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Ordinary on Purpose: Surrendering Perfect and Discovering Beauty Amid the Rubble (Paperback)

Ordinary on Purpose: Surrendering Perfect and Discovering Beauty Amid the Rubble By Albertson Mikala MD Cover Image
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Wife, mother of 5, and part-time family practice doctor.

The world is shouting at us to be more. Be the BEST. Strive. Achieve. Overachieve. Never stop pushing. After seven years of living married to an alcoholic and drug addict, Mikala was drowning in motherhood all while finishing medical school and her residency. At the end of her rope, she realized all this time she had been chasing something that doesn't exist. Perfect is pretend. All she desperately wanted and needed to embrace was ordinary. A hard, messy, gritty, lovely little life.

Mikala's moving and beautiful writing takes readers through her transparent story with an invitation. Lay down the endless chase for perfection, see your perfect, loving God amidst the pain and chaos, and live a beautiful, ordinary little life exactly as it is. Today.

This book is a voice of radiant hope and grounding contentment for the strivers and perfectionists spread thin. Not for achieving more, but for embracing who we already are. Loved, imperfect, mostly ordinary, and so very on purpose.

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. Learn more at

Product Details
ISBN: 9780764239472
ISBN-10: 0764239473
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Publication Date: March 8th, 2022
Pages: 224
Language: English