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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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Pondering Obedience

May 28, 2021
OBEDIENCE Obedience
One of the most challenging things for me in this current season of life is remembering that the primary thing required of me is to love the Lord with all of my heart, soul, strength, and mind, and then to love my neighbor as myself (Luke 10:27). ...
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Walking the Road

May 27, 2021
OBEDIENCE Close friendships overseas Intercultural relationships Isolation & loneliness
With each step down that small hill, my heartbeat seemed to vibrate more strongly within me. Though I had a jacket on, my palms were sweaty and my armpits damp. 
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How to Obey When You Don’t Feel Like It

May 26, 2021
OBEDIENCE Obedience Trust God’s guidance & direction Dependence
Ever since I was little, I’ve hated putting on sunscreen. I can’t stand that chilly-yet-also-sticky feeling of sunscreen hitting my skin. However, since my skin is very fair, my parents have always reminded me to apply sunscreen. Even though the s...
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  • by CARISSA JOY BURNS
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Obedience as a Response

May 25, 2021
OBEDIENCE Identity in Christ
I am a people pleaser by nature. As a child, obedience came easy because I longed to please my parents and teachers. As I grew older, I internalized this desire to please in my relationship with God. I believed God loved me, but I also came to bel...
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