Mick Boersma

Some Life Lessons from Mom & Dad – Part Three

By Mick Boersma Jul. 23, 2014 9:00 a.m. Marriage and Family, Ministry and Leadership, Spiritual Formation

I gleaned more wisdom from my parents than any blog could contain, but here are three more lessons that stand out in my mind and heart as I remember Bob & Reka, lovebirds to the end.

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Some Life Lessons from Mom & Dad, Part Two

By Mick Boersma Jul. 7, 2014 9:30 a.m. Marriage and Family, Ministry and Leadership, Spiritual Formation

It’s been over two weeks since I last shared on the Good Book Blog. That means it’s time for me to share some more tidbits for life gleaned from my folks.

 

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Some Life Lessons from Mom & Dad, Part One

By Mick Boersma Jun. 17, 2014 9:00 a.m. Marriage and Family, Ministry and Leadership, Spiritual Formation

This year’s Mother’s and Father’s Day season brought to mind some wisdom my folks shared with me years ago. These morsels of sound reason have helped me navigate the diverse oceans and streams I’ve crossed over the years. I do realize that not everyone has great parents, but mine were pretty solid. So, please let me share some of the gold I received from Bob & Reka Boersma, two lovebirds who shared an incredible adventure in life with four kids and a huge assortment of farm animals.

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There Arose a King...

By Mick Boersma Mar. 10, 2014 10:00 a.m. Church Life, Ministry and Leadership, Missions

It should come as no surprise that in times of leadership change those being led get a bit jumpy. Maybe you are waiting to see who the new senior pastor will be – the one who will have a huge stake in your future as an associate staff member. Or you are witnessing a changing of the guard in your mission organization. My wife and I, along with many of our colleagues and friends, have experienced major changes in leadership in the last couple of years, both here at Talbot (new Dean) and at church (new senior pastor). Happily, our experiences have gone very well.

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A Leader's Heart, Part Two

By Mick Boersma Feb. 4, 2014 9:00 a.m. Church Life, Ministry and Leadership, Missions, Old Testament

Nehemiah is one of the most heralded examples of leadership found in the scriptures. We have been focusing on his heart, and saw in Part One how he (1) cared enough to accurately assess the circumstances confronting his people; (2) was sensitive to the brokenness of his people; and (3) was focused continually on redeeming the lives of his people.

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A Leader's Heart, Part One

By Mick Boersma Feb. 3, 2014 9:30 a.m. Church Life, Ministry and Leadership, Missions, Old Testament

Pastors have many roles.  They are teachers, evangelists, caregivers, guardians, and leaders.  Much is written about these areas of endeavor, but perhaps none as much as leadership.  Recently the Society of Human Resource Managers released figures from a global survey of corporations that revealed 57% of all of the organizations surveyed employ outside vendors to provide leadership training.  Companies know the great importance of good leadership.

 

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You Can't Go Back

By Mick Boersma Dec. 5, 2013 9:00 a.m. Biblical Exposition, Church Life, Old Testament, Spiritual Formation

A couple years back my wife Rolane and I visited ten of our wonderful Midwest Talbot alumni.  What a joy to see them all thriving, finding God faithful, and knowing days of effective and challenging ministry.  While we were in the area, we took the opportunity to visit my hometown of Hospers, Iowa and spent a little time with my cousins living there.  Some of them I hadn’t been with in over 30 years - so long that we all wore nametags to keep from getting confused!

While I only spent the first seventeen years of my life on the farm, it played a significant role in who I am today.  In going back home, certain impressions left their mark on my mind and heart.  Let me elaborate ...

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