Have You Seen? {September 6th, 2020}

Last Week’s Theme: Connect With Your People

Looking Through a Window by Judith—”Living as a single, I know one of the important challenges for me is to not become too self-focused. It is really helpful to lift my eyes, not only to the Lord, but also to see, learn, share in what he is doing in the lives of fellow servants.”

The Cow in the Elevator {Book Club} by Rachel Kahindi—”Shoba’s friendship with Sarala is remarkable. It reminds me of African friendships, which are “about the sharing of woes.” You may not hang out with each other just for fun, you may not know all about each other’s lives, but together you share the weight of burdens and help each other solve problems.”

Finding Hope to Dream Again by Kelly Chadduck—”I read books, talked to other international teachers, and knew re-entry would be a bumpy ride but I was not prepared for the loneliness, waves of sadness, and months of feeling weary and adrift that would follow. The feelings of loneliness are what led me to take a chance and sign up for a Velvet Ashes (VA) Connection group.”

A Community for Building and Growing by Taryn McKim—”I always look forward to a new season of Connection Groups, because God knows exactly who I need to meet. Sometimes I have certain expectations or thoughts about what I need and what I have to give. While it’s not wrong to have hopes and plans, sometimes they blind me to what God is graciously providing.”

From Around the Web

How to Build a Language Learning Community

Maternity Care Abroad

When God is Disappointing

Endurance in Chaos

My Re-entry Good List

On Instagram: To Tutor or Not To Tutor

Finally, Hope and Help When You Have Unanswered Questions

And Now For Next Week

The theme is…

As restrictions lift in many places, we sense the pull to return to rhythms of hurry. We fill up our schedules and calendars and all the emotional spaces that we did before.

But what if we didn’t?

What if we took time to evaluate the things we want to hold on to and the things we can left go? What if we didn’t go back to busy?

Join us this week as we consider our rhythms and reflect on the things that have changed in the last few months.

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