We Are Disciplemaker Moms: An Introduction

*Beep*Beep*Beep* My husband’s 6:30 am alarm goes off, and he rolls out of bed to start the coffee pot. Monday mornings are rough. I’m already nursing the newborn – almost nodding off in the rocker – and almost like clockwork the toddler starts crying to be let out of his room (nearly an hour before he is “supposed” to come out – thanks “OK to … Continue reading We Are Disciplemaker Moms: An Introduction

The Ministry of Weddings

By Katie Haas One of the ultimate joys of working with college students is watching them fall in love, counseling them while dating and watching them commit to marriage. In a world of broken sexuality where our students are bombarded with mixed messages it’s a privilege to joyously uphold God’s design for marriage, embracing it as one of God’s best gifts. I love to do … Continue reading The Ministry of Weddings

“Navigating” Navigator Conferences as Parents

By Linnette Bachman In our first years of marriage and on staff, Dave and I experienced regular conflict during conferences.  We would go, go, go all day all week and rarely connect or pace ourselves.  As we entered parenthood, new challenges arose—Do I go?  Do we bring kids?  And if our whole family is there, who is “on” as the parent?  We’d begin conferences tired, … Continue reading “Navigating” Navigator Conferences as Parents

What’s Next? 4 Development Opportunities for Staff Women

By Deb Proctor Ten years ago I was eating lunch with my supervisor in California. I had recently been promoted to Nav Rep. As we discussed my desires for development for the next school year he shared something with me that has forever changed the way that I think about my development. He said, “Deb, your development is your responsibility!”  His approach was very thoughtful … Continue reading What’s Next? 4 Development Opportunities for Staff Women

Should I Stay or Should I Go? – Family Friendly Ministry Events

Deuteronomy 11:18-19 says, “Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” And my heart always adds a little tag line, “And when … Continue reading Should I Stay or Should I Go? – Family Friendly Ministry Events

Practically Investing in One: Getting Back in the Saddle After Having a Baby

By Linnette Bachman Before Andrew was born I closed out all of my 1-on-1 relationships with women. I connected new older women to the younger women I was meeting with so they could continue having someone invest in them. I talked with the woman who had been investing into me about taking 6 months off. I wanted to have time to adjust to baby number … Continue reading Practically Investing in One: Getting Back in the Saddle After Having a Baby

This Is Hard! But it is Also so Very Good.

By Sherry Graf Do you know you have one of the hardest jobs in The Navigators work? Really, you do! Awhile ago Deb Maschoff shared with me a conversation she had with Leroy Eims when she was a young mommy missionary. Leroy Eims shared at our table one night many years ago with our intern staff—-Dana  Yeakley was one of those!! Leroy was asked, “What … Continue reading This Is Hard! But it is Also so Very Good.

2 New Books for Women from NavPress

By Caitlyn Carlson Hello, friends! I’m an editor at NavPress and also the mother of an irrepressible two-year-old boy named August. I love being an editor because it means I get to spend my days engaging with rich, challenging, encouraging biblically based resources. I’m thrilled to introduce you to two wonderful authors here today, as well as their books. Both of these women and their … Continue reading 2 New Books for Women from NavPress

He is Here – A New Practice for Remembering His Presence with Me

By Sherry Graf The other day my husband walked into the kitchen just as an alarm on my phone went off and I reached up to get a piece of carefully hidden dark chocolate. He joked that it was my  “dark chocolate alarm.”  Though a great idea, that is not what my alarm was for. I’ll tell you more about that alarm later, but first … Continue reading He is Here – A New Practice for Remembering His Presence with Me