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To. Get. Her.

Mar 20, 2019

by Shannon Clark

The word together takes me back to the second grade when it was one of my spelling words. My best friend and I would seek out ways to help us remember some of the harder or longer words. In this case, we had the trick of breaking it down to a simple phrase, “to get her.” Oddly enough, twenty-seven years later, this little phrase carries such a weight of significance...

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A Journey Paved With Promises

Mar 14, 2019

By Nancy Lindgren

I recently came across a well-worn piece of paper in my Bible of a list of promises God has given directly to me and a list of promises that I have given to God. It's a list I've compiled over the past 15 years and one thing is clear: all of God’s promises are “Yes!” and “Amen!” in Jesus.

I believe these promises are true and they are...

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You Are Welcome!

Mar 07, 2019

by Fran Goodrich

You are welcome. We say those words all the time. It's pretty automatic – the courteous response when someone thanks us. But in mentoring, those words need to be at the forefront of our mind and our hearts! They are the crucial starting point of meaningful conversation. We may not speak them audibly, but everything about us needs to communicate a...

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4 Essentials for Effective Mentoring

Feb 27, 2019

by Fran Goodrich

Mentoring is something I’ve grown into accidentally rather than intentionality. A few relationships turned into walking alongside others who weren’t quite as far down the road.

Over time I realized that in these relationships, what my mentee wanted was someone who would listen and encourage, someone who would care for her through the ups and downs, someone who would...

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The Art of Being Loved Well

Feb 20, 2019

by Kristen Hallinan

As I sat there bawling my eyes out, Shelly, my mentor of seven years squeezed my hands and nodded with compassion. I had spent the past year working after years of staying at home and the balancing act wasn’t going well. I was blaming every little nuance on my absence and desperately needed her wisdom to bring me back to truth. Her words to me that day were comforting...

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Mentor By Telling A Story

Feb 13, 2019

Today's blog post is by guest blogger, Kathy Schwanke, a speaker, author, teacher, and mentor who desires to encourage women to live in the LIGHT of God's love & truth. 

 

by Kathy Schwanke

Is anything more powerful than a woman’s willingness to be available to God’s people?

My mid-thirties were some of the darkest days of my life. I was...

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Why Moms Like Me Need Mentors

Jan 22, 2019

By Shannon Clark

As a mom of three "littles," drained is a word I often find myself using to describe my state of being – physically, mentally, emotionally, even spiritually drained. Renewal is a word I long for and wish I had more often. In reality, it’s not even just a desire, it’s a need. In order to be a better mom, I need to be renewed. I need alone time. I need quiet...

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Choosing Rest

Aug 20, 2018

by Nancy Lindgren

You haven’t heard much from us this summer because as a ministry we tried to pull back and take time to rest. I can honestly say, “It has been so wonderful!”

For me personally, I took the month of July off from the “work” of ministry. It was a month of not taking naps everyday in the hammock (which isn’t a bad thing!) or heading to the...

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A Peek Inside Our Mentoring Relationship

Mar 14, 2018

by Nancy Lindgren

I want you all to meet my dear friend and mentee, Taryn. We first met at her church last summer when I offered to help her women’s ministry team launch a mentoring ministry. My heart was quickly drawn to Taryn. She is a sweet 24-year old, single mom to a 6-year old daughter. I immediately saw such great potential in her. Later I found out that she was leading a...

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A Life Well Lived

Feb 22, 2018

by Nancy Lindgren

 (Photo Credit: www.thefamouspeople.com) (Photo Credit: www.thefamouspeople.com)

 

Billy Graham saw Jesus face-to-face yesterday. What a celebration it must have been!

I’ve been reading and watching so many people share about the impact his life has made on them.

Several things stand out to me . . .

He loved well. He loved God and he loved people. He loved the important, well-known people. He also...

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