Category Archives: Thriving in Ministry

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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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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What Do You Do If You Burn Out?

Bill Tell, and his wife, Sue, are friends of ours going back to College days! Hey, that’s a long time back, I guess we are almost life-long friends.

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Bloom Where We’re Planted!

Being servants where God has put us and being content to serve Him there, is the theme of this post from Mark Brewster, LI Staff Oasis Host in Lewiston, ID. “One of the dangers of living in our American consumer … Continue reading

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