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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.

Chronicling Joy

May 14, 2021
JOY Transitions
Clans, descendants, kings, children. The lists go on and on. Day by day, I had slowly been reading my way through the Bible, beginning with Genesis. I had arrived at 1 Chronicles but excitement dwindled as I scanned the first chapter. It seemed dr...
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What’s Joy Look Like When My Reality is a Train Wreck?

May 13, 2021
JOY Contentment Grief, loss, & depression Re-entry Hope Overwhelmed Discouragement Trust Serving joyfully
We’d just arrived home–our Africa home–from home assignment, where we’d made the agonizing decision it was time to move back. 
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  • by JANEL BREITENSTEIN
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Fighting for Joy

May 12, 2021
JOY Culture adjustment Isolation & loneliness Language learning
The world tells us to get joy. It tells us to fill our lives with the things that bring us pleasure or make our lives that much easier or more convenient. Savoring the latest coffee, newest shoes, or beautiful flowers.
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Abiding Joy

May 11, 2021
JOY Quiet time with the Lord Serving joyfully Abide
We’ve all been there. Maybe it slowly dissipated over many weeks of being overwhelmed by the daily grind of cross-cultural life (think exhausting daily commutes or seemingly impossible language barriers). Or maybe it drained out in a moment or two...
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