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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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Give Me Oil in My Lamp…

September 06, 2023
BURNOUT Burn out
“Loadshedding” is our country’s euphemism for rolling blackouts. A growing population, aging infrastructure, and massive corruption have resulted in power demand exceeding capacity, so the electricity utility “sheds the load” by switching off powe...
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Time With God

September 05, 2023
BURNOUT Burn out
“I do it to myself,” she said. “I schedule my days so full that I run from one thing to the next, then I can’t find time to spend with God.” My friend lamented her loss of morning devotional time that she once prioritized but is no longer a part o...
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“Grit and Bare it” or “Rest and Restore”?

September 04, 2023
BURNOUT Burn out Balancing ministry, family, & life
The weather forecasters are announcing a typhoon. But even without the news, there are signs. The unexpected bursts of wind cause scooters to weave and totter on the highway. The typically calm and peaceful bay is rolling and crashing with each wa...
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When You Can’t Continue

September 01, 2023
BURNOUT Burn out
A young woman filled with passion for the ministry moves overseas and throws herself into her work. A mom, a church planter, a wife — it’s a lot but all good things. Why stop even if she is tired? Three years later she hits burnout. She is unable ...
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