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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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My (Not-so-) New Spiritual Discipline

April 05, 2024
REST Rest Burn out Balancing ministry, family, & life Self-care
My husband and our two kids he’d hauled with him pulled in late in the evening from out of town. They’d left me at home for a blissful four whole days, people.  
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  • by JANEL BREITENSTEIN
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A Restful Heart Even During Language Learning

April 04, 2024
REST Language learning
Learning a new language is not restful for most global workers. As we repeatedly attempted to imitate and duplicate the sounds spoken by a gracious national pastor, I could not help but wonder if we had misunderstood God’s plan. In a toddler-like ...
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Packing and Unpacking

April 03, 2024
REST Culture adjustment Spiritual wellness Transitions
I have a love-hate relationship with suitcases. We've been through a lot together. Their stickers reflect multiple International and domestic flights, flying here and there in our years of living abroad. I have packed and unpacked them hundreds of...
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Just Be

April 02, 2024
REST Balancing ministry, family, & life
I don't rest well. Doing, on the other hand, is something I am good at. Plan this, fix that, teach them… I'm the kind of person that adds things to my to-do list after they are already done, just for the satisfaction of crossing them out. I like t...
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  • by NICOLETTE HUTCHERSON
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