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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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Jun 21, 2017
Our Podcast Vision (and Family Introduction)

Come listen to the podcast vision for Mission-Minded Families -- along with an introduction to the Dunagan family.

Jun 19, 2017
 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. 

Jun 12, 2017
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..."

Jun 5, 2017
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."

May 29, 2017
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.

May 15, 2017
Proverbs 31 (#6) - PRAYER and the Fear of God

In this episode, we are concluding our 6-week study through Proverbs 31, from a Mission-Minded Perspective. Our focus is PRAYER, and living with the Fear of God in our lives. "Charm is deceitful and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fear the Lord shall be praised.."  

Ladies, let's spend time with the Lord in PRAYER (drawing near in fellowship, because of the blood of Jesus, by grace and through faith), but let's also remember He is an Almighty, All-powerful GOD to be FEARED with Awe and Respect.

May 8, 2017
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!

May 1, 2017
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. 

Apr 24, 2017
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.

Apr 17, 2017
Proverbs 31 (#2) - PASSION for the Poor.

Continuing our study about Proverbs 31 from a Mission-Minded Perspective. THis week, our focus is having compassion and generosity for the POOR and being obedient to "Open your mouth for the speechless, in the cause of all who are appointed to die. Open your mouth and judge righteously and PLEED the cause of the poor and needy."

Ann Dunagan addresses these needs with a practical focus, especially for the busy-at-home mom and her family. What could you do? How can you help? Come listen and be encouraged!

Apr 10, 2017
Proverbs 31 (#1) - A Mom's Advice (about alcohol)

In this episode, Ann Dunagan introduces the first, but lesser-known godly woman referred to in Proverbs 31: it's the MOTHER, who is giving her strong advice and counsel to her son, who later became the king.

As we begin this new 6-week series on Proverbs 31, we discuss the importance of teaching biblical and personal convictions to our kids and having a high standard of love and example as Mission-Minded Families. As we study Proverbs 31:1-5, we consider the strong testimony of Missionary Hero and Olympic Gold Medalist, Eric Liddell (and his personal conviction about not running on Sunday), along with a personal conviction regarding alcohol - including five good reasons for Mission-Minded Families to abstain.

Mar 22, 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.

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 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.”

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