A Friend in Me

Today for “Natasha’s Study” I review the book, A Friend in Me: How to be a Safe Haven for Other Women, by Pamela Havey Lau.



Why I picked up this book:

A few months ago, a dear friend of mine said to me, “I only recommend two books for mentoring, yours and the one by Pamela Havey Lau.” Not long after, I met with another friend who I dearly respect and she asked, “Do you know Pamela Havey Lau?” When I said, “No,” she responded, “I have to get you two connected. You have this mentoring thing on lock.” Therefore, I went and purchased “A Friend in Me.”

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“LINKS Leader Forum for Youth” this Sunday! #ReachHigher

The fall season is among us. Many youth have already received their quarterly grades, or have been on fall break from school. The weather is changing and leaves are turning colors all around. Some mothers and grandmothers are planning for the holiday season with more frequent visits to their favorite home goods stores; or exploring Pinterest, magazines, and books for new family traditions or recipes to implement during the upcoming holiday season. With all the excitement and hustle, it is easy for all of us to lose sight of future investments and long-term plans.

I normally don’t invest much time with holiday preparations, but I am always making future investments. This fall, Leadership LINKS, a 501(c)3 organization that I have the pleasure of leading, is focusing our attention on the upcoming “LINKS Leader Forum for Youth” College-Bound and Mentoring event at the University of Maryland College Park.


The event is being held on this Sunday, October 9, 2016 from 3:00-5:00 pm at the University of Maryland – College Park. This event is open to the general public and will be beneficial for middle and high school students, and all those who have the privilege of loving and influencing them.

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Mentoring Monday: Availability

I’m not always available. That’s the truth of my life these days. Ministry and family commitments which often includes quiet and uninterrupted times of preparation or travel, means that I can’t always be available to mentees exactly when they think they need me.


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