Monthly Archives: July 2010

Saying “No” Sets Two People Free

The words came out of the blue. “Thank you for saying ‘no’ and having me do that for myself,” she said.  “I did it, and I’m proud of myself.” She beamed with excitement at having faced a fear and mustering up … Continue reading

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Freedom from Playing God

 “Imagine there are two circles,” our pastor said, tracing invisible circles on the floor of the stage. “One circle is where God wants you to be,” he explained. “The other is where you tend to be.” His demonstration caused me … Continue reading

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Freedom to Say “No”

“Why won’t you help me!?” was the wail that erupted in response to my decision. “I’m willing to help,” I said. “ but you want me to do the whole thing for you.”   This particular individual had manipulated me into doing for … Continue reading

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Freedom from False Responsibility

A number of years ago I spent copious amounts of time and energy trying to control the actions of those around me. They seemed to care little about their bad choices. The question I asked myself was, “Why did I care so much?” The … Continue reading

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