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Apr 13, 2021

This 3 minute "Pure Words to Ponder" is Titus Chapter 1, verses 1-16 (NKJV), with no commentary, read by Ann Dunagan. This audio can be helpful for studying these Bible verses, thinking about this scripture in context, or memorizing. 

Apr 12, 2021

In this episode, we look at the overall theme of the Book of Titus, starting with the first half of Chapter 1 (verse-by-verse, going through Titus 1:1-9). Ann Dunagan shares practical insight for busy-at-home moms, with a practical focus on finding a MISSION statement for your life, and followed by Q & A's from moms.

A key verse is Titus 1:5, "...that you should set in order the things that are lacking, and appoint elders in every city as I have commanded you."  

Learn how this verse can relate to you as a busy mom learning to train your kids to seek God personally in their lives. 

Apr 9, 2021

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
Apr 8, 2021

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. .

Apr 7, 2021

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.

 

Apr 6, 2021

Quick Questions -- Will you pray for missions?

Apr 5, 2021

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?

Apr 2, 2021

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

Today's focus is Amy Carmichael, a missionary to India (1867-1951) who rescued girls trapped in Hindu temple prostitution. She started an orphanage and was a Christian mission writer.

Apr 1, 2021

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).

Mar 31, 2021
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.

Mar 29, 2021
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!

Mar 26, 2021

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 EvangeCube, a simple tool which shows pictures to help share the message of the Gospel. Online at e3Resources.com.

Mar 22, 2021
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. 

Mar 19, 2021

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 Wordless Book, a simple tool (using the colors: black, red, white, gold, and green) to share the Gospel. Included in this episode is an introduction to the wonderful worldwide ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship, reaching children all over the globe.

Mar 16, 2021

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. 

Mar 15, 2021
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.

Mar 12, 2021

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

Mar 9, 2021

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. 

Mar 8, 2021
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!

Mar 5, 2021

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.

Mar 1, 2021
Proverbs 31 (#1) - A Mom's Advice (about alcohol and personal convictions)

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 strong council to her son, as he prepares to become a king.

As we begin this new 6-week series on Proverbs 31, we discuss the importance of teaching biblical and personal convictions to our children and teenagers 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 drinking alcohol - including five good reasons for Mission-Minded Families to abstain.

Feb 9, 2021

Question from a mom in Oregon:

"A big question for me is, how do you have a focus on missions when you are in the trenches with a lot of littles?"

Ann Dunagan answers this question by encouraging moms in the value of their role, and how they can be a part of the big-epic mission, even with little ones. 

 

Feb 8, 2021
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.

Feb 1, 2021

In this episode, Ann Dunagan shares basic foundations of what we believe as Christians. What is Christianity all about? What is so important about the CROSS and the blood of Jesus? How can we know that Christianity is true? And what about all the other religions in the world? Does it really matter what a person believes, as long as he or she is sincere?

Much of this episode is from The Scarlet Cord: Nothing but the Blood of Jesus, by Jon & Ann Dunagan.

The ROCK SOLID discipleship training course is available at http://missionmindedfamilies.org/p/rock-solid

Jan 29, 2021

How do we teach our kids and teenagers about what other religions believe? In this mini-episode, Ann Dunagan shares an introduction about Tribal Religions beliefs (also known as "Animism"), from a Christian mission-minded worldview. 

 

  • Here is "Highlights of World Religions" from  Teaching With God's Heart for the World, Volume 2, (by Ann Dunagan) which includes several pages about understanding Tribal/Animism and explaining this religious belief to young people,from a Christian mission-minded perspective. Included are basic beliefs, how to pray for people from remote tribal religions, and encouraging spiritual caution and prayer when learning about ancient religions -- introduced through popular family movies (such as Pocahontas, Moana, Avatar, or The Lion King), or in historical displays honoring ancient cultures and native religious practices. 

Recommended mission books:

  • Eternity in their Hearts by Don Richardson
  • Peace Child, by Don Richardson
  • Bruchko, by Bruce Olsen

 

 

 

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