Category Archives: Thriving in Ministry

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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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 Leveraging Your Fundraising Efforts!

As I write this, I’m sitting at a Toyota Garage getting our Avalon serviced.  Cars, Cars, Cars!  All around me, red, white blue, and black.  And what an amazing machine! The automobile demonstrates the power of leverage!   Every time … Continue reading

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Do Conditional Promises Negate God’s Grace?

Included here is an interesting discussion about God’s Grace and His conditional promises, written by Ron Bennett, Staff member with The Navigators.  He very clearly makes a good differentiation between the two and motivates us to take advantage of the … Continue reading

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Dreams Still Have an Impact

Today it seems our Lord is continuing to bring Mus lims to Himself through visions and dreams. Here is an exciting story illustrating that fact. (fr P I) A young Christian woman in a Muslim country was in a taxi … 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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Missionary, Are You Suffering from Compassion Fatigue?

There are two types of people in the world:  Givers and Takers.  Missionaries are Givers!  We give and give and give some more. However staying on that side of the equation in life can lead to strain and stress and … Continue reading

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