Tag Archives: Spiritual vitality

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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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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An Annual Season of Renewal

Calm After the Storm As I write this I have just concluded a very full fall season of travel, speaking at conferences, organizational leader team meetings, debriefings – you know the drill. Note I did not say I was busy. … 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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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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Spiritual Direction: Is it Legit?

 What’s Up with Spiritual Direction? There are some in Evangelical circles who hold the practice of spiritual direction at arms length. “Is it even biblical?”, one might ask. Is this just another buzz topic from the prevalent “spiritual formation” movement? Or is … 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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