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The Author of Discouragement

Ugh! I hate feeling discouraged or depressed! I am typically an ENcourager always trying to look on the bright side and find Christ in the situation. And that is also my vision for this blog. But looking on the bright side of something means acknowledging there is darkness present. One thing I sometimes notice, particularly in Christian circles, is this need to act like everything is perfect in their life. They do everything perfectly, from parenting to housekeeping to relationships. If they open the door of being imperfect (i.e. human) it is only a crack and only to show how easy it should be to jump back to perfectionism.

But the truth is we live in a fallen world. We deal with hurt, disappointment and fear. We deal with loss. People. Jobs. Dreams. People we love reject us. Or let us down. We may try to insulate ourselves and our homes from the world but still it intrudes. Often people draw the conclusion that they just don't measure up. They just aren't good enough.

But it is…