About the Author

Shaun lives in Nashville with his wife, three kids and one obese cat. He's a singer, writer, blogger, speaker and founder of Compassion Bloggers.

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  1. I came over here to check the schedule for the book club and was surprised to see this post…and now—what a beautiful way to start my day. It really was a meditation. One I needed to chew on.

    “If all’s a gift then it’s not mine because of my intellect. The pressure’s off to be the brightest.
    If all’s a gift then it’s not mine because I earned it. The pressure’s off to work the hardest.
    If all’s a gift then it’s not mine because I’m good. The pressure’s off to be the best.”

    The pressure’s off. Yes.

  2. There is no end to the ribbing I’m receiving this morning from my man friends for guest blogging at the epicenter of the female blogosphere…but so worth it. Thank you for the warm welcome, the filling encouragements and for taking the time to listen…and be thankful.

    I love that this place exists for women (and the occasional guy interloper) on-line! Thanks, Ann, for the invite.

    All’s grace.

  3. Beautiful song. Beautiful sermon. I love the way the lyrics ripple, spreading the grace wider with each line of each verse until we are moved to respond.

    Love Ann. Love Compassion. Love this heartfelt bit of musical loveliness. Thanks so much for interloping today, Shaun. The grace ripples on . . .

  4. Hmmm, the guy interloper…I’ve called you a lot of things, Shaun, but I don’t think I’ve ever tried that one!

    Love this song, love my friend the malemommyblogger.


    Your favorite enthusiastic stalker

  5. amazing how the simplest of words at the end of an email can bring us all to worship. i can’t stop humming it to myself. AMAZING. thank you for braving all the women today 🙂

  6. Ann has been an inspiration since my very first visit to her blog several years ago. What humility and grace she exudes, as does your song. I think you just earned a double platinum man card. Thank you for a most pleasant afternoon earworm.