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Good Enough Is the New Perfect by Becky Beaupre Gillespie
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Jan 18, 2012

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Read in January, 2012

Enh--not my favorite, but interesting reading. I found myself agreeing frequently, but came away a little dissatisfied. It's all well and good to say that we need to reevaluate our expectations of ourselves, make sure we're not living up to outside expectation that don't mesh with our own family, etc. etc. But, sometimes, it's NOT about doing what feels right to ME--it's about sacrificing my own career aspirations for someone else's or buckling down and doing the hard work for a season even if I don't *want* to. Sometimes the Lord calls us to lay aside those things for the sake of the kingdom. Doesn't mean it's easy and that the pull of career isn't there, but it's still the right thing to do. I'd like to see this book's idea written from an overtly Christian perspective (maybe that kind of book already exists).

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