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Are You Thriving in Your Fundraising? (Follower Change)

As I age (73 at the moment) I find the connections in my mind allowing me to speak clearly and quickly are not working as well.  So public speaking is fast becoming obsolete. However writing is still going well for … Continue reading

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What Do Dutch Ships & KLM Have to do With Fundraising?

I’ve got a question for you if you are in the fundraising mode and living on donor support. Would you like to have more time for family and ministry and less time needed raising money?  Here’s how you can. According to … Continue reading

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We Grow Too Soon Old, and Too Late Smart!

It’s a fact that the longer we live the older we get! And it’s also a fact that we grow too soon old, and too late smart!  I’m wondering now that I’m 73 years old, how all of our lessons … Continue reading

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Missionary, Resource Yourself!

My friend, David Lewis, is the CEO of the Paracletos Ministry.  He and his wife, Irene, also host a wonderful Oasis in Indiana called, Baan S’abai.  Head over there sometime when you need some encouragement, reflection, rest, and coaching. Every … Continue reading

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Does It Pay to Complain?

Recently I heard this story . . . A young man who wanted some spiritual formation went to a monastery with a code of silence.  Once a year there would be a meeting with his mentor and he could say … Continue reading

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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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Burn Out, Rust Out or Last Out?

In our early days of being challenged for missions through The Navigators, the idea of going all out 100% for Christ’s cause was the challenge.  Of course, that’s what we want to do — only one life, ’twill soon be … Continue reading

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Why Are US Missionary Budgets So High?

This question is undoubtedly raised with every missionary out there raising support.  And it’s a ‘downer’ emotionally because the missionary is put in the position of defending the budget used to send and keep them on the field.  There’s nothing … 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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