Three Spiritual Worldviews

June 29, 2017

By: Dr. Karen Stoufer, CVM Asia and Training Director In my work with training veterinary professionals to serve cross-culturally, I have been learning more about the three dominant spiritual worldviews in today’s world. There are guilt-innocence cultures, fear-power cultures and honor-shame cultures. Guilt is about WHAT you do and guilt-based cultures are mainly found in... Read More

The Joy Within

June 26, 2017

By: Dr. Glenn Gaines, CVM South Central Region Representative When I was serving long-term in Mongolia with Christian Veterinary Mission, I had the opportunity to go and watch some cardiologists from the U.S. do heart surgery on Mongolian children. They would come to Ulaanbaatar once a year and change the health of young lives that... Read More

Your Call is Your Own

June 22, 2017

By: Dr. Ruth Lacey Everyone’s calling is different, and every missionary’s calling varies from the other. My calling to missions involves a bit of a process. I’d like to share some of that story, since few of you have heard it: I think the first time I considered being a missionary was when I was... Read More

In Times of Unbridled Joy

June 19, 2017

By: Dr. Kit Flowers, CVM Executive Director “Rejoice in the Lord always, again I will say, rejoice!” Philippians 4:4 When I read this and other verses in the Bible connected with the word joy, I almost always contextualize this command as a charge for when we walk through difficult or challenging circumstances. Yet when we... Read More

Like No Other god

June 15, 2017

By: Dr. Suzanne Laidlaw If someone were to ask me what the clinical veterinarian really does; I would answer that we build relationships. The love of animals is not enough to be a clinical veterinarian, it has to involve the love of people as well. When I wake each day, I know I am going... Read More

God’s Glory

June 14, 2017

By: Dr. Rebecca Quam “…To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.” II Peter 3:18 On the human side of things, people tend to receive glory in one of three ways: their position (a president or king), their character (a good man), or their accomplishments (winner of a race).  Scripture indicates all three... Read More

What’s Stealing Your Joy?

June 12, 2017

By: Dr. Lauren Charles, CVM Southeastern Region Representative What’s Stealing Your Joy?  For almost a year, I’ve been talking to students, techs, and vets about what’s stealing their joy. It’s probably not a question you ask yourself regularly, but maybe we should. There are so many things, often little frustrations that add up, and other... Read More

The Difference between Mercy and Grace

June 8, 2017

By: Dr. Gina Wintermantel, Affiliate Ministry Director How wonderful it is that we have an approachable God! We can go directly to Him with confidence – because of our relationship with Christ. Not because we are worthy. Not because of our good works. Not because we know the Bible. Not because we are great teachers... Read More

Good and Faithful Servant

June 4, 2017

By: Dr. Kit Flowers, CVM Executive Director We thank our Lord for the amazing gift of the life and example of Dr. Leroy Dorminy, Christian Veterinary Mission Founder and Director Emeritus. His passion, vision, and obedience launched a movement of God’s people serving through the profession of veterinary medicine to demonstrate the good news of... Read More

Approaching God

June 1, 2017

By: Dr. Glenn Gaines, CVM South Central Region Representative Approaching God is an enormous blessing that Christians have. To be able to go to the Lord of this world is such an indescribable privilege that we may sometimes take for granted. Jesus tells us to revere God in the Lord’s prayer. God is holy, the... Read More