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Discipleship Mentoring

Whose Success Is More Important

By on July 2, 2017

 

 

I was recently convicted that I am here for others and not them for me.  Philippians 2:3-4

As a teenager I worked at a retail store. I thoroughly enjoyed selling and built a great client base. There were students that I dressed all the way through High School. One thing…


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Lessons learned Mentoring

Unsolicited advice – Always viewed as Criticism

By on May 8, 2017

 
UNSOLICITED ADVICE
It is so easy to miss our own failures when we are considering the failures of others. As a young man and sadly even into middle age, I was all too eager to help others as I watched them make, what in my mind, were poor decisions, bringing…


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Mentoring Personal growth

Where There Is No Mentor

By on April 30, 2017

 

“Do or do not. There is no try”
 
Hebrews 13:7  “Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith.”
Years ago I was meeting with a friend who lived overseas.  He told me of the book “Where…


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Lessons learned Mentoring

The Power of Asking Great Questions

By on February 23, 2017

“How are you today,” I asked. “Fine, and you”, he replied. I truly wanted to know how he was and I wanted to tell him that I was doing great as well. More often than not a real learner will ask us the very questions that we are asking…


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Lessons learned Mentoring Personal growth

Mentoring in the Moment

By on January 20, 2017

 

Yesterday was a difficult day for me as well as a day that brought me great encouragement.  It was 8:00am and I was on my way to the dentist to have my teeth cleaned.   That is a white knuckle event for me.  I am sure that you don’t…


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Lessons learned Mentoring

Iron Sharpens Iron

By on December 14, 2016

 

There are some things that just stay with a man. For me, one of those things was words from my son about thirty years ago. Though his words were not meant to be a rebuke they served that purpose in my life, nonetheless. I can still see the moment…


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Mentoring

Insights for Mentoring

By on November 1, 2016

 

 

“If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, but make allowance for their doubting, too… “  Rudyard Kipling

One of the key ingredients to effectively investing into the lives of others is…

JOHN D. BROOKS
Wichita, KS

I am a devoted follower of the Lord Jesus Christ. I aim to lead a life worthy of my Lord with the utmost humility, to please him in every way, to bear fruit in every good work and to continuously grow in the knowledge of God.

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MY LIFE INSPIRATION
“Disturb us, Lord, when we are too pleased with ourselves; when our dreams have come true because we dreamed too little; when we arrived safely because we sailed too close to the shore.

“Disturb us, Lord, when with the abundance of things we possess, we have lost our thirst for the waters of life.

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Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly, to venture on wider seas where storms will show your majesty; where losing sight of land we shall find the stars.”

—Prayer of Vice Admiral Sir Francis Drake