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Laura Boggs plays with words from her home in Atlanta, Ga., where she writes novels for middle grade readers and sends dozens of query letters about them.

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  1. Loved this. I hate being vulnerable, even though I’m working to change that. There’s something unsettling in our flesh when we’re honest about our faults. But I think, with each vunerable moment, the flesh loses power, which is the goal. Right? Thanks for this!!

  2. I’ve recently come to the realization that I hide the messy side of me, the flesh side that is weak and fails. I’ve also come to realize that it is in my imperfections that God’s perfection is so wonderfully revealed.

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  3. “Now consider the beautiful picture we reveal when we get back up. … But no one can see if we are strictly undercover sinners and sufferers.” Beautiful way to write about encouraging others with our faith walk, Laura! You’ve re-energized my commitment to being vulnerable and real in my writing. God bless you.

  4. I think we should extend the grace to others that God extends to us, realizing that no one is good, no… not one. This reminds me of a saying from a weight loss lady, Janet Taylor. She said, “All is forgiven, MOVE ON.” We need to do the same and not wallow in whatever it is we’ve done because anyone watching has done just as much falling down if not more.

  5. You depicted the truth so clearly. The beauty is not in the fall, but in the Father’s extended hands to help us back up. Doesn’t everyone look up and hope to see a gentle kindness, a helping hand at the precise moment we NEED it most, when we are down. Thanks for sharing your insight. I only hope I can offer this grace to others who have fallen, even fallen from grace.