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Saying “Yes” Takes Faith: Who Am I Trusting?

Saying "Yes" comes naturally to born optimists. We wake up smiling, bound out of bed, and say "yes" to the day. But others of us are more cautious. "No" is our first response to the day's demands, starting with our alarm clock. Groan.…
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Saying “No” Takes Practice: Here’s Some Practical Help

How can you say no to this face?You’ve just returned from summer vacation, rested, refreshed, and raring to go. Saying "no" doesn't feel as necessary as it did when you were exhausted.Then the phone rings. “Welcome back! Hope…
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Playing it Safe: The Need to Expand My Capacity

Do you find you're playing it safe these days? When someone asks you to volunteer, do you shake your head? Saying “no” when I should say “yes” may indicate a need to expand my capacity. That requires faith.In my last post we talked…
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My Limits: How Can I Embrace Them This Fall?

Photo by Joshua Hoehne on Unsplash Summer break is over. It's back to school. Or work. Time to stop and think about your limits before you commit. What will your knee jerk response be, “yes” or “no”?Commitments come in…