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Real Time Hope Amidst Real Time Life

Ours is a Personal, Immediate God We do not promote deism – the belief in a supreme being who wound up creation then let it go on its own; a god who is aloof, passive and distant. Ours is a … 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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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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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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The Essential Need of Character Growth

Coming Full Circle If you have not read the post previous to this one, please take a moment to read it. The heart of spiritual formation is union with Christ. Personal formation, or character  maturation, is a corollary of that … 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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