Category Archives: Thriving Physically

Sex and the Temple of the Holy Spirit

Over the weeks before cancer treatment started, we considered issues of sexuality.  What a force sex is in forming our cultures and world.  Here’s a further defining thought to sharpen our thinking on sexual morality from Walt Henrichsen’s daily devotional … Continue reading

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What’s Dave up to with Thrive Mentor?

I’m sorry that I have not been able to send regular posts related to Missionary Care through this Thrive Mentor blog.  My cancer journey has been more intense than I realized with the many and various hospital and doc visits; … Continue reading

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Effects of Pornography on the Brain and How to Overcome It

With such a high use of pornographic materials and visuals, more and more people, both men and women, are becoming addicted to pornography use.   But what is addiction?

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Help Your Missionaries Physically

This is the 3rd in the series of helping your missionaries as a sending church, written by Dave Lewis, of Paracletos Ministries.  Again, some good information on bringing practical support to those you send.  This post relates to “Physical Help.”

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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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May You be Blessed in Your Work!

Work!  Work!  Work!  That’s our lot in life, and what a blessing to have work and do it for the glory and honor of God! In my last post I shared a Blessing with you for your home.  Here’s one … 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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A Lesson from Missions 101 – It Just Ain’t Easy! (1.28)

Could we consider the Apostle Paul the first missionary?  After him comes a host of others over the centuries — those who took Good News to the ends of their earth and became our heroes. Then it was our turn … Continue reading

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Are You Working to Rest or Resting to Work? 5.17

Workaholism is a subtle “ism” because our society prizes production, hard work, and competency.  There are thousands of ways we can justify our work and effort to achieve.  Yet if not “working” is not addressed in the depth of our … Continue reading

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