... with my last post... posted just about an hour and a half ago.
It was just a confession... of my messiness.
Frankly I like to know about other folks' messiness. (Misery loves company.)
But I feel I should have said more... you know, made it more 'redemptive'.
Well, now I want to do a 'do-over'.
(Kind of like... clean up my 'mess'.)
So here's my 'do-over'....
I like going into not-perfect homes.
I like when folks admit their failures.
I like it when people are 'human'.
I think perfectionism can paralyze.
It has paralyzed me at times.
I started writing a book about Bear Valley Church a few years ago.
I spent hours and hours and hours on it.
Then I got paralyzed. ...
I didn't know how to continue....
Nothing seemed right...
... so I just stopped.
I'd tell myself, 'Oh, it's all right. You have written enough down that your kids might enjoy it someday.'
'And besides, you live by grace.'
'God would still love you if you never finished it.'
Yada yada yada.
Long story short: I've gotten it back out ... and am determined NOT TO BE PARALYZED BY MY OWN PERFECTIONISM.
.... AND .... maybe I'll clean out that CD holder-thing in my car, too.
[Now if I can just let myself hit 'publish' and not have to redo this post.......]
(I didn't delete that other post below.)