courage for the week 8.7.11

07 August 2011

“I see women who are doing their absolute best in every way – but they keep track only of their mistakes. They make lists of things they haven’t done instead of the phenomenal amount of things they’ve accomplished. No matter what mountain of achievement they’ve just climbed, they stumble over molehills, saying things like, “But it’s not enough,” or, “I didn’t do it well enough.” The good news of the gospel is that who we are is okay. Our best is good enough. The Savior came for us –just as we are.

…perfect people don't need a Savior. He came to save his people in their imperfections. He is the Lord of the living, and the living make mistakes. He's not embarrassed by us, angry at us, or shocked. He wants us in our brokenness, in our unhappiness, in our guilt and our grief.”

~Chieko Okazaki

Chieko Okazaki passed away this week. She is one of my favorite authors and speakers, so I wanted to share some words from her today..

1 comment

  1. I was looking for decorating ideas and found this wonderful quote, just what I was needing today. Thank you! I'm posting it to my blog about my son's journey out of autism, By the way, I love the decorating ideas, too!


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