Mentoring 105: Hope

Mentoring 105: Hope

We are continuing our mentoring series with the topic “Mentor for Hope.”

Don’t miss out on Parts 1 through 4: Mentoring 101: Freedom, Mentoring 102: Mentor for Joy, Mentoring 103: Love, and Mentoring 104: Peace.

One of my mentors recently emailed me about a public confession she made indicating the countless hours she spent in prayer and Bible study. I guess she was concerned that the statement would come across as self-righteous or prideful. I can’t be too sure but I responded to inform her that people need to see and hear about folks who are committed to basic spiritual disciplines like prayer and Bible study.

She is not the kind of woman who spends her life pinned up in a room for quiet time. However, the time she spends in this devotion informs everything else she does like being a care-giver, loving wife, serving her church and community, investing in the next generation, and being a generous giver.

Every day, I watch and hear about Christians living defeated lives. So often they walk in defeat because they don’t know who God is, they have not affirmed their identity in Christ, and they don’t know what tools to grab hold of when the enemy comes knocking at their door. It is hard, if not impossible, to remain hopeful if you constantly feel defeated.


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Hope for the Holidays

For various reasons, the holidays can be a difficult time for many people. Because she knows about surviving hardships and difficulties, fellow Redbud, Elisabeth Klein, has offered encouragement for all those who are hurting for the holidays. Here is her message of hope.
Holidays for the Hurting Cover


excerpt from Elisabeth Klein’s Holidays for the Hurting: 25 Devotions to Help You Heal

Hope is a tricky concept. If, in the middle of your difficult season, you are pinning your hopes on your circumstances turning around, I would gently caution you.

There are no guarantees in this life.

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“Fear and Faith” Book Review & Give-away

Fear and Faith Book CoverFear and Faith: Finding the Peace Your Heart Craves

Why I picked up this book:

This book is a new release and was graciously provided to me by the author, Trillia Newbell.

Who Should Read Fear and Faith:

This is a good book for those wrestling in their quiet spaces. It encourages us to confront our fears head on with the truth of the gospel and in the trust of safe Christian community.

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