How to find a mentor?

I have had a desire for a mentor for years. I really didn’t know how to go about this though so I never really pursued it. Isn’t that true of most things? We don’t know how to start so we don’t start at all? This year, I had it as part of my goals for 2017 so I was a bit more motivated to follow through on this. Since mentioning meeting with a mentor, I have had lots of questions

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How to handle controversy in the church

I love learning. Lately though, it’s been muddied by doubt in the books I pick up, the teachings I hear and the blogs I read. This is a controversial time in our church history. I’m sure it always is to some extent, but I’m feeling it more now than at least I ever had before. I can read back-to-back posts from one Christian saying “There is no way a real Christian voted for Hillary” followed by someone else who says “There

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Born on third base

My biggest takeaways from the If Gathering, didn’t come from one of the talks (although I’m still unpacking them all! So good!) but from a prayer that Jennie Allen made after the Racial Unity Table chat (watch it here!). It was really good to hear from women of color their thoughts, struggles and what they needed most from their white sisters. Then Jennie prayed over them and for them and prayed for white women (I’m paraphrasing here) asking for forgiveness for

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Confessions from a recovering judger

We tend to compare ourselves to everyone. That’s not new news. But I think we can compare ourselves to those we see as above us and those we see as below us. And for the most part, I feel like I’ve seen books, blog posts, Instagram pep talks on how to not compare ourselves to those ones we see as above us, those that bring us insecurity. Today I’m sharing the other side.   When people admit to overwhelming insecurities

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What’s happening in Louisiana

I have been at a loss for words the last few days. I keep going back and forth from gratitude to guilt that we were spared major losses. We have friends who lost EVERYTHING. Today, I wanted to share some thoughts to those of y’all not in Louisiana. I know it can just feel like a passing story in the newspaper so here’s some heart behind it: 1. Louisiana is not resilient. The word resilience has been bouncing around in

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