In addition to her gift of writing, Mary is also gifted with compassion and generosity. What a blessing for me! Before I began writing for publication, I was totally clueless about what Mary does in the world of writing. (Still am once in a while.)
From the very beginning Mary has mentored me in writing for publication, and social media. Did I mention that Mary is gifted in patience? She must be based on the times she 's graciously repeated advice or directions.
Next week, I'll tell you about two game changers Mary encouraged me to do. For now, Dear Reader, I'll just say that I hope you are equally blessed with a mentor as terrific as Mary. (Of course, I'm biased, but she hasn't steered me wrong yet.)
Dear Reader, Jesus gave the ultimate model of mentoring, but he wasn't the only one. Take Elijah and Elisha:
19 Elijah journeyed to find Elisha (Shaphat’s son). He found Elisha in the field where 12 pairs of oxen were being worked. Elisha was with the last pair. Elijah wrapped his cloak, his token of spiritual power, around Elisha, 20 and Elisha abandoned his oxen and chased after Elijah.
1 Kings 19:19-20 VOICE
8 The one who plants and the one who waters have the same purpose. And each one will be rewarded for his own work. 9 We are workers together for God, and you are like a farm that belongs to God.
1 Corinthians 3:8-9a ERV