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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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Faithfully Joyful

September 02, 2021
FAITHFULNESS Serving joyfully Hearing God & Understanding His Will
“That’s disappointing,” I thought as I looked at the dry, brown leaves of my favorite succulent plant I’d left on the windowsill. We’d been gone for two months, but I still clung to the hope that perhaps the plant would have survived. Apparently, ...
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  • by ANGELA SHCHERBAN
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When the Goal Seems Impossible

September 01, 2021
FAITHFULNESS Contentment Obedience Language learning
When my family first moved to Turkey, I labored through language study. I could not remember words even if my life depended on it. For a point of reference, it took me a month to remember how to count to ten! After years in the crucible of languag...
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Encountering God’s Faithfulness One Day at a Time

August 31, 2021
FAITHFULNESS Dependence Reliance
I can’t stand getting shots. I have been known to faint during multiple attempts to get my blood drawn, and the sight of a needle can put me into a star-seeing blackout mode that isn’t enjoyable for anyone. So when I found out I needed a flu shot ...
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  • by CARISSA JOY STRUM
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Be a Mary

August 30, 2021
FAITHFULNESS Connecting with nationals Culture adjustment Intercultural relationships Reliance Dependence
Each school day she is there. We can count on it. She greets us with a warm smile, asks how we’re doing, and waves goodbye as we leave. Her name is Mary*, and she is a parent volunteer at our children’s school where she greets families and student...
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