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YOUR DISCIPLESHIP TOOLBELT

If you’re starting to mentor a younger believer for the first time, it can be helpful to draw on the experience of others. There are many books on the subject, but here are a few that are great to have in your mentoring toolbelt! ONE-TO-ONE DISCIPLING  Multiplication Ministries International Cost: $12.50   (Order #: M5500) This…

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10 WAYS TO KNOW IF YOU’RE “MENTOR READY”

If you can say YES to all ten…maybe it’s time to find a mentor! I’ve surrendered my heart and life to Jesus. Jesus is the most important person in my life and I have a genuine desire to know Him better and become more like Him. I have a hunger to know and understand God’s…

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10 QUALITIES OF A SPIRITUAL MENTOR

If you can say YES to all ten…you’re qualified to be a spiritual mentor! I’ve surrendered my heart and life to Jesus and He is the most important person in my life. More than anything else, I want to know Christ better, become more like Him…and help others to know Him! I’m continually growing in…

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LOVE GONE FLAT?

Last week, after some journaling time with God, He showed me a picture of a leaky inner tube that desperately needed to be patched. And immediately I knew that it represented my heart. Yet a couple of other things were also abundantly clear. The first? I saw that after many years, my heart was finally…

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STUCK IN SATURDAY

This is an Easter guest post from lay pastor Greg Smith, a dear family friend and ardent follower of Jesus. Today he emailed these words to our church prayer team, and I felt they were too good NOT to share! Greg has graciously allowed me to reprint them here on The Growing Edge Blog.   Tomorrow…

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Birthday Blessing…

Today is my husband’s birthday. The day we celebrate the fact that he was thought up by God, created, and introduced to this world! This year is more of a “working birthday” for him, as he travels to various locations doing music and comedy. As I got up in the wee hours of the morning…

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The Laundry Basket

There’s a basket of unfolded laundry in my closet that’s been sitting there for over a month. It’s full of clean-yet-slightly-wrinkled clothes, and much like the rock of Gibraltar it’s not likely to budge anytime soon. I left it there “for just a while” several weeks ago, after washing up the clothes from my last…

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Acceptance

There’s power in acceptance.  Not fatalism or giving up hope or failing to try to improve things. Just acceptance. Acceptance of what is, rather than insistence on what isn’t.  Acceptance that what you’re going through – whether it lasts a minute, a day, or a lifetime – has somehow been allowed by God, and therefore must be…

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