Tag Archives: exhaustion

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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What is the Rest that Jesus Offers?

Familiar Passage, But Clearly Understood? A few weeks ago I spoke at the annual Mental Health and Missions Conference. I was asked to speak on the integrated life of the care giver. In my preparation I learned that the English word for … Continue reading

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A Reader’s Question: Responding to Extreme Exhaustion in Others

I began this site with a series looking at five different themes I have experienced while shepherding cross-cultural workers.   One of them was titled Five Themes Facilitating Ill Health and Ineffectiveness Amongst Global Workers: Theme #2 Total Exhaustion.  A few weeks ago … Continue reading

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Jesus-Directed Rather than Need-Driven Life and Ministry

Jesus was Not Need Driven Obvious in the pages of the Gospels are the rampant needs around Jesus. Everywhere he went, there were people with needs. So too for us. Yet it is clear that needs were not the driving … Continue reading

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Why Sabbath is to be Taken Seriously for Vocational Holiness

Sabbath, like our entire walk with God, is an act of faith. By faith, we cease and desist from work for one day. The word shabbat does not mean rest, it means cease. And sabbath is absolutely essential for vocational holiness. This … Continue reading

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Five Themes Facilitating Ill Health and Ineffectiveness Amongst Global Workers: Theme #2 Total Exhaustion

Feeling a Little Like this Lately? One of the gifts of  engaging so many people from so many regions of the world is observing consistent themes. One of the themes that is always observed is exhaustion. No matter where we are, the people we … Continue reading

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