Category Archives: Thriving as you Travel

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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Are You “Out-of-Balance” in Your Life?

Does it seem for you, life goes out of balance quickly?  I know that’s what happens to me.  In my case, multi-tasking is a myth.  I can focus well on only one thing at a time and if I’m motivated … Continue reading

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Do We Need to Learn Their Language?

For Americans, especially yours truly, learning another language is one of those major challenges of life you take on with zeal — at the beginning.  And then after the hard work sets in to accomplish that task, you start flagging … Continue reading

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Transitions — a Jigsaw Puzzle?

For Cross-Cultural workers transitions are a continual reality of life.  Sheri and I have lived in over 22 houses in our career and had many other types of transitions as well.  Making many of these with five kids in tow, … Continue reading

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Do Cross-Cultural Challenges Sneak Up on You?

When we head out to live in another country, we have certain perceptions of how things will go.  Cultural adaptation won’t be so hard for us!  Then we live there for awhile, and things sneak up on us that have … Continue reading

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Germy Airplane Rides and How to Protect Yourself

There are two things missionaries can’t get away from – long airplane trips and the germs those airplanes carry. Several hundred people and children climb aboard your plane — coughing, wheezing, sneezing, touching everything in sight. Is it any wonder … Continue reading

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Hours Driving on Bumpy Roads Needs Mental Diversion

When we lived in Central Asia and had to travel 3 to 6 hours by car to make our ministry appointments, I needed to stay alert so I didn’t hit the multiple ruts, ram into a horse-drawn cart or hitchhiker, … Continue reading

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