Category Archives: Perfectionism

You’re never who you used to be

My dad called me yesterday, after reading some of my recent posts.  It’s a funny thing, blogging, because so much of what I write here is intensely personal but at the same time I know that my friends and family … Continue reading

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Thursday’s Thought: Elizabeth Gilbert on Perfectionism

I think perfectionism is just a high-end haute couture version of fear.  I think perfectionism is just fear in fancy shoes and a milk coat, pretending to be elegant when actually it’s just terrified.  Because underneath that shiny veneer, perfectionism … Continue reading

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I am going to church, because I am judgmental and self-centered

A friend of mine invited me to attend church this weekend and as he was telling me all the reasons he wanted me to go, I was thinking of all the reasons I would rather get every one of my … Continue reading

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Dear Momma: YOU are what your kids need

Many months ago, when I was lamenting about our homeschooling method (if you can call a complete lack of structure, continual procrastination, total chaos and disorganization a “method”), a fellow mom said one of the most helpful and hopeful things … Continue reading

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I’m a liar

God held a big fat mirror up to me a few weeks ago (man, I hate it when He does that… I love it when He does that!) and revealed to me the ugly truth:  I am a liar. Often, … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Comparison

. “You need to watch your sister do vibrato, she’s better than you at it.” As soon as the words left my mouth, I regretted them.  Oh, I tried to make up for it, telling my daughter I wasn’t telling … Continue reading

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Link: Young Mothers Don’t Need God, They Need Help

I read a wonderful article today that I wanted to share… Desperate Housewives–No Laughing Matter: Why Young Mothers Don’t Need God, They Need Help I used to joke all the time about the Proverbs 31 woman.  I used to say, … Continue reading

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