Emotionally Healthy Missionaries, Part Four

Emotionally Healthy Missionaries, Part Four

Unhealthy scenario #4: Delusions* To deny the affects that our past has on our present behavior is delusional. We are all the sum total of our past experiences. Good, bad, helpful, hurtful – what we have lived through impacts what we will live through. In the...
Emotionally Healthy Missionaries, Part Three

Emotionally Healthy Missionaries, Part Three

Unhealthy scenario #3: Dying to the wrong things* Part of being in relationship with the living God is having him implant desires within our hearts. For missionaries, those desires include discipling various people groups. No global worker would want or expect to die...
Emotionally Healthy Missionaries, Part Two

Emotionally Healthy Missionaries, Part Two

Unhealthy scenario #2: Ignoring negative emotions Emotions are a part of being human, and  every human experiences all the emotions. Missionaries are human. Normal humans. That means that they experience the same emotions the rest of us do, and that includes sadness,...
Emotionally Healthy Missionaries, Part One

Emotionally Healthy Missionaries, Part One

Unhealthy scenario #1: Running things for God to keep from running into God Some missionaries use ministry busyness as a way to avoid dealing with things God has identified in them that need work. This is one manifestation of a “life over God” paradigm...
In Suspense and Incomplete

In Suspense and Incomplete

Today’s thought is compliments of Teilhard de Chardin. Good words for shepherds as well as those they tend. Above all, trust in the slow work of God. We are quite naturally impatient in everything to reach the end without delay. Your ideas mature...

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