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5 Themes: Addressing Spiritual Thinness

(This is one of a five part serious on responding to thematic issues affecting member care provider’s and cross-cultural worker’s health and effectiveness. You can read the intro.) This much is true in creation: Input must exceed output. Consider a farmer’s … 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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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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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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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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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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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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