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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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Knowing the One

September 20, 2021
VULNERABILITY Close friendships overseas Connecting with nationals Marriage God’s guidance & direction
My friend Xiao Wang quietly knocked on my apartment door. I had been dreading her visit since she had called the night before to tell me she just discovered her husband was having an affair. 
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Missing the Obvious

September 17, 2021
WISDOM God’s guidance & direction
“Do Not Enter,” the crooked sign read. The words were faint and painted years ago. They bounced off my conscious as I easily climbed over the broken gate. 
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Keep it Simple

September 16, 2021
WISDOM Adult children overseas Balancing ministry, family, & life Expectations Comparison Purpose God’s guidance & direction Overwhelmed
Where did the time go? One minute you’re chuckling at her first passport picture then it seems like you’re filling out college applications! There’s a lot that happens in between, but it can feel like an eternity in the blink of an eye. My daughte...
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When Ministry is Harder than You’d Think

September 15, 2021
WISDOM Connecting with nationals God’s guidance & direction Compassion Discouragement Overwhelmed
I didn’t want her to be right. 
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  • by JANEL BREITENSTEIN
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