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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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Investing in Myself through Self-Care

March 08, 2023
SELF-CARE Balancing ministry, family, & life Being a woman in ministry Burn out Grief, loss, & depression Health issues on the field Isolation & loneliness Rest Self-care Discouragement Overwhelmed Spiritual wellness
There I was again, wiping tears off my face. It had been too many days, too many weeks of tears and grief. Even though I had candidly shared my struggles with three of my closest friends, I decided to get some biblical counseling sessions. 
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Embrace Grace for Yourself

March 07, 2023
SELF-CARE Burn out Contentment Expectations Grace Rest Self-care
“I think I gave myself Shingles,” I said to a friend. “I was incredibly stupid to get so upset about my boss’ decision to delay his return to Kabul. I sat in my darkened bedroom for three days, not talking to anyone beyond required work needs, med...
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Learning to Care for Myself

March 06, 2023
Truth be told, I have never been all that great about “self-care”. I even mocked the notion for a while. Called it a first-world privilege. In my mind, self-care was selfish, and I had been called to serve.
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I Am Human. I Need Rest.

March 03, 2023
SELF-CARE Balancing ministry, family, & life Burn out
Oxford Languages defines self-care as “taking action to preserve or improve one’s own health; the practice of taking an active role in protecting one’s own well-being and happiness, in particular during periods of stress.” 
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