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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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The Sideways Gaze

June 03, 2021
COMPARISON Being a woman in ministry Contentment Purpose Team unity & dynamics
As women serving overseas, our opportunities for comparison are limitless. With a sideways gaze, without conscious thought, we might assess each other's language ability, ministry “fruitfulness,” and closeness with the Lord. 
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The Clutches of Comparison

June 02, 2021
COMPARISON Team unity & dynamics Being a woman in ministry Comparison
I had an interesting conversation with a young woman who applies her professional skills in service to her church. Her spiritual gifting lies within the realm of the creative arts. As she compared her gifts to those of others on her team, she bega...
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  • by SHIRLEY RALSTON
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All Things

June 01, 2021
COMPARISON Being a woman in ministry Contentment Serving joyfully
The temptation to play the comparison game ranks high on the list of struggles for many women. Some of us may feel almost crippled with a perception of not measuring up to those around us, while others of us don’t feel the struggle with such inten...
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Comparison and the Evil It Breeds

May 31, 2021
COMPARISON Balancing ministry, family, & life Being a woman in ministry Comparison Contentment Expectations Fear Discouragement Language learning
The women had good reasons that day to come out from all the towns of Israel with joyful songs and with tambourines and lyres to meet King Saul with singing and dancing. Goliath had been slain and the Philistine army routed. Those women were not j...
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