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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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At the Feet of Jesus

June 15, 2022
REFRESH Burn out
At the end of his life, Billy Graham was asked what he would do differently if he could go back in time. His answer made me stop and think. He said that if he could do anything differently, he would spend less time traveling and “doing” and more t...
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Hidden Refreshment

June 14, 2022
REFRESH Burn out Expectations Hope
Suddenly, there was a new way to go. Drive times to familiar places were trimmed down and routes we had traveled for years were traded for a newly built road through the forest. Despite knowing the throughway was in progress, it’s opening came as ...
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  • by HOLLY PENNINGTON
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Light the Lamp

June 13, 2022
REFRESH Burn out Balancing ministry, family, & life Contentment Expectations Hearing God & Understanding His Will Isolation & loneliness Quiet time with the Lord Rest Self-care Spiritual wellness
Excitement spread through the encampment when word of the find reached our ears. We had been working in the caves at Qumran near the Dead Sea in Israel for several days when the lead archaeologist uncovered a small, intact oil lamp made of clay hi...
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  • by SHIRLEY RALSTON
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Beside Quiet Waters

June 10, 2022
REFRESH Burn out
Sometime during my first year in Haiti, my husband and I took a day trip to a local beach resort- a place with the most beautiful quiet waters. Living full-time at an orphanage of 60+ kids, it was rare that we gave ourselves a day off. But this da...
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  • by JILLIAN KITTRELL
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