Present Over Perfect: Foreword and Introduction

I just started Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist yesterday and have blown through Part 1 already! This is SUCH a great book and it has so much GOODNESS in it that I’m excited to share with all of you. The book discusses slowing down and really reflecting on your relationship with God and just BEING YOURSELF–which is one of the themes of my blog that underlies living a balanced life. I hope you enjoy the quotes from the Foreward and Introduction and find the time to read this book on your happy and healthy adventure. 🙂 ❤

“We chose to be present over pretending to be perfect” (10).

“God hasn’t invited us into a disorderly, unkempt life but into something holy and beautiful–as beautiful on the inside as the outside” (11).

“This journey has been about love, about worth, about God, about what it means to know him and be loved by him in a way that grounds and reorders everything” (18).

“What I’m learning, essentially, is to stand where I am, plain and sometimes tired. Unflashy, profoundly unspectacular. But present and connected and grounded deeply in the love of God, which is changing everything” (20).


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