Jamie, Jesus, Monday Mayhem, names, peace, Stephanie

Monday Mayhem About Jamie

Welcome, friends!  I am so glad you found your way to our blog!  I don’t know if you’re seeking peace or just waiting in line at the bank and needed something to read, but I’m glad you’re here.

I hope in our time together you will be encouraged, learn a little about Jesus, and become a lot more curious about your purpose on this planet.

I struggled for a long time with finding my place, figuring out which seat at the table was mine.  I wondered if God really wanted me and if He could ever use such a mess as me.

One thing I have found that I have in common with most of my friends is the constant question, “Am I getting it right?”

“Am I doing more damage than good?  Is there something I’m missing?  Did I give my kids enough vegetables and Bible study?  Am I doing what matters, what’s important?”

I’d be willing to bet you probably feel the same on most days.  If so, I hope you come with me and my friends on this journey of working together to figure it out.

Last week you met Stephanie Peace and learned a little about her passion to start a blog.  This week I want to tell you a little about me.

My name is Jamie Henderson. I have been following Christ faithfully for about 10 years now. I love Jesus and I know He loves me, but I still struggle.  I struggle with a real fear of abandonment.  I struggle with control and jealousy.  I have body image issues and struggle with making healthy food choices.

I am 40 years old (!!!) and it has been the best year of my life.  I became a grandmother this year and he’s perfect. I am blessed to be the god-mother of 3 beautiful and precious children that range in age from one to five.  I have two adult children who are in college and still live at home with me and their step-dad, Eric (who is by far the most amazing man I’ve ever met).

I am a member of a thriving and hard-working church, Temple of Selma, NC.  I met Stephanie, Vanessa, and Yvette all through different ministries there. I get to work with children from birth to age 12 at Temple.  It is my full time job, my passion, and my calling. I can see why Christ died for the Church (capital C).  It is my family, my life, really my whole world.

But I didn’t always feel that way.  I have been hurt more than once by a church.  One of my goals as a writer in this blog is to share my hurts and show you how God has used them for His glory.

I also hope to share in your hurts.  I hope to hear from you.  I hope to get comments, letters, and e-mails.  I hope we can minister to each other on this path.  I can’t wait to see what God has in store! See ya Friday!

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