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Connection
Connection is a daily devotional to encourage women in their faith and life overseas. It brings the Word of God and conversation with sisters into their day-to-day lives.
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The Only Light for My Path

June 19, 2024
PROTECTION/SAFETY God’s guidance & direction
Light has brought safety into my life so many times. No surprise, right? Street lights, stoplights, and flashlights have kept me from falling and losing my way. Candles, and yes, matches, have lit just enough space for me to see who’s at my door. ...
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  • by BARBARA KINDSCHI
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A Safe Place?

June 18, 2024
PROTECTION/SAFETY Protection & safety overseas Overwhelmed Trust
During our family’s hamster wheel of initial preparation to leave for Africa, one of my sons was diagnosed with ADHD. The Reader’s Digest version, as I looked to homeschooling him: Overwhelmed. 
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  • by JANEL BREITENSTEIN
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Its Name Was Fear

June 17, 2024
PROTECTION/SAFETY Trust Fear
It was entirely new for me, this feeling. It crept into my heart and penetrated my mind. It consumed my thoughts. It spread through my body, causing numbness, sweaty palms, and jumbled words. It seemed to wreak havoc on my soul.
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  • by ANGELA SHCHERBAN
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Protection in the Body of Christ

June 14, 2024
PROTECTION/SAFETY Isolation & loneliness Finding community
Sitting outside under the night sky for the Christmas Eve service, I watched as one by one, the candle flame passed as each congregant tipped his unlit candle toward his neighbor’s tiny flame and then turned to light the next candle along the row....
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