Why I No Longer Cry Over Burnt Bread

Why I No Longer Cry Over Burnt Bread

June 6, 2014

“If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.” 1 Peter 4:11 (NIV)

ALICIA BRUXVOORT

I was squashed between kindergarteners in the school cafeteria when my 6-year-old son, Joshua, made an announcement that gave me the giggles. I hid my mouth behind a napkin to cover my smirk and realized that at one point in my life, my son’s innocent words would have spawned tears instead of chuckles.

It started when the little boy next to me lifted a sandwich out of his lunch box.

“That’s huge!” Joshua exclaimed as he poked at the lukewarm carrots on his cafeteria tray and gazed longingly at his classmate’s lunch.

The sandwich was big. Oversized slabs of cheese and slices of ham nestled between two thick slices of bread. I wondered how much cash it would take to talk a kindergartner into trading his mealtime masterpiece for my soggy sloppy joe.

“Can you even get that in your mouth?” I teased as my lunch companion freed his sandwich from plastic wrap and lifted the culinary sensation to his mouth.

“I’m used to big bread,” he replied. “It’s my mom’s specialty.”

Joshua raised an eyebrow and studied the specimen in his classmate’s hands. “You mean your mom makes the bread you eat?”

The little fellow nodded happily.

My son looked at me with wide-eyed wonder, then shrugged his shoulders and replied, “Oh, my mom’s specialty is burnt bread.”

I nodded in agreement. “If the crust’s not charred, the bread’s not ours,” I said with a laugh.

The sandwich muncher beside me didn’t even blink at my corny rhyme, but Joshua applauded me with a big smile.

Soon a bell announced the lunch hour’s end, and the kindergarteners hurried to line up for recess. My brown-haired boy waved and marched off to the playground, leaving me alone with my speckled pink cafeteria tray, a mound of lukewarm carrots and a smile.

A decade ago my young son’s honesty would have left me feeling second-rate. I would have raced to the library to check out a book on baking homemade bread.

I’ve learned the hard way that I miss all sorts of sacred and significant moments when I live with the frantic insistence that I can do it all. When I’m striving to be good at all things, I miss the joy of small things.

A good mom isn’t good at everything. She’s just really good at one thing. A good mom is good at being who God created her to be.

The truth for bread-burning mamas like me sitting in school cafeterias and for gifted women like you sitting in mini-vans, corporate offices and rocking chairs is this: We weren’t created to do it all.

We were created to play one small role in a gigantic Kingdom tale. And if we spend our lives trying to mimic everyone else’s script, we might miss the lines that are uniquely ours.

On any given day, I can tell you a few things I do well. But, perhaps more importantly, I can tell you what I don’t do.

I learned a few years ago the importance of creating a list of what I don’t do. If you’re tired of feeling tired, make that list. If you’re worn out from the comparison game, make that list. If you can’t celebrate your talents and laugh at your limitations, make that list.

Stick it to your bathroom mirror. Carry it in your purse. And refuse to apologize for being you.

So, friend, if you’ve been made to bake homemade bread, by all means, bake away.

If you’ve been fashioned to encourage others, speak life.

If you’ve been gifted to sing, fill the earth with music, please.

But whatever you do, don’t try to do it all, or you just might miss the one thing that the world desperately needs you to do.

Dear Lord, I am tired of trying to do it all. Help me identify my gifts and accept my limitations so I can play my part in Your mighty Kingdom tale. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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TRUTH FOR TODAY:
Romans 12:5-6, “So since we find ourselves fashioned into all these excellently formed and marvelously functioning parts in Christ’s body, let’s just go ahead and be what we were made to be, without enviously or pridefully comparing ourselves with each other, or trying to be something we aren’t.” (The Message)

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REFLECT AND RESPOND:
Try to go through one whole day without measuring yourself against anyone else. When you are tempted to compare yourself to someone, pray for her instead.

Make that list of what you don’t do and post it where you will see it each day.

This week, say “no” to one thing that you weren’t created to do.

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  1. What a word!! Thank you!

    • My husband, Ron Smith and I go through each day saying “yes” or “no to obligtions. We have our priorities figured out from what’s of greatest importance to stuff that doesn’t n…eed to be dealt with right away. I don’t try to overwhelm myself with attempting to do many things at once. It’s nice to have time for ourselves and God. I am always going to say “yes” to whatever God wants me to do. “If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.” 1 Peter 4:11 (NIV)
      Wow! What a very incredible verse this morning! No matter what we may be gong through, God wants us us to praise Him, no matter what we may be going through at any time throughout our lives. God gives us trength to handle whatever challnges comes com along.
      “WHEN I’M STRIVING TO BE GOOD AT ALL THINGS, I MISS THE JOY OF SMALL THINGS.” Wow! I love that thought. How much we miss when we’re trying to be good at everything, we miss out on the little things that can really provide us with happiness. We may not always be good at absolutely everything we do either. “Dear Lord, I am tired of trying to do it all. Help me identify my gifts and accept my limitations so I can play my part in Your mighty Kingdom tale. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”Alicia Bruxvoort-The Overflowa
      Wow! How so incredibly powerful! When I look at this prayer, it tells me that I should ask God to help me learn that there are times when we need to turn away obligations that aren’t of most importance. God wants us to enjoy the little things that come along in our life.
      Romans 12:5-6, “So since we find ourselves fashioned into all these excellently formed and marvelously functioning parts in Christ’s body, let’s just go ahead and be what we were made to be, without enviously or pridefully comparing ourselves with each other, or trying to be something we aren’t.” (The Message)
      Wow! How so wonderfully true! We shouldn’t try to please others by attempting to be someone or something we were never ment to be. It’s best to be exactly who God has created us tobe. Pleasing othrs all the time is something that is probably never going to happen.

      • I agree that it’s nice to have time for ourselves and God. I’ve certainly learned that when I say ‘yes’ to giving my time and energy too many things, I end up saying ‘no’ to time with God. Love your insights here, Nico.

  2. We are all useable in whatever state were in, with each being given gifts and talents. Im learning to except myself with all the craziness that comes with being me. Trying not to have expectations so then and only then am I not disappointed. Thank You for letting me see I’m not ever alone and were all on this journey together.

    • Denise, I’ve got a lot of “craziness that comes with being me,” too 🙂 I once told my husband, “I’m so tired of living with myself!” He still laughs about that one. But, seriously, sometimes just living with our own imperfections and limitations can be maddening if we’re not rooted deeply in the sufficiency of Jesus. Thanks for stopping by today!

  3. Wow! God chose you to speak truth in my heart this morning, Alicia. Thank you for sharing!

  4. Many years ago, my husband went on a retreat with the youth group. Later, a grinning group reported, “Do you know what your husband said about your cooking? He said it was ADEQUATE!”
    “And he’s right,” I responded, disappointing them.
    I’m a woman of many talents, and cooking isn’t one of them. And I’m OK with that. Thankfully, so is my husband (for the record, I do cook–we don’t starve, but I stick to a few favored simple recipes). I’m a kindred spirit, Alicia. Thank you for your affirming words.

    • Natasha says:

      Oh my goodness! I could be writing this! “I am a woman of many talents and cooking is not one of them.” Also, ” I do cook-we don’t starve, but I stick to a few favored simple recipes”. While usually I (and my husband and family!) am OK with that, the Kitchen Crew at church…..ummm, not so much….. It is hard when other well meaning ladies say, “I have a few simple recipes you could try so you have something to bring next time”. I do theater and costume design. I decorate. I love working with beautiful things, or, well, even ugly things if I can make them awesome! I have been known to forget about making my patient husband lunch because I was perfecting a mermaid mask. :/ This skill does not translate well to Church Potlucks. I will spare you all the pity stories, but I think in the church we need to recognize that ladies have a lot of different skills, and work to utilize them and encourage them.

    • Adequate… that’s my new favorite “cooking term.” It sure beats “awful.” And I’d love you to decorate my house while I burn bread sometime 🙂 Blessings, Natasha!

  5. Thank you for this powerful message this morning. It was exactly what I needed to hear.

  6. I often fall into the trap of the comparison game. I love the suggestion to pray instead of compare. Awesome!

  7. You have no idea how much this just freed me. I was just tidying up last night just before bed and thought to myself, after a walk through of my son, Joshua’s room, “How can I do it all?” Now this morning, the Lord, used this devotion to tell me, I can’t. And I wont. Going to make my list now! Woo Hoo!

  8. Btw…….I’m going to keep filling the earth with singing. ;-). Now that, I can do!!

  9. Katrina says:

    The most important truths I have discovered in my lifetime were so eloquently packaged in this message! Thank you, Alicia!

  10. Melissa M. says:

    Amen! When we let go of trying to do it all and just be the best ‘me’, it frees us to being open to support and encourage others who have gifts we don’t without envy and jealousy.

  11. Thank you for this devotional! It is so important to keep this in mind. As women, we do tend to compare ourselves to others, without even realizing it!
    I love the quote, “But whatever you do, don’t try to do it all, or you just might miss the one thing that the world desperately needs you to do.”

    • Cindi, I do think that comparisons trip up women far too often. My son, Josh, carried a little yellow measuring tape around all the time when he was a toddler. He’d spend all day measuring things even though he didn’t understand the numbers. One morning, God nudged my heart and said, “You carry a measuring tape, too.” I was convicted! Now I pray daily about laying down those measuring tapes. Life is so much more fun when we celebrate each other instead of compete.

  12. This is so true. I’ve been married for 18 years, a mother for 16 and I still find myself comparing what I can and can not do with other women. Thank you for the reminder to enjoy what we can do and let go of what we can’t. As my oldest children are nearing the moving out years years I’m reminded there is too much to enjoy right now to waste time trying to be someone I’m not intended to be.

    May I add… I am fairly talented and sometimes (when someone comments) I tell them it can be a curse, because I often feel like ,” Oh sure! I can do that!” And I can stress myself out with too many projects. My husband helps me say no. 🙂

    • I think you’ve nailed it, Leah. Sometimes, the more “obvious talents” we have, the more we get invited to use them. And it’s hard to say ‘no’, especially when it seems we’re using our gifts for good. A wise mentor once told me to remember that sometimes we forfeit the “best” for the sake of “good.” My husband helps me say “no”, too. And I’m glad!

  13. So needed to hear this, I so often look at what I cannot do instead of what God HAS created me to do, to be.

  14. This is so true! God has something for each of us, something he created us to do. When we spend timed focused on the gifts of others, we miss our own present. I tell my story of exactly how God brought this to light in my own life at OnePurse.org. God bless you for sharing this truth!

  15. Thanks, I do need God’s help this is what I needed today, the 1st scripture you shared, is now my favorite, , blessings Judy my husband’s fb page too.

  16. Mitzii Roughface says:

    Thank you!! I have been looking for the scripture you gave us in Rom 12:5-6 MSG. I knew what I was looking for but couldn’t find it and the MSG says it better than what I remembered.

    Growing up, I remember always hearing of those around me being worried about what others think or what they have and we don’t. I hated this so much that for many years I swung the other way, I did the opposite just because. Praise God He has brought me to a more balanced point in my life. Today, I’m striving for what He wants me to be, not what “they” think I should be.

  17. Gayle Fopma says:

    Thanks, Alicia! I love this idea of making a note of things you realize you should not do! A new twist on a Biblical truth to use the talents God has given us! Keep on writing!

  18. This is the most meaningful advice I have heard in a long time. I am 28 years old, Mom to a 3 yr. Old and an infant, and I struggle almost constantly with comparing myself to other mothers. Thankyou for this word of advice. You could never know how much I’ve needed it!

  19. I can bake and cook good meals. And my husband and boys love it. But I can’t do sports! I am SO uncoordinated! My husband is so sports-y and my youngest boy too. “T-ball” practice in the back yard is more “Mommy dodge ball” than anything else. And then my poor oldest boy inherited my clumsiness. Lucky for us, he loves cub scouts. There’s no basketball or baseball in his future. But they love the meals we share every night and the chats that go with it. And I think my youngest does enjoy trying to nail Mommy with the ball. Whether I’m great or awful, we still have fun as a family. And even us home bakin’ moms still can’t do it all!

    • Oh, I’m a source of comic relief on the baseball field, too. And on the basketball court with my kids. I love the way we can just have family fun together regardless of our talents. Here’s to many more rounds of “mommy dodgeball” and smiles!

  20. This was an excellent reminder for me to “stay in my lane.” And that God has specific areas in Which he has gifted us, called us and qualified us and sometimes when we try to do everything we then feel satisfied in nothing.

  21. Connie Sygitowicz says:

    Thank you Alicia for having the courage to be yourself and for giving us “permission” to do the same. This devotion this morning is a much needed breath of fresh air.
    Thank you for writing this! It was very encouraging!!

    • Wouldn’t it be amazing if we, as women, gave each other permission to just be who God made us to be? I’m smiling at the thought. So glad you stopped by here today, Connie.

  22. To the Author of this, Alicia: WOW ! You were created to reach minds and touch hearts as a viable interceder of Jesus…and you are doing just that…in the most perfect way possible. Heavenly Father, thank you for Alicia’s heart after You, allowing her to fulfill Your purpose for her life…and how this has blessed mine. Amen.

  23. Thank you so much for sharing this. Your statement, “A good mom isn’t good at everything. She’s just really good at one thing. A good mom is good at being who God created her to be,” really grabbed me and helped me lay to rest an issue in which it was pointed out to me by my son that I had not done it right. I agree with the others who have commented here, this is a much needed breath of fresh air.

  24. Does that include housework … It just isn’t my gift. 🙂 I would rather bake bread!

  25. Ithanks for the happy chuckle this morning. I do miss htose flat out honest remarks my kids have made. Admittedly sometimes they were too hinest but looking back, they now make me laugh for the pleasure of it or smile because of the growth it brought. Have a good weekend. Linda

  26. My gosh, the mistakes in the comment I just posted…sorry for all the typos. HEre is a 2nd try.
    Thanks for the happy chuckle this morning. I do miss those flat out honest remarks my kids have made. Admittedly sometimes they were too honest but looking back, they now make me laugh for the pleasure of it or smile because of the growth it brought. Have a good weekend. Linda

  27. Fabulous message. Thank you so much!

  28. I decree, declare, believe, and receive this AMAZING devotion. Lord I humbly thank you for all of my many gifts and talents. AMEN!

  29. Ahhh that was so beautifully written, and also very encouraging. The weight on my shoulders has been lifted, thank you! Blessings!

  30. Alexandria Wright says:

    Thank you for sharing your don’t do list. I use to feel embarrassed or guilty for not being good at doing some of the things I’d hear about my children’s friends mom’s did like arts and crafts or things I believed all wives did like cooking dinner everyday.

    On my don’t do list you’ll find:
    1. I don’t do or like cooking so it’s called survival meals, fend for yourself night, or I buy you fry. So if you heard any one of these phrases you knew that the real cook (my husband) was off kitchen duty that night.

    2. I don’t do or like to iron clothes so thank the Lord for dry cleaners and the wrinkle free cycle on my dryer.

    Now that I’m older and more mature in my walk with Jesus things I “don’t do” have been replaced with the things that God has created me to do.

    Be blessed and embrace your God given abilities.
    Alexandria

    • I think we’re kindred spirits! I don’t iron either. In fact, after we moved a few months ago, I can’t even FIND my ironing board. I’m adding survival meals to my menu:) Love your style, Alexandria!

  31. Michelle Johnson says:

    I SOO needed this today! With two older children, a new baby and drained financial resources….I feel so incompetent!

    I know that God is always ever present and loving me every day! I just cannot figure out the balance of laundry, beautiful children, housework, serving and life!

    Thanks for the continuous encouragement! I really need it!

    • Oh, that “b” word… I don’t think there’ s a magic formula to balance. But I DO LOVE how when we keep Jesus as our “ONE THING,” He does help us to prioritize all the other things that fill our days. Keep clinging to Him, Michelle. Wish I could hold that new baby of yours 🙂 I’m just pausing to pray for you ALL instead!

  32. Thank you for that healthy dose of reality! What a world it would be if we all just learned to appreciate and use the talents and skills God gave each one of us, and stopped tearing down ourselves and others! [Sigh…]

  33. Heidi Edwards says:

    Perfect in every way! Thank you so much!

  34. Esther maina says:

    I usually feel bad that am at work and I go to class after work and I feel so guilty.I work at hospital encouraging people daily. I thank God for I feel so liberated…

  35. the problem with this thought is that you need to have something you do well
    there are some people that are not good at anything

  36. bethany says:

    I was not put on this earth to keep my house perfectly clean!i was not put here to be a mom in my own strength! If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.” 1 Peter 4:11 (NIV)

  37. Carolyn Rogers says:

    What a message of life for those of us who are type-A perfectionists. Thank you, Alicia! You gave me a pause and an ah-ha moment today. Really, thank you so much. (I’m sure my kids would thank you too as I stop striving to be what I am not, i.e. “everything”.)

  38. Thank you for your article! It really blessed me! Praying God helps me say “No” to things that are not His will for me. May we all do what we were created to do – for God’s glory, in Jesus’ name. Amen!

  39. janice baldwin says:

    I DEEPLY APPRECIATE THIS TRUTH!! jb

  40. Heather says:

    Great, great post, thank you so much for this. I get weary of well-meaning women (even Christian women) telling you how things “should” be done and unintentionally heaping more pressure and condemnation upon already over-whelmed mothers who can not keep up with the “you can do everything” mentality that has saturated our culture.
    No, I can not do everything nor do I want to try and do everything. Thanks for so eloquently stating this truth and helping to set women free from this trap.

    • Oh, I hear you and I know exactly what you’re saying. All the “shoulds” of motherhood can leave us shattered and weary. I think we “should” just all cheer each other on and promise to pray each other through! Blessings to you, Heather.

  41. wow this is amazing, a burden has been removed off my sholders, big thanks

  42. Such wonderful words, and great comments from others…… it’s always kind of amazing to realize we aren’t the only ones to feel this way. I wonder why we do this since we all tend to sigh in relief to know others want to let go of the” shoulds” of life too. I know I beat myself up because my house isn’t perfect, or we don’t have the perfect dinner every night. But I know I have helped some of the children in our area, so I have to remember that I can’t do it all…..thank you for a great devotion. Now I pray I can put it into practice…, 🙂

  43. Yes we are all created with unique and special gifts and we all have different functions in the body of Christ. No we shouldn’t compare ourselves to others. No God doesn’t call us to be an expert in all areas. Yes we do need to prioritize based on God’s Will so I should say no to things that keep me from accomplishing His will.
    But after reading some of the comments I think I may have taken those verses slightly differently since the Bible also says to “do All to the glory of God” and “do it as unto the Lord”. We still need to do our very best no matter what. I don’t believe that doing a subpar job or absolute refusal of something because it isn’t under our “specialty” falls under that category. God stills calls us to do lots of things that aren’t in our “specialty” line. Perhaps God has called us to take care of a family and providing healthy meals, doing laundry and cleaning the house as part of that. Here is where those other “body parts” come into play. The cooks can show us how to cook healthy meals, the ” Fly Lady” can show us how to clean, the laundry professional can teach us how to care for our clothes, etc. Now add in this verse – “If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.” 1 Peter 4:11 (NIV) Whether it’s in our specialty or whether He has called us out of our comfort zone, we need to “serve” our family/others using His strength and more often we see God at work in the areas outside our comfort zone because He shows us His power so that He may be glorified. So “no” we can’t do it all even in our specialty area, but we can do all that He has called us to in His strength. Each day He may call us to different tasks. While I may want to sew new curtains because it is more fun than cooking, God may ask me to go to a “hand” that can cook and learn how to prepare healthier meals from scratch instead of continually feeding my family unhealthy take-out meals while I am sewing. I might not be a baker or a gardener, but I may have a small food budget that God has granted me and He wants me to be a wise steward of it; so I might learn to bake my own bread to help stay within the necessary budget or I might learn from a gardener how to plant a garden so I can make my dollars go further and still provide healthy meals. I may dislike cleaning bathrooms but as wife/mom my ministry is my family and I am still glorifying God even in making my bathroom shine. God hasn’t called me to teach outside of the home, but God has given me the responsibility to teach my own children about Him. So while I don’t get jealous of others’ talents, I can still allow the Lord to use them to teach me so I can in turn best do His will and glorify Him in All that I do.

  44. Cher Lemos says:

    Love this!!! What a great way to start my day with a reminder to be who God made me to be!!!

  45. Great encouragement, especially for young mamas. I was the bread baking mommy. But let me tell you why…our son developed Type 1Diabetes and I HAD to know the carb counts of everything he ate before Atkins diets and nutrional labels listed them. I was being really good at one thing, keeping our boy alive, not making bread but I’d guess his friends moms didn’t know this. When he got older and fended for himself our bread machine broke and when I went to replace it my husband said we aren’t those people anymore so i never baked bread again. The point is we change with the seasons of life so make the lists but allow yourself to be a that different mom when lifestyles change. The woman I have the most temptation to compare myself against is the woman i used to be. 😉

  46. I confess. I have never been good at cooking. Ten years ago, comments from my sons would have had me in tears when I was alone. But tragedy struck and my hubby’s massive stroke left us role-reversed. Suddenly, my other business talents allowed us to have help in the kitchen over the past 9 years. My boys are teens now. Just yesterday, one came home from Chemistry class with an end of year assignment to bake brownies. He has never been as confident in the kitchen as his brothers, but he bounced over to me and said, “I looked at other kids’ recipes and realized that I DO know how to cook better than I thought. Thanks, Mom.” Wow! I was being thanked for being so lousy at something that my kids had to fend for themselves and learn when I was too exhausted. Some days I feel lousy and overwhelmed at everything at home while I try and hold things together financially. God is so good to take my weaknesses and use them as blessings to teach our boys. Thanks for the timely devo!

  47. Thank you.I just wish I’d read it yesterday.lol

  48. Hope Laubhan says:

    Hi!

    I’ve been struggling with how well I act as a Christian. I never thought I would struggle with this but I am. I don’t read the bible everyday nor do I pray enough as I should when I’m in doubt or worry about earthly things. I just need some insight on this. Thank you.

  49. Thank you for the most encouraging sharing. I am struggling with deadlines and church camp is just 2 days away boo…. Nonetheless Ithank God for being with me each step of the way and sending you as my encourager today just like Barnabas in Acts of the apostles.

  50. I am only reading this today after I had a total meltdown on Friday…when I should have read it :(. I thank God tho that I did manage to say to myself: ” You don’t have to get it all right, and its OK”. Sometimes it feels like everybody just wants to get get get from you, and you can feel depleted. There is nothing as frustrating as finding yourself so busy but all with other people’s plans and agendas. I also realised that I have been using “I have work to do” a lot in response to my son’s request to play with him or go for a walk. Lord help me not to miss any more opportunities to bond and have fun. Some things do just need to be done but there is usually a way to do what needs to be done and still capture the joy of life. …And yes, I need to to learn to say No more, and switch off gadgets more. Thank you for this verse. EVERYTHING should be to the glory of God.

  51. Jasmin L says:

    Thanks for nailing it Alicia.

    The world will be a better place if we chose to be exactly what God created us for instead of being everything others tell us to be.

  52. Oh how I needed this today. My best friend and prayer partner, Ashley, tells me all the time, “You don’t have to do everything.” I still struggle with it regularly. I am learning to say no, and to pray before volunteering.

  53. Melinda Newman says:

    This is some real talk. Thanks for sharing. Now off I go to make my list!

  54. Yes thank you for this. What a treasure you are to us women. May The Lord bless you

  55. Sinovuyo says:

    Thank you very much for this devotion… I might have read it days later but I know God wanted me to read it especially today. I’ve been stuggling to get past a normal day without being disappointed in myself because I always compare myself to others and want to do what they do. The result: I FAIL. I’ve always known that I don’t have to do everything but this devotion helped me by giving me a reason to substantiate that… We serve a mighty God and has created us uniquely to do different things…

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