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Pondering Perfection

“Please don’t let me mess up. Help me not to make a mistake.” I stood in front of our church congregation, filling in as a member of the worship team. I would be leading out on the next song. My stomach was in knots as I thought through all that could possibly go wrong, things… Continue reading Pondering Perfection

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Free to Be Me

The secret is out. This is the real me. A few weeks ago, we joined a homeschool co-op. I prepped my kids ahead of time...reminding them to be friendly, to be interested in others, to introduce themselves. You know, basic friend-making stuff. But inwardly, I was a bit anxious myself. I'm not naturally outgoing. Being… Continue reading Free to Be Me

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Redefining Success, Part 2

I will never forget the excitement of watching my babies learn to walk. Even knowing the drastic changes that come with a mobile baby, I still coaxed and bribed and urged them to try. And when they took that first step, and those wobbly next few steps, I cheered them on with heartfelt exuberance. Even… Continue reading Redefining Success, Part 2