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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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Abiding in God’s Presence in the Midst of Burnout

August 31, 2023
BURNOUT Burn out Grace Overwhelmed Abide
“I just don’t see an end to this, and it’s hard to keep going when I don’t feel like it’s going to end,” I told my husband one night while worrying about balancing both of our responsibilities in addition to a cross-country move. The next day, I c...
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We Can't Save the Whole World

August 30, 2023
BURNOUT Expectations Grace Transitions Overwhelmed Hope
“If I have to hear one more sad story I’m gonna pull my hair out!” 
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Naomi's Emptiness

August 29, 2023
BURNOUT Burn out Expectations Seeing & not seeing fruit Lack of “home” Discouragement
Burnt out and preparing to leave the field, I envisioned myself limping back home. In those days of depletion, I had taken stock of my life and labeled myself “failure” in three major areas: living overseas, ministry, and being an adoptive mom. Ap...
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Resilience Quenches the Fire of Burnout

August 28, 2023
BURNOUT Balancing ministry, family, & life Burn out Culture adjustment God’s guidance & direction Quiet time with the Lord Self-care
No water, cold or hot, to get ready for work as no one filled the tank on the roof. Sigh. 
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