His glory.

    I’ve been neglecting using the talents He has bestowed upon me. Choosing instead to run away & quit because I’m a perfectionist in recovery. Now I procrastinate. Not today Satan, no not today!!

    I heard from someone, ” He takes our mess & creates a message.” Someone else once said, “Don’t hoard your testimony.” Those tests become our testimony of His Presence giving us stamina, endurance, creativity, perseverance, courage, gentle boldness & ….

  34. Jami,

    Sounds like a great read. I never thought I had much of a testimony. Then my aging parents dementia hit hard & I was their caregiver. The things I had to witness & deal with have made me stronger. Now when people are dealing with their aging parents & have questions I may have the answers. Certainly I can provide empathy & encouragement.

    Loved this: when you tell the truth about your life, not everyone makes it out unscathed. People get hurt, and so do you. You got me thinking when you said ask yourself “what was God doing there”? I will be pondering that question for a while!

    Blessings 🙂

  35. While in the moment painful and frustrating, I’m thankful for the challenging times of my story… because it was only when I was looking back, that I saw God was at work and pursuing me the whole time!

  36. I doubt I will write a book but I do have a blog that people read through the world. Not many comments as other blogs but it reaches people who found it. Hopefully it’s helped them in life. Your book sounds good.