Mistakes That Work


One of my favorite childhood books of Kailey’s was “Mistakes That Worked.” Velcro, sticky notes, and even the Leaning Tower of Piza could fall into that category.

I went to an art class last night and was truly inspired by the diversity of God’s people. It’s how the church should look. It was refreshing to see each of us expressing the beauty God gave each one of us. But, then… one of the best things of the night was the “mistake that worked.” The conversation only lasted 30 seconds, but it so encouraged me.

Do you have any mistakes from your personal experiences you want to share? Maybe when God took a mistake and made it good? I’d love to hear from you.


About lauriebarkercopeland

I'm just like you, but totally unique. We have things in common, but we are all God's one-of-a-kind creatures. I enjoy finding The Funny in life when it gets messy. And we all know how life can get messy, right? Some of the things I love: God, family, friends, storytelling, community, nature, the arts, beauty, travel, fun and games, learning, the study of the personalities, teenagers, acting, writing and missions. More specifically: the mountains, the beach, breathing clean air, traveling to new places, experiences, deep conversations, appreciating the minute in nature, lunching with girlfriends, practicing sensing, predicting trends, taking a few risks along the way. I hate routine, so starting (and keeping up) this vlog is risky for me...but I love community (and a few risks), so I'm going for it! I hope you join me and we can have some Serious Fun together!

6 responses »

  1. This sounds incredibly cliche, but I believe any time we choose to learn from a mistake, it’s a mistake that works. Maybe the result isn’t a super cool invention or work of art, but maybe we become better parents, partners, or friends in the process. Just a thought.

  2. On a much more shallow note, the lamp with the paper shade in your room, Laurie? Yeah, I have one just like it! You have such fab taste, I feel totally affirmed now in my decorating choice. :o)

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