Thursday, January 8, 2009

Foot-in-Mouth Disease

I currently work in an environment where mistakes are not a big deal; grace is freely given and the euphemism "learning opportunity" is even used for screw-ups. Pastor Rick actually encourages the staff to make one mistake a day, but a new mistake, because that's how we'll learn.

But what if it's NOT a new mistake? I have put my foot in my mouth this week about five times...and I hate feeling so out of control with my words. I'm not a particularly compulsive person and I generally think before I say things. A horribly awkward fiend has taken over my body (or, my mouth, anyway). It's the only explanation, really. Maybe just shutting up would remedy the situation...

Comfort me and tell me you've made the same mistake over, and over, and over again. I'm just frustrated. Ugh...

4 comments:

Julie Hibbard said...

Many many many times. You are amazing Lisa...and such a good employee...
I love your confidence! and your love for ministry!!
You are fabulous...
mistakes and all...
honestly.

Riley said...

I can't wait to hear these stories. Wish we were still friends. When you get a chance we should hang out.

annie said...

I do this everyday friend! You are NOT alone.

Elin V.A said...

You are AMAZING, girl! But seriously. And you are sooo not alone. I love reading your blogs!..BY THE WAY, It's time for you to add me to your friends list! k thanks. <3