Tag: joan c webb

It’s a Wonderful Imperfect Life by Joan C. Webb: I have enjoyed several months of daily insight from this devotional. I recommend it to other recovering perfectionists! 4 stars The Scarlett Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy: This romantic classic is a favorite of my literary friends, and now I am adding it to my list of favorites. […]

“Give up striving to keep everything under control–an impossible task and a waste of precious energy….My guidance for each of My children is unique. That’s why listening to Me is so vital for your well-being.” from Sarah Young’s Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence “We’re invited to join the Father, Son, and Spirit on the […]

“Normally the daily problems we face aren’t the end of the world. Yet, even if they did bring the end, we would see Jesus face to face. Either way, we win.” from Joan C. Webb’s It’s a Wonderful Imperfect Life “I want you to walk with me in the garden of your heart, where I […]

“Our carefully designed plans and dreams may not come to fruition as we hope or pray.” from Joan C. Webb’s It’s a Wonderful Imperfect Life Joshua 1:8b NASB “Be careful to do according to all that is written in [the Book of Life]; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have […]

Ecclesiastes 1:8, 14 NLT Everything is wearisome beyond description. No matter how much we see, we are never satisfied. No matter how much we hear, we are not content. I observed everything going on under the sun, and really, it is all meaningless—like chasing the wind. “Unless fulfillment is sought from God, your soul will […]

Soaring gas prices may cause summer travel planning to plummet. But, here is some spirit-lifting encouragement. From Sarah Young’s Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence “I will never run out of resources; My capacity to bless you is unlimited. You live in a world of supply and demand, where necessary things are often scarce….Rejoice […]

After purchasing my coffee and scones at my local coffeehouse and greeting the counter staff who knows my order down to the dark chocolate, I extended an invitation to another patron to share the largest table with me. Then, I read these quotations and scriptures that brought my maternal grandmother’s lifelong motto to mind. Her daily prayer was […]

“Perfectionists minimize their moral and ethical plus-side and magnify their failings.” from Miriam Elliot and Susan Meltsner’s The Perfectionist Predicament “It’s like we set up unrealistic spiritual expectations and then worry that God is disappointed in us….God doesn’t withdraw His grace, compassion or support when we fall short in our own eyes. Once we accept […]

For the second time this week, God placed this scripture in my path. Isaiah 40:29-31 NIV He gives strength to the weary     and increases the power of the weak.  Even youths grow tired and weary,     and young men stumble and fall;  but those who hope in the Lord     will renew their strength. […]

“Our culture pushes the limits as far as possible and then pushes again. Even our churches seem to adopt the viewpoint that perfection (and boundlessness) is mandatory and attainable….The truth is that spiritual leaders in churches, families, and communities not only have human needs, limitations and imperfections (like their followers), but some have unexamined emotional […]