Compass the City

Happy 2014! Gotta love that new year smell, eh?

I personally love the a new year because it’s a chance to start some things afresh, to renew my commitment to some things I let slide , and to take stock of what I value. One of the things I put on my “to do list” for the year was to post more on this blog, so I’d like to begin with a piece in In Touch Magazine that I’m rather proud of. It’s my first time being in the January issue, and I had a blast putting this one together. (You’ll see why that’s a horrible pun when you read the piece itself.)

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5 thoughts on “Compass the City

  1. Hi Jamie,

    I came across your blog after reading this article in our own issue of In Touch which I was deeply moved to read. I wanted to know more about you so I did a search and so glad I found you. I’m currently 18 weeks pregnant and have been on bedrest for almost 2 months because of complications and anomalies in my body. The waiting and wondering and worrying if the baby is going to make it has turned our life upside down. We’ve learned to rely on God’s healing power and are expecting a miracle with our baby. He has answered our prayers a little at a time in ways I never could have imagined. My husband’s and our relationship with each other and God has grown and strengthened beyond anything I could believe. The later half of your article was very encouraging and helped further cement my beliefs in what God is capable of and brought me to tears. “Often times, He has to show us how impossible something is–not to shame us or break us down, but to make His might all the more apparent”, I love it! Thank you for your words and being such an encouraging vessel for God’s spirit to flow thru you with words! I know I’m only half way thru this journey with the baby but I’m continuing with joyful anticipation of God breaking down the walls of what I think He’s capable of and be amazed by what he does! I will now follow your blog and keep you in touch with what He does! Thank you again!

    1. Thank you so much for leaving such a lovely comment! I love getting feedback from readers, and it humbles me each and every time I get a note like this. I’m such a cracked, ruined vessel, yet God uses me every single day. I’m truly honored that you read my article and took the time to contact me like this. I’ll be praying for you and your growing family. Blessings to you!

  2. Hi Jamie, I thought I left a reply to this post yesterday but I don’t see it so I don’t know if you got it :/ I read this article in our own issue and it moved me to tears. I want to say thank you for being an amazing vessel of truth for God’s word and allowing Him to work through your fingers as you type. I was very encouraged to let God continue to break down these walks in my own life that I have confined him in and let Him amaze me. You see my husband and I are 18 weeks pregnant and it’s been a rough journey so far. I’ve been on bed rest the last 2 months and it’s turned our world upside down but in a good way. I can share more if you’d like another time on what God has been doing. My mom featured your article in her blog after I read it to her and inspired her to share what I experienced as I read it. Her site is here if you’d like to go read.
    Thanks so much again for helping me break down the walls,

    Leah Johnson

  3. Hi again Jamie! I guess I shared enough with my two posts, I should’ve waited till you responded and approved 🙂 I’m glad I could share my mom’s blog link with you, we’re very blessed to be able to connect with you this way. I’ll keep you in touch with what we find out more about the baby as time progresses. Thanks so much again!

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