A Sojourner’s Truth Podcast: Mentoring Women Across Generations

Our theme for Season 2 of “A Sojourner’s Truth” podcast is mentoring. You can SUBSCRIBE on iTunesSpotify, and SoundCloud.

Check out SheGrows, A Conference for Mentoring Women Across Generations

In this episode, Natasha speaks with Laurie Polich Short and Brooklyn Lindsay, co-founders of the SheGrows Conference.

Laurie Short is a speaker, author and adjunct preacher at Peninsula Covenant and Oceanhills Church. She is a graduate of Fuller Seminary and the co-founder of SheGrows, a cross generational women’s conference to promote mentoring relationships. Laurie’s books include When Changing Nothing Changes Everything (May 2017), Finding Faith in the Dark (August 2014), and 40 verses to Ignite your Faith (coming April 2019). Laurie has been in ministry with youth and adults for thirty years, and has served on staff at four churches. She lives in Santa Barbara with her husband Jere, and stepson Jordan.

Brooklyn Lindseyis an advocate for being a mentor and for being in mentor-rich environments. As a mom, pastor, writer, and international communicator, she values relationships and supporting the potential of every human possible. She’s been a leader in youth ministry for two decades and recently launched a new community, Somos Church, with her husband Coy in Lakeland, Florida. She was the visionary founder of The Justice Movement, a global youth community that creates educational resources and events to empower youth to do justice together, and is currently empowering women through mentoring education and advocacy with She Grows Conference. She has authored eight books including “Confessions of A Not-So-Supermodel”, “Opposite Day”, “Kingdom Experiment”, “A Parent’s Guide to Understanding Teen Girls”, ” 99 Thoughts For Junior Highers”, “Sacred Life”, “To-Save-A-Life” and “Advent.”

We need to broaden people’s perspectives about what a mentoring relationship can be.

Laurie Polich Short, author of 40 Verses to Ignite Your Faith: Surprising Insights from Unexpected Passages

Recommended Reading:

Safe People: How to Find Relationships That Are Good for You and Avoid Those That Aren’t by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend

Mentor for Life: Finding Purpose through Intentional Discipleship by Natasha Sistrunk Robinson

Book Review: A Woman’s Place

Why I picked up this book:

I’ve written for Christianity Today since 2010, specifically focusing on leadership, reconciliation, culture and the church, and challenges facing women. Therefore, I eagerly awaited the release of the former managing editor of CT magazine, Katelyn Beaty’s leadership book for women.

Who Should Read A Woman’s Place:

This book is clearly for the CT audience. I would recommend it for single Christian women, and Christian women who work.


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Four Reasons I Stand #withMalala


I’m a lover of books, pens, paper, and written words. For as long as I can remember, I have loved to read. As a young girl, I rarely went anywhere without a book in my hand. Books accompanied me to school, track meets, family vacations, and time alone with friends. Books were my companions as I snuggled under comforters or when my feet were in the warm South Carolina sand.

Everyone noticed this great love, and they encouraged more reading, learning, and exploration still. I don’t know what it’s like to grow up in a place where girls are not expected to learn, grow, or thrive simply because they are girls. But I do know that as an African American girl from a small town, education has been a great equalizer in my life.

Malala is Made in God’s Image

God’s grace and hand in my attending the United States Naval Academy is the reason I have lived my adult life in the middle class, have had the privilege of choosing jobs and switching careers, owning a home, buying a car, and dreaming about a better way ahead for me, the community and causes I serve, and mostly certainly for my daughter (my girl)!

I don’t recall when I first became aware of Malala’s story. I think it was around the time that I began watching documentaries about Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s National Bestseller, Half the Sky: Turning Oppressions into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. God began speaking to my heart about womanhood, his Word to women, and the global violence against girls and women. I wanted to be very clear with the use of my voice, words, ministry, and service opportunities that God cares very deeply about women, and women too are made in the image of God.

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