Category Archives: Perfectionism

Thursday’s Thoughts – Anne Lamott On Writing

“One of the few things I know about writing is this: spend it all, shoot it, play it, lose it, all, right away, every time. Do not hoard what seems good for a later place in the book, or for … Continue reading

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Faith Unraveled

. I thought salvation [meant] having the right opinions about God and that fighting the good fight of faith [required] defending those opinions at all costs.  I was a fundamentalist because my security and self-worth and sense of purpose in … Continue reading

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Breaking Bad

My friends like to tell one another that I am not really a born again Christian. They think of me more along the lines of that old Jonathan Miller routine: “I’m not really a Jew- I’m Jew-ish.” They think I … Continue reading

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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 years ago, when I had several young children at home and was lamenting about our homeschooling method (if you can call lack of structure, continual procrastination, total chaos, and disorganization a “method,”) a fellow mom said one of the … Continue reading

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