This resource addresses stress, trauma, and compassion fatigue for those serving God and others in highly stressful situations. It includes preventative means of taking care of the whole PERSON:
Glorifying God at the Rocks of Remembrance
Many of us have been through painful experiences and often question why we should face such trials. But these challenges can also be a chance to learn more about God, about ourselves, and about how we may be a part of His perfect plan.
After walking through the wilderness, the Israelites set up Rocks of Remembrance, reminders of God’s faithfulness in the most difficult times. In the same way, reflecting on how God has worked in our lives can be inspiring.
This book tells of one woman’s journey through the wilderness of life and discovery of the greatest purpose in life: To glorify God.
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The Tree of Life Bible Studies
This Bible study is built around a symbol of life used throughout the Bible: The Tree. Trees provide a rich symbol of ongoing growth. Rather than reaching a peak and declining, we see their trunk expanding, their roots deepening, their leaves and fruit proliferating, and their branches spreading.
The Tree of Life model is about thriving, not just surviving, and helping others do the same.
There are three key components to living an abundant life:
1) Connecting with the Source of Life
2) Discovering your own identity, places for growth, and opportunities for healing
3) Growing in relationships with others
This Bible study is designed for use in small groups, with general discussions complemented by personal reflection. It facilitates drawing closer to God and building relationships with others. The series complements the Tree of Life workshops.
Setting Sail! The Family Workbook
Designed to equip whole families who are planning to move overseas!
Your family is like a ship: one vessel with distinct parts and one crew with unique roles. There are always many questions looking toward departure: How do we prepare the ship for departure? How can our crew work together well? What should we have on-board? How do we face storms along the way? How do we navigate in foreign waters? The workbook includes:
* Enjoyable activities * Engaging discussions
* Relevant Bible verses * Important information
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Emily also wrote chapters in other books:
The Long Journey Home: Understanding and Ministering to the Sexually Abused
Edited by Dr. Andrew Schmutzer
Maybe the only thing new about sexual abuse is quality discussion from several professions (psychology, theology, and pastoral care). Here are the insights of over two dozen psychologists, theologians, and those in pastoral care, all targeting the issue of sexual abuse.
Designed as a resource for Christian educators, therapists, pastors, social workers, group leaders, and survivors, The Long Journey Home combines current research in mental health with rich theological reflection, global concern with fervent pastoral wisdom for the local faith community.
Writings Out of Limbo: International Childhoods, Global Nomads and Third Culture
Edited by Gene H. Bell-Villada and Nina Sichel with Faith Eidse and Elaine Neil Orr
Crossing borders and boundaries, countries and cultures, they are called Third Culture Kids or Global Nomads. The many benefits of their lifestyle expanded worldview, multiplicity of languages, tolerance for difference are often mitigated by recurring losses of relationships, of stability, of permanent roots. In this groundbreaking collection, writers from around the world address issues of language acquisition and identity formation, childhood mobility and adaptation, memory and grief, and the artist’s struggle to articulate the experience of growing up global. And, woven like a thread through the entire collection, runs the individual’s search for belonging and a place called home.