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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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The Battle to Be Hospitable

September 01, 2022
HOSPITALITY Balancing ministry, family, & life Connecting with nationals Expectations Reflecting God
I have heard that throughout years of successful marriage, there can remain unresolved issues. Meaning, husband and wife learn how to navigate decisions where there are strong differences in personality or opinions, but they rear their ugly head, ...
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No Place Like...

August 31, 2022
HOSPITALITY Connecting with nationals Close friendships overseas Serving joyfully
My Ugandan friend Monica once invited us to her home, where she lived with her three daughters in one room. Outdoors, we devoured generous ladles of rice and beans from mismatched, well-used plasticware while ducks nibbled around our feet. We wash...
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  • by JANEL BREITENSTEIN
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Hospitality at Home

August 30, 2022
HOSPITALITY Balancing ministry, family, & life
“Human withdrawal (for meditation) is a very painful and lonely process, because it forces us to directly face our own condition in all its misery as well as its beauty. But when we are not afraid to enter into our own center and to concentrate on...
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  • by CHRISSY WINSLOW
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The Widows' Offerings

August 29, 2022
HOSPITALITY Being a woman in ministry Serving joyfully
After nearly two years of studying through Luke with neighborhood ladies, we reached the somewhat confusing “Signs of the End of the Age” in chapter 21. I read up on eschatology, trying to figure out how to present this passage to Quechua grannies...
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  • by RACHEL MCDONALD YANAC
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