I've been thinking a lot about my perfectionism lately and how much it prohibits me from doing things that I'm interested in, so I decided to look up the definition.....and yikes!... A propensity for being displeased with anything that is not perfect. Reading that definition makes me want to get a coloring book and color outside of every line in it! And since the most beautiful things in life are the imperfect, the pressure is off! So, I'm moving forward with this blog even though it doesn't look exactly like I want it to....and one of these days I'll even finish my about me and add that. But in the meantime, I'm taking Voltaire's advice....."Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good."
Friday, January 16, 2015
Today is the day! I have tried to make excuses.....deny, ignore and even allow myself to be intimidated into thinking that I'm not good enough or creative enough to do what I know God is gracing me to do. So.....I'm choosing to step out and "do it afraid", to show up and be available for Him. And like every area of my life, I am completely dependent on His love and grace.....but I wouldn't want it any other way!
As Eleanor Roosevelt once said....."Do one thing every day that scares you". This definitely qualifies for me!
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
I have never participated in five minute friday, but with the prompting and encouragement of my sister-in-law and the hope that this could help or encourage someone, I’m stepping out of my comfort zone. So here goes…….
Grace…..more specifically God’s grace, is a subject I’m very passionate about. You see, if it wasn’t for God’s grace my life would literally have ended on October 3, 2009. That was the day my new journey (one that no parent ever expects or could even imagine) began. A journey that I would not be able to endure for even one second without the revelation of God’s grace. You see on that day our beloved 23 year old son left this earth. No, I won’t say we lost him because I know exactly where he is. And I won’t say he died because he is more alive than ever, in his heavenly home. But what I will say is that the pain and heartache is deeper than anything imaginable. And, it doesn’t go away…..ever. There are moments when, if I let myself think about it, the reality still takes my breath away. And my heart literally aches for him every second of every day.
But, God’s grace has been more than sufficient…..it’s been all sufficient. And trust me, if you knew me you would really understand that I would not have survived even one day without it! And in those moments, hours and yes even days when I feel like I just can’t take any more of this unwanted journey, I know that His grace is still all sufficient, I just need to accept and receive what He has freely given.