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

Advent Series: An Introduction

I’ve shared before on this blog about the difficulty I have with Christmas. It’s the time of year I feel most acutely how dysfunctional my extended family is – the estrangements, the alcoholism, the uncomfortable communication. Well, that is true, but actually, Christmas growing up could sometimes be a very joyful time for me. My parents and grandparents always did Christmas big. I mean BIG. … Continue reading Advent Series: An Introduction

Nailed It: Failures in Overcommitting and Overestimating Capacity

By Linnette Bachman For as long as I can remember, I’ve always wanted to “nail it” when it comes to any situation. Beyond simply getting something done, I like to add in a special touch. I can remember while I was pregnant with my first baby, Dave and I were leading a freshman retreat. I spent all of the scheduled rest time to fold, tie … Continue reading Nailed It: Failures in Overcommitting and Overestimating Capacity

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