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Ordinary on Purpose

ordinaryonpurpose 330As a family practice doctor, wife, and mother, Mikala appeared to be living a "perfect" life, but really her whole world was falling apart. Do find yourself chasing an unattainable standard of perfection? Replay Brock's Wednesday Bookmark interview with Mikala Albertson.

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Book Description:

The world is shouting at us to be more. Strive. Achieve. Overachieve. Never stop pushing. As a family practice doctor, wife, and mother, Mikala Albertson appeared to be living a "perfect" life, but really her whole world was falling apart. Married seven years to an alcohol and drug addict while raising two young children and finishing residency, Mikala eventually reached a breaking point. And surrendered. In sifting through the shattered pieces of her life, she realized she had been chasing something that doesn't exist. Perfect is pretend. And what she desperately needed to embrace was ordinary. A good, hard, messy, gritty, lovely, ordinary life.

In Ordinary on Purpose, Mikala shares her heartfelt journey in a raw and revealing way as she invites you to lay down your own endless chase for perfection and embrace this beautiful, messy life exactly as it is with our perfect, loving God right by your side. What would it look like to stop pretending to be "perfect" and be ordinary? Instead of always feeling overwhelmed and alone, you might discover the beauty of a good, hard life grounded in the radiant hope of God's unending love. Life happens in the ordinary, after all.

About the Author:

Mikala Albertson, MD is a family practice doctor turned mostly stay-at-home mom who is passionate about Jesus and all things ordinary. Since 2017, she has been writing and inspiring readers through the Ordinary on Purpose blog. She lives with her husband of twenty years just outside of Salt Lake City, Utah, and together they raise five children who range in age from sixteen to five.



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