About the Author

Jennifer Dukes Lee is the author of several books, including Growing Slow. She and her husband live on the family farm, raising crops, pigs, and two humans. She’s a fan of dark chocolate, emojis, eighties music, bright lipstick, and Netflix binges. She wants to live life in such a way...

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  1. Good to reflect on this as I am new to a place for home, I am recently widowed and still looking and leaning and now learning more about God and my journey….

  2. Jennifer this was awesome, thank you! In addition to the lovely message that we’re learning, not failing, it was also timely to hear about your mom (and I hope she’s doing much better). My 84 year old dad just went through quite a stretch with an infection, and it was very helpful to hear about your mom’s experience. Thank you for the inspiration!

  3. “Only God knows how the messed-up stuff in our lives is building a strength inside of us that we wouldn’t have built any other way.” Going to hold onto this thought.

  4. Oh how perfect to be encouraged to get back up as often as I need to get back up. Then, Ask Holy Spirit to Help me with Repentance and new Strength with a Fresh Christlike Perspective. Start again with even more determination.

    Babies fall down and get back up and I can also. Grace and Mercy are just what all God’s children need every single day.

    Thank You Lord.


  5. Wow, you have just described my life. God comes at the perfect time you don’t know how much I needed this. Thank you.

  6. Thank you for this devotion and inspiration for today. Something I am going to try to do. Learn and do better!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Jennifer,

    I’ve heard that Fail is the acronym for First Attempt in Learning. Failure isn’t fatal. Thomas Edison, inventor of light bulb, said “I have not failed. I’ve found 10,000 ways that didn’t work”. Don’t think failure as fatal, but a learning. Learning what does & doesn’t work.

    Blessings 🙂