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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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Getting Picked Off

February 23, 2024
ISOLATION & LONELINESS Close friendships overseas Feeling known & understood Grief, loss, & depression Self-care Spiritual wellness Reliance
There’s an insidious part of being a global worker they didn’t tell me about. 
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  • by JANEL BREITENSTEIN
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Free to Feel Lonely But Not Afraid

February 22, 2024
ISOLATION & LONELINESS Contentment Expectations Feeling known & understood Purpose
I kept putting the decision off. Committing to three solitary days for a spiritual art retreat on an island seemed equal parts scary and thrilling. Pictures of paintbrushes and watercolors strewn across the oak table under a hexagonal window that ...
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  • by HOLLY PENNINGTON
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Birthday Party Loneliness

February 21, 2024
ISOLATION & LONELINESS Feeling known & understood Discouragement
The moment is etched in my memory. Early into life in our new country, my young daughter received an invitation to a birthday party for another child in her class. Wanting to take every opportunity to help her cultivate some friendships (as much a...
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A True Companion in Singleness

February 20, 2024
ISOLATION & LONELINESS Singleness
Like almost all of my single lady friends living as global workers, I thought surely I would be married before I launched onto the field. After all, God wouldn’t send a young, naive single girl out into Asia without someone to protect her, would He?
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