Quotes from Grace, Not Perfection: Embracing Simplicity, Celebrating Joy

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“Your job is just one tiny part of your life. We talk so much about choosing jobs or selecting careers. But what if we chose a life instead?”
― quote from Grace, Not Perfection: Embracing Simplicity, Celebrating Joy


“Don't sacrifice the good to chase the perfect.”
― quote from Grace, Not Perfection: Embracing Simplicity, Celebrating Joy


“God cares more about us abiding by His commandments and loving big—feeling deeply alive and free from the traps of perfection and comparison. He’s watching us scurry about, saying, “Sweet girls, why are you so hard on yourselves? All this worry and busyness is for what? I’ve given you all you need.”
― quote from Grace, Not Perfection: Embracing Simplicity, Celebrating Joy


“You can't draw water from an empty well.”
― quote from Grace, Not Perfection: Embracing Simplicity, Celebrating Joy


“Invest in yourself. You get OUT what you put IN.”
― quote from Grace, Not Perfection: Embracing Simplicity, Celebrating Joy



“We live in a society of {more, faster, and extra.} So we feel the need to respond {more, faster, and extra.} Such a useless exercise. So much joy can be found in slowing down.”
― quote from Grace, Not Perfection: Embracing Simplicity, Celebrating Joy


“I’m slowly learning that my happiest, most special moments happen when the circus is at its peak.”
― quote from Grace, Not Perfection: Embracing Simplicity, Celebrating Joy


“God’s grace is all around us if we choose to see it. Put on the glasses of gratitude, and you’ll be surprised how much your attitude is changed by a new perspective.”
― quote from Grace, Not Perfection: Embracing Simplicity, Celebrating Joy


“By simplifying our lives, we’re making space for what matters—to hear God more clearly, to give more wholeheartedly, and to place our energy in people and hearts rather than in things.”
― quote from Grace, Not Perfection: Embracing Simplicity, Celebrating Joy


“When we rid ourselves of excess, we make room for God.”
― quote from Grace, Not Perfection: Embracing Simplicity, Celebrating Joy



“simplifying allows us to slow down enough to savor this life.”
― quote from Grace, Not Perfection: Embracing Simplicity, Celebrating Joy


“Life may be messy, but the mess is worth it.”
― quote from Grace, Not Perfection: Embracing Simplicity, Celebrating Joy


“Choose gratitude and grace every morning. Grace and gratitude go hand in hand.”
― quote from Grace, Not Perfection: Embracing Simplicity, Celebrating Joy


“God gives grace in so many ways. He gives us humor when it’s hard to laugh. He gives us a new perspective when life feels suffocating. And He gives us friends to help us get through”
― quote from Grace, Not Perfection: Embracing Simplicity, Celebrating Joy


“What matters is togetherness—the idea that you’re not alone, that we’re all sharing meals and stories and leaving a gathering feeling just a little more joyful and connected than when we arrived. That’s what true community is about.”
― quote from Grace, Not Perfection: Embracing Simplicity, Celebrating Joy



“So how do we tactically set ourselves up for joy? It starts with grace, continues with a plan, and ends with grace.”
― quote from Grace, Not Perfection: Embracing Simplicity, Celebrating Joy


“Our need to be in control, to orchestrate the perfect scenario for every journey of our lives, breeds anxiety in our hearts.”
― quote from Grace, Not Perfection: Embracing Simplicity, Celebrating Joy


“The way you begin your day sets the stage for the rest of your day.”
― quote from Grace, Not Perfection: Embracing Simplicity, Celebrating Joy


“The grace giver is patient, forgiving, and overflowing with love. Her well is deep and wide and full of the good stuff necessary for acting in grace.”
― quote from Grace, Not Perfection: Embracing Simplicity, Celebrating Joy


“We need care, rest, nutrients, and full hearts to be able to speak life into the people we love.”
― quote from Grace, Not Perfection: Embracing Simplicity, Celebrating Joy



“As perfectly imperfect human beings, we're constantly impacting, affecting, and influencing other people. What a great responsibility. When we keep that in mind, simple conversations and passing interactions begin to carry weight... The way you thank the grocery bagger at the supermarket becomes as important as the way you thank an executive after a meeting at work. God's grace shines through our ability to love others with sincere patience, gratitude, and acceptance. He's not the only one dishing out grace. We have the ability (and responsibility) to deliver it as well.”
― quote from Grace, Not Perfection: Embracing Simplicity, Celebrating Joy


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