From Thrive Connection: Daily Devotionals for Global Workers

This is a short devotional I wrote a while ago for Thrive Connection at thriveminsitry.org. The photo used above is from Thrive Connection. If you would like to receive their daily devotionals in your email inbox, please like and subscribe to the link below. Thanks for reading! ❤ , Chrissy Here is the link for …

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When Body Image and Culture Stress Collide

A story from my home country-- On a sweltering summer day in my childhood I was playing outside with my best friend. We were excited about our matching sundresses. A woman walked by and pinched our legs, saying to my friend, "skinny little legs!" and saying to me, "fat little legs!" She was trying to …

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A Resource for Global Women

https://thriveministry.org/connection/devotional/a-curvy-girl-in-the-real-world Here is a link for Thrive Ministry's Daily Devotionals through the online magazine, Connection. Thrive is a great resource for ladies serving globally. I wrote this particular devotion as a submission to see if I could join Thrive's writing team. I will continue to share links to their site as future devotionals I've written …

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Dear International Worker, Plans Change.

Dear International Worker,  To some degree, for better or worse, your plans will probably change. Your expectations for life and work in your host country during the time of your preparation versus actually being there will most likely look different than you thought. That’s okay. It’s common, actually. If plans change in the familiarity of …

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Dear International Worker, Don’t Forget God is Writing the Story.

Dear International Worker,  Don’t forget God is writing the story. Accurate accounts of Him at work in and around you are beautiful, real stories worth sharing.   Recently I read about a worker who embellished his newsletter so that his work and relationships sounded like much more than they really were. He felt the need to …

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Culture Shock vs. Culture Stress

Most people know about culture shock, but culture stress is something different. When my family first moved to South Asia, we often experienced culture shock.  It gradually decreased, but for a few months to around two years, we had new experiences that felt either captivating or startling.  Eventually these experiences became normal parts of our …

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