College Graduation Tips

Congratulations to all MomsHOOpray and University of Praying Moms with Class of 2018 Graduates!  My own celebration in 2014 began with "sightings" of other MomsHOOpray members. In the vast crowds of Valedictory and Final Exercises, I saw them. Unexpectedly spotting familiar faces, exchanging a wave, giving a quick hug or sending a text, "I SEE YOU!" felt like... Continue Reading →

Hoo Prays? MomsHOO’ Prays!

 By Ann Marie Stewart, Author of Christy Award Winning: Stars in the Grass. When my second daughter Julia was applying to college, I was biased to UVA. Her sister Christine attended and loved her coursework and the Christian community, and selfishly — I wanted to extend my time with MomsHOOpray! After all, prayer not only... Continue Reading →

Other Plans

First Year housing concerns abound as we share prayer requests this time of year at MomsHOOpray and University of Praying Moms. This and other worries consume many of our moms and their student's thoughts and prayers. (for MomsHOOpray Housing Tips, click here) Later on, choosing and declaring a major is, well, a major worry. Or... Continue Reading →

Invaluable

If you are reading this post and have a rising freshman or first year, you have much to be gained by following this link and scrolling through our long list of Move-In Day tips!  Although Move-In Day Tips were originally written for moms of rising UVA "first years" they include many ideas that can also... Continue Reading →

Taking Stock this Summer

It's hot out there.  So sit awhile and reflect on a few things. Take stock of the past year: Sad memories: UVA student, Otto Warmbier, died on June 19.  Sometimes, God does not answer our prayers in the way we hope He will. Yet, we continue to pray. (I appreciate this past post about why we... Continue Reading →

Praying for Our Prodigals

Rejoice with those who rejoice:  MomsHOOpray and University of Praying Moms rejoice with those families experiencing the excitement and celebration of upcoming college graduations, or the anticipation of launching a college freshman in the fall!  Many prayers have preceded these young men and women, and many of these students have fed and grown their faith and will continue... Continue Reading →

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