Have You Seen? {May 16th, 2021}

Last Week’s Theme: Doing Family

Always Watching + Fish Tacos by Ashley Felder—”So why am I sharing this with you? Because it hit me hard that people are constantly watching us. I mean, really watching our every move and emotion and reaction. On one hand, that stresses me out—who wants to be under a microscope?! On the other hand, I see the immense opportunities we have here.”

Broken Messengers {Book Club} by Sarah Hilkemann—”I struggled with hope, with compassion, with other workers who had a different viewpoint, with homesickness and jealousy and pride. I was, and am, a broken messenger.”

Longing for Wholeness by Laura Cerbus—”Yet, for those who have moved to a particular place for ministry’s sake, that tension can feel more pronounced—as if the validity of our move, our calling even, depends on the hours of location-specific ministry we can add up each week.”

Attachment Matters by Joy Smalley—”Strong attachments with our kids can help mitigate the struggle of balancing family and ministry. Not because it will fix any problem but because it will allow our kids to be assured that they are cared for and it will give us wisdom in the decisions we will inevitably face.”

From Around the Web

The Four Relationships You Need If You Are Doing Something New

Going Back to Normal: Lessons From Re-entry

Discover the Season of Your Soul

Finally, It’s Okay to Not Be Okay

And Now For Next Week

The theme is…

Single sister, let’s grab coffee and sit across the table from each other, lingering over conversation and stories and laughter and maybe some tears.

Tell us about the delight you find living out your singleness cross-culturally. Share the stories that will make us roll our eyes and grin because, oh yes, we get it too.

We will pass a tissue and listen to the hard and painful parts, the longing and sorrow, the disappointments and frustrations.

We know you are holding on to hope in the midst of it all.

This week we get to hear from the single ladies in the Velvet Ashes community! Whether you are single, love your single teammates or just want to pull up a chair at our virtual table, we hope you will listen well and share your heart. Join us on the blog for our posts this week and share your own thoughts on social media!

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