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Thursday, June 06, 2013

Finding a mentor

Chapter 2 has me thinking about a mentor, and I think for me, the most important aspect will be that I really like the lady's kids. Because I probably won't take to heart any advice from someone whose kids are not the kind of people I want my kids to be! Obviously, I understand that some kids will go down their own path no matter what the parents do, I'm not looking for perfection here.  It's just that I want my kids to turn out to be people who seek God, know God, trust God, follow God, I want to find a mentor who has those same priorities. 

That can be hard to find. A lot of people have different priorities than me, I realize that I am pretty counter-cultural (strange, abnormal, Jesus-freak-ish,etc).
So when I think about a mentor, one lady comes to mind. I haven't told her this yet, LOL, I wonder if she reads my blog....
She has, oh, 8 kids I think. (I need to hear how to (sanely) run a large household).
They run a small farm (I need someone who can give advice on so many aspects of that- how much is too much? should we scale back? is the sacrifice {no vacations, ever} worth the dividends? )
They homeschool (I need someone who won't say "You're overwhelmed today? Send them to SCHOOL." I need to hear, "It's worth the effort, dear, buck up.")
Her girls are hardworking, feminine, cheeful young ladies who love Jesus and don't care what this world thinks of them. (That's what I want.)
She's also honest and funny. (BONUS!)

So, now I just have to put the time and energy into forming a friendship and see if she wants to hang out with ME!

 3 the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things— 4 that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, 5 to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed. ~Titus 2

1 comment:

The Reynolds said...

I was going to volunteer for the privilege of this mentor-ship, but then I think, "Who am I?!" I don't pretend to have all the answers or to have "arrived", but
I think a mentoring relationship is a blessing to all involved. I believe it is a high calling of God, and a privilege in a woman's life to mentor and BE mentored. I always wished for the same. After all....we are doing an eternal work!

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