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...
Something and Anything

Something and Anything

Doing something is almost always better than doing nothing But doing anything is not often as good as doing something. Just about anything you do to encourage and care for a missionary will be helpful. Doing something that includes an understanding of their needs is...
Progress and consolidation

Progress and consolidation

Sometimes, the wisest move is not to move at all. Because there is so much more work to do than most missionaries have time in which to do it, they are tempted to spread themselves too thin. They spend more time on the work of the Lord and less time with the Lord of...
Connection and Production

Connection and Production

Help wanted: Vice President in charge of production at The Amalgamated Futility Company. Who would apply for that job??? Some quotes stick with you decades after you first hear them. Like the one above. Or like this one: Merely because we are busy, or even skilled,...

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