7.24.2015

#morethanaframe: IMPERFECT

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This week's prompt was IMPERFECT. Oh, how I struggled with this prompt this week. But then I was reminded that my caption doesn't have to be perfect. It doesn't have to say exactly what I feel. Because I AM imperfect and I can rejoice in that truth. Thanks for sharing your hearts this week friends. Here are my favorites from this week:


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This week's #morethanaframe with @thatsageblog and @mrthomasandme is #imperfect. It's a funny thing for a perfectionist to write about. Today in my journal, I am writing the rough draft for a blog post about one of the messiest moments in my life since this Thursday is the year anniversary of sharing it with the world (Dear Nina in a Prom Dress). This is what I know about imperfection. It's necessary and the sooner we learn that, the more peace we can know. Why it's easier to accept in others than in myself, I don't know. Why writing about such an imperfect and disastrous moment in my life, one I've already shared, still scares the breath out of me, is just another mystery. I know God does not desire perfection from me. He desires love and obedience. And so I must remind myself, the recovering perfectionist, over and over again. And so I write the hard, messy, imperfect stories, knowing that in time there is always beauty from the ashes. But there has to be a fire first to cause those ashes and finally the beauty. #beautyfromtheashes #lampandlight #holdersnotfolders
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​The definition of I M P E R F E C T is pretty self explanatory: not perfect; however, further reading on Google I saw these two: faulty or incomplete. This week's prompt is a struggle for me because who wants to focus on being incomplete or faulty? I know I will never be perfect at anything on this Earth, only Jesus was. I had dinner with my favorite 6 year old Monday night and she said: "You know what I can't wait for?" I randomly responded with "Halloween?" and she said "YES! Because once Halloween gets here then its fun things, especially Christmas!" 🎅 I told her that I couldn't wait for Halloween either, but that she should celebrate today - because each day is a gift. I could tell she soaked in what I said because the next thing I know, we are in Forever 21 and she is dancing around the store to the music. Her dancing was the opposite of perfect; but I grabbed her small hands in mine and we danced IMPERFECTLY next to a rack full of discounted clothes. In that moment, I realized that being an adult can be hard. Our 20's are nowhere near stable, and a lot of the time we feel really incomplete. But I think that's the positive side of I M P E R F E C T - we will never be perfect here on Earth so we should all take a collective sigh of relief, grab someone's hand and just let go of our constant perfectionist qualities. But when we get to Heaven? Let the perfect dancing begin.
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17 comments :

  1. Thank you so much! This was a great prompt for this week....really made me stop and think and accept. Happy Friday my friend!

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  2. Really loved this week's prompt! There is nothing wrong with imperfection in our lives...that's what creates beauty!

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  3. Thank you so much for the opportunity to express my honest opinion about my marriage at the moment. Just to be clear, we're not on the rocks! We're simply going through a rough stage of adjustment since we're kind of like "newlyweds" except we've been married for a year and half. You get the drift. ;)

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  4. Thank you so much for sharing my post! I do think being perfect is boring and it's unattainable. No one can be perfect, even if they wanted to. I love my little imperfect life, because it's mine.

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  5. This one was so hard for me too! But thank you for including me. What's up next? I have to look!

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  6. So happy to hear that! Thanks for joining us! Happy Friday!

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  7. That's right, perfection is boring!

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  8. You're so welcome. And no worries, I get you!

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  9. You're welcome Kristyn. And you're absolutely right that no one can be perfect. Life wouldn't be life if it were!

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  10. Thank you, Cassie! I hope to join again in the coming weeks!

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  11. Love this! I love how you give a recap too! So much intimacy when we are so vulnerable with sharing our imperfect moments!

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  12. Yes absolutely! I'm glad you like the recaps!

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  13. Thank you for sharing my words! I loved reading through the hashtag this week!

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  14. thanks so much for sharing mine along with these other super powerful images/words. i loved seeing them all put together like this so thank you!

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  15. You're welcome! I hope you'll join us this week too!

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  16. I'm glad you like the recap! Thanks for participating!

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