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Relationships and Transition: The Rest Initiative Podcast; Episode 003

We are Back and excited to share the TRI Podcast 003. We continue to talk with Brittany Vergara who is the International Justice Mission Alumni Program Manager. We take some time to discuss relationships and how to navigate them during transition. Take some time to listen to the wisdom Brittany shares with from years of […]

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Driven vs Drawn: The Rest Initiative Podcast; Episode 002

In this session of The Rest Initiative Podcast, I interview Brittany Vergara who is International Justice Mission Alumni Program Manager. We take some time to discuss the difference between being driven and being drawn. What are our motivations for the work we do and how does that effect our ability to rest well? www.therestinitiative.org neal@therestinitiative.org […]

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Welcome to The Rest Initiative Podcast! Episode 001

Welcome to The Rest Initiative Podcast. This episode focuses on rest. We are privileged to have guest Brittany Vergara, International Justice Mission Alumni Program Manager. We talk about rest and how it applies to IJM Alumni as well as those currently serving in IJM field offices around the world. What is rest? How do we […]

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Finding Rest From Self

Our jobs stress us out. Our spouses/significant others stress us out. Our friends stress us out. Even our dogs stress us out. But, presumably, you stress you out more than any of the other units in your life. Whoever originally coined the phrase, “wherever you go, there you are,” graciously delivered a timeless knockout punch […]

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Thoughts by Henri Nouwen

“Walking through one of the buildings where I hadn’t been before, I came across a reproduction of Hazard Durfee’s beautiful flute player with the text by Henry David Thoreau: ‘Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed and in such desperate enterprises? If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps […]

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