August 2018

Mentoring: Where Do I Begin?

 “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another” (Prov. 27:17).

Mentoring sometimes seems like a daunting task, doesn’t it? For both parties involved, it can be a little overwhelming to think about at first.

However, mentoring is actually biblical and necessary for a body of believers, and it doesn’t have to be burdensome at all.

The idea may sound great, but the execution, well, maybe not so much. How exactly do you get started, as a mentor or as a mentee?

Take the 9 Books–9 Months Leadership Challenge

Last year, Reading Wars, Philip Yancey’s July 20 blogpost, stirred a commotion about how social media and the Internet train you to read short passages, distracting you from the deep reading of books.

Lonely but Not Alone


It’s that time of year: school is starting again, and women are preparing for the changes that a new school year brings. At home it means homework, projects, sports, activities, and packing lunches and water bottles. At work it means changes in customers, traffic, and many other things.

For me as the mother of two school-age boys, the biggest change is that the sound of children in my home will be gone for at least 6 hours each weekday.