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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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Where is Home?

January 18, 2021
HOME Comparison Lack of “home” Contentment
“So, where is home for you, then?” I get asked, yet again, after meeting someone new and making the proper introductions. There’s no easy answer, so I smile and ask another question, re-directing the conversation. Home? Where is home? 
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  • by ANGELA SHCHERBAN
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When I Decide Rest is for Sissies

January 15, 2021
REST Balancing ministry, family, & life Burn out Expectations Rest Overwhelmed Dependence Spiritual wellness Serving joyfully Self-care
My husband’s words sank like a stone in my gut. “I want you to know that sometimes your overcommitment affects how the Gospel is played out in our home.”
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  • by JANEL BREITENSTEIN
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In Repentance and Rest

January 14, 2021
REST Balancing ministry, family, & life Burn out Homeschooling Quiet time with the Lord Spiritual wellness
Rest. It isn’t something I consciously think about that often. I usually get eight hours of sleep at night and wake up to my son’s rooster crowing as the sun bursts over the Andes Mountains. It’s much more peaceful than fighting with an alarm cloc...
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  • by RACHEL MCDONALD YANAC
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Three Indicators of Burnout

January 13, 2021
REST Rest Burn out
I was in my fuzzy pajamas when someone knocked on the door. Sighing, I grabbed my African chatanga (skirt) and plastered a smile on my face. “Lord,” I grumbled, “tonight is family movie night. Why can’t I have peace and quiet for one night?”
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