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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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Trusting in the Dark

June 27, 2022
TRANSITION God’s guidance & direction Lack of “home” Trust
My anxiety surfaced during a family council meeting a few days before we boarded a 17-hour train for our move across China. I then faced my 15-year-old's rebuke: “But, Mom, didn’t you say that you were willing to leave without knowing where we wer...
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Finding Your Way in the Fog

June 24, 2022
TRANSITION Culture adjustment Feeling known & understood God’s guidance & direction Grief, loss, & depression Re-entry Saying goodbyes Self-care
I had a two-year departure plan announced and in place from my overseas leadership appointment. 
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Relaxing Into a New Pace

June 23, 2022
TRANSITION Balancing ministry, family, & life Burn out Expectations
As a fitness instructor, I’ve observed how perception influences the transition from starting point to making progress toward goals. For example, if someone wants to lose twenty pounds, she may over-focus on the desired outcome of fitting into jea...
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Restful Transitions

June 22, 2022
I don’t know about you, but I often find periods of transition
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