Have you ever watched a baby giraffe or baby deer take their first steps? It is the most beautiful yet awkward thing to watch. If you are anything like me, you almost reach for the screen to keep the animal from falling. Starting over can feel like those first new steps by the baby giraffe … More Action Not Perfection
Being consistent is going to the gym on a Tuesday since you missed Monday. Being consistent is choosing to eat your lunch that you planned to eat yesterday rather than ordering out again. Being consistent is continuing to save $20 per week even though you missed the last two Fridays.
… because it’s easier to share an opinion about someone else’s situation than it is for us to share how something made us feel with the people who we are in relationship with. … More Are You Flawed AND In Need of Grace?
Photo by Nijwam Swargiary on Unsplash Hey family! I just want to show up and be consistent today. This journey requires my full commitment. What happened in the journey that was a life lesson? I learned that I am human with flaws and failures that cannot break me. I don’t think that I could … More Give Yourself a Break!
Count it all joy when you fall into divers temptations knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. James 1:2-3 For many years I have struggled with perfection but this morning I received a burst of fresh air by rereading James 1:2-3. This scripture tells us to celebrate the lesson in our failures or … More Trusting God’s Perfection Instead of My Imperfection
The Bible tells me in Matthew 22:39 that I am supposed to love my neighbor as myself but I have a confession. I am not sure if I should love my neighbor the way that I love myself. My love has been conditional and I don’t think that’s what Jesus had in mind. What about … More Learning to Love My Neighbor by Loving Me First
I have had a busy week and I considered not writing. Each time that I sat down to write both my body and my mind betrayed me. I was either sleepy or unfocused because of all the things that I had to do. Once I realized that my personal deadline to post had come and … More Will You Let Perfection Rule?
Hey! I know the title caught your eye. Yes, I know that you are afraid but guess what? I am too. I don’t walk confidently through this life every moment of the day. I have real fears about whether I have what it takes to do “it” but I know that I have to follow … More Fed Up With Life and Ready to Do Something About It
I was talking to my work twin recently about a friend of hers whose religious beliefs are different than my work twin. Something that she said about her friend really challenged me as a Christian. This person stated that her friend was “devout” in her practice of her religion. While she was in awe of … More My Faith is Not an Accessory
As a recovering perfectionist, I can honestly say that failure never felt so good. I have avoided failure or at least tried to avoid failure by not rocking the boat and doing just enough to “get by” for far too long. It wasn’t until tonight that I realized that I have been living my life … More Failing Great!