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Discipleship: Nurture, Don't Abandon, New Christians

women reading Bible together outdoors

While on a family outing in a park, a friend of mine heard a cry coming from a cardboard box. In the box was an abandoned newborn girl. My friend’s family took her home and eventually adopted her. We read this and think, “How sad! How could someone abandon a newborn?”

Living Missionally in a Social Media World

girl sitting on bed with coffee reading Bible

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram . . . Social media has become how we live life. Thousands of posts a day is what most of us read. Some capture our attention, some make us cringe, and some lead us to click the “unfollow” button.

Navigate Life’s Detours with Peace and Purpose

young woman sitting in chair in field reading Bible and praying

The doctor turned off the screen and put down his ultrasound probe. With a grim expression, he confronted us with his findings. “Mrs. Conner, I’m afraid you are pregnant with triplets,” he said.

Turn Your Child’s Extracurricular Activities into Missions Opportunities

happy child with multiple extracurricular activities

Dinner was difficult last year. We were at the soccer field 4 nights during the week and on Saturdays for games. My 2 boys practiced on opposite nights, so every night was a rush to finish homework, eat dinner, and get to the field.

How to Respond in Times of Trial: Pray, Seek, Obey!

praying woman wearing red sweatshirt

When I kissed my husband as he left me for heaven, it was a bittersweet goodbye. For 5 years, we rode the roller-coaster aftermath of his massive stroke. I had managed his care during months of 24/7 days as he fought for a recovery that never came.

The Strategy behind Balance: Live Intentionally

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Creating and preserving balance in real life requires tremendous skill. Few things in my life command the discipline and forethought as does the need to maintain balance. Today’s woman must live intentionally, strategically planning how she invests her time—even in small increments.

Never Left Alone

woman in winter hat looking up at snow-covered trees

Beginnings are hard. It’s not easy to uproot yourself from one side of the world where it felt as if things just began to get good and return home where nothing is the same anymore.

Using Our Gifts to Serve

Woman bringing a pan of food to a neighbor

The boy had only 5 loaves of bread and 2 fish. It wasn’t much for a crowd of more than 5,000, but he approached the disciples anyway.

Faithful Prayers to a Faithful God

hand of girl writing in journal

I sat in my mission pastor’s office days before I was scheduled to get on a plane and move thousands of miles away to South Asia, and what did I do? I cried.

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