Category Archives: Resources

Member Care Orientation: A “Fire Prevention” Leaning

A Common Theme When I engage organizational leaders and the subject of “member care” comes up, I often ask them what they mean by that phrase. Usually I hear some variation of “member care is what is applied when people … Continue reading

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Resource: PTM Conference 2016

2016 PTM Conference Registration is open PTM is one of the best gatherings in North America to connect with other shepherds and caregivers of cross-cultural workers. This year has a great line up of workshops. See it all here. Pre-Conference … Continue reading

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Resource: A Spiritual Life Inventory

Spiritual Life Inventory God’s constant invitation to deep communion with him and the well documented need for life-long learning are two areas that a “busy” life can constrict. It is wise to take a step back and evaluate regularly – … Continue reading

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Helpful Reads on Listening and Rest

Here are two titles I am finding of interest that provide some thoughtful insight. The Listening Life: Embracing Attentiveness in a World of Distractions by Adam S. McHugh My initial approach to this book was a bit guarded: how much would … Continue reading

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Personal Retreat

Retreating I regularly have the honor at speaking at all sorts of gatherings. Some of those gatherings are retreats. Retreats are places where we go to, you know, retreat. We deliberately flee the “normal” life so that we can engage parts … Continue reading

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Shepherd’s Shout Out: Velvetashes.com

A FANTASTIC RESOURCE FOR WOMAN WORKING CROSS-CULTURALLY Velvetashes.com is a creative, attractive site packed with resources, encouragement, and ways to connect with others. Head on over and check it out. Well done Velvet Ashes Ladies!

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Spiritual Direction: Is it Legit?

 What’s Up with Spiritual Direction? There are some in Evangelical circles who hold the practice of spiritual direction at arms length. “Is it even biblical?”, one might ask. Is this just another buzz topic from the prevalent “spiritual formation” movement? Or is … Continue reading

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Why You Need a Debriefing. Yes You.

Why, Not How This will be about why debriefings are needed, not how to offer them. There are some great trainings on debriefing out there. Such a skill set requires more than a mere blog entry. Debriefing gets a bit of … Continue reading

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