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There are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit;

there are different forms of service but the same Lord;

there are different workings but the same God who produces all of them in everyone.

1 Corinthians 12

My husband and I had this reading at our wedding.  It's not the traditional verse from 1 Corinthians that we all love so much, but it's message is so important to me that I wanted every single person witnessing our marriage to hear it. Maybe it's because it's written in my heart from so many church songs, or I watched a lot of Mister Rogers as a kid, or I have such open-minded and loving parents. . .but I really believe this to be true.

Everyone has a gift to share.

EVERYONE.  That we are all here for a reason.  No one is a mistake.  I believe it unconditionally and with all of my heart.  Hence the name of this blog.

I love to look for the good in others, to find their talents, to appreciate the things they do well and be grateful for them.  Because honestly, there are many gifts I do NOT have- athletic ability, depth perception, rhythm, and the discipline to stick to any sort of schedule or diet being among them. I love to applaud all of the people who can do these things- they inspire me!!  Actually, I could go on for days about all of the things that I am totally lame at. . .turning left, staying awake while watching TV, waking up the first time my alarm goes off. . .
but there is one gift I know I do have.  The ability to encourage people, see their goodness and love them unconditionally.  Through this blog I hope I can share that gift of encouragement with others.

This is for my friends, my family, my husband, and anyone else- even just one person- who needs a lift, a laugh (perhaps at my expense), a prayer, a creative idea, a kind word or a simple reminder that we are all in this together.

So in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. Romans 12:5