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Gisele Lempola
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 Why do we all have to be ignorant? Why can't we just disagree?
I once went on a date with a guy many years ago. We were having a lively conversation and I started to realize we weren't exactly on the same page with everything, which didn't bother me, except that my date kept using "we" statements about things he was saying. I felt like it was only fair to let him know that I didn't agree with everything he was saying so I told him, "You know, I think might be more conservative than you think I am." He looked...
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This weekend Jason and I were working on a few projects on our to do list. We didn't count on the projects taking a full 12 hours on Saturday. But nonetheless when we were done and put our feet up, we felt good about our cars being maintenanced and the new cabinet we built. Through the projects I learned something really valuable from Jason. Jason got an air compressor from his parents for his birthday. He had a question about how to store it an...
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Chances are, given how rare it is to admit a mistake, more often than not, my failure will be met with grace.
I don't want ;to have to learn from mistakes, but if I have to, I'd MUCH rather learn from someone else's. Last week I didn't so much learn from someone else's mistake so much as I learned how to take responsibility for them. ; It was a silly mistake, really. At work,our transportation department forgot to schedule a bus for a field trip for one of our grade levels. We'd done everything right, they just forgot to order the ;bus. ; What blew me ...
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Our opinions are rarely SO right in a scenario that others are 100% wrong. 
I'm sure this entire year we'll see a lot of "I'll Never's" coming true. It pains me and I have a hard time admitting them. But I'm in the middle of another one and it's causing ;me to learn a lot so I'll share. I used to lead a small group at my church in Atlanta. One of the things I valued most about the group was that we were a diverse group of people, married, single, divorced, newlywed, parents, near empty nesters, dating, not dating. We ca...
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If I'm certain of little else about who I am, I can be certain about how I love.
I've not been married long. Just long enough for the struggles of identity to steal their way through me ever so slightly every once and so often. When I have quiet moments and my mind is left to wander, I find myself dwelling on pieces of my identity that I struggle to reconcile. Almost all of my circumstances have changed. I have a new name, I'm not single, I live in the burbs, I have a dog [This might be most shocking of all], we rarely ;go o...
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We juiced for a week and this is what we learned.
Jason sat me down one evening after work, and asked me to watch a documentary with him. It's called Fat, Sick, And Nearly Dead. ;It's about a man with a rare disease, who was overweight and wanted to change his life before he lost it. He chose to do it through juicing. We finished the documentary and high on the man's life change, Jason asked me if I wanted to juice with him for a week. I accepted the challenge. I had learned a lot about the ben...
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"I accept whatever He gives and I give whatever He takes." -Mother Teresa #bookreview   #comebemylight  
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I was sitting in a place of learning last week and was struggling with the subject matter. I'll probably touch on it a little later on, but as I was sitting struggling, I was thinking about how easy it is to TALK about serving and loving others and how often talk doesn't turn into action. It's often because my own values bump up against each other in uncomfortable ways. ; A life of quiet [with margin-not busy] does not equal a life of ease. It m...
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I want to POSSESS what I LOVE.
A sweet lady at work who is just about to retire brought me a cd last week. She asked what kind of music I liked because she thought I would enjoy George Ezra. She had been traveling the world, visiting her daughter and in some pub in England she heard him playing and loved him. She thought I might enjoy him too. I guess a person can read my music tastes a mile away. ; After work I jumped in my car and pushed the cd into my car player and immedi...
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Sometimes God gives us things we didn't even know we could possibly be blessed with.
I'm the youngest of 4 kids, so by the time I came along my grandparents were already aging. My Grandparents have all passed away several years ago. Some of my best life memories and lessons I learned through them, though. I think often of how they spoke life and encouragement into me as I sought to know God better and make life choices that I could live with. They were always such an encouragement, showing me what it looks like to love our Savior...
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I don't want to hide and I don't want to ask you to either.
The Cure: What If God Isn't Who You Think He Is And Neither Are You ; by John Lynch ;Bruce McNicol ;and ;Bill Thrall My friend Andre started reading this book ;after she had gotten a ;few chapters in, she wondered if I'd be willing to read it with her. ;The book takes a simple approach to some pretty hefty issues and I was thankful to have her to talk it through with. ;We ;savored every page, wrestling through issues of vulnerability, identity, ...
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Book review and lessons learned.
MWF Seeking BFF: My Yearlong Search for a New Best Friend by Rachel Bertsche It seems appropriate that after my last post ;this book review and my next post about learning would be on this book. To be honest, I started this book in May of last year. Shameful. It took me so long to get through for 3 reasons. 1. In reading the book it felt most of the time, like she was writing a high school research paper but didn't know how to smoothly actually...
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I project manage and event plan mostly. And work in writing when I can.
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Project Management, Event Planning, Writing, Getting stuff done
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  • Plywood People
    Execution Specialist, 2009 - present
    Gisele ensures activities at Plywood People run efficiently and effectively. She manages and executes all communications, including writing for and curating content of the blog. In order to meet deadlines and maintain the budget, Gisele works with clients, the Billboard Bag team, and volunteers to seamlessly execute Plywood People’s projects and events.
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Coffee drinker, reader and book collector, porch sitter, organizer, so-so piano player, obsessed w/ Google docs, master of old lady phrases, good listener.
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Atlanta, GA 30316
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Omaha, NE - Lincoln, NE
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