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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.
Read about our team of volunteer Connection authors, click here.

From Chair to Share

September 24, 2021
VULNERABILITY Close friendships overseas Connecting with nationals Culture adjustment
“Inima mea este …,” she said as tears dripped down her face. I had just met her, and I had tried to indicate that I didn’t understand, but she went on undeterred. The minutes clicked by. Another new friend, who spoke her language fluently, walked ...
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That Dream Again?!

September 23, 2021
VULNERABILITY Expectations Feeling known & understood Grief, loss, & depression Discouragement Compassion
There I was, walking the familiar street. My neighbors were there, along with my sister, a friend from childhood, an acquaintance from high school, and the Immigration officer from our last visit to the Embassy. I bit my lip as I walked past them,...
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A Home for the Sparrow

September 22, 2021
VULNERABILITY Feeling known & understood
It isn’t the kind of bird I often stop to admire. The size isn’t spectacular. The wings aren’t colorful. The bird song isn’t memorable. The simple sparrow is small, plain, and unmemorable. 
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Cultivating Vulnerability

September 21, 2021
VULNERABILITY Finding community Team unity & dynamics Feeling known & understood
You may have noticed, but one of the current buzzwords within popular Christian culture is the word “vulnerability.” We are supposed to be vulnerable with our “community” consistently and authentically in order to care for each other well and buil...
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