We are Disciplemaker Moms: Remembering Why

I’ll be honest, some mornings I wonder if all our efforts in ministry are even worth it. I can easily get distracted with selfish thoughts – Bedtime routines are so hard alone, why is John gone so many evenings a week? I poured my heart and soul into crafting a quality retreat to build up and bless the women at our campus, why did so … Continue reading We are Disciplemaker Moms: Remembering Why

HOPE for All Seasons

As the calendar turned to 2019, I rather informally processed the previous year. The word that kept coming to mind was “hope.” Last year brought many good and hard things, as is true in any year. I was challenged, encouraged, discouraged, happy, sad and lots of places in between. Our family experienced the gamut of emotions as well. Pain, joy, new birth, loss, transition, heartache … Continue reading HOPE for All Seasons

Advent Series: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

O Come, O Come, EmmanuelAnd Ransom Captive IsraelThat mourns in lonely exile hereUntil the Son of God appear Rejoice! Rejoice! EmmanuelShall come to thee, O Israel As we sat together in our living room for our one-on-one, the student I was discipling began to share about a struggle she was facing. After awhile she summed it all up by saying, “But I shouldn’t talk about … Continue reading Advent Series: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

Advent Series: Joy to the World

For several hours we stood awaiting the ceremonial lighting of the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center in midtown Manhattan. The crowds pressed in as the anticipation grew. As the tree lit up regaled in glorious colors, the music began. “Joy to the World” was sung triumphantly! The tears ran down my face as the Gospel was proclaimed before thousands of people and countless others on … Continue reading Advent Series: Joy to the World

A Clean Mouth and a Pure Heart

Having children seems to amplify our selfish tendencies. And from my experience, our children tend toward the same sinful patterns as their parents. Such was the case in our household regarding my lack of ability to tame my tongue. When I was two and a half years old, my mom recounts me mimicking everything I heard. Not unusual, however, one day I blurted out an … Continue reading A Clean Mouth and a Pure Heart

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

Our Journey through Pornography and How to Help Someone through this Struggle

If you are a student in our ministry today you will hear the words “pornography” and “masturbation” used in a message.  Likely you will hear multiple students testimonies regarding their walk to sexual freedom and you will definitely be invited more than once to join a group to help you find freedom from sexual sin and brokenness.  Although I would say my collegiate Navs experience … Continue reading Our Journey through Pornography and How to Help Someone through this Struggle