Category Archives: Thriving Emotionally

Do Missionaries Actually Experience Stress?

When Sheri and I moved to Vienna to start our ministry behind the Iron Curtain in 1974, we had our first furlough four years later. I thought we had done a great job of adjusting to our cross-cultural work until … Continue reading

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Shame on You! Ever Hear That Before?

Many of you are working in ‘shame’ cultures where that method of treatment creates thinking patterns and modifies behavior. But even in cultures with other types of ethos, ‘sinful’ actions still create a ‘personal shame’ culture in the souls and … Continue reading

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How to Win the Battle Against Porn in 2018!

I happened to see a blog post today through Patheos on pornography use in the USA including Christians. Everybody struggles no matter what the religion. I want to pass this post on in case someone you know is struggling with … Continue reading

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Are You Thriving in Your Fundraising? (Follower Change)

As I age (73 at the moment) I find the connections in my mind allowing me to speak clearly and quickly are not working as well.  So public speaking is fast becoming obsolete. However writing is still going well for … Continue reading

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Clear Your Emotional Ministry Plate with a Debriefing!

When Sheri and I started Life Impact through our Oasis in Sunriver, Oregon, we always enjoyed doing Debriefs with our missionary guests. Often they didn’t realize that something negative and depressing was stuck in their emotional crawl.   Like a tire … Continue reading

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Are You Stressed Out, or Stressless?

I want to introduce you to a good friend of mine, Bill Tell.  He’s worked with The Navigators all of his career, is a wonderful Bible teacher, and focuses much of his teaching on communicating about Grace. The Grace of … Continue reading

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Lessons from a Doctor on Missionary Stress

This is a post from Mark Bright, Medical Doctor in Madagascar on his journey from excitement to be working in a field hospital into the deep depression of a burn-out existence.  His journey and encouragements are instructive for any of … Continue reading

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Have You Thought About Personal Development in 2018?

Are you slugging it out in the trenches, doing your day-to-day responsibilities, and getting into a routine in life that prohibits you from outside stimulation and input?  STOP!  It’s time for a little personal development.  Doing this is one way … Continue reading

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We Grow Too Soon Old, and Too Late Smart!

It’s a fact that the longer we live the older we get! And it’s also a fact that we grow too soon old, and too late smart!  I’m wondering now that I’m 73 years old, how all of our lessons … Continue reading

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Missionary, Resource Yourself!

My friend, David Lewis, is the CEO of the Paracletos Ministry.  He and his wife, Irene, also host a wonderful Oasis in Indiana called, Baan S’abai.  Head over there sometime when you need some encouragement, reflection, rest, and coaching. Every … Continue reading

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