I Know Less Now: Lessons from Lorne Sanny on Prayer

During my first year on staff (1996!) with The Navigator’s Eagle Lake Camp, we did a Bible study as a staff team on prayer. We spent months studying the scriptures together on the topic and as a type of capstone event, we invited Lorne Sanny to come and speak to our group. I had already had the privilege of hearing Mr. Sanny speak a few … Continue reading I Know Less Now: Lessons from Lorne Sanny on Prayer

Drawing Near to God: 3 Ideas for a Spiritual Retreat

By  Sherry Graf One of my all time favorite passages of the Lord’s love for us is Zephaniah 3:17. It reads: The Lord your God is in your midst, A victorious warrior. He will exult over you with joy, He will be quiet in His love, He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy. In the busyness of our lifestyle as moms in ministry, … Continue reading Drawing Near to God: 3 Ideas for a Spiritual Retreat

Speaking to Yourself Versus Listening to Yourself

Recently a young woman sat on my couch with tears streaming down her face. “I feel like God is always angry with me!” she blurted through the sobs. I paused to ponder my answer, “Why do you feel God is angry with you?” As she unpacked her reasoning it was clear she was not speaking the truth about her identity in Christ to herself.  Rather … Continue reading Speaking to Yourself Versus Listening to Yourself

When Holidays are Hard

Well, it happened. My oldest turned on the Christmas music a few days ago and songs of the season started up full blast in my kitchen. And I’m one of those people who instead of smiling and humming along, winces. Christmas is a difficult holiday for me. Songs, movies, commercials – they all paint idyllic pictures of happy families gathered around beautifully decorated tables having … Continue reading When Holidays are Hard

In Her Own Words: An Interview with Beth Shank with Nav Church Ministry

Linnette: Today, I am so excited to introduce you to Beth Shank who serves with our Navigator Church Ministry (NCM). Beth and her husband James have four kids: Matthew (12), Zachary (10), Eliana (8), and Jeremiah (6) and currently reside in Colorado Springs, CO.   Hi Beth, introduce yourself to our group. Beth: My name is Beth Shank and I have been married to James … Continue reading In Her Own Words: An Interview with Beth Shank with Nav Church Ministry

In Her Own Words: An Interview with April Otero with the International Student Ministry

Linnette: It is my pleasure to introduce you guys to April Otero. April and her husband Joel  just moved to Miami, FL to help launch both a collegiate work and international student ministry.   April, tell us a bit about yourself and how you came onto Nav staff.   April: I am a pastor’s kid and met the Navs in college. It was a unique … Continue reading In Her Own Words: An Interview with April Otero with the International Student Ministry