A Summer at Encounter: Becoming More of Myself

What is Encounter? The details say: It is an 8-week staff development program in Colorado Springs. Your weekly schedule consists of a gospel class with Bill Tell, time with counselors from PRT, marriage mentoring, working through the Personal Contribution Assessment, a half day with God, sharpening your mpd skills and discussing developmental books with other program members… But I say: Encounter is a gift. The … Continue reading A Summer at Encounter: Becoming More of Myself

10 Insights on Capacity for Navstaff Mommies

I smiled and said “yes” to her invitation even though I knew that I had no bandwidth to make such a decision.  As my friend happily jaunted away I felt only exhaustion and regret. I once again agreed to something that would prove draining not only for me, but my family who had been getting the residual leftovers of “me” for far too long. Capacity! … Continue reading 10 Insights on Capacity for Navstaff Mommies

4 Tips on Training Children: An investment in your Ministry

Perhaps the need for training our kids to obey is pronounced in our family because we have 5 kids currently within 8 years of each other.  When a funding appointment becomes a family affair, or we want to host staff or students in our home during a meal, so much stress can be avoided with well-trained kids. I want to share some thoughts that have … Continue reading 4 Tips on Training Children: An investment in your Ministry

Serving like Jesus

Preparing meals, washing dishes, cleaning house, doing laundry, homeschooling our kids, and opening our home to host college students — these are not the most glamorous jobs in the world!  They are the behind-the-scenes, have-to-be-done, serving jobs that don’t get noticed and aren’t always that much fun.  But as a missionary mom, these activities have required my devotion for most of the past 17 years … Continue reading Serving like Jesus