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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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Don't Sweat the Mistakes

September 12, 2023
HOSPITALITY Culture adjustment
I lived in Poland for many years before I discovered a fact about Polish culture that I wish I had known from the beginning: it is impolite to accept food or drink on the first offer. When I was made aware of this oh-so-important detail (“why wasn...
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Blessing Not Impressing

September 11, 2023
HOSPITALITY Being a woman in ministry Finding community
Smells of freshly cut grass blew through the window as I glanced around the room making sure everything looked perfect. The doorbell rang as our neighbors arrived for supper. 
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Becoming Like Children

September 08, 2023
BURNOUT Spiritual wellness Trust Burn out Quiet time with the Lord Abide
Have you ever found yourself caught in a cycle of going through the spiritual motions? You confess, repent, pray for people…but it doesn’t seem to fill you with life like it used to. This happened to me recently! I was telling my husband how exhau...
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Showing Up to Silence

September 07, 2023
BURNOUT Burn out
On a recent Monday morning, a time when I regularly gather with my praying friends, we decided to begin in silence together, rather than opening with spoken prayers. We set a timer for five minutes. One friend sat with expectation for a word from ...
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