No one is perfect!

“We don’t see things clearly.” 1 Corinthians 13:12

errorsIn 2009 I published my first book, Incidents from the Church Office. RecentlyI found this note in a journal about my first publication:

“I’m proofreading my book for the umpteenth time. I am blind to my errors. I don’t even want to read the pages for the last time before publishing it. Some people  delight in seeing errors in print—I guess it frees me from having to be perfect.” I have hired proof readers and selected readers have found dozens of errors before the book went to press. I feel errors do not ruin the contents as much as my pride in being a writer.

Since then I’ve self-published eight more books and 1603 posts. Now, to cover any undiscovered errors, I print in the front of the book the following message: “To save on the production cost of this book, it has been electronically proofed. If you find errors, please let me know, and I’ll correct them for the next printing.” So far I have had no one contact me. If I receive a “notice” of an error, I’d be happy to reward the reader with a book.

It would be a shame if people didn’t try to accomplish their dreams or goals because of the fear of making errors. God knows we aren’t perfect, and neither is the one who points out faults and errors to prove how smart they are.

Lord, thanks for loving me in spite of my errors. Amen.

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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