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I think we all feel this way,Mary. One time confident,happy another not satisfy, doubtful. It is part of being a human. Even the rich,good looking,strong, succesful... feel that way.
You are a BEAUTIFUL person.I adore you for that!


I feel the same way much of the time. I think that is totally normal. You are an inspiration to me! Keep up the good work. I love your blog too!!! This is just one of your many talents....you are also a wonderful friend!

Mary @ A Simple Twist of Faith

You are my biggest cheerleader since we were 14 years old. You are an inspiration to me, I love your positive attitude. It is a perfect balance to me!

Sharon O

I can really relate to this especially since I have been home for almost two years, feeling like sometimes I am not using my 'spiritual gifts'. My husband tries to remind me that I do encourage others etc, but it is hard to feel like we are not contributing sometimes especially when life changes such as a job ending. My main gift is discernment which gets me in trouble at times, my other 'gifts are encouragement and edifying'.
I am realizing hospitality is not a gift of mine, enjoy having company but it stresses me.
So in reality it is awesome that God created all the gifts so we can all get along and work together. Thanks for the wonderful reminder.


I think we all feel somewhat inadequate Mary....I battle it often especially being a single mom.... am I raising my children right, am I giving my children enough space to grow, am I giving my children the right "tools" to become independent, self sufficient children, am I giving them too much independence...I feel very inadequate in the fact that because of me I chose to divorce their father leaving them without a male role model in their life daily...The list goes on....I think many of us, in our reflections, need to feel adequate in what we do do for ourselves, our children, our families...I so admire you Mary and what you do not only for your own children but what you do for mine...you truly are an inspiration to me


this post was so similar to my thoughts today. Reading the comments of your readers is comforting. Everyone has thoughts like this.

Headless Mom

That is so important to remember... we all have different gifts and we certainly need to learn to embrace our own and celebrate the gifts in others. Especially when they compliment one another so well!


I tend to feel like my spiritual gifts get bogged down in the day-to-day chores. But I guess, for right now at least, my spiritual gift is making a happy, healthy home for my family. Not technically a spiritual gift, but it seems 'right' somehow.

Mary @ A Simple Twist of Faith

You are definitely uing your spiritual gifts in being a Christiam mother to your four children. In the gospel of John, on Easter morning Mary of Magadala is the first to see the Risen Christ. Jesus commissions Mary to bring the good news to the disciples. This is fitting, because:
"The Christian home is the place where children receive the first proclamation of the faith. For this reason the family home is rightly called the “domestic church”, a community of grace and prayer, a school of human virtues and of Christian charity.” (CCC 1666)

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