Category Archives: Thinking Well

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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Mastery And Mystery

Mastery We seek competency and proficiency in many areas of our lives. That is good and proper stewardship of what God has graced us with in life. As caregivers, it behooves us to provide as excellent of care as we can. … 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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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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Wheaton College Resiliency Survey

Below is a copy of the Facebook entry for the Wheaton College Resiliency study that Dr. Pam Edwards posted. Hope you’ll contribute. Please share it around, it would be great to have solid data on his study.  Thanks SS Wheaton … Continue reading

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Is Your Organization Healthy?

I have job security because, in part, there is a lack of organizational health. That is a loud statement. It is not an exaggeration that the majority, by a wide margin, of hurts I interface with at a personal level … 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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