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  1. Wonderful! So helpful! Oh how I despise ruminating, but struggle so. Pray-cessing sounds much more productive and God ordained! Thank you so much!!

  2. Hi Cheri! First of all, thank you for your empathy and authenticity in al that you say and do. Just curious: is the interview you referred to in this blog the one you did with Kathi Lipp on Focus on the Family? If so, that’s when I first heard you and so deeply identified with you. You were one of the most genuine, non-rehearsed women I had ever heard interviewed, and because of that interview, I found your website, your blog, and Grit n’ Grace. It was that interview that calmed and reassured my heart, and you were the main reason why. May our Lord so richly lavish His love on you and enable you the bask in it — in Him. You are a gift and a treasure, precious Cheri❣️

  3. Karen Schubert says:

    I am learning to implement your method of ‘pray-cessing.’ It slows me down when I want to react against my failures. I recognize now that my reactions are nothing more than throwing up walls to protect me against disappointing others. It’s my way of hiding from my failure. By stopping, taking a deep breath, and turning my focus on Christ instead of me, my heart softens and I become teachable.
    Thank you!

  4. Thank you for sharing this. You had me “I still resist being an HSP”! And again with “was afraid to appear “high maintenance” & caring more about people liking me than taking care of my known needs. But especially at heeding someone else’s advice that since you’re good at something you shouldn’t have to prepare. The preparing feels like work but is actually the more relaxing choice for me because I cannot rest my mind if I’m not prepared. I can’t stand the way others make me feel like something is wrong with me because I prepare but it’s a less expensive cost than actually feeling unprepared. And GOOD FOR YOU that you didn’t stay stuck in the humiliation! Hope the next time it happens to me I can’t move swiftly past it too. Again, thank you.

  5. Good points! There is so much growth and learning with each “failure” for me too. It takes courage to think it through and get insights like you did. Thanks so much for sharing your experience.

  6. I totally “get” this! Pray-cessing today that I don’t feel like a failure at the end of my waking hours.

  7. I am so blessed by your transparency! Also, the friend that didn’t “try to change” the reality! Also, waking us thru pray-cessing! Wonderful!! I’d like to ask for prayer in the area of actually stepping out in areas that I may fear failure! I’m at a transitional time in my life with our children all being fairly self sufficient, so I have more time on my hands. I’m wanting to fill my time with something purposeful! And have also been on a journey to learn to just be a “delighted in” daughter of the KING!! So prayer for discernment in leaning in to Him, but also not being afraid to launch into something new in His time!! Thanks so much!

  8. “Self-care is non-negotiable.”
    Yes! This! Thank you. Now I have a practical list to pray-cess the next time I feel this way.