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Australia to Abilene – Part 3

I could write 20 more posts on the lessons I am continuing to learn as a result of my summer in Australia, but for now, I will end with number five and the promises God has been reminding me of for the past few years. It’s a tough reality to face when you realize you can never f
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Australia to Abilene – Part 2

Last week, Type-A-Anne-Marie typed out the titles of each lesson she was going to share with y’all in the next few weeks, but the two lessons (switching to first person) I’m sharing today were not on that list. Though it was a painful process of submitting to the minuscule
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Australia to Abilene – Part 1

It has been 26 days since I returned from Australia, and I feel like I am just now being able to adequately communicate what I learned and what the Lord did this summer. I haven’t gone a day without being asked those two questions, and I’m happy to say my answers have gott
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Anne-Marie: Waiting

This summer I have been reading through Genesis, and no matter how many times I read this book, Joseph’s story continues to be my favorite. I love his undeniable focus in the midst of seemingly hopeless situations. I love how, when it appears God has left Joseph alone, He is sim
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Anne-Marie: Two Questions

This week my team and I are at the Hillsong Conference in Sydney. It has been an awesome opportunity getting to worship with so many people from other countries (we’ve already heard national anthems from Singapore, South Africa, Kenya and Thailand) and learning from incredibly i
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Anne-Marie: A Church Who Prays Together…

One of my favorite things I am going to remember about this church in Australia is how often and how fervently they pray. Before and after every service, I watch as the worship leaders and any other church member who is interested, enter a small room off stage together where they pray
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Anne-Marie: Aussies and Koalas

I have tried to start this post an embarrassing amount of times because I can’t find an eloquent way of saying the only sentence that is coming to mind right now. I love people. The longer I live here, the more I realize the best way to show Jesus is through relationships. This
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Anne-Marie: Meet the Aussie Fam

Hello, friends! I am typing from my host home in Thornlands, Queensland, a city just outside of Brisbane where I will be spending some of my time in Australia. Before I arrived on Wednesday, I spent three days at orientation with 16 other International Mission Board (IMB) students who
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Anne-Marie Coffee: Why I’m Spending the Summer Down Under

When I tell people I’m spending this summer in Australia, their first question is almost always, “For what?” And here’s the simple answer: to disciple. This school year has been full of lessons on top of lessons centering on what it means to be a disciple and what it looks like to ans
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