“Most people don’t sign up to be overwhelmed,” said GRC counselor Erik in a conversation I had with him, but many people accidentally set themselves up to become overwhelmed by saying ‘yes’ to tasks that they should say ‘no’ to. So, how can we determine which tasks we should say ‘no’ to? How can we determine what to place on our “Not To Do” list?Read More
When we're doing well right before everything falls apart, or when our stress level reaches the ceiling - those are the times when it can be difficult to continue to trust in our Father's goodness and perfect plan. In a conversation with GRC staff member, Lisa, she shared a few words of wisdom from her own experience on how to cling to our faith in the middle of tough times when we may feel like letting go.Read More
I recently had the privilege of sitting down with Lisa, a member of the GRC staff. Lisa has served overseas with her husband, Scott, for over twenty years. As we talked, we got on the topic of how we can show care for one another. Here is what Lisa shared from her years of experience ministering to her co-workers on the field:Read More
Think back to how you first met and became friends with your best friend. Can you remember? Sometimes growing a friendship or a community of friends can happen effortlessly, but when we move to a new location, we may find ourselves at a loss when trying to form those same deep connections. Here are a few ideas Becky (GRC's Spiritual Director) gave when asked how to go about building a community after moving to a new place.Read More
When we are preparing to live in a new location, it can be tough to determine how to create a foundation for emotional and spiritual health while living overseas. Here are five tips to help set that healthy foundation in order to thrive while serving.Read More
When we’re serving, it can be easy to spread ourselves thin trying to do all that needs to be done. Here is part 2 with 5 additional tips can help you refocus and keep stress at a manageable level.Read More
When we’re serving, it can be easy to spread ourselves thin trying to do all that needs to be done. Here is part 1 in a series on 5 tips that can help you refocus and keep stress at a manageable level.Read More
The holiday season can be a tough time to be away from family. These five tips can help anyone spending the holidays away from family to thrive in the midst of the season.