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Feb 21, 2020

The Dunagan family has been homeschooling all seven of their children, K-12, for over 27 years. In this quick Q & A, Ann Dunagan shares a few reasons why her family chose homeschooling for their children's education.

Feb 20, 2020

 

This week, our Quick Question focus is introducing your family to some simple Gospel-sharing tools (along with some wonderful global-impacting ministries). Today, our focus is introducing you to Operation Christmas Child, with Samaritan's Purse. You and our kids can fill up a shoe-box and help share the Gospel with children in another country across the globe. 

Feb 19, 2020

What about people who have never heard the Gospel?

This week, we're focusing on needs of the world and the importance of compassion, from a Biblical and mission-minded perspective. In today's Quick Question, Ann Dunagan answers,

"Why should we care for the UNREACHED?"

Feb 18, 2020

This week, our Quick Question focus is introducing your family to some simple Gospel-sharing tools (along with some wonderful global-impacting ministries). Today, our focus is introducing you to the JESUS Film, the story of Jesus, now available in over 1600 languages, along with a new JESUS Film App, that you can download on your phone.

Feb 17, 2020

As we continue our verse-by-verse study through the Book of Philippians, we're in Chapter 3, with a focus on relying on God's grace not our own works, living for heaven, and knowing God personally.

We talk about weeping for the lost, praying earnestly for people who need Jesus, and aiming our children as ARROWS for God. In this lesson, we focus on a 3rd part of an arrow, the SHAFT (which needs to be straight and solid), representing the solid WORD OF GOD.

Two key verses from Philippians 3:

  • "I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord..."  (verse 8) and
  • "that I may gain Christ and be found in Him..." (verse 9).  
Feb 14, 2020

A busy mom asks,

"How can I guard my marriage, when I'm so busy with little ones?"

In this mini-episode, Ann Dunagan answers this question with encouragement about the priority of marriage in our busy lives as moms.

Feb 13, 2020

In this mini episode, Ann Dunagan explains the vision for a Mission-Minded HUDDLE. It's a weekly video call, similar to a Mastermind group, for Christian women who are wanting authentic friendships, with a focus on God's Great Commission.

Download the instruction PDF -- http://tinyurl.com/huddle-pdf

Request to join our private "Daring Daughters EPIC Facebook group" to connect with other mission-minded Christian women -https://www.facebook.com/groups/580355072027609

Feb 12, 2020

This week, we're focusing on needs of the world and the importance of compassion, from a Biblical and mission-minded perspective. In today's Quick Question, Ann Dunagan answers,

"Why should we care for ORPHANS?"

Feb 11, 2020

In this mini-episode, Ann shares about ROCK SOLID, an online discipleship training course, especially for families (or small groups and churches) with youth or older children. The training includes 12 weeks of some Big-Basics in Christianity, with PDF worksheets and optional videos. All are completely free and available at http://missionmindedfamilies.org/p/rock-solid

Feb 10, 2020

In today's episode, we're continuing our verse-by-verse Bible study going through the Book of Philippians, in Chapter 2, verses 1-30. We talk about the surrendered life of Jesus, coming to earth and going to the CROSS out of love for this world, and raising our children to follow His example.

Key thoughts include the power of the Name of Jesus (and teaching our kids to pray "in Jesus' Name"), living lives with self-sacrifice and total surrender to God, obeying God when no one is looking, and as a mission-minded family, the importance of honoring those who have sacrificed for the sake of the Gospel.

We also look at the 2nd part of the ARROW, the 3-vein "fletching," which allows the arrow to spin in flight with accuracy and stability -- representing the importance of training our children to have a personal living and vibrant relationship with our God (the Trinity): God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

 

"That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under th earth, and that every tongue shold confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." --Philippians 2:10-11

"Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure." --Philippians 1:12-13

Feb 7, 2020

This week, we're focusing on needs of the world and the importance of compassion, from a Biblical and mission-minded perspective. In today's Quick Question, Ann Dunagan answers,

"Why should you care for the UNBORN?"

ld we care for the UNBORN

Feb 6, 2020

The Great Commission in Mark 16:15 tells us, "Go into all the WORLD and preach the Gospel."

This word WORLD in the Greek is "Kosmos" which not only refers to geographic location, but into every sphere of society. Will you GO into your sphere with the Good News of Jesus?

Feb 5, 2020

 

This week, we're focusing on needs of the world and the importance of compassion, from a Biblical and mission-minded perspective. In today's Quick Question, Ann Dunagan answers,

"Why should we care for the POOR?"

Feb 4, 2020

This week's Quick Questions focus on highlighting famous missionary heroes from history, with quotes and inspiring mission excerpts.

Today's focus is Elisabeth Elliot (1926-2015) a missionary to Ecuador and a Christian author.

At Daring Daughters, we feature an article about her life with 88 Inspiring Quotes by Elisabeth Elliot (to commemorate her 88 years) -- http://daringdaughters.org/elisabeth-elliot

Her books include:

  • Through Gates of Splendor
  • Passion and Purity
  • Let Me Be A Woman
Feb 3, 2020

In today's episode, we're beginning a brand-new Bible study, starting verse-by-verse through the Book of Philippians, Chapter 1, verses 1-30. Key thoughts include being "BONDSERVANTS" of Christ and "SAINTS" (verse 1), living by God's GRACE (verses 2 and 6), and living everyday for God's GLORY (verse 11). Special focus is also about living with NO FEAR, and raising our children to be ARROWS for God.

"Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ." ---Philippians 1:6

(Full-length episode -- 27 minutes) 

Jan 31, 2020

Jim Elliot said, "He is no fool who gives what He cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." In today's Quick Questions, Ann Dunagan brings a challenge about giving with SACRIFICE. Recommended resources include Foxes Book of Martyrs, The Voice of the Martyrs, and Jesus Freaks, and Bible focus is Luke 18:22-23.

 

Jan 30, 2020

Quick Questions -- Will you pray for missions?

Jan 28, 2020

This week's Quick Questions focus on highlighting famous missionary heroes from history, with quotes and inspiring mission excerpts.

Today's focus is Gladys Aylward, a daring missionary to China (1902-1970).

Jan 27, 2020
Proverbs 31 (#5) - PROGRESS for God's Purposes

Do you sometimes wake up feeling weak, grumpy and inadequate? Today, we're continuing our study on Proverbs 31 from a Mission-Minded Perspective, today we are in verses 24 through 27, focusing on fruitfulness in your life and making PROGRESS for the LORD from the inside-out. 

Proverbs 31:25 tells us, "Strength and honor are her clothing and she will rejoice in time to come." Let's clothe ourselves with God's strength and God's grace . . . and live in JOY as God's virtuous mission-minded women!

Jan 24, 2020

At Mission-Minded Families, we have books (for parents and children), podcasts, online training courses, live events, and more, for helping your family for God's Great Commission.

What does the phrase, "Great Commission" actually mean, and what are some resources at Mission-Minded Families for helping Christian parents to focus on it? Ann Dunagan answers this in a quick Q & A.

Jan 23, 2020

This question comes from a young couple from FINLAND, just expecting their first baby: What are a few parenting keys, as we're just starting our family? Ann shares from a recent video call from this precious mission-minded couple from Europe.

Resources mentioned:

Redeeming Childbirth with Angie Tolpin, known as The Courageous Mom (book and blog for pregnancy and delivery, and a new Christian postpartum course). http://RedeemingChildbirth.com

I Peter 2:2 

Jan 22, 2020
Proverbs 31 (#4) - PASSION for your Marriage and Home

Join Ann Dunagan as we continue with our 4th lesson in Proverbs 31, from a Mission-Minded Perspective. Today, we're in verses 18-23 -- with a focus on having a PASSION for your Marriage and Home -- plus a bit extra about living by faith not fear and being a warrior in prayer, not a worrier. 

Jan 21, 2020

This week's Quick Questions focus on highlighting famous missionary heroes from history, with quotes and inspiring mission excerpts.

Today's focus is Mary Slessor (1848-1915), an adventurous missionary to Africa with a great heart for unreached people. .

Jan 20, 2020
Proverbs 31 (#3) - PRIORITIES of a Grace-Empowered Mom

Today, we're continuing our Bible study in Proverbs 31. Join Ann Dunagan as she will encourage you from God's Word. We're learning about The Virtuous Woman, from a Mission-Minded Perspective. Our focus is on PRIORITIES of a mom and being empowered and strengthened by God's grace.

Jan 17, 2020

With encouragement and Biblical help, Ann Dunagan shares in this Quick Question about the importance of forgiveness.

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