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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.

Jan 16, 2020

In this mini-episode, Ann tackles one of the biggest questions about world missions: "Why GO overseas when we have so many needs here at home?". The episode includes an introduction to UPG's (Unreached People Groups) and also a spiritually needy area of the world called the 10/40 Window.  This episode includes an excerpt from Ann's book, The Mission-Minded Child.

Jan 15, 2020
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!

Jan 14, 2020

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.

Jan 13, 2020
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.

Jan 10, 2020

In today's Quick Question, Ann Dunagan shares practical ways you can be CONNECTING for God's Great Commission.

For a LINK to request to join our private Daring Daughters EPIC Facebook Group, sign up for our EPIC Life-Planning Course:  http://missionmindedfamilies.org/p/epic

EPIC - We want to have an EPIC year and an EPIC life:

  • Empowered everyday by God's Holy Spirit
  • Planning for God's Purposes
  • Influencing others for God's Kingdom
  • Connecting for God's Great Commission
Jan 9, 2020

In today's Quick Question, Ann Dunagan shares practical ways you can be INFLUENCING others for God's Kingdom.

EPIC - We want to have an EPIC year and an EPIC life:

  • Empowered everyday by God's Holy Spirit
  • Planning for God's Purposes
  • Influencing others for God's Kingdom
  • Connecting for God's Great Commission
Jan 8, 2020

In today's Quick Question, Ann Dunagan shares practical ways you can be PLANNING for God's Purposes.

EPIC - We want to have an EPIC year and an EPIC life:

  • Empowered everyday by God's Holy Spirit
  • Planning for God's Purposes
  • Influencing others for God's Kingdom
  • Connecting for God's Great Commission
Jan 7, 2020

 

In today's Quick Question, Ann Dunagan shares practical ways you can be EMPOWERED Everyday by God's Holy Spirit.

EPIC - We want to have an EPIC year and an EPIC life:

  • Empowered everyday by God's Holy Spirit
  • Planning for God's Purposes
  • Influencing others for God's Kingdom
  • Connecting for God's Great Commission
Jan 6, 2020
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

Jan 3, 2020

Our focus for this new year is the word, "EPIC." 

In this quick Q & A, Ann Dunagan shares what this #oneword is all about for Mission-Minded Families, including an acronym for "E.P.I.C."

Here's our EPIC New Year's Life-Planning Guide <<< 

One-year Bible Reading Chart <<<

 

 

Jan 2, 2020

How would you like your everyday life to be a part of God's EPIC and eternal story?

Come join us at Mission-Minded Families as we're getting ready for an "EPIC" new year --

Empowered everyday by God's Holy Spirit,

Preparing for God's Purposes,

Impacting others, all over the world, for the Glory of God, and

Connecting with those CRAZY God-dreams He's hidden in your heart (and connecting with a Christian community -- to help see your dreams coming true!)

Find us online at Mission-Minded Families -- http://missionmindedfamilies.org

Request to join our Private Facebook Group for Daring Daughters -- at http://missionmindedfamilies.org/p/dd

Join our EPIC New Year series -- with Life-Planning Guide and more... http://missionmindedfamilies.org/p/epic

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan 1, 2020
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.

Dec 31, 2019

As you're planning for a new year, here are a few reflection and projection questions . . . for looking back and looking forward. 

 

Here's our EPIC New Year's Life-Planning Guide <<< 

One-year Bible Reading Chart <<<

Dec 30, 2019

Today's lesson continues our series about how to have an "EPIC" New Year. "E" stands for being EMPOWERED everyday by God's Holy Spirit, and that begins by totally surrendering our lives to Jesus Christ.

Much of today's lesson comes from one of our ROCK SOLID Discipleship Course lessons, all about "How do I LIVE for God? And how do I share my faith?" We're talking about the importance of living with total SURRENDER to Jesus, making Him the LORD of every area, and the importance of our personal testimony.

 

EPIC Life-Planning Course: http://missionmindedfamilies.org/p/epic

Dec 24, 2019

Especially for busy-at-home moms, here's a quick Q & A with Ann Dunagan of Mission-Minded Families about how to effectively use a one-year Bible reading chart, without legalism.

Here's our favorite One Year Bible Reading Chart

And here’s a link to our LIFE-PLANNING course for 2018 (21-page download, personal assessment, and Video training) http://missionmindedfamilies.org/p/epic 

Dec 23, 2019
Life-Planning for 2020 -- with FREE online course

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

Are you ready for an EPIC New Year?  Come join Ann Dunagan for a Life-Planning series for 2020 -- with videos, worksheets, assessments, and a community of Mission-Minded Women to encourage you.  You can download the 20-page guide, to help you step-by-step -- and the online training is FREE!!!

Focus your life for God's Purposes!

At Mission-Minded Families, we want to help you to live everyday, 24/7, for eternity and 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.

Nov 27, 2019

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. 

Nov 25, 2019

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.

Nov 22, 2019

This 2 1/2 minute "Pure Words to Ponder" is Titus Chapter 3, verses 1-15 (NKJV), with no commentary, read by Ann Dunagan. This audio can be helpful for studying these verses, thinking about this scripture in context, or memorizing.

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