Category Archives: Thriving Socially

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’s this, Joey Bag o’Donuts, Stuff?

Our challenge as disciples is to “keep growin’” and I experience that as a major challenge in my life.  I don’t like helpful criticism and need to check my “angry reflux” to take it.  I quickly lag back into ruts … Continue reading

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Helping Parents Parent in Turbulent Times!

When Sheri and I were parenting our children, most of those years we were overseas doing that in another culture.  Influenced by a set number of parenting principles developed from our own backgrounds and biblical teaching, our parenting moved forward … Continue reading

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How Much Do I Give Away to the Poor? (1.33)

OUCH!  “Give to those who ask, and don’t turn away from those who want to borrow.”  Matt 5:42, the words of Jesus. Convicting words for me, although we are consciously trying to be generous and give out

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Why Pastors and Missionaries Keep Getting “Shot in the Foot” (2.18)

A Pastor is doing an okay job judging from his actions — solid, biblical sermons each week; classes being taught; hospital visits being taken; study hours maintained.  Most of his actions are positive and flawless.

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Moving E-Mail = Do’s and Don’ts

Dear Staff,** If you applied some of my thoughts about e-mail in the post I sent about moving e-mail, I hope they are working for you, or helping you devise a better system for yourself.  Here are a few more … Continue reading

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Management Principle – Is the Monkey on Your Back?

Dear Staff,** Ever been to the zoo and been fixated and fascinated at the monkey cage?  The little buggers are zipping here and there around the cage from one tree to another.  Unless they eat a banana or take a … Continue reading

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Life Lesson While Sitting on the Jesolo Lido

The breezes were a bit strong, but Sheri and I grabbed beach chairs and an umbrella on the beautiful sandy beach in Jesolo, Italy.  We were en-route from our Slovakia Oasis back to our Italian Oasis on a visit to … Continue reading

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A Lesson on Teamwork from Fire Ants

Have you been out in the jungle recently and bitten by a fire ant?  Amazing yet pesky little creatures.  Research has discovered a unique quality of fire ants that can give us a lesson in missionary teamwork. When these creatures … Continue reading

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