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5/16/08 2:24 P

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I have a friend who used her authority to control her kids when they were small. Now she uses money and favors. She makes everyone miserable, even herself. She is addicted to the power she's gotten over the years. I don't think she'll ever be able to give it up.

The fact that you recognize what you're doing is a huge hurdle. You need to realize you don't have all the answers.

As a woman and esp as a mom, we think we do have the answers. If the world would just listen to us, it would be a much better place. Hey, I've been there. But you are only adding stress to yourself and your family. Step back and turn the control over to God. He's the only one big enuf to handle it.

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5/10/08 9:38 P

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I just read this now sorry. I have been a little behind in my emails and well just logging on in general but I wanted to let you know that I will be praying for you.

Melissa

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Thank ya'll. Your prayers are working already.

Be the best you can be at this very moment and you'll have no regrets.

Don't tell yourself that it will be easier to like yourself when you lose weight. It will be easier to lose weight when you like yourself. Gary Foster

Remember every journey starts with a single step. Keep taking them. Madelyn Fernstrom


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5/5/08 11:31 P

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I will be praying for you and your family. Don't know how to help you on this one but God does and will ask Him to guide you in this walk.

Dorothy

If you tell God no because He won't explain the reason He wants you to do something, you are actually hindering His blessing. But when you say yes to Him, all of heaven opens to pour out His goodness and reward your obedience. What matters more than material blessings are the things He is teaching us in our spirit.
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5/5/08 3:15 P

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I will pray for you pammy and I know everything is going to be alright, you are a tuff one hun!
I will be here always for you sweetie love!
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5/5/08 10:51 A

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Thank you so very much for your encouragment and prayers.

Be the best you can be at this very moment and you'll have no regrets.

Don't tell yourself that it will be easier to like yourself when you lose weight. It will be easier to lose weight when you like yourself. Gary Foster

Remember every journey starts with a single step. Keep taking them. Madelyn Fernstrom


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5/5/08 10:24 A

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PAM, YOU CAN ONLY CHANGE YOURSELF NOT ANYONE ELSE UNLESS THEY WANT TO CHANGE. PUT YOURSELF FIRST AND DO WHAT YOU NEED TO DO AND LET OTHERS DO WHAT THEY WANT TO DO. EACH PERSON HAS SEPART LIVES AND WANTS AND DON'T FORCE ANYONE TO DO JUST WHAT YOU WANT TO DO. IT MAKES FOR A HAPPIER LIVES. IF I COULD ONLY GET MY HUSBAND TO UNDERSTSND THAT. WE CAN DO SOMETHINGS TOGETHER AND OTHER THINGS SEPARETLY AND STILL LOVE EACH OTHER. TAKE IT FROM SOMEONE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE PROBLEM, GOOD LUCK.

GOD BLESS
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5/5/08 9:32 A

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I had this quote with my devotional this morning.
Controlling other people's lives
"Is not a godly leader's trait;
But serving other people's needs
Is what the Lord considers great." --Sper
I think we women are controlling because we have so much to do. We may work outside the home, be the wife, home tender, child raiser, chef, chauffeur, gardener, and best friend. Our hand is in so much it is hard to let go. But, we are not in control; only God is in control. It has taken me 55 years to learn this and it is a hard lesson to learn. Praying if our first line of defense, then admitting that we need to let go. Best of luck, I will also pray for you and when your load gets heavy give us a shout and we will lift you up.

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Thank you Linda, that is the best kind of help. Thanks alot, Pam

Be the best you can be at this very moment and you'll have no regrets.

Don't tell yourself that it will be easier to like yourself when you lose weight. It will be easier to lose weight when you like yourself. Gary Foster

Remember every journey starts with a single step. Keep taking them. Madelyn Fernstrom


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5/5/08 7:51 A

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I will pray for you. I don't really have any answers but I know that God can help you.

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I have been trying to control my husband and son and everyone around me, I have a real problem. I have prayed about it tonight. I could use some advise. I think that I am codependant. Could you help me?

Be the best you can be at this very moment and you'll have no regrets.

Don't tell yourself that it will be easier to like yourself when you lose weight. It will be easier to lose weight when you like yourself. Gary Foster

Remember every journey starts with a single step. Keep taking them. Madelyn Fernstrom


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