Encouragement Mentoring

There’ll Be More Tomorrow

I’d like to share a small section of Wayne Cordeiro’s book Leading on Empty with you.  It impacted me.  It’s lengthy, but worth it.  Here’s what he writes: Nearing the time of a possible second burnout, I had a poignant dream of a man and his family who ran a small farm.  In this dream, people were buying various products:  one bought a gallon of milk, another ripe tomatoes, another cheese, others eggs or corn. A lady…

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Marriage Mentoring

Do You Drip?

When my husband, Chris, used to call me to tell me he’d be home later than expected, I would make sure I let him know of my disappointment. I would muster up everything in me in order to project the biggest and loudest sigh over the telephone followed by a whatever. Good one, Cindy. That’ll make him rush home. My first response was never about the strain he must have felt not only having to work…

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Encouragement Mentoring

Trust His Steady Hand

I’ve been reading the Bible for a long time now. My particular version of choice has typically been the New International Version (NIV). And in reading this version for most of my adult life, I’ve never come across the word longsuffering. Oh, it’s all over the King James Version (KJV), but not the NIV. Why? My guess is that it just doesn’t sound good. I mean it’s basically saying that you are going to suffer…

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Mentoring Question For You

Who Are You Listenin’ To?

Whether your vision is met with cheers or jeers, outside opinion cannot be your sustenance. Man cannot live by bread alone, and he certainly can’t survive on a stead diet of attaboys. He who lives by the approval of others will die by the absence of the same. – Steven Furtick, Sun Stand Still, p. 91 Yikes. Are you a people pleaser? Approval addict? Do you care what others think to the point that it…

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