We are publishing the last episode of “A Sojourner’s Truth” podcast, Season 2 with a conversation about peer mentoring. I am having this conversation with my dear friend, sister, and peer mentor, Lieutenant Colonel (select) NaTasha Everly. You can SUBSCRIBE on iTunes, Spotify, and SoundCloud.
NaTasha Everly is a native of North Carolina and graduate of the United States Naval Academy. She has served 17 years in the Marine Corps and traveled all over the world. NaTasha is married to an another active duty Marine and they have 3 young children (6, 3, 1). In her past time, NaTasha enjoys spending quality time with her family, volunteering and organizing non-profit events, reading (or rather listening to audio books), watching movies, and cultivating meaningful relationships with new and old friends.
In this episode, we answer some of your mentoring questions from throughout the season. I recommend checking out Truth’s Table season, “Are You Okay, Sis,” to get practical tips and expert input on mentoring those with mental illness.
Today we wrap a mini-series about mentoring through the hard things. Our first post talked about the importance of offering comfort and encouragement during difficult times, with the understanding that suffering is a part of living in a fallen world, and suffering well is a mark of our Christian faith. Part II mentally prepared us to take a stand against the schemes of Satan. In that post, we discussed the importance of knowing God, ourselves, and Satan. Today, we will discuss strategies and tactics for our spiritual battles.
I am so humbled by the people God has allowed to enter my life and shape me as a person and as a leader. One of those persons is General John Allen, U.S .Marine Corps (Retired). General Allen was the Deputy Commandant of Midshipmen while I was a midshipman at the Naval Academy. He and his beautiful wife, Kathy Allen, were devoted fans of the Naval Academy’s Gospel Choir where I worshipped and served as a student leader. General Allan represented the highest ideals of honor, courage, and commitment and became a trusted leader and mentor. It is my pleasure to feature General Allen in today’s Mentoring Moment.
In honor to his faithful 42 years of service to our country, the legacy of his family, and the contributions and sacrifices of the Naval Academy, service members, and their families across the world, please take a few minutes to experience General Allen’s journey.