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Caregivers, Are We Using Bad Stats?

Oh, Oh.  Am I guilty of passing on wrong statistics about the attrition of USA Evangelical Pastors?  The stats I’ve quoted are quite high, but are they correct?

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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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True Grit, Keep on Keeping on!

Ever feel like you are “flagging in zeal” in your ministry or vision?  Motivation is a big issue to keep going.  Jon Gordon says another factor in finishing strong is True Grit.  In this blog post are his good thoughts … 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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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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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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Fear of Terrorists Close Mosques to Kids in Central Asia

The final years of our missionary life was spent in placing and leading teams in Central Asia.  We lived in Tash kent, Uzb ekistan for five years.  During those years the country was wide open for us to be there … Continue reading

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8 Reasons to Run from Infidelity

Sexual temptations have power and affect all of us.  For believers whose minds, will, and spirit are renewed by the Holy Spirit, we have the choice to either walk in the Spirit or  to walk in the flesh regarding this … Continue reading

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5 Benefits for Kids Growing Up in Another Culture

Parents most often are a little anxious seeing their kids head off to a foreign country for the sake of the Kingdom.  And when grandkids are in the mix, that becomes even more difficult.  There are costs to go.  There … Continue reading

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What Amazon Negatives Teach Us About Team Ethos

Amazon is in the news these days because their business culture is ruining people’s lives, according to the reports.  In ministry the same reality can happen, by nook or crook.  Bad leadership, incompetent leadership, or misguided leadership can create negative … Continue reading

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