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Gratitude: Endurance for the Race

Gratitude Grat·i·tude \ˈɡradəˌt(y)o͞od/ (noun): the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for, and to return kindness. synonyms: gratefulness, thankfulness, thanks, appreciation, indebtedness; recognition, acknowledgment, credit. What is it? According to Robert Emmons, “perhaps the world’s… Read More

The Other Side of the Boat

“He said, ‘Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.’ When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish.” – John… Read More

Grief: Endurance for the Race

Grief /ɡrēf (noun): keen mental suffering or distress over loss; sharp sorrow. What is it? Grief is what we experience when we lose something we value. Sounds kind of clinical doesn’t it? How about this:… Read More

Breathing Deep…Endurance for the Race… RESILIENCE

Re·sil·ience \ri-ˈzil-yən(t)s\: the ability to become strong, healthy, or successful again after something bad happens; the ability of something to return to its shape after it has been pulled, stretched, pressed, bent, etc. What is… Read More

Strengths Part 6: Strengths Based Grace

What Is It? Ah… there it is… that word. We all like to breathe it in deeply - and then release that same breath - and our shoulders relax as we allow even just the… Read More

Another Way to Fish

When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.” - Luke 5:4 It can be tempting to view our walk with the Lord… Read More

Korea Sends Medical Mission Team for Myanmar Migrant Workers

In search of providing better lives for their families back home, Myanmar migrant workers can be seen all over the world. This life can be hard and lonely. Last year, a medical team from South Korea visited… Read More

Books for Pastors Provides Resources for the Philippines and Micronesia

In 2018, a strategy was developed to create 25 miniature libraries for the many students in theological extension classes and for pastors in continuing education in the Philippine/Micronesia Field. The field received a grant last year… Read More

Participants in Redemption

This year during Advent and Christmas I found myself not in the more traditional readings for the season, but rather in the book of Judges. In the narrative of Scripture, the book of Judges comes… Read More

Strengths Part 5: Strengths Based Stress Management

What Is It? We’ve explored the topic of Stress in previous articles (Stress 101, Stress 102, Burnout), so what’s new about Strengths-Based Stress Management? Strengths allows me to embrace what is unique about me while… Read More