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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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Thanks, But I Prefer Dysfunction

February 19, 2024
ISOLATION & LONELINESS Close friendships overseas Dependence Feeling known & understood Finding community
In my experience, female global workers are among some of the most compassionate, resilient, and tough women on the planet. 
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It's Good We Don't Fit In

February 16, 2024
ISOLATION & LONELINESS Culture adjustment Feeling known & understood
After 20 years of living in my adopted culture, I often still feel the pain of not being known or understood. No matter the effort put into learning how to live in our new culture, we will never completely fit in. And that is okay. It is more than...
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Alone in a Crowd

February 15, 2024
ISOLATION & LONELINESS Feeling known & understood Trust Hope Discouragement
Picture it. A crowded street overloaded with clamoring people all pressing in just to get a glimpse of Him. Shoulder to shoulder all shoving their way to get an inch closer. Noise is deafening. Heat suffocating. Dirt from the street kicks up and c...
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You Are the God Who Sees

February 14, 2024
ISOLATION & LONELINESS Isolation & loneliness
Many of us have known the soul-crushing isolation of life on the field. While we may feel like the whole community around us is observing our every move, we long for someone to know us and to care for us and for some semblance of a reciprocal rela...
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