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Do Yourself A Favor–Help Somebody (5 Classic Guidelines for Mentoring)

Have you ever reached a crossroad in life and wondered which way to go?

It’s not uncommon. At that point, we need a little more help than Yogi Berra’s advice: “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”

What we really need is a mentor, someone to come along side and provide a modicum of guidance. We need someone who can point in the direction we need to go—or in some cases the way we should not go.

I’ve had several good mentors. Here are five things I learned from them.

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Why Easter is the Answer to Entropy

Most folks think Easter is over. Yet, for a lot of Christians worldwide, it’s just beginning. The season of Eastertide starts on Easter Sunday and goes through the Saturday before Pentecost, a fifty-day period.

One of the oldest seasons in Christian celebration, Eastertide is part of many liturgical calendars, and it comes at a wonderful time of year. In many places, spring gets underway. Trees bud, flowers bloom. Everywhere there are signs of life, renewal—resurrection. Even the weather gets better.

While my wife and I don’t belong to a denomination that celebrates Eastertide, we have some friends who do, like Tom and Judy, who are Anglican transplants from Minnesota.

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