Category Archives: Thriving Through Rest

How One Missionary Mother Handled Transition

A few years after we started the 1st Life Impact Oasis in Sunriver, Oregon, a missionary wife and mother, Denele Ivins, came to our Oasis for a personal Retreat.  She was in a major transition from mission field back into … Continue reading

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Lessons on Slowing Down from a Downs-Syndrome Child

When I was in High School I was a member of the track team.  (Hey, that’s pretty far back there!)  My three events were the 220-yard dash, the low hurdles, and the 440-yard race.  The one I hated the most, … Continue reading

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Envisioning Life Impact’s Future

With a New Year comes my desire to look forward and envision what might happen and how the year might trend.  I find that an enriching exercise.  This year is a transition year for a couple reasons . . .

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Defining “Burnout!” and a Warning.

I’m living in Central Oregon with it’s multitude of forests.  Prior to the spotted owl days, the lumber industry was thriving here and your house probably has some wood in it from one of our Oregon forests! Because we have … Continue reading

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A Reminder: Rest, O My Soul

It was in 2003 that we met Sybil Gibson, a wonderful, spiritual woman, very committed to world missions.  She became an intercessor and donor of ours and has prayed for us and given to this work since that time.  She … Continue reading

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Running a Care Center? A Blessing for Your Home!

For those of you ministering in and through your home, here is a “Blessing” written for you by John O’Donohue.  He was a native Irish speaker, Irish poet, author, priest, and Hegelian philosopher.  He is probably best known for popularizing … Continue reading

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Slow Down the Busyness and Thrive! (3.19)

Do you ever feel overwhelmed with busyness and out of time for other things you want to do?   Is your spouse suggesting, even pressuring you to slow down or spend more time with the family? Do you ever consider giving up … Continue reading

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All about the Zzz, zar, path?? . . . Which Oasis? (4.11)

Elijah’s personal retreat at Kerith Brook came to an end.  But then, by the command of the Lord, it actually went on longer.  Maybe it was actually a Sabbatical?  And the care and environment for that retreat increased in quality. … Continue reading

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Have You Experienced This Principle of Personal Care? (4.10)

If you are a cross-cultural worker or pastor, you are in the thick of the spiritual fight as Paul reminds us, “For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil  rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty … Continue reading

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Christian Worker Care IN and FROM a Place, an Oasis (7.5)

When you invest in a Life Impact Caregiver you are investing in a person and not a location.  Yes, a physical place — an Oasis — is somewhere on the planet, and there to serve as a base of operations. … Continue reading

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