Have You Seen? {November 15th, 2020}

Last Week’s Theme: Unsinkable

Truly Unsinkable by Maria Mullet—”Unsinkable faith is not developed overnight; its birth matures into something more with small steps, habits, rhythms.”

In Multiethnic Community {Book Club} by Rachel Kahindi—”Ever since the Tower of Babel, humans have been segregated on ethnic lines. People have a tendency to trust those who are like them, to build relationships and find things in common with people who have a similar culture.”

Drenched Yet? by Joy Smalley—”With every rebuke that Jesus gave his disciples, it brought them a knowledge of God that they didn’t have before.”

Why Did You Ever Doubt? by Monica F—”When I place myself in this story, I can think of plenty of times that I’ve challenged Jesus in the midst of fear-inducing winds and lonely nights, when I’ve asked Him to prove Himself to me.”

From Around the Web

More details coming next week, but you might want to snag this Advent guide while it is half off!

8 Life Hacks for Holidays Overseas

I Don’t Want to Waste This Emptiness

9 Tips for Living Well in a Season of Grief

Check out this 10-Day Gratefulness Photo Challenge from Taking Route!

Bragging vs Sharing– thoughts for TCKs

Finally, Grace for the Perfectionist

And Now For Next Week

The theme is…

We’ve lost a lot this year. The collective grief washing over the world is held in each of our stories in a way we haven’t experienced so broadly before.

Looking ahead to the holidays feels heavy. It feels confusing- do we try to gather with teammates and friends or not? Do we try to do ministry activities like we have in the past? Will this year feel even more lonely than normal?

We know the holidays can be especially challenging for those of us serving cross-culturally, and we don’t take that lightly.

This week, we are excited to talk about the things we are holding on to, anchoring us in the upheaval and heartache of 2020. We are preparing our hearts and inviting you to be part of a community journey over the coming weeks.

So, come find out more as we share in the blog posts and on social media! You can use the hashtag #VelvetAshesTheThingsWeKeep.

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