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The Seven Days Until Christmas

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas … the time of year when all the family members gather, those we can’t wait to see…and others we wish we didn’t have to see. There, I said it. You know the ones I mean…the family members that seem to carry their drama, chaos and crisis into every situation. The folks whose choices bring a black cloud over every gathering, often turning festive occasions into frustrating nightmares. Let’s face it folks, some of our family relationships (and members) are a tad dysfunctional.


If you can relate, take heart! SANITY is possible,

and it’s going to be my gift to you this week before Christmas.

As the author of the Setting Boundaries ® book series from Harvest House Publishers, some people think I’m an expert at setting and keeping healthy boundaries. However, that’s not entirely accurate. The truth is, I’m often faced with situations and circumstances where my boundary setting ability is tested beyond belief. Times when I find myself repeating the Six-Steps over and over in my mind as I make choices in how to respond to a person who is pushing my buttons.

During this season of peace and goodwill toward others, let’s remember that it is possible to be loving and firm at the same time. This season, instead of letting those difficult people get under your skin, make a vow to respond in an entirely different manner. Confound them with your new communication skills.

My prayer for you this season and throughout the New Year is that by using the principles of SANITY, your life will change…and just maybe the lives of others in your sphere will change, too.

Join me tomorrow for the first step on your journey to live the kind of life God intended you to live, a life of love, joy, peace and prosperity.

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