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DROPPING FRIENDS PART 2


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  • So much in this!
    By : Katherine Thomas On December 12th 2020
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    I was REALLY hard pressed to think of 3 times I’ve recently asked for permission to do something... don’t know if that means I’m just bossy, or if it means that I simply don’t put myself out there often enough to do hard things. It’s probably a little of both, mixed with a hybrid of other things I’ve yet to identify.
    Having to cull team relationships like Naomi had to do stinks, even though there is an undeniable peace in the process. I’ve been the culled, and I’ve been the culler. My husband and I have been in a long-simmer season of preparation for something, and this article is a laser sharp encouragement to continue evaluating between the Orpah’s and Ruth’s in our lives.
    Thanks for the permission!

  • True
    By : Laura On December 7th 2020
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    This is really thought provoking. Thank you for writing it!

  • Dispelling Ambiguity
    By : Amy On December 6th 2020
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    The toxicity of dismissive permission of dreams really does take a toll. This post legitimizes the value of my long distance connections as well. Your post hits key points of ambiguity in my life and brings clarity.

  • dropping friends part 2 dream
    By : Sandra Varner On December 6th 2020
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    woke up three mornings with song " you've got to have a dream , if you don't jave a dream how you gonna have a dream come true" and have been walking through making all of these difficult decisions concerning relationships. Blessings Arthur for so many times functioning as a confirmer in our transition times...from a fellow pioneer.

  • Corollary
    By : Karibu On December 6th 2020
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    Tony Hsieh, a brilliant entrepreneur (best known for Zappos) tragically died this week. Jewel, the singer, wrote him a letter, after seeing him in a self-destructive downward cycle. Turns out that he got rid of the friends who *wouldn't* give him permission to destroy himself and paid (literally) people who would hang around him and give him permission to do whatever he wanted.
    What a great example of permission Arthur. We have to not only be mindful of who gives us dismissive permission, but also mindful of people pushing away people who won't give us permission to quit on our dreams, when they know those dreams are central to our calling and kingdom-purpose.

  • Permission
    By : Sally Bohart On December 5th 2020
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    I’ve been dealing with shame and identity lately. This was helpful.
    Thanks!

  • One thing needful
    By : Liz On December 5th 2020
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    Mary at Jesus’s feet totally dismissive of all but him is where I want to be. BUT how we do need folk alongside saying Amen. So be it. With us and for us and to us.
    It’s a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living god
    So god help us in it al. To believe that in him we live and move and have our being. Amen.
    I’ve had a picture of myself being a little cell in the left shoulder of Jesus. The body of Christ. Koinonia was a term used in early church days. It would be good to dissect this word a bit and apply it to ourselves effectively.
    I always appreciate hearing from you.
    Thanks
    Liz

  • Messy
    By : A On December 5th 2020
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    We messy in between people have value too! We are not all Barbara Streisands!

    Replied by : Arthur Burk I agree. But I also think it is wisdom to not share my passion around those who find it necessary to tear me down. I invest heavily in messy people, but I don't share my vision around those who always make a cheap comment about it. There is a difference between investing in messy people, and partnering with them in vision.

  • permission givers
    By : Hannah On December 4th 2020
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    Wow, very insightful and explains a lot about how I’ve felt in certain situations. Thanks for this. I will definitely pay attention and remain silent when around half-hearted permission givers from now on. Hope to find those few who can believe in my dream.

  • permission
    By : Lorelyn M Pelatt On December 4th 2020
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    I have been chewing on this very thought the last couple weeks. Thanks