Dirt Road Divinity with Lisa Wade
Dirt Road Divinity chat with Jamie Portwood
Today’s Dirt Road Divinity guest is Jamie Portwood. Jamie weaves healing magic with words. As the programming director for Write Space Houston, she feels that this passion work is a way of engaging concretely in the repair of the world.
She believes that being able to write about things, including her big feelings, saved her life…especially when dealing with abuse and being shunned by the church when she most needed support.
As a line in her poetry shares, Jamie has forgotten more about the Bible than most people will ever learn…which rings true through our conversation and her thoughtful insights.
After breaking ranks with the fundamentalist approach of her upbringing, Jamie now refers to herself as both a “disciple of the rabbi from Galilee” and also a “practicing witch.”
When it comes to spirituality, her approach is “if it works for you and you are thriving…then that’s AMAZING.” And to that, I simply say…AMEN.
You can find Jamie and the incredible offerings of WriteSpace online at WriteSpaceHouston.org.
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