Life of ‘Sacred Ground, Sticky Floors’ Blogger, Jami Amerine, Unpredictable and Full of Surprises
“Life is a desert of shifting sand dunes. Unpredictable. Erratic. Harmony changes into dissonance, the immediate outlives the profound, esoteric becomes cliched. And vice versa."
These words of Ella Leya, a renowned American composer, are priceless. They present to the world a reality that most of the people try to unsee and neglect. By highlighting the elements of unpredictability and uncertainty, Ella has presented life in its truest form.
Life is unpredictable, just like the shifting sand dunes. One moment, it brings an individual’s way, happiness, and joy. The next moment, it exposes one to intense emotions such as depression, grief, and loneliness. Despite this reality, people plan out their lives, and when things do not turn out as they expected, they are pushed into a state of misery. They lose hope and, eventually, give up.
While planning out the entire life is human nature, and one cannot change that, it is essential for every individual to accept that not everything in life happens as per their expectations. A perfect example, Jami Amerine, is an author and a blogger who did not consider writing her profession. Founder of the blog, “Sacred Ground, Sticky Floors,” Jami refused to start a blog when her loved ones persuaded her to do so.
Her first book, “Stolen Jesus; An Unconventional Search for the Real Savior,” helped her acquire a prominent standing in the literary world. The fact that Jami Amerine did not want to be a writer surprises her fans and followers.
Jami’s life reflects over the fact that everything in life happens for a reason.
From ‘Not Wanting to be a Writer,’ to ‘Favorite Author of a Million Readers’
The reason why Jami Amerine is under the spotlight when it comes to the unpredictability of life is because of how this Californian mother of six did not even think about becoming a writer. Yet, today, she has established herself as a renowned writer and blogger in the world.
A follower of Christianity, she has always been a compassionate individual who openly spoke about sensitive social issues such as foster care and adoption. Jami has adopted two kids with her husband, Justin, and she is a known speaker in this category.
The writing was something she never prioritized, and she was more of a socialist with the love of Jesus in her heart. She narrates her love for Jesus and religion in the following words, “I love Him, but more, I like Him. I also believe the GOOD NEWS is just Jesus.”
After graduating from Abilene Christian University in 1996, with a Bachelor of Science degree with majors in Family and Consumer Science, she planned to appear at the frontline in combatting the problems associated with foster care and adoption. She even acquired a master’s in education degree in Counseling and Human Development from Hardin Simmons University in 1998.
She appeared as a speaker in several events where her focus was majorly on foster care and adoption-related topic. Her interest in these issues led her to write a blog post, “An Open Letter to My Children: You’re Not That Great.” The post was shared by her friends on their social media, and it became viral overnight. It was a beautiful piece of writing that instilled joy among both the children and the parents.
It was this blog post that convinced her parents as well as her friends about her potential as a writer. Blindfolded by her ignorance, Jami refused to start a blog when her loved ones coined in the suggestion. It is true when people say that everything in life happens for a reason. Realizing the potential in their daughter, Jami’s parents sent her to attend a conference for writers.
As her post went viral, Jami landed on a two-book contract with Harvest House, a Christian publishing house. Her love for Jesus and passion for spreading the message of the greatness of the God, she finally penned her first book, “Stolen Jesus: An Unconventional Search for the Real Savior,” in 2016. The book as been enlisted as one of the most reliable books that reveal the real Jesus. The boo was proof of the potential Jami held as a writer.
The book helped Jami realize her writing skills, and it helped her build momentum. It was two years after her first book that another of her literary masterpieces, “Sacred Ground: Stick floors,” hit the market. It was the release of her second book that she laid the foundation of her blog, that today serves as her identity. Her second book’s release was supported by her blog, and she stepped into the literary world as a professional writer.
She states, “I didn’t know I even had that in me.”
Her blog, “Sacred Ground, Sticky Floors,’ did much more than just give her book momentum. The blog became a guide for the mothers, devout Christians trying to maintain a balance between religion and secularism, and people with a desire to know about adoption or foster care. Other topics that she covers through her blog posts include women's humor, marriage, learning disabilities, homeschooling, chronic illness, and other issues families face. Her knowledge of these topics, combined with her witty nature, took her blog to an esteemed position. It was enlisted as one of the most inspirational blogs by Buzzfeed in 2018. Two years into blogging, she published another book, “Well, Girl: An Inside Out Journey to Wellness.”
Inspiring the Masses with Her Faith Journey
In addition to being a blogger, writer, and published author, Jami is also a Christian speaker who likes talking to women’s groups. She appears as a speaker to share her journey of faith, love for Jesus, and the way she balances her religion and secular activities, to inspire all those who come to listen to her. From live events to conferences, Jami has spoken to millions of Christian women. She combines her knowledge with touching and hilarious anecdotes that help bring clarity while having an impact on the audience, without things getting too boring.
Jami Amerine’s life is an example of how unpredictable life events lead one to their true purpose. Jami did not plan to take writing as a career, but today she is a renowned blogger and a published author. Not only is the 49-year-old, California-born, an author, writer, and blogger, but also an artist with her work distributed to national retailers through her art representative JLA.
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