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Category: Boundaries

Stop trying to fix people ...

One of the main reasons that many of us refuse to get involved with hurting people is that we believe we need to fix them. And we know we can’t. A friend whose child has cancer… A friend whose spouse walks out… A stranger in need… We know we do not have an easy answer […]

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Defend yourself against sound ...

It is my favorite time of the summer. Work has not yet picked up to full speed. My adult kids are not here using our house as home base as they transition from place to place. My soul is settled. My heart is quiet. My breathing is deeper, slower. I could sit for hours on […]

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Pushed the boundaries ...

I have been thinking a lot about how Jesus pushed the boundaries. He broke right through the spiritual fences religious leaders had put up to keep people out, to keep people away from their God. As I read through the Gospel accounts of Jesus' life and ministry I cannot help but notice what a boundary […]

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Let the rest go ...

This bit of wisdom really struck me: "The rush and pressure of modern life are a form, perhaps the most common form, of its innate violence. To allow oneself to be carried away by a multitude of conflicting concerns, to surrender to too many demands, to commit oneself to too many projects, to want to […]

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Forgive each other

#1 on my Top 10 List is ... Forgive each other. If there is one thing that can save family relationships, hold marriages together, heal old wounds and protect new wounds from festering it is the simple, yet costly act of forgiveness. I love how Jesus puts it when his followers ask him how to […]

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Don't take it so personally

Point #5 in my Top 10 List for Parenting Young Adults is: Don't take it personally … These were the exact words of my daughter during our conversation about what young adults wish their parents knew: "Parents should not react to our decisions about how we choose to live as if they are a personal […]

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