Author: James Lim

Fueling Good

Our First Journey Completed

Reading Time: 1 minute We have completed our first Strategic Volunteer Partnerships consultancy! We are indeed honored to have been able to journey alongside Ground-Up Initiative these few months. Thank you everyone at Ground-Up Initiative (GUI) for the kind hospitality at the Kampung. All the best for your cause. Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2018Some Rights ReservedOriginal content here is published under these license terms: X License Type:Attribution,…
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2-Step Plan for Preparing to go on a Sabbatical

Reading Time: 9 minutes Having been on sabbatical from work for some 3 months now, I felt burdened to process through my experience and share it so it blesses someone out there. I have experienced, first-hand, the initial anxiety that came with exploring and entering a sabbatical and am now also reaping the benefits of it. So, in penning…
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The Unnamed Servant

Reading Time: 4 minutes “And Abraham said to his servant, the oldest of his household, who had charge of all that he had… … go to my country and to my kindred, and take a wife for my son Isaac.” … Then the servant took ten of his master’s camels and departed, taking all sorts of choice gifts from…
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The Resolution that Matters

Reading Time: 3 minutes If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is contrary to you, but you must rule over it.” ~ Genesis 4:7 (ESV) New years are a great time of restarting afresh; a time of re-evaluating ourselves and making resolutions…
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What do you Work for?

Reading Time: 4 minutes If I were to ask you what your definition of work is, how would you respond? Is work considered work when there is money/pay involved? If so, then what about the work done by homemakers and students? I looked up the definition of work in Merriam-Webster dictionary and it describes work as: to perform or…
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Are You Living an Edgy Life?

Reading Time: 4 minutes “I am not at ease, nor am I quiet; I have no rest, but trouble comes.” ~ Job 3:26 (ESV) Do you live an “edge to edge” life; rushing from one thing to another? Do you know that your edge to edge life can have an effect on others as well? It can be used…
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5 Key Elements of an Effective Volunteer Programme

Reading Time: 2 minutes The work of strategically engaging volunteers in a non-profit organization is a specialized one. It is an area of work which can effectively and efficiently resource an organization, build its capacity and, at the same time, multiply the work and impact of the non-profit. It is thus crucial that volunteer programmes be founded on an…
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Am I burned out?

Reading Time: 1 minute   Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2018Some Rights ReservedOriginal content here is published under these license terms: X License Type:Attribution, No derivative workLicense Summary:You may copy this content and re-publish it in unmodified form, provided you include an overt attribution to the author(s). You are not permitted to create derivative works.License URL:https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/3.0/James LimJames is the Lead Thrive-Synergist & Founder of Emmaus Strategies; a social…
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Nothing Shameful about Rest

Reading Time: 4 minutes “Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it…
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Is there a Crouching Tiger & Hidden Dragon in Your Non-Profit?

Reading Time: 6 minutes A deep appreciation of the mission of the non-profit sector has kept me going for the last two decades; taking up various roles to resource the organizations I am in. Frankly speaking, it is not an easy sector to stay in. In spite of the wonderful good that the various non-profits seek to bring to…
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