Category Archives: Thriving Spiritually

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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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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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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The Butterfly Effect Might Get You in 2016!

A New Year gives us opportunity to assess the past and look forward to the future.  As we do this, sometimes we get discouraged:  What impact is my life making?  That’s hard to measure because of the “Butterfly Effect.”

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A New Year Poem from the Army of the Lord!

My colleague and I parked our car just outside the village and walked to the Romanian Orthodox Church to meet the Priest.  These were the days in the ’80’s when the communists were holding power and soon to lose it.   … Continue reading

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What’s Your Story?

Another Christmas is here, and another opportunity to enter into God’s Story of Salvation for the human race and especially for those of us who recognize His Lordship in our lives.  Here’s a Christmas Mediation on “The Story” by Mark … Continue reading

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America, Culture of Abundance or Scarcity?

This week in America we are celebrating the Thanksgiving Holiday.  Yet every day should be a “thanksgiving” day.  As the Apostle Paul said, “Give thanks always.”  We can look at the negative side of things and complain.  Or we can … Continue reading

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Sabbath Rest or Not? 7 Principles

Gaining rest is a necessity for Christian workers, even though many of us are on the work-a-holic side, and we love our job.  But in our hectic day, the concept of biblical Sabbath is having a renewal.  Here Gavin Ortlund … Continue reading

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When Unmet Expectations Slam Us!

When we move into ministry, we have expectations, often subconscious.  Then we hit the wall and many of those are shattered.  This experience turns our world upside down — we are no longer in control.  Ever have that happen to … Continue reading

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Telling Missionary Life Like It is . . .

When someone is sworn in as a witness in the USA judicial system, they raise their right hand and swear to “tell the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God.”  In Missions that’s tough to do … Continue reading

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