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Robin is the author of For All Who Wander, her relatable memoir about wrestling with doubt that reads much like a conversation with a friend. She's as Southern as sugar-shocked tea, married to her college sweetheart, and has three children. An empty nester with a full life, she's determined to...

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  1. I’m with you – I think that’s a wonderful compliment, and if someone said it about me, I’d remember it all my life.
    Unfortunately, I’m sure no one would say it about me because I think I can adapt my personality and behavior to the situation. That’s probably a good thing in the world’s eyes, but in God’s eyes? Not so much.
    Thank you for the reminder today. I really appreciate it, and I really enjoyed this post!

  2. Robin you always write things I need to read!
    The compliment that I’ll always remember is when a friend told me that I “could compliment a woman in a moo moo with pink curlers in her hair and make her feel special” because I genuinely meant what I said. I don’t think we give one another enough positive feedback or compliments and it’s always something I’ve tried to do for others. It brings a smile and I like that.

  3. Agreed on the compliment part. It wasn’t until about 5 years ago that I stopped being different people with different groups (church, work, school, friends, etc.) and became the same person with everybody. It is SO. FREEING. When you don’t have to keep up with who you are in your head, but rather, just live. That’s definitely a compliment I’d remember and consistency is something I value.
    One compliment that’s stuck with me through the years is my little sister told me 3 or 4 years ago that I ‘made the house fun’. The context is I was away at school and only home some weekends, holiday breaks, whatever. It had just been her and my parents and grandmother, when I was home, I brought liveliness back into the house and ‘loosened’ things up (not that my parents/grandmother were awful people they’re just…older.) 🙂
    I’ve also been told numerous times that I’m very encouraging and it always thrills me when I hear that because it means that I’m using the gift God gave me. It’s my goal to encourage people, lift them up and I thoroughly enjoy doing it. I’m so thankful God blessed me with that spiritual gift. 🙂
    Thanks for sharing Robin! I enjoyed it 🙂

  4. The one compliment I will always remember I recieved in college. A freind of mine told me that he was impressed with me because I lived what I said. I was not a hypocrite. Especially when it came to our religion. It was a big deal then, and has become even more so as I have learned how many people tend to be surface believers. I just hope that I can always live up to that compliment!(I know I have faltered along the way, but that is what the atonement is for right?)

  5. (in)courage could not have chosen a more consistent group of writers. That is what keeps me coming back day after day. I trust each of you and I don’t expect perfection, but the truth of who Christ is to you. So a huge THANK YOU for sharing. I am always moved and more importantly changed. Thank you for speaking truth into my life.

  6. I supposed I’m a bit more like Chrissy. Growing up overseas and moving around a lot, I can adapt to just about any situation. However, I’ve learned to be more consistent while living here in Missouri. I was a pastor’s wife and so strongly wanted people inside and outside the church to know that I am who I am in all aspects of my life. I definitely think it thrills our Father’s heart to know that we are being true to His word and ourselves by being consistent. Great post, Robin!