Tag Archives: Modeling for others

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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A Waiting Posture

“Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him”  Psalm 37:7 One of the more uncomfortable postures in life is that of waiting. Waiting for a follow-up phone call on a job interview. Waiting for the doctor to call with the test results. … Continue reading

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Forgive, For We all Mess Up

One of the marks of resiliency in any environment is the willingness to be gracious and forgive. In other words, lack of forgiveness is a major cause of attrition.  I often say that it is not a matter of if I will … 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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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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Email Principles to Relate By

“I owe you an apology.” Thus began my conversation with a colleague earlier this week. In a single email I had obliterated my three rules of when NOT to write an email. I really blew it. Efficiency is NOT the Greatest Value … Continue reading

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Our Response to The Word and Implications for Shepherding

Does the Word Find Place in You (John 8:37)? A major theme in John’s Gospel is Jesus revealing the Father to us through the words that the Father taught the Son (8:28) and what the Son has heard (8:26) from … Continue reading

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Rest Revisited: What Does it Look Like?

“Ya, Jesus is our rest, that’s all good. But what do I do?” This might be a common response to a post like a previous one on rest. If you have not read that post, please do so. As I stated … Continue reading

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