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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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A Higher Hope

June 15, 2021
EXPECTATION Hope
The run on supplies in the grocery store causes the global worker in me to kick into high gear. I wash my hands (again) before slicing into the precious fruit on my kitchen counter. Every drop of juice is headed for my freezer. 
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  • by SHIRLEY RALSTON
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Does God Expect Perfection? Or Is It Just Me?

June 14, 2021
EXPECTATION Balancing ministry, family, & life Burn out Contentment Expectations Grace Identity in Christ Purpose Self-care Spiritual wellness
She was a truly lovely young woman. Long light brown hair and shining blue eyes. Easy smile and quick giggle that invited friendship. Attractive figure resulting from disciplined eating and regular exercise.
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What is That to You?

June 11, 2021
COMPARISON Biblical conflict resolution Language learning
“If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? You must follow me.”
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  • by BARBARA KINDSCHI
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Feeling Like a Failure

June 10, 2021
COMPARISON Balancing ministry, family, & life Discouragement Expectations Grace Raising kids cross-culturally
Smells of fresh bread greeted my kids and I as I buckled my youngest into the cart. I selected mangoes and noticed one of my kids chomping on something. 
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