Category Archives: Thriving Physically

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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Warning! Don’t Get Drugged Overseas!

There are a lot of personal security challenges out there today as you travel and live here and there around the globe.  Here’s another ‘threat’ of which to be aware.  This info comes from Greg Gulleson of “Good Neighbor Insurance” … 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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Whatever You Do, Don’t Burn Out!

Going down in flames on the Mission Field at one time was a sign of total commitment to Christ and His cause.  Today most of us consider it a loss to the Great Commission enterprise.  T. J. Addington would agree … Continue reading

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Burn Out, Rust Out or Last Out?

In our early days of being challenged for missions through The Navigators, the idea of going all out 100% for Christ’s cause was the challenge.  Of course, that’s what we want to do — only one life, ’twill soon be … Continue reading

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Jon Gordon, www.jongordon.com, shares interesting stories of inspiration and motivation.  Here’s the story about Luke Tyburski, raising the personal question for me:  How far am I willing to push myself in 2016?  As Sheri and I enter our next era … Continue reading

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Update on Our Cancer Journeys

Sheri:  She had her CAT scan yesterday (Aug 24) and started her 5th round of chemo today (25th) and tomorrow (26th).  We have nothing to share but GOOD news!  The scan shows a major shrinking of both the large and … Continue reading

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Staying Strong in the Midst of Mammoth Challenges?

Keeping up our “inner strength” in the midst of the mammoth challenges cross-cultural workers face is a major issue for most of us.  The work is always in our face, early morning until late at night.  How do we keep … 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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