Monday, March 21, 2011

Orientation Coffee

Yesterday we had our Orientation Coffee to start our new mentor/mentee relationships for the next 6 months and it went great.
We met in the cozy home of one of our church members and shared some coffee, finger food and of course, M&M's, while we learned what a mentoring relationship can be between women. 
My favorite time of the afternoon was hearing the stories of those women I sat with and listening to them brag on our Savior; how He has been faithful through every season of their lives, how He has led them through changes, how He has renewed relationships, and how He woes us to his side.  It's both moving and encouraging to hear these things and to know we are not alone in this walk of life.  We as women struggle with the same things, want the same things and feel the same things and we truly do need each other.
The Lord gave me such a gift in my mentor last January and we still talk regularly and often meet when our schedules alllow.  She is a wise lady and wants nothing more than to please the Lord in all she does.  She has encouraged me in my own walk, listened for many hours to my own struggles and has spoken the truth in love when I needed to hear it.  Both she and her husband have been a 'safe place' for me while I have traveled a very tough road over the last two years and I count her not only my mentor, but a dear friend.
Our prayer team will meet today to seek God's face as to who should be paired up together and we will kick everything off next week.  I can't wait to see what God does through these women over the next few months.

I'll leave you with a verse that has spoken to my heart:

"Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you.  He will never let the righteous fall."
     Psalm 55:22

Hold tightly to Him!

Monday, February 21, 2011

A Fun Contest

Happy Monday!

Yes, it IS Monday, but I had a fun and relaxing weekend with my family and I hated to see it come to an end, but a new week brings fresh beginnings and back to a routine for the next five days.

We are starting a newsletter for our mentoring program and have decided to let you name it.  We tossed around some ideas, but nothing seemed to fit and one of the ladies on our steering committee suggested we have a fun contest with you girls and here we are!

So, get those creative juices flowing and let us know what you come up with.  You can leave it as a comment here.  We look forward to reading them!

Look for your blessings today.  They're out there, but you have to make an effort to see them.  God is so good.

Following the Shepherd,

Monday, January 31, 2011

Our First Post!


We are so glad you have found this blog and pray it will be a place you visit often to keep abreast of all that is happening in the Woman to Woman Mentoring program at First Baptist Church, Blairsville, Georgia.

The mentoring program started about a year ago and we are looking forward to our kick off for this year on March 20th.

If you are a woman of any age (and you live in the vicinity) that desires a close and confidential relationship with another woman that will challenge and make you a better person, this program is an answer to your prayers.  We would love you to join us.

Our Orientation Coffee will be March 20th from 2-5pm and this will be a time for women to come and get information about the program and decide if it's something they would be interested in.  Grab a girlfriend and come and share a cup of coffee with us.  It will be well worth your time.

Following the Shepherd,