A Little Breather

Whew! Following getting home from a long-awaited family vacation on Tuesday, we’ve got two days to pack Nolan, our youngest son, for his freshman year at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. Could I ask for your prayers as we get both our young men off to college and come back to a very quiet house?

If you’ve done this before, you know there’s a huge cauldron of emotions bubbling around!

So this is week is a breather post just to announce the winner from last week. 🙂 The winner of a copy of Breaking Up with Perfect is Candyce who left her comment on 8/07/15 at 10:11 am. Congratulations, Candyce! I just sent you an email, and when you reply with your mailing address, I’ll pop it right into the mailbox.

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  1. I will be in prayer for you and your family. The house will be very empty but still filled with the love of the Lord. Blessings to you tonight.

    • Oh yes! I am so much of a perfectionist. I pray to God that He would help me to NOT be such a perfectionist. I have trouble at work. I have trouble with my friends. I have trouble with my classes that I take. I just get so worked up because it’s not perfect or the way I want it to be. I really need to read this book, “Breaking Up With Perfect”. I do try to not be so perfect, but… Thanks for listening.

  2. I will definitely keep your family in my prayers!
    I too will be moving my oldest son into UNC-Chapel Hill.
    I sure know about the roller coaster of emotions…..it’s his freshman year and I
    won’t have an empty home. My youngest son is 9 and he is
    really going to miss his big brother!
    I know I need to be strong Saturday for movin day but boy does
    It seem impossible right now. I would appreciate your prayers and
    any others from those that might be reading this….thanks do much!
    “Greater is He that is in Me..than he that is in the World” 🙂

  3. I have been praying for our FOUR grandchildren heading off to their freshmen year of college in four different directions. I was glad to get your requests for prayer this a.m., so that I will remember ALLLLL the parents, and grandparents getting young people off into God’s care at college. It IS an emotional time. With our own six, I always TRIED not to cry until I got into the car on our way home 🙂 God be with you all.

  4. IVery struggled with perfectionism my whole life. I believe I’ve broken the idol and am trying to figure out how those good intentions can be added back with grace for myself and others. Christmas is my favorite season, so I’d love to win these things.

  5. Since I took a Women’s Self Esteem class a few years ago, I declare myself to be a recovering perfectionist (hereditary in my family). I can not be perfect that role is taken solely by God. I have to remind myself of that every minute of every day.

  6. I struggle to make everything in my life perfect! I can’t seem to stop! Its affecting many areas and relationships in a negative way. I’m really praying for God to help me in this area!

  7. I am a perfectionist when it comes to the holidays and I definitely drive my family nuts but when I think back on my holidays as a child it’s the ones where everything went wrong that I remember the most and love the most. Sooo when things are going all wrong for me now I try to focus on what we’ll all remember about it and not get mad which isn’t easy.

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