Category Archives: The Shepherd’s Health

Your Life, a Message

I have been reflecting on the reality and impact of long-term, unresolved adversity in life. We all know someone, you might be that someone, who lives with unresolved physical ailment – the kind that alters how one goes about life. … Continue reading

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Recognizing God’s Presence in Our Suffering

The Following is an excerpt from The Uninvited Companion: God’s Shaping us in His Love Through Life’s Adversities  © 2017 Scott E. Shaum pp. 113, 116-117.   The book is available from Amazon.com in print and Kindle versions. Earlier in this book, I … Continue reading

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Book Release: The Uninvited Companion

The Uninvited Companion: God’s Shaping Us In His Love through Life’s Adversities is a culmination of  wresting with God and his Word through year’s of personal, physical adversity. Here is an excerpt: My Hannah-Like Prayer Moment I remember clearly a Hannah-like prayer … Continue reading

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The Provisional Gift of Limitations

The God of Limits It is a truth that our infinite God made finitude such an essential aspect of all creation. Rivers flow where God deigns them and they flow to oceans that are bounded by land. Our atmosphere eventually … Continue reading

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Resiliency: Willingness to Sacrifice

Everyone suffers. We are invited to sacrifice. When we add the layer of active service to others in the name of Jesus, then we must add the reality that we will experience pains in the act of that service. Somehow … Continue reading

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Resiliency: The Backlash Boogie

Backlash is a shocker when it happens the first couple of times. We show up with the intentions of helping in a situation and it backfires. People are not happy, in fact they resist. What’s more, what we sought to … Continue reading

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A Returned Gaze

“So she called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, ‘You are a God of seeing,’                             for she said, ‘Truly here I have seen him who looks after me.‘”     … Continue reading

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Theme #5: Lack of Permission for Personal Development and Care

(This is one of a five part series on responding to thematic issues affecting member care providers and cross-cultural worker’s health and effectiveness. You can read the intro.) Some Assumptions I bring into this topic an assumption. That assumption is that God’s … Continue reading

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