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Oct 10, 2018

How do we teach our kids and teenagers about what other religions believe? In this mini-episode, Ann Dunagan shares a brief (9-minute) introduction to Buddhism, from a Christian worldview. 

 

 

  • Check The Voice of the Martyrs at http://persecution.com for many stories of people who have surrendered to Jesus from a Buddhist upbringing, who are now willing to suffer and be persecuted and even to die for their faith in Jesus.

 

  • Here's our wonderful national missionary friend in Asia, Haran, (who is also a NETS minister with Harvest Ministry) who preaches the Gospel to people from the Buddhist faith, Reach Himalaya Ministries, with many inspiring stories. 

  

 

And also, two good books are:

  • So What's the Difference? By Fritz Ridenour
  • Jesus in a New Age, Dalai Lama World (Defending and Sharing Christ with Buddhists), By M. Tsering

 

Oct 9, 2018

How do we teach our kids and teenagers about what other religions believe? In this 7-minute episode, Ann Dunagan shares a (very) brief introduction to Hinduism, from a Christian worldview. 

 

 

  • Check The Voice of the Martyrs at http://persecution.com for many stories of people who have surrendered to Jesus from a Hindu upbringing, who are now willing to suffer and be persecuted and even to die for their faith in Jesus.

 

  • Here's our wonderful national missionary friend in Asia, Haran, (who is also a NETS minister with Harvest Ministry) who preaches the Gospel to people from the Hindu faith, Reach Himalaya Ministries, with many inspiring stories. 

 

Oct 5, 2018

Praying and interceding for the salvation of our children, and trusting God to handle our kids, is VITAL. We need to stand in faith and PRAY for our kids. Whether your children and young and living strong for Jesus, or perhaps you have Prodigal adults who grieve your heart more than you ever thought possible. Let God be GOD in your KIDS!!! As moms, our part is to pray and to trust God. He is ABLE. He loves our kids and God can do anything. 

Do not FEAR, even for your children's salvation. Worry and anxiety are not helpful "Momma-attitudes" to have; but they are traps and snares of the enemy. No matter what the present situation is regarding your children, the virtuous woman can stand on God's Word and PRAY in faith. 

Oct 4, 2018

This week, we're focusing on how to face your FEARS with FAITH, by the power of God's Word and prayer. Today, we're looking at  being fearful for the teenage years. This is nothing to joke and worry about, but a season of parenting that requires solid trust and warrior faith. 

Oct 3, 2018

In today's QUICK QUESTION, we're addressing the FEAR of what others think. Living with a focus on the opinions of others is a trap and a snare. The Bible calls it the FEAR OF MAN (or of people). Learn how to address this FEAR, through the power of the Word of God and by FAITH. 

Oct 2, 2018

 

This week in our QUICK QUESTIONS, we're learning about how to tackle FEAR head-on, by FAITH. Today's focus is an introduction to FEAR and encouragement about how to handle FEAR of the future, especially for moms, regarding the future of our children. 

Sep 25, 2018
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.

Sep 24, 2018
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.

Sep 21, 2018

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 

Sep 18, 2018

In today's episode, Ann Dunagan shares from PART 1 of her book, The Mission-Minded Child: Raising a New Generation to Fulfill God's Purpose, including "Releasing Your Child to God" (Chapter 1) and "Raising Your Child for God" (Chapter 2).

The Mission-Minded Child is the first book in our 3-part "basic-foundation-set" for Mission-Minded Families (including The Mission-Minded Child, The Mission-Minded Family, and The Scarlet Cord: Nothing but the Blood of Jesus).

Our mission-minded books are available from Mission-Minded Families http://MissionMindedFamiles.org and also from Amazon, Christian Book Distributors, and from our publisher, InterVarsity Press. 

Sep 17, 2018

In this episode, Ann Dunagan introduces a book for parents and teachers, The Mission-Minded Child, all about training your child to have a heart for God and for others.

The Mission-Minded Child is available from Amazon, Christian Book Distributors, and from Mission-Minded Families. http://missionmindedfamilies.org

And here's the 3-D Kids Course: Raising Daring Doing Disciples http://missionmindedfamilies.org/p/3-d-free

Sep 14, 2018

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. .

Sep 12, 2018
 Interview on Revive Our Hearts (#3 of 3) with Nancy Leigh DeMoss (Wolgemuth)

In this final Mission-Minded Families interview on Revive Our Hearts (hosted by Nancy Leigh DeMoss - now Mrs. Nancy Wolgemuth), Ann Dunagan talks with Nancy about family stories and the importance of raising our children as arrows for God's purposes. Topics include balancing missions and motherhood, releasing our kids to God, and wholehearted surrender to the Lord. 

Sep 11, 2018
Interview on Revive Our Hearts (#2 of 3) with Nancy Leigh DeMoss (Wolgemuth)

"I was naked and you clothed me . . . "

On today's episode, we're featuring Ann Dunagan's interview with Nancy Leigh DeMoss - Now Mrs. Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth on Revive Our Hearts (part 2 of 3). The focus is encouraging Mission-Minded Families, and having a heart of compassion for orphans and the poor, highlighting the words of Jesus, "I was naked and you clothed Me..."

Sep 10, 2018
Interview on Revive Our Hearts (#1 of 3) -- With Nancy Leigh DeMoss (Wolgemuth)

In this previously recorded interview with Revive Our Hearts (an international women's radio ministry hosted by Nancy Leigh DeMoss - now Mrs. Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth), Ann Dunagan shares the vision for Mission-Minded Families. This session, Part 1 of 3, is focused on "Releasing Your Children's Talents." As parents, let's remember that "Missions is not just for missionaries; God's call is for all."

Sep 9, 2018

This year, let's be proactive in creating and growing in AUTHENTIC friendships with others, being willing to encourage and support one another for the GOD-Purposes on our lives.

This episode refers to 2 Timothy 1:5-6 and Romans 12:9-15, along with ideas for establishing and growing in both face-to-face and virtual friendships that will encourage you for God's kingdom.

 

Resources mentioned in the podcast:

Mission-Minded HUDDLES -- PDF download with ideas and instructions for creating authentic virtual friendships,-- http://tinyurl.com/huddle-pdf

Daring Daughters EPIC Facebook Group (This is a private community for Mission-Minded Women, so you'll need to answer some questions as you request to join us) https://www.facebook.com/groups/580355072027609

PASSION & CLARITY course for Women -- http://missionmindedfamilies.org/p/passion

Life-Planning Course for 2018 -- (21-Page Prayer & Life-Planning Guide, Assessment test, and coordinating videos) http://missionmindedfamilies.org/p/epic

3-D Kids Course (online mission training course for kids ages 6-12, for raising "DARING DOING DISCIPLES) http://missionmindedfamilies.org/p/3-d-free

 

 

Sep 3, 2018

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.)

Aug 30, 2018

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?"

Aug 29, 2018

In this episode, we're completing our study through the book of Titus, today in Titus 3:8-15. The focus is how to MAINTAIN good works. How do we keep doing what God has called for us to do? How do we even go beyond the maintenance-mode of cultural Christianity and truly ENJOY loving and serving the Lord?

Two key verses are 3:8, "be careful to maintain good works" and 3:14, "and learn to maintain good works." 

We're not saved by our self-efforts or by merely doing good things, but God does have "good works" prepared for us to do for His kingdom and His glory. 

Aug 27, 2018

As we continue our verse-by-verse Bible study, today in Titus 3:1-7, our focus is being prepared for every good work, by putting our hope in God's grace and the blood of Jesus Christ. This edition includes an introduction to The Scarlet Cord, Nothing but the Blood of Jesus (a concise call to world missions, by Jon & Ann Dunagan, available as a FREE eBook download -- http://harvestministry.org/the-scarlet-cord -- listen for details and the DISCOUNT CODE on the podcast). 

Highlights in this episode include teaching about daring to OBEY (including an encouragement to wives about attitudes at home), to be READY for every good work, to be SWEET, to be free from sin, and to be full of HOPE. 

Titus 3:1 "...to be ready for every good work."

The Q & A section is addresses a few questions from a mom in Oregon -- about discontentment, comparison, and how to work together as a husband and wife.

Aug 22, 2018

In this episode, our focus is a mission-minded Bible study in the second-half of Titus Chapter 2, (verses 9-15). Highlights include a few quotes from Elisabeth Elliot, plus a Bible study focus on "exhorting" moms, God's grace and salvation through Jesus, keeping a focus on eternity, and being ZEALOUS for good works.

Following our verse-by-verse study, Ann Dunagan also addresses several practical questions from real-life moms from Louisiana, Indiana, and Washington.

"Looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people zealous for good works" (Titus 2:13-14).

 

Aug 20, 2018

As we continue our verse-by-verse study through the Book of Titus, today beginning chapter 2, Ann Dunagan discusses the balance between DOING GOOD as busy-at-home moms (in raising and loving our children and families) along with having a passionate heart for the needs of the world. Are we called to love the Lord, or to raise our little ones? Or is it possible to do both? 

A key verse is Titus 2:7 which says, "in all things, showing yourself to be a pattern of good works..." 

Be sure to see our "P.A.S.S.I.O.N. & Clarity Course for Women" - with training videos, PDF downloads and personal assessment tests -- all FREE. https://missionmindedfamilies.org 

Aug 15, 2018

In this second episode in the series, Ann Dunagan goes verse by verse through the second half of Titus 1. The focus is not only KNOWING GOD, but obeying Him, being submitted to God, keeping our hearts pure and doing the good works (by Grace) that God has called for us to do. 

The podcast also focuses on finding your "PASSION" for God's purposes, looking through an acronym, P.A.S.S.I.O.N. along with Q & A's from real-life moms. 

Here's a link to the course recommended (FREE)  https://missionmindedfamilies.org

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