When I was in fifth grade, my parents taught the high school Sunday school class at our church. My mom was big on words. “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord my God and my Redeemer” (Psalm 19:14) would be a good verse to sum up her passion for words. So she decided … Continue reading Your Words Make Your World
The Israelites were roaming in the wilderness for 40 years, often forgetting all that the Lord had done and was doing for them. I can read the Old Testament and be critical in my heart about them. Hadn’t they seen the Lord provide from the beginning as they had plundered and fled Egypt while the whole Egyptian army was consumed by the Red Sea, which … Continue reading Manna for Today
Ok, you didn’t win a chicken dinner. But you did win a copy of Linnette’s booklet! My underpaid assistant drew the winner from the names who commented on the blog and FB page yesterday. Jamie DeWitt is the winner!!!! Continue reading Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!!!
On Monday Dana shared 3 lessons God taught her about discipling others during her years with little ones. You might be currently discipling someone, or you might be in a particularly difficult season when that is more than you can give. What challenges are you currently facing? How has discipling others changed since you became a mommy missionary? Comment on the blog or on Facebook … Continue reading Wednesday’s Naptime Discussion
“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” Were these words written for the Statue of Liberty or Nav Staff mommies with several children under the age of five? When our three were very small and I would seek to go to the bathroom I simply could not do so without a ‘huddled mass’ of … Continue reading 3 Tips on How to Disciple with 3 Kids Under Age 5!
On Monday Sherry posted about her first STP experience as a mom. What has been most challenging or encouraging to you as a mommy missionary during your summer plans? Share a verse or story that might impact another mom this summer! Continue reading Wednesday’s "Nap Time" Discussion
Jeff and I staffed several STPs as a young married couple, but my first one as a mom was a whole new experience. In May of 2005 we loaded up our minivan with half our house, our one-year-old son and drove from WI to CO to staff the National Collegiate Program (before it became Global Student Program). I loved being a mom and having Gabe … Continue reading What God Taught me at my first STP as a Mom
Our sons loved STP’s! When Jim was asked to take the EDGE Director role in 2004 one of the first questions from our boys was, “Will we still get to go to STP’s?” Our answer didn’t please them, “Well, not all summer like we have in the past.” Why did they like spending the summer in the cool mountains of Colorado and not playing baseball … Continue reading Developing a Love for STPs in your Kids
On Monday Linnette offered us great tips on STP’s with kids. What a wonderful resource that applies to every STP. Instead of a traditional discussion question today I’d like to encourage you to hop over to our FB group (if you aren’t already reading from there). We have added new files to the Navigator Mom’s FB group for each STP. If you haven’t already, please … Continue reading Wednesday’s "Nap Time" Discussion Question
At my first stp I remember bringing my 6 month–old to Navnight each week. Strolling her in the back of the room,desperately trying to get her to sleep, a wise older staff woman said, “Linnette, you need to go home and put your baby to bed!” It was a landmark moment in my life–I realized I was still trying to fit in the full-time staff woman mold I had created in my head, … Continue reading Linnette’s Top Ten Tips for STP’s with Little Kids