In the Company of Hope: Finding Support and Comfort During the Holiday Season

The other night my family and I went out to watch my eldest son perform a song at a Christmas program. Throughout the program the children sang, acted, played instruments and showered us with loads of Christmas cheer. During one of the performances (a very abbreviated version of The Nutcracker) a few of the kids forgot their lines. It was fascinating to watch how everyone … Continue reading In the Company of Hope: Finding Support and Comfort During the Holiday Season

Holidays with a Side Dish of Anxiety

It’s the season for gathering, celebrating, creating memories and remembering the goodness of the Lord. It sounds amazing! Decorations are up, music is playing and stores, vying for our money, are touting deals galore. It’s great! Or is it? Person after person with whom I interact is dealing with anxiety at some level. I can get caught on the anxiety treadmill myself. We depend on … Continue reading Holidays with a Side Dish of Anxiety

The Umbrella of Abiding

By Linnette Bachman Recently, I was sitting in meetings where we were discussing future strategic goals for our work. During a discussion on ‘abiding’ staff began asking, “So, to achieve our goal of abiding, are we going to have staff go through a Bible study on abiding? What will we take off our plates in order to be able to abide?” A leader responded to … Continue reading The Umbrella of Abiding

In Her Own Words: An Interview with Melynda Schauer

Today we are getting to know Melynda Schauer with International Student Ministry. I’ve been blessed to connect with Melynda through the blog in recent months and am so encouraged by her heart for ministry. I loved hearing a bit of her story and the way God has faithfully led her to ministry in her home and on campus with international students.  ~ Courtney Introduce yourself … Continue reading In Her Own Words: An Interview with Melynda Schauer

In Her Own Words: An Interview with Donna Puleo

Today we have the pleasure of getting to know Donna Puleo with Navigators Encore. Donna is a woman who has deeply walked with God through several decades. She is a woman of faith, hope and love. Donna has a heart to see people come to faith in Christ and shares her life and faith seamlessly. Currently, that is with the people who come into her … Continue reading In Her Own Words: An Interview with Donna Puleo

In Her Own Words: An Interview with Monica Kiamba

Today we get to hear from Monica Kiamba. I met Monica when I was welcomed into her home in Machakos, Kenya in 2013. That precious afternoon we shared our lives with her home full of women from the community in whom she is investing! Monica loves the Lord, her family and influencing generations with the Gospel of Jesus. Our hearts seemed to beat the same … Continue reading In Her Own Words: An Interview with Monica Kiamba