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Mission-Minded Families with Ann Dunagan

Be Encouraged as a Christian Mom -- in Prayer, Passion, Perspective, Parenting, Priorities, Progress, Purpose (7 "P's in a POD") -- with Ann Dunagan, Mom of 7 and Mission-Minded author at Harvest Ministry - Daring Daughters
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Mar 17, 2017

This audio is simply the reading of Bible verses from the book, OWN YOUR LIFE, by Sally Clarkson, from chapters 14-17 (as recorded by Ann Dunagan for Pure Words to Ponder for Mission-Minded Families) for personal study and for ministry preparation for leaders with Daring Daughters, for teaching a women's Bible study using this book.

Mar 17, 2017

This audio is simply the reading of Bible verses from the book, OWN YOUR LIFE, by Sally Clarkson (from chapters 12-13), as recorded by Ann Dunagan for Pure Words to Ponder with Mission-Minded Families (for personal study and for ministry leaders with Daring Daughters in preparation for teaching a Bible study through this book).

Mar 17, 2017

This audio is simply the reading of Bible verses from OWN YOUR LIFE, by Sally Clarkson, from chapters 10-11, as recorded by Ann Dunagan for Pure Words to Ponder with Mission-Minded Families (for personal devotional study and as a ministry tool for leaders with Daring Daughters in preparation to lead a Bible study through this book).

Mar 17, 2017

This audio is simply Bible verses from the book, OWN YOUR LIFE by Sally Clarkson (from chapters 7 to 9) as recorded by Ann Dunagan for Pure Words to Ponder with Mission-Minded Families (as a personal study tool, and for leaders with Daring Daughters in preparation for teaching Bible Studies using this book). 

Mar 6, 2017

This audio is simply the reading of the Bible verses from the first half of the book, OWN YOUR LIFE, by Sally Clarkson, as recorded by Ann Dunagan (for personal Bible study and to help ministry leaders with Daring Daughters in preparation to lead a Bible study through this book). 

Mar 4, 2017

Note: In preparation for an upcoming women's book club and Bible study in my home, I recorded my own personal favorite quotes and selections from the first half of OWN YOUR LIFE, a Christian book by Sally Clarkson, which I highly recommend. 

This audio recording was created for my own personal book study (in preparation for teaching a group of women who are going through this book). I decided to upload this recording to help other leaders to also prepare themselves to lead a study through this book. The audio is almost completely (perhaps 98%) exact word-for-word quotes, all in order, read from the first half of the book (from the INTRO through the end of CHAPTER 6) with an exception of a couple brief moments where I summarized a theme of a particular chapter to help understand a given selection.

These selections are simply quotes, highlighted sections and Bible verses, all from OWN YOUR LIFE, that personally stood out to me. (by Ann Dunagan). 

Jan 30, 2017
A Mom's PRAYER Life: Psalm 1

Be encouraged as Ann Dunagan, author of The Mission-Minded Family and mom or 7, brings a word of encouragement and practical advice, especially for busy-at-home moms, to spend time with the Lord in prayer (without condemnation).

NOTE: Bible memory pictures (FREE flash cards) are available for Psalm 1.

Jan 29, 2017
Life-Planning for 2017 -- with FREE online course

This episode focuses on seeking God for His GOALS and PLANS for the new year, from a mission-minded perspective.  

To download your 20-page Life-Planning Prayer-Guide for 2017, join our pre-conference training course for Daughters @ Disneyworld (February 10-12, 2017)  You can download the 20-page guide, plus access training videos to help you step-by-step -- the online training is FREE!!!

Focus your life for God's Purposes!

At Harvest Ministry and Mission-Minded Families, we want to help you to live everyday, 24/7, in light of eternity and for God’s glory. This Prayer Guide will help you to review this past year as you look forward to the next year, prayerfully considering your personal, family, ministry and mission priorities.

Jan 9, 2017

Are you mission minded? Today, international missionary Ann Dunagan recalls what first drew her toward missions and talks about the privilege of taking part in the Great Commission. Hear how her family of nine is reaching out to the lost across the globe. (This episode is Ann's Mission-Minded Families interview with Dennis Rainey and Bob Lepine, as recorded on FamilyLife Today.)

Dec 16, 2016
GOD'S PEACE - Christmas #12

Today, for our 12th Day of Christmas, we’re focusing on keeping in God’s PEACE and JOY, from the presence of the Lord (and being “on-guard against 7 common “enemies” of God’s peace and joy, through God’s Word).

What are 7 “ENEMIES” of God’s peace and joy?

1. Sin and separation from God
2. Striving in our Flesh
3. Taking “Control” in areas that we need to give to God
4. Fear and Worry (about money, our kids, the future)
5. Unforgiveness, Bitterness, and Strife
6. Hurt, Brokenness, or Abuse
7. Not abiding in Christ (keeping in His presence)

No God. No Peace.
Know God. Know Peace.

Dec 15, 2016
EMMANUEL - Christmas #11

“Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.”Matthew 1:23


Today, for our 11th Day of Christmas, we’re focusing on getting a Global mission-vision for our family. We’re going to look a the missionary Christmas story of Lottie Moon (1840-1912) and how God so beautifully revealed His heart for all people through Christ’s BIRTH.

Mission-Minded Christmas Carols:

Go Tell it on the Mountain
Joy To the World
Hark the Herald Angels Sing
O Come, O Come Emmanuel

Daring Daughter Example Lottie Moon
Missionary to China (1840-1912) — She gave everything, on Christmas

In 1912, during a time of war and famine in China, missionary Lottie Moon gave and gave, not counting the personal cost. She urgently wrote home for help, but to no avail; the mission board was heavily in debt and unable to send anything.

Lottie’s sharing of her personal finances and food with anyone in need severely damaged her physical and mental health. Fellow missionaries became alarmed and arranged for her to be sent home. However, as her ship docked in Japan, Lottie died . . . on Christmas Eve.


This Christmas time, let’s remember the sacrifice of our missionaries and let’s do what we can to give sacrificially to world missions!

 

Dec 14, 2016
PASSION and LOVE - Christmas #10

“And above all things have fervent love for one another…”
I Peter 4:8 NKJV


Today, for Day #10 of our 12-Days of Christmas Bible Study, our focus is GOD'S PSSION and LOVE. Let’s keep our relationship with God simple and real. Like a genuine flame in a little match or candle, let’s allow God’s real PASSION to ignite in our hearts . . . and to spread to others.

Quotes by A. W. Tozer, author of The Pursuit of God

“What comes to our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.”

“The believing man does not claim to understand. He falls to his knees and whispers, “God.” The man of earth kneels also, but not to worship. He kneels to examine, to search, to find the cause and the how of things.”

“To have found God and still to pursue Him is the soul’s paradox of love, scorned indeed by the too-easily-satisfied religionist, but justified in happy experience by the children of the burning heart.”

“Others before me have gone much farther into these holy mysteries than I have done, but it my fire is not large it is yet real, and there may be those who can light their candle at its flame.”

Dec 13, 2016

"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." --Jesus (Matthew 6:21)

Today, for Day #9 of our 12-Days of Christmas Bible Study, we're focusing on POVERTY and POSSESSIONS. What does God have to say about material blessings and what does God's Word teach us about giving to the poor and helping the needy?

Dec 12, 2016

“You can give without loving,
but you cannot love without giving.”
–Amy Carmichael

Today, for Day #8 of our 12-Days of Christmas Bible Study, we’re focusing on God’s way of GIVING. Let’s give with love, generosity, hospitality, and cheerfulness!

 

Dec 9, 2016
GOD'S JUSTICE - Christmas #7

Is it FAIR that we are so blessed, or that we have peace, or that we have God's salvation? This episode -- Day #7 of our 12-Days of Christmas, Mission-Minded Families focuses on God's justice and mercy and the power of Jesus bringing God's LOVE and reconciliation to this world. This podcast includes mission-minded Christmas stories and examples of action and compassion.

Dec 8, 2016
GOD'S WORD - Christmas #6

John 1:14 is a beautiful verse about Jesus. The Bible tells us, "And the WORD became flesh and dwelt among us, and we behold His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth."

Jesus is called the WORD of God. At Christmas time, we can learn to love and know the Lord more by growing in our LOVE for Him and for His Word, the Bible. We can teach our children to read God's Word, to memorize it, to think about it, to sing about it, to study and speak about it, and as we do, to know HIM more. A great place to start is by memorizing the Christmas story in Luke 1:1-20.

Dec 7, 2016
GOD'S GRACE - Christmas #5

For today's 5th Day of Christmas with Ann Dunagan - our focus is God's GRACE. What is God's grace all about? How can we grow in God's grace? Whether you feel totally inadequate or completely self-sufficient, God wants you to grow in His grace. 

Dec 6, 2016
ANNA -  Christmas #4

On our 4th Day of Christmas, we're looking at the biblical example of ANNA (from Luke 2) - a woman of prayer and faith, who recognized baby Jesus (when he was dedicated in the temple) as the promised Messiah of Israel. Anna was a godly woman who loved the presence of the Lord. Come listen an be encouraged to focus on the true meaning of Christmas, with a mission-minded focus.

Dec 5, 2016
ELIZABETH - Christmas #3

In today's podcast, we're looking at the beautiful faithfulness of Elizabeth. It's Day 3 of our 12-Days of Christmas Bible study, from a mission-minded perspective. Listen and be encouraged!

Dec 2, 2016
MARY - Christmas #2

In the Bible, Mary said, "My soul magnifies the LORD and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior" (Luke 1:46-47). Today, Day #2 in our 12-Days of Christmas Bible study is focused on 5 Keys for Mission-Minded Families from the example of Mary the mother of Jesus: Grace, Faith, Humility, Simplicity and Obedience. Like Mary, let's DARE TO OBEY, and respond with an attitude that says, "Behold the maidservant of the LORD, be it to me according to Thy Word (Luke 1:38). 

Dec 1, 2016

For Day #1 of our 12-Days of Christmas Bible study, our focus is SALVATION: thanking God for His gift of salvation through the cross of Jesus Christ, and praying for the salvation of each of our children and all of our loved ones.

Today's theme is also SURRENDERING everything in our own lives to God, including all of the details of this Christmas season: all of our concerns, worries, fears, frustrations, plus all of the fun plans and happy anticipations. Let's remember to PRAY for each person we care about along with others who need Jesus (both in our sphere of influence and for people around the world). Let's remember to invite the PRESENCE of the Lord into this beautiful season of joy and celebration.

Nov 21, 2016
Keys for Moms from the Lord's PRAYER (Matthew 6)

How can we pray more effectively as busy moms? Ann Dunagan looks at strategic keys for busy moms from the Lord's PRAYER -- from Matthew 6:9-13. How did Jesus teach us to pray? How can we pray more effectively? How can we be more honest before God in prayer?  Join Ann for this week's episode of Mission-Minded Families.  

Note:  Bible memory pictures (teaching pages and flash cards) are available for these verses of The Lord's Prayer -- at http://daringdaughters.org/bible-pictures and also on iTunes.

Nov 14, 2016
A Mom's PASSION for God's Word: Psalm 23

Get inspired and encouraged to get into God's Word, the Bible. Ann Dunagan, mom of 7 and author of The Mission-Minded Family shares practical ideas for busy moms, without condemnation.

NOTE: Bible memory picture cards are available (FREE -- in PDF files) for Psalm 23 at http://daringdaughters.org/bible-pictures

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