The Mingling of Collegiate Ministry and Adoption

By Bekah Ross My current season of life looks like a constant juggling act of parenting a toddler; managing our household; keeping up with friends, family, and our local church; investing in young women on campus, and more. Perhaps this sounds similar to your life! Some days are frustrating and defeating; while other days I feel immense joy and purpose in the “Holy mundane.” When … Continue reading The Mingling of Collegiate Ministry and Adoption

Prayers Offered in Faith – Sin

Dear friends, I am beyond grateful that we can share these burdens with each other. Thank you for adding staff kiddos to your prayer time. Satan has his eye on these vulnerable targets. BUT our God loves children and protects them. For this last week we will pray for our children in regards to sin. As we talk to God, let’s pray for their eyes … Continue reading Prayers Offered in Faith – Sin

Prayers Offered in Faith – Sickness

Hello again friends. Thank you for spending last week on your knees for suffering in the lives of adult Navigator children. May God hear our cries. This week we will be like Lazarus’ friends and bring the sick before Jesus. Feel free to pray for Navigator staff children of any age. These dear children could be fighting physical or mental illness. Let’s take God at … Continue reading Prayers Offered in Faith – Sickness

Prayers Offered in Faith – Suffering

Good morning! What a joy to join this community of Jesus-worshiping moms in prayer. It was powerful to praise God with you last week. He is at work!!! This week we get to pray for those that are suffering. Romans 12:15 encourages us to rejoice with those who rejoice as well as weep with those who weep. Anyone weeping over their children this week? A … Continue reading Prayers Offered in Faith – Suffering

Prayers Offered in Faith – Praises

By Melissa Teten I sat in a room full of veteran Navigator staff with adult children. As they shared their personal prayer requests, so many were centered on their children. Incarceration, mental illness, addiction, etc. Ugh. My heart sank as I considered how weary these friends were with sorrow over their children. And my heart sank further still as I realized that my need for Jesus … Continue reading Prayers Offered in Faith – Praises

Rooted in Hope During Transition

Some years ago God closed the door to a new ministry opportunity leaving me (and my husband) in a season of waiting. It was a challenging transition, and I regret that I often responded more out of fear and impatience than faith. I wish I could say that my reaction was a fluke, and that generally, I’ve figured out how to manage change gracefully. Unfortunately, … Continue reading Rooted in Hope During Transition

Fostering a Love for the Lord in our Kids

The idea that there is a formula to follow to insure that our children will grow in love for the Lord is simply not true. Faith in Christ is a supernatural process that we cannot control. Jim and I prayed from the beginning that our children would develop a genuine faith in Jesus and follow Him all of their days. Years ago my sister asked … Continue reading Fostering a Love for the Lord in our Kids

Sticky Faith: Passing on our Faith to our Kids

By Leigh Ann Looyenga When our three were little, let’s say 5, 3, and 2 months, it made me a little nauseated when people said things like, “Don’t blink.  They’ll be big before you know it.”  I know people mean well.  But let’s be honest, sometimes in those early years exhaustion can make the days feel loooong. These words of a fleeting childhood hit me … Continue reading Sticky Faith: Passing on our Faith to our Kids

Post it Note Parenting: Adjusting our Dreams for our Children

When my oldest was still very young, I recognized that she has a lovely singing voice. I was ecstatic! I am a singer too! I’m all about oratorios and acapella groups and art songs! I was so excited and proud and like any good mama – I started to plan out her musical future. When we moved to Champaign, I signed her up for a … Continue reading Post it Note Parenting: Adjusting our Dreams for our Children