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Jaime Hampton

The Spirit of Sabbath & One Woman’s Struggle With It

January 20, 2020 |
The spirit of sabbath

“My name is Jaime, and I’m chronically overscheduled.”

There might not be a twelve-step program for women like me, but I have a feeling I’m not alone.

As I’ve been praying about and reflecting on how I’d like my life to look different in 2020, the word “sabbath” keeps coming to mind. I’m not thinking of it in only the literal sense of keeping one day set apart for rest and worship (although I could use work on that as well… maybe that’s another post for another day!). What I mean is more of the spirit of sabbath: that my life, my family’s life, and our home would be permeated by a spirit of peace, rest, and worship.

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When life feels like a three-ring circus

The Chaos of Life & How It Impacts My Self-Worth

For though a righteous man falls seven times, he rises again, but the wicked are brought down by calamity. -Proverbs 24:16 (NIV) My life feels like a three-ring circus. This thought crossed my mind today, and not for the first time. And by a…

July 15, 2019
Trusting God - Even when you cannot see.

3 Lessons In Trusting God (even when you cannot see)

In a previous blog post I told the story of the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that shook Alaska (and to some extent, my faith) last November. As I write this, I have the benefit of hindsight. Our home hasn’t been repaired yet, but we are…

June 3, 2019
My winning battle with health anxiety

My (Winning) Battle with Health Anxiety

I’ve always been drawn to science, particularly physiology and how God designed our bodies to work. I was the weird kid who loved dissections in school, and who had no problem discussing my vet clinic work experiences in graphic detail at the dinner table…

March 11, 2019
On Christ The Solid Rock I Stand

On Christ the Solid Rock I Stand

On November 30th, Alaska was hit by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake just a few miles away from where my family lives. Everyone has their story – it’s been therapeutic to trade anecdotes with others about where we were, how we felt, and to recount…

January 2, 2019
Digging into Prayer

Digging Deep to Uncover the Root of Our Prayer

Dig deep in prayer in this post by Jaime Hampton I found a lump in my breast. I actually had a dream the night before that I stepped out of the shower and looked in the mirror and my right breast was a strange…

November 5, 2018
Have you ever been left asking God, "Why?" Jaime has.

What To Do With The Things That Make You Ask “Why God?”

“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen,…

September 6, 2018
Countering My Lies With God's Truth

Learning To Love Myself & 3 Lies I Was Believing

I am by far my worst critic. It’s like the inner “me” wants to recognize weakness or failure before anyone else has the chance to. I struggle with focus and time management, and the other day after committing to be on time getting out…

July 9, 2018
Fear Fishing

Fear Fishing: 3 Steps To Overcome Your Fear

It seems like most of my posts here at Candidly Christian begin with a confession. Today’s is this: I struggle with fear and chronic worry. By the grace of God, I’m beginning to recognize fear for what it is. And more importantly, I’m taking…

May 14, 2018
Lies I have believed about being a mom

5 Lies I Have Believed About Being A Mom

I’ve been a parent for twelve years now, and in that time have made all kinds of mistakes. I’m sure I’ll make loads more before it’s all said and done. There are several lies about being a mom that I realize I’ve believed over…

March 5, 2018
Confessions of a Christian Woman in Women's Ministry

Confessions of a Woman in Ministry (& 5 dangers to avoid)

I can always tell when my priorities are out of whack because life seems to be thrown into a downward spiral I just can’t seem to recover from. Everything seems totally out of control, and I feel like I’m working overtime, yet succeeding at…

January 15, 2018
It's time to let go

Let Go

“Then Jesus said to his disciples, ‘If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross, and follow me. If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you…

November 13, 2017

Breaking through to Abundant Life

(This post contains affiliate links) I’ve had Taekwondo on the brain lately; my two oldest have been practicing their forms and board breaks for upcoming belt tests. My eleven-year-old will have to break one-inch thick pine boards with various kicks to progress to his…

July 3, 2017
praying for your husband

Supplicate: The Importance of Praying for Your Husband

In my last two posts, I’ve discussed the first two words in the acronym Y.E.S., which stands for Yield, Elevate, and Supplicate. This acronym represents three steps to becoming the wives God has called us to be. If you’d like to read all three…

May 25, 2017
How to be a better wife by elevating your husband

How To Be A Better Wife By Elevating Your Husband

In last week’s post, I let you in on my struggles with being a submissive wife, and how God answered my prayers for wisdom about how to be a better wife with an acronym: Y.E.S. Honey, which stands for Yield, Elevate and Supplicate. Today…

May 18, 2017
Is God Really Calling Me To Be A Submissive Wife?

Is God Really Calling Me to Be a Submissive Wife?

I have a confession: I really struggle with being a submissive wife. I have a feeling most wives share my plight in one form or another, so I wanted to let you in on some of my journey, because I know there is power…

May 11, 2017