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Last week, I read an article about an Indian boy who had been complaining his jaw hurt. When his parents took him to the doctor, they found a sac in his jaw that was filled to the brim with over 500 teeth! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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My first thought? 😱
And my second? I sure hope that kid cashed in with the Tooth Fairy! ✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I have some very, VERY big things that have been sitting in the “someday I’ll get to that” section of my to-do list. You know the ones – they get re-written week after week, but are so big and daunting that you don’t really know how to even begin? When I read about that boys’ sac of teeth, I thought “That’s how this project feels!” It’s big and is giving me anxiety and has so many moving parts that I’m not sure what to do with them all. How to piece them all together. And how to do it all without missing one tiny, toothy detail.
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“It’s official,” I finally texted two girlfriends last week after sitting down to organize all the someday-ideas I have floating around in my brain. “I’m a content hoarder.” I realized I had a whole lot of ideas for writing projects, but have never implemented them because I am afraid that they are the only ideas I will ever have.
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“Oh Jane,” my sweet friend replied, “it doesn’t work like that.” She reminded me of stewardship and exhorted me to take all those ideas and steward them. “If we are good stewards of the ideas God gives us, and we take action on the ones He says to take action on, He will give more. It’s His character.”
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It was the exact kind of iron-sharpens-iron, kick in the butt that I needed. And last week, I started piecing together a huge, meticulously detailed project with a self-imposed deadline that seems a little bit impossible to meet – especially when I’m only working about 12 disjointed hours a week. But I’m going for it anyway, biting off each daunting task one piece at a time. I cannot wait to share it with you in a couple of weeks. 💪🏾 👊🏾 #staytuned #fromjanesblog

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