Tag: Thrive Writer – James

Fueling Good

9 Ways to Shine Brightly without Burning Out

Reading Time: 5 minutes Whenever I share with others that I am working in the space of helping people preventing and overcome burnout, I would often get the same response; “Wow, that’s so needed in our society”. And so, I took a plunge of faith yesterday and volunteered to host a lunchtime dialogue on burnout at the Singapore Service-Learning…
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I have Changed and Who’s to be Responsible?

Reading Time: 12 minutes   I have Changed and Who’s to be Responsible? I’m no longer who I used to be. And who or what is to be “responsible” for this change? I would have to say that it is my work as a volunteer programme manager (VPM). In response to an article I came across on http://volunteerplaintalk.com/2016/02/24/10-ways-managing-volunteers-prepare-you-for-life/, it…
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Fast to Work or Fast from Work?

Reading Time: 6 minutes Fast to Work or Fast from Work? “This shall be a permanent statute for you: in the seventh month (nearly October) on the tenth day of the month you shall humble yourselves [by fasting] and not do any work, whether the native-born or the stranger who lives temporarily among you; It is a Sabbath of…
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Mind Your Mind – Your Life Depends on What’s Happening Up There

Reading Time: 5 minutes   “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” ~ Romans 12:2 (ESV) Recently, something Albert Einstein said came back into mind. I was thinking how is it…
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How to Build a Volunteer Management Database Power House

Reading Time: < 1 minute Gone are the days of storing volunteers’ data on a spreadsheet. More and more charities are turning to various database system solutions to power their volunteer partnerships. The offerings and options have also increased over the years, with some companies even offering non-profits free licenses so they can harness their product for social good. But…
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The Power of Many

Reading Time: 4 minutes I chanced upon this video yesterday and used it for my sharing at the GroundUp ConneXion. But soon I realized I took home a lesson about the “power of many” myself. The event was to be an opportunity for people who care enough to start GroundUp Movements (GUMs) to gather to network, share and level…
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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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