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5 Themes: Theme #2 Total Exhaustion

Weariness Weariness is what I am seeing in so many colleagues. A chronic weariness. As we serve others, we will certainly tire . But is chronic weariness a proper, Christ-like way to live and serve? We know better than to … Continue reading

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What I would Tell My Younger Self

Hindsight is  a wonderful gift.  I have reflected on what I would have done differently in my younger years. Actually, it is not so much what I would have done, but more how I would have lived. Here’s my list: … Continue reading

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Figuring Life Out Gives Me a Headache, and a Heartache

Serious Research I have been doing an informal survey. It’s easy, you can do it too. Watch for all the times you and others around you make the following statement: “I have to figure this out…..” Listen for it. It can … Continue reading

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To Be a Master Caregiver, Be a Practiced Receiver

  “A person cannot receive even one thing unless it is given him from heaven.” John the Baptist in John 3:27 “Whoever abides in me, and I in him, he it is that will bear much fruit. For without me you can do … Continue reading

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What is Success in this Shepherd’s Work We Offer?

Jeremiah was one of those books I loathed to read in my academic days. It was dry and oh so negative. Doom and gloom, over and over again. Rembrandt’s Jeremiah Many years later, Jeremiah has become a hero and even a … Continue reading

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Who are You Becoming?

Danger! Danger! There is a huge danger in full time ministry. Too many of us find a sense of worth and value in being needed. We like to help others. We like to be sought out for answers to life’s … Continue reading

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What is the Primary Aim of Spiritual Formation?

Spiritual formation is the buzzword these days. And I am all for it. Yet, when I speak with others I hear all sorts of descriptors of what formation is to be about. Let’s ponder this for a moment. In short, spiritual … Continue reading

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Five Themes Facilitating Ill Health and Ineffectiveness Amongst Global Workers: Theme #4 Identity Attached to Role and Performance

This is the fourth in a series of five themes on dynamics that facilitate ill health and ineffectiveness amongst global workers. Here is the original list and links to read on the first three themes: 1. Spiritual Anemia (read hear) 2. Holistic Exhaustion … Continue reading

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