Mentor Mom Reflections: Training Up & Letting Go

I remember the day it dawned on me that staying neatly between the lines was a learned skill,not a skill that comes innately. And I’m not talking about the lines in coloring books – I’m referringto the lane lines that decorate our roadways. During the beginning stages of learning to drive, Iwould semi hold myContinue reading “Mentor Mom Reflections: Training Up & Letting Go”

Mentor Reflections on the Race and Ethnicity Talk

Last week we watched and listened to Pastor Rich and Pastor Josh talk about race and ethnicity.  They discussed some of the major issues we are facing today in the world and in the church, regarding the topics of selfishness, racism, and the sin of partiality. They reminded us that by nature we are sinfulContinue reading “Mentor Reflections on the Race and Ethnicity Talk”

Mentor Reflections on Time in the Word

A question that mentor moms get asked a lot is, ”What is one thing you would have done differently as a mom when your kids were little?”  One thing is hard because there are many.  If I could go back in time and talk to myself, however, I would plead with myself to use whatContinue reading “Mentor Reflections on Time in the Word”

Mentor Reflections on The Marriage Talk

It’s difficult to hear hard stories. I’ve been on both ends of these conversations. I’ve shared my own personal difficult stories and been met with quick answers or uncomfortable silence. I felt shamed, misunderstood, and lonely. I’ve also been trusted with others’ scary and sad details and have wanted to run or change the subject.Continue reading “Mentor Reflections on The Marriage Talk”

Reflections on Remembering God’s Goodness Through Trials

It often seems that remembering God’s goodness during trials is harder than remembering them aftertrials. When we’re in the middle of a trial, all we can think about is how a good outcome can happen.We’re battling impatience, dead ends, despair, and the fear that the outcome may not be what weexpect, or feel we deserve.Continue reading “Reflections on Remembering God’s Goodness Through Trials”

Reflections on Distance and Relationships

I just had a Facebook birthday. They are a lot of fun, aren’t they? Seriously, birthday love is a good reasonto be on Facebook!! I heard greetings from relatives, former students, my last boss, neighbors, and friends.I’m old, so I have had plenty of time to collect friends. Most of them don’t live close by.Continue reading “Reflections on Distance and Relationships”

Reflections on Lamentations 3: 21-23

What a fitting verse for us this year, as we all have either experienced or known others who have endured grief from being isolated, sorrow from sickness, pain from losing loved ones, or faced fears in uncertainties, etc… BUT GOD! That is my favorite part!!! 🙂 What hope we have in His steadfast love, mercy,Continue reading “Reflections on Lamentations 3: 21-23”