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Looking for Mentors Aug5

(Today’s post is from Boyd Bailey, whose “Wisdom Hunters” daily devotional is read by over 100,000 people daily. To subscribe, click here.  You can also follow him @WisdomHunters on Twitter.) “At the window of my house I looked out through the lattice. I saw among the simple, I noticed among the young men, a youth who lacked judgment.” Proverbs […]

Who likes to be called an “older woman”?! Jul29

In Titus 2:3, “older women” are challenged to “encourage younger women.”  So who are the older women?  I’m often asked, how old do you need to be to become a mentor?  Being an older woman has a little to do with age, and more about what season of life you’re in.  The key is being […]

Ten Truths About People Jul22

I’d like to share a portion of an article written by Dr. Tim Elmore, a leading authority on how to understand the next generation and prepare tomorrow’s leaders today. He is a best-selling author, international speaker, and president of Growing Leaders. He entitled this article section “Ten Truths Every Leader Should Know About People.”  I believe these […]

The Importance of Being Present Jul15

I just got back from the hospital.  One of the young women I mentored several years ago just had a baby boy who was diagnosed with Trisomy 13 during the second trimester of pregnancy.  I’ve watched her walk through the difficult days of pregnancy, trying to prepare as much as possible for his birth and […]

A Fragrance of Christ Jul8

Mentoring . . . it’s a word used in so many contexts.  What we’re calling women to do through Titus2 Mentoring Women is to walk alongside younger women, encourage them, be available to them, and challenge them to grow in all of their relationships, especially their relationship with Christ. As one Titus2 Mentor said, “Mentoring […]

A Much Bigger Life Jul1

I believe God has called us all to live a life that is so much bigger than what we often envision for ourselves!  It’s so easy to fall into the mentality we’re just ordinary women with limited skills and abilities, instead of extraordinary women the Living God wants to live through to impact this world […]

God Blesses What We Offer Him Jun24

In my last blog, I referred to the story in the Bible of the boy offering his lunch to Jesus to feed the multitudes.  What a bold young man he was to even think that Jesus would be interested in his small lunch!  In the same way, we often think what we have to offer […]

The Ministry of Availability Jun17

Though it’s been many years since I heard my high school Young Life leader say this, I can still remember Mal McSwain saying, “I have the ministry of availability.”  Even to this day, if you ask Mal and his wife Wanda to meet for lunch, they’ll likely offer tomorrow or the next day.  How rare […]

Beyond Reciting the Verses Jun10

As mentors, we bring hope and courage to younger women when we share from our personal experiences about how God has been faithful to provide everything needed . . . in every situation we’ve faced.  The depth of our mentoring is much deeper, and more insightful and discerning, if we’ve truly experienced God’s presence and […]

Three Types of People Jun3

I recently heard Dr. Henry Cloud, author of many books including Boundaries, say there are three types of people:  the wise… the foolish… and the evil. Henry described wise people as those who “respond to the light that’s given them.”  When they hear truth that’s inconsistent with their beliefs or practices, they adjust their lives […]

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