16 Small Doses of Courage

We all need encouragement. As blogger Jared Olivetti says, “Regardless of what our hearts or Hollywood tell us, no one inherently has the strength needed to do what God calls us to do.” God knows our need and provides a remedy for it: encouragement from others. The word encouragement is built around the word courage. I like to think that when […]

SPOTLIGHT: Living Beyond Limits

Most of us will experience seasons where our ability to serve God as we want to will be limited—by health, family needs, or other circumstances. In those times, Encore staff Donna Puleo has learned not to dwell on the limitations, but to ask, “How do I use what I do have?” Due to her husband’s progressive illness, […]

SPOTLIGHT: Free to Be Flexible

For Gene and Marilyn Smith, Navigators Encore is now the ideal place to pursue their callings from God. The Smiths loved their 43 years serving with the Military Mission, serving in Colorado Springs, the Philippines, Guam, and their longtime present home in San Diego. Yet they also sensed God tug at their hearts to have a broader ministry and more freedom […]

SPOTLIGHT: A Perfect Match

A tennis ministry is not one of the first things that comes to mind when you think of Navigators Encore staff. Yet that is one of the delightful surprises God had in store for Helen Ebert after she relocated from Chicago to the Nashville area seven years ago. Helen moved to Franklin, Tennessee, to be near […]

Loving Like Jesus

Jesus said one mark of discipleship is loving others. He even called it a new commandment. “So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other” (John 13:34 NLT). What made this commandment new was not the substance (love people) but the model. […]

What’s Your Platform?

Isn’t it fascinating that the Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts were written by a doctor? Doctor Luke, who also did some traveling with the apostle Paul, has been used by God to inform and inspire countless people through his words and life example. I’m sure Dr. Luke had no idea of the […]