Why I go across the street

In 2008, my friend Missy, called herself “The Proverbs 32 Woman (aka, the one who got cut)” in this blog post.  She even shared a picture of her messy kitchen to show that even though she tries to follow the example of the woman in Proverbs 31, some days it just doesn’t always happen.

I love when we’re real with one another instead of trying to make life look perfect. Even the P31 woman didn’t try to be perfect, she just tried to please God. 

In places such as Facebook it is really easy to portray a display of perfectionism. I’ll give an example at my attempt to show my online friends and family just how together I am.

Whenever I want to take a picture of the girls outside, I make them unwillingly cross the street to our neighbors yard which looks like the cover of Better Homes and Garden.

Pic I posted Tuesday on Facebook taken in front of my neighbors beautiful pink rose bush...picture perfect

Pic I posted Tuesday on Facebook taken in front of my neighbors beautiful pink rose bush…picture perfect

The pic I didn't post on FB because I took it in my yard amongst the weeds

The pic I didn’t post on FB because I took it in my yard amongst the weeds

In the new book “The Jesus-Hearted Woman”, author Jodi Detrick said this about being real…

“It’s only when we come down off of our high horses and allow ourselves, and others in the room to be imperfectly human, that we can come together and help each other become a little more godly. A Jesus-hearted woman is real, down-to-earth, and approachable.”

So today, I will try to follow the example of the Proverbs 31 Woman, but just know that if you see more pics in front of the rose-bush, they were taken by a P32 Woman who just appreciates the beauty her Jesus-hearted neighbor Cindy planted.

And if I showcase any backyard pics, more than likely it will be in our other Jesus-hearted neighbors, Ben and Julie’s gorgeous space because my backyard is in need of a landscaping miracle.



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4 Responses to Why I go across the street

  1. lisasmith93 says:

    lol my yard needs help too. actually my life needs help. that’s why i desperately need Jesus every.single.second.of.every.single.day. xoxo

  2. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your honesty Leila!!! Bless your heart…and your neighbor’s yard 😀

  3. kim says:

    Thank you so much…for letting Jesus use YOU!!

  4. Kimberly says:

    Hey, at least you HAVE a yard! 🙂 That means you have a house…it may be weedy, but you are BLESSED. You have neighbors…and good ones, it sounds like. You have beautiful, healthy girls, a loving husband, a HOME…Richness, indeed! No perfection needed.

    It’s been awhile since I’ve stopped by, but I always enjoy your writing! 😀

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