Have You Seen? {July 19th, 2020}

Last Week’s Theme: Reflecting

Bend Back by Monica F—”Where does one even begin when looking back at 2020? For so many it’s been a year of loss, grief, isolation, and separation. And in the last few months, passionate cries for justice have erupted across nations all over the world.”

You Are Valuable {Book Club} by Sarah Hilkemann—”We want to show compassion and empathy by sharing our own experiences, but that can take away from what the person desires to share. This is something I want to keep working on in my relationships so I can communicate value to those I am listening to.”

Space to Connect by Nancy Mauger—”As we met together each week on Skype in common sisterhood despite our differences, we shared, we laughed and we cried, but mostly we listened and we prayed.  Some of us had lived cross-culturally for many years while others of us were just beginning our journey, and the coronavirus was affecting each of us in different ways.”

A Different Kind of Sight by Laura Cerbus—”At face value, Paul’s admonishment could seem to say that we should be the kind of head-in-the-clouds Christians who ignore what’s going on in front of us in favor of some otherworldly focus — too heavenly minded to be any earthly good, you could say. But of course, when we look to Jesus to find out what faithfulness looks like, we know that this can’t be right.”

From Around the Web

A free virtual mini-retreat on Processing the Pandemic through the Psalms by Beverly Richardson from A Lodging Place Cyprus. Details here

God is Great and Ever So Good

The Earned Fact of the Third Culture Kid

Check out these TCK resources

Tips for Handling Health Issues and Medical Needs Overseas

Finally, Where to Belong When You Don’t Belong Anywhere

And Now For Next Week

The theme is…

As we transition from processing and reflecting, we want to talk about the movement and action the Father has called you to and the work He is doing in you!

Has God renewed a dream in you this year? Has He brought encouragement in hard times? Has He shifted something in you or given you a new perspective?

We want to hear about it! Let’s encourage each other as we look at the ways God is renewing us. Share on social media with the hashtag #VelvetAshesRenewing.

Colossians 3:10 (NLT): Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him.

Join us for our next Facebook Live Chat to talk about singleness and dating on the field! Whether you are single and want to hear from women who get it, or you are married and want to know how to better walk alongside your single teammates, there is a place for you.

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