Humans are, almost by definition, amateurs. Just when you start to get a handle on being a toddler, you become a kid. And just when you’re halfway proficient at being a kid, you turn into a teenager. And parenthood? Forget about it.

That’s why we have to forgive ourselves–and each other. Because none of us really knows what we’re doing.

There is Someone who does, though; he’s had literally forever to figure this thing out. So here’s a thought: let’s just admit we’re amateurs, and make him our Coach.

“Just as a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who put their trust in him. For he knows how we are made. He is mindful that we are but dust.”

~Psalm 103:13-14

About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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33 Responses to Amateurs

  1. DeniseBalog says:

    Love this Mitch!! So true!! Photos are too much!! Lol Blessings for a restful Sunday!!

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  2. Hi Mitch, I need to ask you a question. How can I reach you? My email is: Thank you!

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  3. numrhood says:

    you didn’t add psalm 103:11

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  4. Confessions of a former failure says:


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  5. Amen! And what photos! My, oh, my! 😀

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  6. I might get the part about being an adult, by my 80th birthday. ;P

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  7. Joan says:

    Just what I needed to hear after snowbound days with an antsy, angst-filled teenager. I will forever be an amateur…

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  8. Jennie says:

    Exactly, Mitch. Thank you.

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  9. carhicks says:

    So true. I love the photos and the verse. I know I will always be an amateur and need to make sure to listen better to my coach.

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  10. rupple0201 says:

    So true! My daughter is 2 years old and this is exactly how i feel when we both are together

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  11. flyinguineapig says:

    I read this and thought to myself, “This basically applies to everything. Just when I think I’m starting to get being a Christian down, I learn something totally mind blowing.”

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  12. gpavants says:

    Hi Mitch,

    Great! Yes! Amen!


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  13. Jerry Peri says:

    Yes, very true, we all are!

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  14. Super like! The photos, OMG! Specially the last one 😀

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  15. numrhood says:

    psalm 103:11 the lord likes the world, he gave he son, he that parish, should have everlasting life.


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