Is Being Content Possible in a Pandemic? -Part 1

This week we are blessed to have a two part post from one of our previous writers and woman of wisdom, Dana Yeakley. This was written recently about how we can place our hope and contentment in the Lord, even during this Covid-19 Pandemic. Dana models what she writes about as she seeks her strength from the Lord. ~ Beth Most of us would agree … Continue reading Is Being Content Possible in a Pandemic? -Part 1

Summer of Known Unknowns

By Courtney Anderson I still get giddy thinking about spending a summer at a Summer Training Program. I remember the deep friendships, the ridiculous shenanigans, the stretching workplace environment. Most importantly, I remember the deepening and strengthening of my roots in Christ through so many memorable messages, workshops, Bible studies, team discussions, and discipleship meetings. It’s invigorating to even reminisce!  But with those eager and … Continue reading Summer of Known Unknowns

For When I am Weak, Then I am Strong

Hi Everyone! Today on the blog, I am excited to welcome my regional leader’s wife, Karen Heintzman. Karen has impacted me personally in many ways: she has helped me grow in self-awareness, she has lovingly given me counsel and care in difficult times, and she has been an example to me of a godly mom. She has balanced the roles of mom and Nav staff … Continue reading For When I am Weak, Then I am Strong

Teach Me Lord to Order My Day

Last fall over a nice breakfast at an outdoor cafe, Jim spoke life giving words of advice to me which have changed how I seek to view each day. We were discussing things I wanted to accomplish or seemed pressured to make happen. Some of them were personal: time alone with God, working out, making healthy food, while others were family and work related. He … Continue reading Teach Me Lord to Order My Day

Top Ten Tips for Navigating STPs with Kids

 By Linnette Bachman (This post originally appeared in April 2015)         At my first STP I remember bringing my 6 month–old to Navnight each week.  Strolling her in the back of the room, desperately trying to get her to sleep, a wise older staff woman said, “Linnette, you need to go home and put your baby to bed!” It was a landmark moment in my life–I realized I was still trying to fit in the … Continue reading Top Ten Tips for Navigating STPs with Kids