My blog friends Hope, Jessica and Mandy asked me about mentors several weeks back. I did a series of posts back in March about mentoring that might prove useful to those of you who find yourselves frothing at the mouth when this topic arises. First of all, I believe that women should mentor women and men should mentor men. Now, this isn’t the case with parents and children because I am clearly mentoring my sons as their mother and primary caregiver. Clear as mud? Very good. So… How do you choose? Well, you watch. Look for people who ooze wisdom. Pay attention to the those around you and how they respond to difficulties in their lives. Find someone who you know will focus on you when you’ve asked for their thoughts on a topic vs. turning the conversation back to themselves. Seek those who have a passion for pouring into others. Spend time with their family as a whole to see how they interact with each other. As you are watching and noticing the people around you, pray for guidance. And when you think you’ve prayed enough, pray some more. I do hope that helps, my ladies.